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What is the best pool water level?

With the summer heat upon us, managing your pool water level can be a challenge. Record heat levels warm the water and increase water evaporation. Increased usage of the pool may also effect the water level, so it is important to keep an eye on it this time of year.

What is the best level for my pool water?
The water level in your pool should always be at the middle of the skimmer box opening. This ensures that your pool skimmer can properly filter debris off of the pool’s surface. Like any water filtration system, a minimum amount of water is required to ensure proper filtration and to keep the equipment working properly. If there isn’t enough water, your pump will feel like a fish out of water and will dry out, which may cause damage (and get expensive).

If your pool water level gets too low
Your pump can run dry, causing damage to your equipment.

If your pool water level gets too high
Your skimmer will not clean the surface of the pool and you could be wasting water.

The Leveler Solution
Automatic water levelers come standard on most newer pools and are easy to maintain and replace when needed. If your pool does not have an automatic leveler, there are levelers that can be placed on the pool deck. These levelers attach to your water hose and keep your pool at an adequate level.

If you have an automatic water leveler and need to turn it off for any reason, the most common location for the shut-off valve is at the garden hose spigot. You will see a valve that is in line with a pipe that goes into the ground. Turn the valve to the off position and then immediately make sure that you have turned off the pool water supply only. If you are not sure, do not attempt to shut it off yourself. Call Poolman for help!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us!