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    Closed my in ground pool

    Hello

    I recently bought a mesh safety cover on CL for a very good price. I put it on with bungee cords in the mean time Also I blew out the pipes for winter and sealed them up Drained the sand filter as well.

    Lately we have been getting alot of rain The water level is getting up there and will continue to rise

    Since my pump is closed for winter What do I do with the rain water?? I can not drain through pump now.

    So what do I doo or what would you do

    Next time I will probably leave pump on as I live in Atlanta area
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    Re: Closed my in ground pool

    You can purchase a separate submersible pump and place on steps. A garden hose attaches to this pump so you can remove water. The rate is anywhere from 5 gpm - 15 gpm, although they never pump anywhere near the volume that the manufacturer claims. I have a Flotec FP0S1300X, or something similar.

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    Re: Closed my in ground pool

    You can also use your garden hose as a siphon, It takes a while but works good. I also have your problem most years and that's my solution.
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    Re: Closed my in ground pool

    OK Dumb question What if a I just ignored it Where does the rain water go will the pool overflow or is there some kind of drain in the skimmer
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    Re: Closed my in ground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by hotlanta View Post
    OK Dumb question What if a I just ignored it Where does the rain water go will the pool overflow or is there some kind of drain in the skimmer
    The water will fill up and slowly seep behind the steel walls into the soil, which is not a good thing. It is best to remove the water with a pump. Harbor Freight should sell a relatively inexpensive pump. Ask around, maybe one of your neighbors has a pump you can borrow. There are no dumb questions on this forum

    Maybe you can find a hand siphon for a few dollars at your local Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, or Hardware Store.
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Hayward CL2002 Chlorinator - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
    Hayward AQR9 SWG 25K Salt Cell & TF-100 Test Kit + Speed Stir
    Gulfstream HE125RA - 117K BTU Heat Pump - Date of Build is 11-2013

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