How to drain a pool after heavy rains?


Bronze Supporter
Jul 17, 2019
Prosper, TX (DFW)
I have:
1. An overflow drain that will drain water to the deck drains and eventually to the yard/street that keeps the pool from overflowing
2. A backwash pipe that leads from my filter to the sewer. This is mainly used for backwashing, but you can also use it to drain water if you are anticipating a large storm.

I guess I also have a 3rd option as there is a hose bib like connector at the equipment pad where I could hook up a hose and drain water that way. I'm not sure why I would ever use this above the other 2, but I guess I could.


Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
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