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    Reducing water level after rain-not sure how

    After a pretty long dry spell where we were having to add water to our pool we got about 4 inches of rain recently. Now the water level in the pool is at the top of the skimmer and the surface of the pool isn't getting cleaned. Depending on the weather forecast (more rain or not) I may need to drain off a little water. We have a cartridge filter that has a hose bibb on the bottom, would that be where I would drain water from? With the pump running? I'm guessing I could hook up my garden hose to the hose bibb and just run the water to the gutter in front of the house?
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    Re: Reducing water level after rain-not sure how

    Yes, I have done that exact same thing with my cartridge filter as well. The garden hose works perfect to direct the water where you want it to go. Keep an eye on the pool to ensure you don't go too low.
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    Re: Reducing water level after rain-not sure how

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Yes, I have done that exact same thing with my cartridge filter as well. The garden hose works perfect to direct the water where you want it to go. Keep an eye on the pool to ensure you don't go too low.
    Perfect! Thanks so much!!
    Pool completed 3/21/2016
    8800 gallons, plaster 14' x 24', 3/4 hp Hayward pump, Hayward cartridge filter, Blue Essence T-5 SWG, Kreepy Krauly Kruiser, Taylor K-2006 test kit with Speedstir, Taylor K-1766 salt test and 250 sq. ft. of Heliocol solar panels with Pentair Solartouch control system

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    Re: Reducing water level after rain-not sure how

    We have a separate ball valve (1-1/2" maybe) that's plumbed off the discharge side of the cartridge filter. Connected to that is a blue flexible tube that can be rolled up when not in use. It allows me to drain excess water very quickly. I ran it for about 15 minutes this morning and dropped my pool level by about 3". We've had a lot of rain this week, so it was needed.
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