Charleston, SC here, first time home and pool owners and only in the house since mid August. We were proud of ourselves to be doing so well on the maintenance aspect of ownership, but came no where close to knowing what the heck we should do with torrential down pours and never got that far in our self teaching.
So what does a naive couple do when they are "not in a flood zone" and didn't get around to purchasing flood insurance yet? Freak out that the pool will overflow and flood the house and drain some water out of the pool, of course!
So, after the fact I'm of course learning that might not have been the best of ideas. The water table by me has gone berserk, and my liner is floating a bunch.
I've seen a few fix suggestions on here, but am I wrong to think this situation (10-15+ inches already estimated to have dropped on us) is an exception and requires more specialized steps/action?
I'm wondering what, in the future, is my best course of action in the event of pending massive floods? Drain a little, not at all, add more, etc?
We [now] have plans to install some sort of drainage system on at least one side of the pool as it produced mass puddles. We will likely have it so it diverts to the very large ditch line/creek immediately behind the pool/fence (where the waste valve drains). Any other suggestions?
I can post pictures/video when it's daylight out, but I'll leave you with this treat: Instagram