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Pool has too much water after it rains...


Old 02-03-19, 04:45 PM
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Pool has too much water after it rains...

Our pool comes close to overflowing when it rains, and I'm looking for ...maybe a small sump pump to bring it down 4 or 5 inches, so the water level is about to the middle of the tiles.

It used to have a overflow drain, a hole at about mid tile height that fed into our deck drains. When it rained and the water got to the hole-in-the-tile, excess water drained to the street. When our decking was redone, that overflow was gone. (I like to think that with a 22 foot long 1"(?) drill bit I can put in another!)

As it is when it rains too much, I put two garden hoses together so it reaches the street and start a siphon. This routine is just getting too old (& so am I).

I'm looking at sump pumps, but they're all much too big for what I think I should need. I also would like something with a float/switch that'd shut it off when it gets down to where it should be.

Anyone hare have the same problem? Any ideas? Any solutions?
Old 02-03-19, 09:21 PM
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I have a 20x40x9' deep gunite pool. Holds 25K gallons. It takes a lot of rain to raise the level. It would have to rain a whole day or more for it to overflow. Since my pool is landlocked behind my house...... I've run a 4" PVC line underground from the pump house to the street. Vacuuming the pool requires backwashing the filter so I'll vacuum it.... do an extended backwash, do a short filter to waste to clean the lines and then run it in drain to waste to get to the right level. Pretty easy job.

You could use a sump pump to do what you want but you'd need a way to mount the pump at the right height. I have several large pool cover pumps that would work to pump the water out but they aren't automatic.

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