I'm a fairly new pool owner. This is going to by fourth year.
I'm still a very inexperience pool owner. But I was wondering when do people normally pump out excess rain water from their pool. I'm pumping out more water again tonight since we've been getting thunderstorms almost every day and we are expecting more tomorrow.
My biggest fear is that I will get a large amount of rain and will cause the water to over flow from the sides and collapse the pool. Can this happen or am I being paranoid??? Will high water levels or overflowing water cause the pool to collapse???
Anyway what I usually do is connect my electric pool pump cover to an outlet inside my garage and drop it in the pool when the water levels get too high. I pump the excess water to the street with my hose. I do this sometimes while it's raining and sometime while it's raining very hard, but it depends on the water level. Every time I pump water while it's raining I'm always a little worried that I could electrify myself. But since my outlet is indoor I think I'm safe, am I???
Although after the pump runs for about 15mins or so I normally unplug it and let it run under it's own power.
Anyway should I wait for the rain to stop before I pump out the excess water???
Also in the event of a pending rain storm I will usually lower my water levels on the low side to compensate for upcoming storm. In fact when I've gone away on vacation I always lower my water level below the skimmer since there's no one home to look after the pool.
Thanks and sorry for the Newb questions.