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    Thumbs up I'm a bonehead

    Went out to test the pool this morning. Added some chlorine and topped off the water a little bit. Fast forward to late this afternoon when my next door neighbor informed me that his backyard was flooded. So, to top up an inch on my pool, I ran the water for probably 6 hours. I'm an idiot.

    I'm pumping it off right now. I don't actually need any advice. I just need sympathy. LOL Wish me luck.

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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    Been there, done that. That's why I always set the kitchen timer on the stove whenever I add water now.
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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    Did it last week except for 12 hours......
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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    Done it a few times. Then installed auto-fill during remodel.
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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    Could have been worse---------could have been ME!
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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    It happens, don't feel bad. The timer is a good idea.

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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    See, now I feel better! The next door neighbor says he and his wife have both done the same thing multiple times. I usually set an alarm on my phone. Now I just need a reminder to set the alarm!

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    Re: I'm a bonehead

    The production on my well is critically low so I cannot really afford to mistakenly leave the hose on for more than a few of hours.

    I purchased a water driven timer (any HD or Lowes) that the input screws into the spigot and your hose goes into the output. A round knob on the face allows you to choose how long you want the water to run. Mine was about $12 and the quality isn't great but it has lasted 2 seasons so far. Worth it in my case.
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