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    Automatic water level controls

    I've seen some material on the Levelor systems that will add water to a pool automatically, is there any that will both add and remove water from the pool?
    Living in FL we get quite a bit of rain in the summer and in the 5 weeks I've had my new in ground pool I've had to lower the level 3 times due to the rain and add water twice due to splash out.
    And yes, I'm sure the level increase was due to the rain and not another source.
    Thanks

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    Re: Automatic water level controls

    Ours is a new pool, installed with an autofill device to add water...but, like you, I'd be curious to know what's available to remove water after a heavy rain.
    16 x 31, Approx. 12,000 Gal Freeform IG pool; Flagstone coping; Quartzscapes Super Blue plaster finish; Tanning ledge w/2 bubblers; 1 HP Pentair Whisperflo pump, Pentair sand filter; (2) Pentair Intellibrite LEDs w/controller; Easytouch8 w/IC-40 SWG; Salt finish concrete decking.

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    Re: Automatic water level controls

    Did some looking and all I have found so far is the Infinifill III from Wailani
    http://www.wailani.com/hrproducts/wls/wlsstand.shtml

    No idea on pricing.

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    Re: Automatic water level controls

    I thought that most people who need this have simply installed an overflow drain pipe in their pool. Commonly I think this goes in the skimmer basket and it's just what it sounds like - a pipe (open) that leads to a drain off area that is above the normal level but below the top of the pool so that when water is getting too high it can flow off automatically. No need for electricity, no need for sensors, no automation, only passive flow.

    I'm sure there are situations where this solution is not appropriate - where the pool is not placed where passive overflow would work - but it does seem like a good solution for most people.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Automatic water level controls

    This is the Auto Fill unit that our PB supplied:
    http://www.inyopools.com/Products/14800404048454.htm

    They are running a pipe from the water faucet on the side of our house (used a T so we can still use the faucet normally) to the CMP Auto Fill. There is a drain hole in the Auto Fill. They have run a drain pipe to an area away from the pool. They will also be installing a drain pipe from the skimmer. So, I am hopeful that these 2 drains will be sufficient to handle heavy rains. The placement and alignment of the Auto Fill/Drain is critical.

    The PB mentioned that when the concrete guys pour the decking they often step on or kick the Auto Fill and knock it out of alignment. They got our Auto Fill positioned and then put concrete around it so that it doesn't move.
    Vince L

    16' x 37' fiberglass pool, 8' fiberglass spa, Hayward Swimclear C3030 filter, Hayward EcoStar VS pump, Goldline Pro Logic PL-PS-8, Goldline SWCG, Goldline Sense & Dispense pH control, Fiberstars LED's in pool & spa, AquaCal SQ175R heat pump, SR Smith Typhoon slide, Polaris 9300xi robotic cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit

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