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    Overfilled pool HELP

    I've got a 20,000 gallon in ground pool. The water level had gotten low in my pool so I filled the pool but forgot I left the hose on so it over filled. It over flowed slightly onto the deck. I live in Arizona so it's obviously very hot right now over here. Just wondering what the best way to go about getting some of the water out is? Should I rent a sump pump and just take the water out that way or would it be alright to just let the heat evaporate the water? Also can I run my filter when the pool is overfilled like this or would that be dangerous? Thanks for the help.
    90k litres, outdoor in ground pool, concrete, painted (I hate paint)
    Sta-Rite 5P2R 1.5 Hp pump, undersized sand filter (needs upgrading).

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    Re: Overfilled pool HELP

    Just let it evaporate. Your skimmer may not catch as much debris as it usually does until the water level drops a couple of inches, but it won't hurt anything. Be sure you test your water and balance it as needed.
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    Re: Overfilled pool HELP

    How do you backwash? Can you just pump some water to waste?
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    Re: Overfilled pool HELP

    To backwash there's just a black handle I pull up then turn on the filter and water comes out a hose. Could I just leave this running for a bit to get some water out of the pool or would this not be advisable? Thanks for the replies.
    90k litres, outdoor in ground pool, concrete, painted (I hate paint)
    Sta-Rite 5P2R 1.5 Hp pump, undersized sand filter (needs upgrading).

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    Re: Overfilled pool HELP

    Doing a backwash as you described would be OK.
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