I knew we were going to have some rain so I had drained to pool some to prepare. That is what I usually do so the pool won't overflow, which sucks when it doesn't rain as much as they say it will. Well, we got 8 inches of rain in about 2 1/2 hours yesterday. It was insane. I freaked out when I realized my above ground pool was full to the top and I ran out in the lightning and pouring rain and started pumping to waste. I stood there and watched it until it was lower than the edge and then I turned off the pump, leaving the filter turned to waste, and ran inside. The rain kept coming but the water level never got back up there and then it dropped. So, if I leave the pump off but the filter turned to waste will it not allow the pool to overflow? How low will it drain the pool to? After the rain when I realized the water level had dropped so much I ran out and switched the filter back to the filter mode, but the water had drained to pretty much the low point of the skimmer of where I like to keep the water level.
Also, how do I know if I got water between the liner and the pool wall when it filled up so high? Isn't that a bad thing?
We are so lucky in that we have pure sand around here so even though it rained like crazy, the water is all gone now. I mean GONE! You wouldn't even know we had the flood if it wan't for the debris that washed up. Keep your fingers crossed that the gurgling, bubbling, tiny geysers that were in my yard yesterday don't turn into sinkholes...