Hi. I'm hoping someone will respond to this before we go to bed tonight and await the next big downpour, due in around 1:00a.m. My question is, what harm can it cause to allow the rainwater to fill the pool nearly to the top of the pool? If I turn the pump off, since the skimmer would be overflowing anyway, would it hurt to allow it to just overflow and allow the rainwater to fill as close as a couple inches from the top of the pool? If it gets that high, then I'll go dump some water.
Our pool is buried three feet and with a deck around it. The liner is not flush against the walls - it sits out from the wall between the top of the pool, where it's folded over and attached, and the water. I don't know if this is normal for AGP's or not. Beneath the water line, it's flush against the walls. The problem is, the installer barely left enough liner at the shallow end to get it over the wall to get it attached. So I have dual concerns: (1) Will allowing rainwater to fill it nearly to top cause that end of the liner to pull out, since it was shorted anyway, and (2) will it cause any damage otherwise, to allow it to fill a couple inches from the top, which of course, would mean that the skimmer would be pouring water out?