We live in Dallas area and yesterday had 5 different waves of Thunderstorms sweep through. 2nd wave brought out a Tornado Warning at about 4pm and poured hard for about 30 minutes. Our decking drains were barely able to keep up with the overflow from the pool. Last wave came through early this past morning at 4am. All told was 4.5" of rain in a 12 hour span.
After each wave I went and inspected the pool out back and was met with an overflowing pool. I was basically draining from 4pm until about 10am this morning. Since having the pool built last summer, we have had 2 times where water/soil/mulch entered the pool from overflowing landscaped beds.
My pool water had been tested earlier in the day and was basically perfect.
Here is what I was left with after the pool having overflowed so much and draining to optimal level:
Have been running the pump and Legend cleaner non stop. Only time I stopped the pump was to get the Legend cleaner bag emptied, had a full bag of mulch. 2nd time stopping the cleaner was better and hardly anything was in it. Pump is still running and am hoping for a bit better result in the morning.
Since I have SWG, I know with that much water displaced, the salt would be real low, so went out and got a couple bottles of bleach and dumped them in(after Storm wave 2) just to have extra chlorine. Tested the Chlorine this morning and was just a hair over 5.0.
I am far from an expert, but I just need to be patient for the water to clear up right? I test Chlorine and pH daily.