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    Question What if pool overflows?

    We are experiencing heavy thunderstorms and downpours flash flood warnings are out and pool is filling fast. What do I do if it overflows? Will it damage the pool?
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    12K gal, IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo Pump, 36 Sq Ft Pentair NFS Plus 36 DE Fiter. Pool Built 3-7-2007

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    Re: What if pool overflows?

    Worry more about what is the MOST downhill from the overflowing pool. Seems all I do is pump water out of mine any more. Got 3.25 last nite and down the road got 7 inches. Can't tell you how many times I've gone out in a downpour and pumped to waste! Gonna be a fun weekend they say.
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    Re: What if pool overflows?

    im in the same boat.

    With in inground liner, its been known to happen that water gets behind the liner and "floats" it away from the sides and up off the floor. I dont know the likelyhood of this happening, and I for one don't intend to find out. I drained mine down a bit lower than the normal level this afternoon.
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    Re: What if pool overflows?

    Yeah, we're in for it again this weekend.

    I do love our overflow and the autofill is nice too.
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    Re: What if pool overflows?

    Yup. I had water get behind my liner twice. Not fun. Lower your water level or you could end up with wrinkles as the water recedes. Good luck!

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    Re: What if pool overflows?

    We gonna drown Dave!
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    Re: What if pool overflows?

    Irkey/OP: did you drain some?

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