Stopping water flow for repairs


Old 08-15-09, 12:17 PM
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Stopping water flow for repairs

I'm trying to repair a 2" PVC pipe from my pool plumbing. How do I stop the flow of water from this pipe without having to drain my pool. The water level is already below the skimmer level and the water jets are plugged.
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Old 08-15-09, 12:31 PM
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what does the pipe connect to?

Could it be simply that there is just standing water in the pipe that has not drained out yet and will dry once you allow it to completely drain?
Old 08-15-09, 07:35 PM
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I'd imagine you would have to plug the jets and/or the skimmer better to stop the water from flowing.

Option 2 would be to use a product like Hot Blue PVC Cement which can be used on wet pipe. I have never used it personally, and I'm not sure how wet the pipe can be, but as long as it doesn't have pressure, and you work quickly, you should be fine.
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In July I redid the supply and return on my pool. To stop the water I removed the jets & screwed in a male adp. using pipe dope. small peice of pipe, elbow and a nother peice of pipe. did the same thing on the floor drain . . The pipes are out of the water. did not drain the pool at all.

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