Pool owners living in areas with stormy conditions and frequent rainfall must be prepared if their pool accumulates too much rainwater. They may know firsthand the damage it can create – throwing off a pool’s PH balance, overflowing onto the deck, becoming a magnet for debris and putting stress on pool systems. Luckily there are options on how to remedy the situation.


First off, it may be helpful to check if your pool already has a built-in drain. If it doesn’t appear to be doing its job, then verify that there is nothing clogging it. When the drain is unobstructed it should automatically drain any pool rain water after it reaches a certain level.


Another tool you may already have on hand is an automatic pool cleaner that is run on water pressure. Instead of having water flow through the cleaner head, you can remove the cleaning attachment from the hose, pull the hose to an appropriate place to funnel your pool water then leave it on until your pool is back to a normal level.


If you don’t have an automatic drain or a pressurized pool cleaner, you may have another alternative. If your pool equipment happens to have garden hose bibb attachment, you can drain water through your garden hose when the equipment is running.


If you want to go to the quickest and most efficient method, then consider a submersible pump with a backwash hose. Securely attach the hose to the pump and pull the hose opening towards a sewer, submerge the pump in the shallow end of your pool, plug it in water will be pushed out of the pool through the hose. If you do not own one, then it may be possible to rent one from your local pool supply or hardware store.


If tackling this on your own is not something you prefer to do, your pool maintenance service can help. Whether its offering advice, helping you prepare and install the necessary equipment for next time or performing the service for you, going straight to the professionals can give you the guidance you need when dealing with overflow from pool rain water.

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