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    rain water and overflow

    This the first season with a pool so everything is new. For the past few days we have had short but massive heavy rains. I checked the pool today and the water must have raised it a good 2inches. The water is now over the skimmer. What do i do wish this extra water? I do not really have a drain on the pool, or at least one i see. My filer system does not have a backwash. Getting my pool ready i actually had to wet vac the last few inches out. thanks

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    Re: rain water and overflow

    One way to lower the level is start a syphon using your vacuum hose and drain some away from the pool. Fill the hose with water and drop one end of the hose over the side of the pool.

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    Jun 2008
    Central, CT

    Re: rain water and overflow

    Another way is to put a garden hose in the pool and put the other end a little lower than the pool, gravity will make the water come out of the hose.
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    Re: rain water and overflow

    What i did was just throw in my basic utility pump and in a hour or so bam back to normal....for now. I will shock this mofo in the morning to revive the chemicals.

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    Re: rain water and overflow

    We got a lot of rain yesterday, and the 11 PM news forecast an additional 2-4" after that. I went out late last night and set up a couple of siphons using hoses. Also, backwashed the filter since it was due. Ran the siphons for less than an hour.
    Of course, they were wrong again -- we only got a little rain before it stopped, so I left it alone today.


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