Main drain no suction-normal?

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40galpool
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Main drain no suction-normal?

Postby 40galpool » Sun 08 Jul, 2007 17:53

I'm a nebie so don't laugh.

1) I have a 40 gallon in ground rectangle pool with 2 skimmers and 2 jets plus a main drain in deep end. I noticed the main drain did not have any suction. The sand pump was on filter mode when I checked the main drain. Is this normal to have no suction?

2) After adding chemical(s) to pool (ie algacide, liquid chlorine, etc.), do I operate the pump on filter or recirculate?


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Re: Main drain no suction-normal?

Postby Backglass » Sun 08 Jul, 2007 20:36

40galpool wrote:I have a 40 gallon in ground rectangle pool


Weeeeeeeeee wish to welcome you to Munchkin Laaaaaaand! :lol:

OK...sorry...I could't resist. You certainly do have a tiny pool. ;)

40galpool wrote:I noticed the main drain did not have any suction. The sand pump was on filter mode when I checked the main drain. Is this normal to have no suction?


If you have multiple suction lines (skimmers, main drains, etc) you will have valves somewhere that you can change to decide which to "suck from".

40galpool wrote:After adding chemical(s) to pool (ie algacide, liquid chlorine, etc.), do I operate the pump on filter or recirculate?


Filter is fine.

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