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    Pool overflow questions....

    I have a fiberglass pool and we are in the middle of some good rains. The level is still approx 8" from the decking but only about 4" from the top of the shell. The decking is probably about 3-4" thick. Regardless there is a .5 inch lip of plastic between what i presume is the top of the fiberglass shell and the deck.

    Sometimes while in the pool I can splash water up under this lip and get a small degree of sand to come out. I am concerned that the water level will rise above this lip and sand will start seeping into the pool. Is this possible?

    Do pools have an overlflow? It doesn't appear that mine does.
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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    Some pools do have an overflow drain and some don't. It doesn't sound like you have one because if you did, you would be able to see it on the side of the pool.

    Do you have a way to send water to waste on demand?

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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Some pools do have an overflow drain and some don't. It doesn't sound like you have one because if you did, you would be able to see it on the side of the pool.

    Do you have a way to send water to waste on demand?
    I can drain to waste but don't want to do it in the pouring rain too badly.
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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    Time to put on the bikini and go for it!
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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkly
    I can drain to waste but don't want to do it in the pouring rain too badly.

    Well, like I tell my little girl, sometimes you have to do things that you just don't want to do, and only because you need to do them.

    I've done it myself and I have an overflow drain. And with the rate the rain was falling at that time, the drain wasn't keeping up. I had to go out there and drain water while it was pouring rain so that my flowerbeds and pool would not become one. Was not a good day.

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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Time to put on the bikini and go for it!
    Heh heh!

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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    I'm all for the speedo rain drain, but most concerned about the coroner showing up and finding me wearing a banana hammock and having one finger fried on the pump ON control. You know...the old, water + electricity dilemma.
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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    So send the kid you love the least to do it. muhahahahaha
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    Re: Pool overflow questions....

    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkly
    I'm all for the speedo rain drain, but most concerned about the coroner showing up and finding me wearing a banana hammock and having one finger fried on the pump ON control. You know...the old, water + electricity dilemma.
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