We've pretty much finished weathering Tropical Storm Ida and are none the worse for wear, thankfully! But the torrential rains made me wonder what to do with the pool in the event of an evacuation needed for a bigger storm. You know....when we're not at home to get the excess water out of the pool. The way it has rained here ever since we moved here also makes me wonder how people can go on vacation without worrying about their pools overflowing while they're gone!
Our pool is in a screened enclosure with paver deck between the pool and house. While there ARE some long, skinny deck drains, they're not extensive and I'm not convinced they'd handle an overflow situation without a problem. I'm also not sure the pavers are set to direct ALL the water toward those drains and away from the house.
When we moved in, there was no way to drain off excess pool water other than opening up the filter plug at the equipment pad. So, at this forum's advice, we had a hose bib inserted into our pool plumbing, so at least we can run a long hose and drain water that way. But, someone still needs to be here to turn the faucet on and off, or nothing gets drained.
Certainly, we can't be the only ones in Florida with concerns about overflow in an enclosure. What does everyone else do?