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    I can make it RAIN!!!

    Well, like any other responsible pool owner, I am always checking the water level in my pool, so my strainer, and filter operate perfectly.

    I notice the level going down a bit, check the weather forecast for rain and see that they are predicting typical summer time patterns (a pop-up shower forecast for the afternoon) with less than 1/5" of rain forecast for the next week. So I top up my water in the pool (leaving a bit for the rain that MAY come by).

    The next day... 3+ inches of RAIN!! Forcing me to drain some of the water out of my pool.

    This has happened to me BOTH times so far this year.

    So I am convinced that I can indeed make it RAIN!
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    Re: I can make it RAIN!!!

    Hahahah!! I do the same thing. 102 degrees in the shade and narry a cloud in sight for 7 days out. Even the weeds are dying. I fill my pool and it floods the next morning.
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    Re: I can make it RAIN!!!

    I just added 5 bags of salt to mine last week. It's rained 5" since then. She's just gonna have to stay full til some water evaporates. I'm not dumping anymore salt out on the yard just because the weather won't cooperate. Western KY has had a big flash flood thunderstorm like every week for 6 weeks. It's crazy!


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    Re: I can make it RAIN!!!

    Next best thing to washing your car.
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    Re: I can make it RAIN!!!

    Happened to me on Sunday. Cleaned and filled the pool and that night storms rolled in and sat over us for hours. Almost 3 inches of rain and an overflowing pool. Spend most of Monday cleaning out the leaves and small tree branches and getting the water chemistry back in shape. Of course if I would have waited on mother nature for rain it wouldn't have even happened... Typical. Lol

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    Re: I can make it RAIN!!!

    We are experiencing drought conditions in our area so I topped off the pool a few days ago. I am still waiting for the rain.
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    Re: I can make it RAIN!!!

    We are officially in drought conditions here as well. But, true to course, I went to backwash the filter yesterday... I set the hose into the pool (knowing that I was going to lose some water), as soon as I did that, out of NOWHERE a dark cloud came over, and DUMPED on me!

    The wife was out at here sisters 5 miles away, and when she came home, she told me that it was sunny there!

    So I CAN make it RAIN! lol.
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    200lb sand filter w/2 speed 1.5/0.5hp pump
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    K-2006 test kit w/Speedstir
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