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    Homemade overflow port?

    So I have a in ground pool that's surrounded by a wood deck that's 18" high from ground level. My pool doesn't have a overflow and durning the fall, early spring when my pump is removed I have to siphon the water out when it fills with rain. So I thought I would make my own. My thought is to install a fitting inside one of the skimmers by drilling a hole about 2" above where I normally keep my water level, I would think a fitting with a 3/8 hole dia. would work and then attach a piece of tubing too the other side of the fitting for my discharge, and just let if drain into the grass. I don't want to just drill a hole and let it drain under the deck close to the pool, I want to get the water away, thus the tubing. Is there such a fitting like that ? Any ideas on a alternative fitting?
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    Re: Homemade overflow port?

    I think you would want to find some kind of bulkhead fitting to attach to the skimmer and then you should be able to use brass or PVC adapters to connect a pipe or hose.
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    Re: Homemade overflow port?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I think you would want to find some kind of bulkhead fitting to attach to the skimmer and then you should be able to use brass or PVC adapters to connect a pipe or hose.
    Ok, bulkhead is the word. I will look using that. Otherwise I may just epoxy in a 3/8 piece of sprinkler riser pipe and that would also work I guess. Thanks

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    Bingo! All sorts of choices using bulkhead fitting. Thanks again
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    Re: Homemade overflow port?

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    Re: Homemade overflow port?

    Post us up some pics and list of what you used to help other folks out as well. Love to see it.
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