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Thread: dealing with the rain

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    Aug 2008
    Collierville, TN

    dealing with the rain

    Just when I thought I was going to have a day to myself (my children went to me-me's) rains and turns a bit chilly!

    In the past, I've dropped two water hoses and run the down the hill to drain off water. I was wondering if I just turn my filter to waste and drain off water.

    Also, when would it be best to start draining. The water is over the skimmer now. Does it matter if it gets to high?

    approx. 30000 gallon IG 40x20 vinyl pool w/ cartridge filter

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: dealing with the rain

    When the water level is a little too high it doesn't cause any immediate problems. The skimmer won't skim if the water is above the top of the simmer, which will eventually cause problems. More importantly, you don't have any control over where the water goes if it starts overflowing the top of the pool. If it overflows, it is likely to erode away some of the dirt supporting the pool wall, which could eventually be a problem if it got serious.

    So, you probably don't need to go running out in the rain, but I wouldn't completely ignore it either.
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    phenwick's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Metro St. louis Mo.

    Re: dealing with the rain

    When I'm faced with this situation, I use it as an opportunity to backkwash the filter, and take it down to the top of the skimmer.

    22,000 IG vinyl; Swim Out; Sand Filter

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