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    Will my pool drain itself?

    Hey guys, pics of my pool in my sig. We're getting lots of rain right now, and I thought the pool would manage the water level itself but it's dangerously close to over flowing. (rain still coming!)

    Do you see any indication from the pictures I've posted of a method of draining the pool? I thought that's what this was for: http://i.imgur.com/97Kj6o3.jpg

    After looking things over, I'm guessing I'm supposed to attach a hose here and drain it to the curb? http://i.imgur.com/YA639PO.jpg
    ~12k gallon, cartridge filter, IG, plaster, 2hp Pentair Whisperflo WF-28, 150gpm filter

    Pics: http://imgur.com/a/HqaPq#0

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    Re: Will my pool drain itself?

    Without knowing where the grate is plumbed it's impossible to say whether that's an overflow or not. It looks like it could be, but there's no way to tell from the pictures.

    Hooking a hose to the spigot and running the pump will certainly get the job done.
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    Re: Will my pool drain itself?

    The pool overflowing won't really hurt anything. If you are truly getting a ton of rain you typically don't want to drain water out of the pool as doing so could allow possible water saturated ground around the pool to basically pop the pool out of the ground like a boat. Let's assume that there is no chance of ground water popping your pool. Then yes, based on your current setup attaching a hole to that bib and opening it will allow water to drain (rather slowly) out of the pool
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    Re: Will my pool drain itself?

    Thanks guys. So far so good, not over flowing but I do have a few drains right around the pool that I assume the water could flow pretty easily too if it maxes out. I appreciate the advice - I'll continue watching it and see what happens.
    ~12k gallon, cartridge filter, IG, plaster, 2hp Pentair Whisperflo WF-28, 150gpm filter

    Pics: http://imgur.com/a/HqaPq#0

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