Overflow outlet?


New member
Mar 5, 2017
Melbourne Bch/ Fl
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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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
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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