Pool draining through skimmers


New member
May 27, 2018
Ellicott City, MD
There was a power outage and when the power was restored the pool began draining out of the skimmers. I turned off the main drain and it stopped. However, I need to understand if this is an issue. Is there a fix?


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
Without us knowing more about your pool, there's no way to tell.

Is it above ground or below?
Is the pump below the pool?
Do you have an automation system?
What type of filter, and is the waste line open or hard plumbed to the sewer?


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
:wave: Welcome to TFP!

We are going to need a lot more details about your pool as what you stated does not make any sense :)