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    Heavy rains

    Water level now above skimmer opening do I just wait for it to evaporate or pump some out?
    Looking for opinions,Thanks.
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    Re: Heavy rains

    It won't hurt anything but until the water is in the skimmer the skimmer isn't effective at cleaning debris off the water surface. How far above is it? Evaporation could take a while.
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    Re: Heavy rains

    I would pump some out and let it skim.
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    Re: Heavy rains

    I always take advantage of a heavy rain and Vacuum to waste. The vacuum works so much better that way and I get rid of the xtra water.
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    Re: Heavy rains

    As the others stated, drain it down so the skimmer can be effective again.
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    Re: Heavy rains

    Quote Originally Posted by duckhunter27 View Post
    I always take advantage of a heavy rain and Vacuum to waste. The vacuum works so much better that way and I get rid of the xtra water.
    +1. And by vacuuming to waste, you won't have to clean your filter as soon after vacuuming. I have a sand filter, so I take the opportunity of too much water after a rain to backwash my filter thoroughly. Might as well get some good use out of having to dump water...
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    Re: Heavy rains

    I've drained my pool off 3 times this year.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Heavy rains

    Thanks for all the info,we seem to be getting more rain than usual this year.
    24` AG 15,000 gals
    Hayward CC1500 150 sq ft. cartridge filter 120 gpm
    1 hp single speed motor connected to Hayward mod # SP15921 LFP pump.

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    Re: Heavy rains

    I remember last year being pretty wet too!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Heavy rains

    Perfect time to backwash if needed
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