Overfilled pool HELP

mikeinarizona

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Jul 12, 2010
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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.
 

zea3

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Jul 10, 2009
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Houston, Texas
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.
 

mikeinarizona

New member
Jul 12, 2010
2
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.
 

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