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    Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    This storm is really beginning to bug me. I have as much water on the ground as I have in my pool. I had a pretty good handle on the chems. Guess thats been shot in the foot now. I'm draining what I can to keep some water away from the bottom of the pool but if I blink, I lose what ground I've made by draining. The rain just will NOT let up!

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    I have been on vacation and have no clue what my yard looks like. I am a little worried about the pool. A friend drove by and said the front yard looked ok. I guess I will find out when I get back. At least Gainesville did not get the 28" like some places did.
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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    I was in Gainesville on Monday and to me things looked pretty good. I can understand your concern tho. Anytime in the past week that I wasn't actually looking AT my pool, I was scared out of my mind . I think our imaginations get the best of us.
    We got, I think, about 9" of rain over all (according to the weather guys). They obviously were NOT looking in my back yard! It looked like a river running thru. (albeit a small river)
    The rain has stopped. Now the grass is going nuts since the sun hit it! and the mosquito's are incredibly busy and hungry.

    I hope you find good things with your pool when you get home.
    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    We overflowed in PC, guess we start over. But HEY it will help the CYA issue.

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    We're in Tampa (Riverview) and I believe our recently updated signature line pretty much explains how the weather affected ours...it took days to get all the water drained off the ground around the pool, we're knee-deep in mud for a few more probably. I did get the water cleaned out and treated today and hope we'll be able to swim tomorrow So it's been a full and fun first week of pool ownership, thanks to Debby, the Tropical 'whatever that slow moving thing was'. Good luck to you all
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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    proginov, why start over? Did the storm leave.you with that much damage?

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    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    Ourfirstpool, the standing water here has soaked in but every where I step, it squishes. I have to hop from grass clump to grass clump. I did get the back yard mowed. My poor little dogs were getting lost in the grass! I can't wait for everything to dry out.

    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    Well just an update. We got back late last night and I took as good a look as I could. It over flowed big time. Actually it drained about a quarter of the water leaving pump dry. Pump seems to be working but will know better after refill. There is rubber mulch up against the fence and some in the yard from the over flow of the water.
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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    But the pool and house are still standing!? I'd count it as a win.

    Glad you're back safely.

    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    Yes house and pool is standing but I do need to level the pool again. I just filled the pool back up and it is a little over 3 inches off. It was just below 2 before all the rain. It seems I had a bigger washout then I thought. We are having a small bday party for my 3 y/o Saturday so I guess I will wait until next week to redo it. There will only be a few 3 y/o kids and a couple of parents so I am not worried about collapse.
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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    Hope the party is a raging success! And also that the re-leveling goes without a hitch.
    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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    Re: Welcome to the Sunshine State!

    Wow...you know I never knew what the outcome was of that storm here, for some reason I wasn't notified of any more posts....glad to hear that all got through the storm ok...here I am in December posting this...shame on me..my pool is still standing (living in Florida, don't have to take it down, yay!). That storm didn't affect the water at all..just needed more salt at the end of all that rain. Hope you all have a great holiday season - looking forward for more pool days..soon!

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