Heavy Rains..pool Over Flow
Posted 06 June 2009 - 06:34 AM
Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:45 AM
Factory Warranty/Service for:
Jandy, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Raypak, Polaris,
and Paramount pool cleaning systems.
Posted 06 June 2009 - 02:34 PM
Maybe expain the bib hose thing... you may be right about not knowing about somehting on there.. our pool installer was a true "jackass and also a dumbass" and never showed us even one thing about the pool or pumps or anything.. had to just figure it out on my own.
Posted 07 June 2009 - 11:10 AM
Here recently it actually has overflowed several times regardless of my better intentions. And I learned one key thing... The overflow doesn't really hurt the pool. There it is, plain and simple.
What you do need to watch out for is erosion. Water spilling over the edges of the pool can erode the dirt below and then you can have a pool failure. This is how the levees failed in NOLA from Hurricane Katrina. They were strong enough to hold back tides at war, but a little trickle over the top and all the sudden the earth eroded and there was nothing to hold up the levee - WHAMO!
Rather than obsess about the pool level and overflow and storms and stuff, I just make sure I have a good thick bed of pea gravel surrounding the pool to reduce the pounding effects of the water flowing over.
Posted 07 June 2009 - 11:37 AM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:22 PM
I try not to be a Jack Ass but am often taken for a Dumb Ass - I don't see the issue. We've had a AGP for over 20 years in N. Florida and during the rainy times we can get 3 to 6 inches of rain and a lot more during a tropical storm - we just keep the lid off the skimmer and the overflow just - well, it overflows. Under the skimmer we have patio blocks at an lifted angle downward to the ground so the water drains away from the pool wall - again, what would be the concern about high level of water - wall collapse?? It's never even been a thought much less a worry.
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