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    Overflow outlet?

    Greetings. I have been an above ground pool(agp) owner for about a year now. I live in Florida and don't worry about freeze issues. I have been trying to deal with covering the pool from leaves and debris. I found a Robelle 18 foot mesh cover that I think will work great but allows water to pass through. We get tremendous rains here and wonder about the pool overflowing. I have added a 6 in wooden coping. Should I add an overflow Outlet? I was thinking about a penetration in the liner above the return but now think a hole in the skimmer near the highest point of the water level and add a hose type connect for discharge. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    I am working on the same idea. I am thinking of putting a hole at the back, top of my skimmer and making a line to run the water out and away from the pool. That way I do not have to do anything. Now I have to go out and open up the valve I use for backwashing.

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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    thinking i am going to be doing the same thing. i thought about drilling a hole toward the top of the skimmer and running a 1" pvc line out.
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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    Yep! Should be easy and fast to do!

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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    I would think that the overflow might change the chlorine composition to some degree but I guess that's better than a cover full of water.

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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    i will be using about 15' of 1" pvc with a screw on connector to the skimmer. run it from the skimmer to the french drain outlet in my backyard.
    Charles
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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    Sounds purrfect!

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    Re: Overflow outlet?

    fingers crossed
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