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    How to drain excess water.

    This may seem like an odd question but Im new at this,

    Currently we are having heavy amounts of rain and my pool water level is rising quit quickly, therefore, how do I drain some of the water off. I was never informed on how to do this in the event my water level reached overflow capacity. Im pretty sure that I dont have a dedicated drain line as I do a refill line. Is bleeding water through the filter housing my only option?
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    Any portable submersible pump available?
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    Not at this time
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    If there is an area nearby where the ground is lower than the pool water level you can use a garden hose to syphon water out.

    If you have a vacuum to waste or backwash setting on your main value, you can use that to remove water from the pool and send it to the waste pipe.

    If you have a cartridge filter without a main valve, there is usually a garden hose style spigot somewhere around the filter that allows you to let water out of the system.
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    I do have a garden hose type valve on my equipment, thank you for the info.
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    If you have a vacuum to waste or backwash setting on your main value, you can use that to remove water from the pool and send it to the waste pipe.


    How do I know if I have a waste pipe?
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    Can you post a pic of your equipment?

    You would see a valve that you turn for the different settings.... I have a cartridge filter but I don't have a valve like that, so no ability to vacume to waste... I have a port at the bottom of the filter that I can open to drain out through the bottom of the filter.
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    Re: How to drain excess water.

    Oh ok, I have both a hose type valve and a drain at the bottom of my filter housing. Ill take a pic of my equipment when I get home. Im at graduate school as I type these posts
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