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Thread: Pool water level increasing due to rain--When should I drain some water?

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    Pool water level increasing due to rain--When should I drain some water?

    I am about an inch or less from the coping. At what point is it appropriate to drain some water? Hate to do it because later in the season I am sure I will have to add some due to evaporation.
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    Re: Pool water level increasing due to rain--When should I drain some water?

    Pump it down to just below the top of the skimmer. If the water is above the skimmer opening, it won't work properly to keep the surface clean. That's my rule of tomb anyway when mine fills up with rainwater.
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    Re: Pool water level increasing due to rain--When should I drain some water?

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406 View Post
    Pump it down to just below the top of the skimmer. If the water is above the skimmer opening, it won't work properly to keep the surface clean. That's my rule of tomb anyway when mine fills up with rainwater.
    ^^^^^^^^What he/she said

    You want sufficient clearance between the top of the water and the top,of the weir door to,allow leaves and such to flow into the skimmer.
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    Re: Pool water level increasing due to rain--When should I drain some water?

    Okay. Thanks. I appreciate your comments.
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    Re: Pool water level increasing due to rain--When should I drain some water?

    Yep. I'm west of Philly and we got hammered. I drained my pool twice in the past two days. PITA. I wish I could hard pipe, but it's just not practical for our setup.
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