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    autofill and overflow

    I've read a lot of comments on the pros and cons of adding an autofill to our pool build. It seems to me if you have an autofill it would also be a good idea to have an over flow drain. But I've searched everywhere for a place to purchase an overflow drain. I saw a pool under construction last summer that had a small metal grate about 2" x 3.5" which I assumed was the overflow. Any ideas on where to get that?
    I'm building the pool myself and have been ordering everything online.
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    Re: autofill and overflow

    Is this an in-ground pool? The auto-fill containers I have seen for in-ground gunite pools have additional holes in them that could be used as an overflow ... assuming you set the container at the correct height or use a pipe to set the overflow level.

    Both of my pools have had these outlets plugged.
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    Re: autofill and overflow

    Yeah, it's an in-ground gunite pool. Your right the autofill does have holes for that purpose. Thanks.
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    Re: autofill and overflow

    Our overflow is exactly as you describe...a small metal grate about that size. We don't have an autofill though and I really don't think that I would want one.

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    Re: autofill and overflow

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Our overflow is exactly as you describe...a small metal grate about that size. We don't have an autofill though and I really don't think that I would want one.

    I wouldn't build a pool without a autofill. IMHO it is one less thing I worry about on a weekly basis.
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    Re: autofill and overflow

    We have an auto fill and it does have an overfill. It is plumbed with a line that runs to an outdoor faucet and all I have to do is turn on the faucet to add water quickly and easy. Once it has finished filling the pool I smiply turn off the faucet.
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