Please! Help re. rain making water level dangerously high!

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lisa1952
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Please! Help re. rain making water level dangerously high!

Postby lisa1952 » Sat 30 Dec, 2006 08:15

We just are moving into our home and the skies opened up with a LOT of rain. (Ft Worth, TX) I am concerned about how high the water level is, and that it might overflow, flooding the house. Is there something I can do? (Does it sound obvious that we never have had a pool before?)

One of our adult children borrowed a book that we just bought to read while on a trip so that she can help with the maintenance...OOOPS!

Any help will be very much appreciated!

Lisa


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Postby dynamictiger » Sat 30 Dec, 2006 16:40

Usually on the filter valve there is a position called Waste.

Turn your pump off - if it is running
Turn the valve to waste
Turn the pump on and let it run until the pool is at the level you want.

HTH
lisa1952
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thanks for the reply!

Postby lisa1952 » Mon 01 Jan, 2007 00:58

Your directions are very clear and precise; exactly what i need! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I will have to figure this stuff out, but at least my daughter is back in town with the book, so i should be able to figure it out.

Thanks! i've already learned a bit about winterizing...don't know what most of it means, but will figure it out, hopefully, using the book.

I really appreciate you taking the time to answer. Now, if I can just get this done before the next rain! ( i think that it's Tuesday?).

Thanks so much!

Lisa
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Postby Guest » Sun 28 Jan, 2007 23:19

Hello. I had a similar experience. I am a new pool owner and it happened to rain a lot a few weeks ago. I was concerned that I would have thousands of gallons of water flooding my house. I spoke with my pool guy and he told me that it is nothing to worry about. If the water gets to a point that it can overflow the pool, it acts as though it is concrete. In other words, the water in the pool does not start flooding the entire area.

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