Building a concrete pool. Does it need a floor drain?

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Building a concrete pool. Does it need a floor drain?

Postby chunghomkok » Wed 19 Jul, 2006 01:32

We are constructing a concrete pool. My contractor said it doesn't need a floor drain, and that the pool (which will rarely need emptying) can be emptied by a manual pump, if required. Is this correct?

Also, what is the best position for:

a) Return eyeballs?
b) Suction eyeballs?
c) Skimmer box?
d) In pool lighting?

Appreciate your help

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Postby Walter » Wed 19 Jul, 2006 07:48

I know we put in a main drain, I have yet to see a plaster pool without one. I strongly recommend a drain. Is your contractor a licensed contractor? The returns can be either on walls or floor returns, we do both. Skimmers depending on pool might need 2 but the usaully go in the deeper ends and also the light as well. I question this builder and would recommend you see some of his other pools and also get referrals from some of his past customers.
We are a custom pool and spa builder. We can only offer suggestions with the information given. Don't hesitate to email me if you have a questions and I will answer it as best as I can or point you in the right direction.
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Postby kamkuda » Thu 07 Sep, 2006 06:05

I agree. A main drain also has a hydrostatic valve.

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