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    Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    We got 2+ inches of rain in the last couple days and my pool is pretty full. Do I need to drain any of the water or can I just wait for it to evaporate? Any potential problems having it this full? The water level is about 1" from the top edge of the waterline tile.
    There is no more rain predicted in the next 10 days.




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    Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    How far up the skimmer opening is it ? If it's pretty far up the opening it may effect how well the stuff floating on the water gets skimmed off. I know I had that problem with mine last season, lots of rain and it would over flow out of the skimmer basket. I never drained it down though. It's AG though.

    With no rain in the near future you should lose some to evaporation. Let's see what some others have to say.

    By the way nice looking pool ! 😎
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    Re: Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    If you were to post your location in your profile we might be able to give better advice, but assuming you live somewhere dry given the background of the photos, and water is still too cold to swim I would just wait.

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    Re: Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    Sorry, I'm in Phoenix, AZ.

    The water is just a tad over the top of the skimmer but the pool is completely clean on top, we are just now doing the landscaping so there are no trees/leaves/anything that really get into the pool on top. The bottom of the pool is a different story...I hope all that dirt/sand isn't going to be a problem. :/




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    Re: Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    Anyone else?

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    Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    If you want to drop it down a little so the skimmer mouth is exposed go ahead. Certainly won't hurt anything. The rest evaporation should take care of.

    The dirt and sand on the bottom will have to be vacuumed up. Can you vacuum to waste ?

    What's that floating near the palm tree ?

    If you can add all your pool and equipment info to your sig that'll help us better help you.
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    Re: Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    I have an overflow drain on mine and if it gets a tiny bit over it drains into the backyard. Found out the other day when I left the hose in one of the flower beds, went to answer the phone and one of the dogs knocked the hose into the pool. Less than 15 minutes later I had a muddy spot near the drain.
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    Re: Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    Unless you desperately need that water, I would drain the pool down to normal level. Your skimmer has become inop at that water level and while it will cause little harm for now, it is not a long term policy I would encourage.

    Evaporation will likely leave some residue on your pool wall tiles which may be easy to remove or maybe not.
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    Re: Do I need to drain some water or ok to wait to evaporate?

    Just wanted to tell you that you have a gorgeous pool!
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