Asked on Jul 1, 2012

Pools: Pool guy says don't worry about water getting too high or draining any water out.

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Issue is many others, including the pool company that put the pool in states, better not let the wtare get too high, or it will get behind the liner and then I'll have to drain the pool, and have a new liner put in. Any thoughts?
8 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 1, 2012

    I think it would depend on how the top of the liner is configured? Is it even possible for water to go higher than the liner some of the pools I've seen the liner went up and over the rim.

  • Liner pools should be prevented from over filling. How close to the top would depend upon the type of liner and how its attached. But you must understand once water gets between the liner and the pool wall it will run down and erode the sand along the bottom that is pitched at an angle. As this washes away the liner will become lumpy and can rip at those points. If this is just a once and a while thing, the water will evaporate out fairly fast, so no big deal, but do not fill high all the time or you will experience issues later down the road.

  • JimG
    on Jul 2, 2012

    @ KMS & Woodbridge: Thank you for the reply. 2 Pics if it helps.

    , Water line Liner and coping, Water line Liner and coping
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 3, 2012

    Those pics are pretty refreshing to view and last week I would have killed for a pool...this week we are having more normal like I went to bed yesterday we had a light rain (we need tons more) and 65 degrees...oh ya!

  • Your pool builder may have said this because he installed and overflow line in the pool or in the skimmer. I would ask him if this is what did. Otherwise the comments about describe the problems that can occur.

  • JimG
    on Feb 11, 2013

    LI Hot Tub: The Pool guy we use is unrelated to the pool builder. The pool builder told us do NOT let the water get too high, and although we told our pool guy, he insists that the water would run out before getting behind the liner. Pool builder said put a pump into the skimmer and the water won't get lower then the skimmer. (I'm from LI till I moved when I was 24. my younger son is a Suffolk County cop up there now) ..... thanks

  • Pool builder is right, pool guy is wrong. Thank your son for keeping me safe in Suffolk County!

  • JimG
    on Feb 12, 2013

    yup, I keep a pump in the pool skimmer to keep water from getting too high thanks, I'll pass on the note. (He's actually heading to Afghan in the AF reserves in May (Was active for 6 years), and his older brother is finishing up his 4th deployment, 2nd in Afghan in Afghan in May (Army Special Ops bubba).

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