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    Deck drain, pool overflow issue!

    My pool is still new and was completed in late July 2015. I have a 4" pvc drain pipe running from the patio down the side of my house out towards the street. Wednesday night we had severe rain and the pool overflowed and deck backed up. Mud got in the pool. Big mess. We came close to getting water in the house. There are 5 drains on the patio and an overflow drain on the pool as well. I have 2 gutters the pool builder ran into the same drain due to the location of the downspout. The drain cap is one of those NDS pop ups. Water was gushing so much the cap eventually blew off. I've never had issues before. None of the drains are blocked or clogged. Water just couldn't get out fast enough. I'm thinking the pop up drain cap initiated the problem due to restriction under heavy load. Once the rain let up everything drained off quick. Anyone ever have this kind of issue?
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    Re: Deck drain, pool overflow issue!

    SCARY and a mess I would be talking to your PB to see what he thinks. It seems to me there is just too many sources of water during a heavy rain event going to one, little pipe but I am not there when it is happening to really say.

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    Re: Deck drain, pool overflow issue!

    Was the street flooded over your overflow pipes at curb? I have had this happen and water has no place to go. Also take that pop off cover off. I have one of those and works better off.
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    Re: Deck drain, pool overflow issue!

    No flooding over the drain. The pop-up covers are rated for 40gpm. Going to leave it off when expecting heavy rain. Thanks!
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    TF-100 test kit

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