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    Draining Pool for Hurricane

    I live on the islands in Savannah and we're heading out tonight because of Matthew so I will not be here to run the waste function on the pump as water levels rise. I am looking to drain the pool to prevent major overflow, but I'm fearful of causing a problem with it "popping". It is a vinyl liner. Been looking online to see how much I can drain before the structural issues become a threat, but so far no luck. Only thing I see is "call a professional", which is obviously not an option at this point. Does anyone know how much I can drain safely?
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    Re: Draining Pool for Hurricane

    You should be safe at draining a foot or so of water, also raise your FC up to SLAM level as you will have a lot of organics blown in. If you have some, you might even put some trichlor pucks in a floater.
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    Re: Draining Pool for Hurricane

    Wow, I thought I would be able to drain more than that and be safe so I'm glad to I asked. Thank you for your response!
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    Re: Draining Pool for Hurricane

    I'd do the opposite. Make sure it is absolutely full. The last thing you want is ground water popping the pool. Overflow is not an issue for a pool at all.
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