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Thread: Pool is closed but water level is very high. What to do?

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    Pool is closed but water level is very high. What to do?

    I live in the Mid-Atlantic and couple a few big storms and a lot of rain in the past few months and I have a pool which is very in almost to the coping. Pool is vinyl and has the floor drains. My question is can I open the floor drains, pump to waste and get the level down and when finished close the control valve and blow out and lock the floor drains? Is it that simple or do I have to blow out the skimmer line and 2 returns again? Just want to make sure I am not missing something that will screw the plumbing up. I did a search and found nothing with regards to this so thanks in advance for your help.
    22,000 In-Ground, Vinyl, SWG

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    Re: Pool is closed but water level is very high. What to do

    Easier yet would be to just use a portable sump pump. Do you know anyone who has a hot tub? They often own those little sump pumps and might loan it to you. While a little slower than back washing out to waste it can do what you want.
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