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Old 08-29-2006, 11:01 AM   #1
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I am curious about how a drywell works with swimming pools. My neighbor is having a ingrond pool put in and plumbers were there to install all the pvc for the pump and drywell. They explained that without the drywell the liner would not stay in place. I realized my pool has one too. Why are they needed and how do they work?? thanks

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Old 08-30-2006, 09:00 AM   #2
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I have no knowledge of pools, Sorry

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:14 AM   #3
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its actually a "ringer pit"
used to equalize hydrostatic pressure to keep liner from floatin off subbase , "rings out the water table"

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Are you talking about "inground" pools where they pour a concrete bottom, then use a form with a vinyl liner? I've never heard of an above ground vinyl liner pool needing any type of drywell. For a inground gunite pool , the housing of the main drain has a plug at the bottom(known as a well point) that is removed when the pool has to be drained for any reason. This allows rising ground water beneath the pool to rise into the pool, thus relieving the pressure beneath the shell and preventing the pool from floating out of the ground.
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your "well point" is a hydrostraic relief valve. your are on the right track

yes strictly inground, but ringer pit is for liner inground and its use is dictated by ground conditons,
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Somewhere, I am going to find a book or reference for pool construction....I understand the hydrostatic relief, but the drywell has me puzzled.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:41 PM   #7
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Somewhere, I am going to find a book or reference for pool construction....I understand the hydrostatic relief, but the drywell has me puzzled.

Please post what you find, I am interested also. In more than 20 years, I have never seen anyone do this for a vinyl pool. I am not doubting what CPSpool says ,as an obvious pool contractor he should know. just curious about the "official" word.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:31 AM   #8
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The more I keep hearing about tips and techniques in pool construction, and I don't know $hit about it, I think doing one will be fun, but a headache...I am seriously considering kidnapping Ray, and holding him hostage til my pool is done. He will be well fed, nice place to sleep with my German Shepard to watch over him, and God forbid if he makes a mistake, 'cause I will sick my wife on him.....she wants this pool, she wants it perfect, and Ray, old buddy, you cannot imagine a Hell on earth like my wife knawing on your backside 24/7. So..moral of the story is this: Do good, and be released safely...screw up, and listen to my wife for about a month. ....if you survive, then do it over til it is right, or else.....
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Please post what you find, I am interested also. In more than 20 years, I have never seen anyone do this for a vinyl pool. I am not doubting what CPSpool says ,as an obvious pool contractor he should know. just curious about the "official" word.

wow thanks jay the deal is getting sweeter free lodging!

i dont know how i missed this one.

anyway drywells are for diversion of water table & waste/discharge hso from pool.

there is no "official word " on either as dictated by topography and water tables.

ray

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