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    Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    Kids were splashing a lot of water out last night so my intention was to lower the water by 2", um yeah then I fell asleep. Party's in 6 hours, it's down 14", any chance it can refill in time? Existing water us 74 hose water is 59, I'm not even sure it'll be warm enough. Pump ran dry for several hours as well, it was still working when I shut it off though.

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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    You should be able to raise the water that much, though it is going to be close. If possible run more than one garden hose out to the pool, more hoses means a quicker fill.

    As long as you have a very warm sunny day cool water is kind of nice.
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    Reminds me of when "somebody" left the filter set to waste on ours last summer overnight. Pump wasn't on but it had drained down to about a foot of water left in the shallow end. I feel your pain. Of course ours was like an 8-10 hour fill I think. I would think you can get that up pretty quickly.
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    I forgot the hose in the pool when I was filling once. That was enough.

    Now as soon as I drop it in, I go set the kitchen timer on the stove for half an hour so I don't forget.

    Once burned is twice learned!

    Have you considered installing an overflow by drilling a hole in the skimmer, above normal and below the rim, and installing a fitting and hose to take it far way from the pool base?
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    Seem like every time I have to add a few inches of water to my pool, I get called away, and end up overfilling. That's why I keep a bottle of CYA on hand.........
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    Oh my goodness!
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    I forgot the hose in the pool when I was filling once. That was enough.

    Now as soon as I drop it in, I go set the kitchen timer on the stove for half an hour so I don't forget.

    Once burned is twice learned!

    Have you considered installing an overflow by drilling a hole in the skimmer, above normal and below the rim, and installing a fitting and hose to take it far way from the pool base?
    I have now lol. Seems like a great way to "set it and forget it".
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    I had all my chemistry dialed in too...
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    Re: Fell asleep with sump on....ugh

    Not sure how I didn't empty the pool, pumps rated at 25 gpm
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