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KerryKool
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1257329 (Re: jthursby) 06/12/06 08:23 PM

Okay, today I had a least 6". Is the tropical storm now a hurricane? I heard it from a friend and haven't been keeping up with the news.

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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1257340 (Re: KerryKool) 06/12/06 08:31 PM

Be safe everyone!

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KingpinSVT
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1257388 (Re: KerryKool) 06/12/06 09:46 PM

Last I heard they were thinking it would barely make Cat. 1 hurricane just before landfall. Landfall was looking like the "armpit" area of FL. After landfall its supposed to lose strength quickly.

They are still just expecting this to not be much more than a rain maker. And man has the rain been nice so far!

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KerryKool
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1257447 (Re: KingpinSVT) 06/12/06 11:30 PM

The rain is good, but hopefully its in sessions, we don't want a flood. Besides, in the next few days I'll have to drain my pool if we get more than 6" inches.

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Kremithefrog
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1257500 (Re: KerryKool) 06/13/06 12:51 AM

I just hope it keeps going mainly east and doesn't head too north, like the TN/NC border.

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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1257636 (Re: Kremithefrog) 06/13/06 02:49 AM

At 70 MPH! Just a little more windspeed, and he's a hurricane.

I can't wait to get out of here!

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Blk560
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1258171 (Re: KerryKool) 06/13/06 07:07 PM

Originally posted by KerryKool:
...I'll have to drain my pool if we get more than 6" inches.




Why so?

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KerryKool
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1258400 (Re: Blk560) 06/13/06 10:46 PM

It will over flow if I don't. But I don't think I'll need to do that now. Its not raining as heavy as I thought it would.

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Blk560
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1258693 (Re: KerryKool) 06/14/06 03:35 AM

Originally posted by KerryKool:
It will over flow if I don't. But I don't think I'll need to do that now. Its not raining as heavy as I thought it would.




Assuming yours is in-ground (as opposed to above ground where you *might* have a concern with base erosion from overflow), the only reason it flowing over (or, more simply, shedding rainwater once it fills) will be of any concern is if your deck and drain system isn't capable of rejecting the water...i.e. either it's badly designed or improperly maintained. If your deck can't shed rainwater impinging on its entire area including the pool, you need to be looking for a drainage solution, not risking pump and/or shell damage by draining your pool partially or more. After all, your pool shell is simply a concrete boat and, if partially drained, it would be more than happy to crack or float itself from the hyraulic pressure aroud it at a time when you may need to be concerned with roof, soffit, landscape, or other wind-damage repairs.

Otherwise, just shock it and enjoy the storm. You or the kids will have fun splashing the extra water out once the weather system blows through.

The property we just sold in Melbourne rode out Erin, Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma, each of which doled out between 6" and a foot of drink, topping the pool each time. We never drained it one bit, and the deck drain system did its job, dumping runoff into the yard. We didn't have the best draining yard (it was still positive drainage, but only marginally so), but even then it wasn't a problem for the deck.

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KerryKool
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Re: Possible Tropical Activity for the Weekend? new
#1259088 (Re: Blk560) 06/14/06 04:39 PM

We just moved into the house with the pool, we are not sure how well it drains on its own. There is a skimmer and the pool is built in the ground but we never had a pool, so we just take extra precautions, just in case. But I know what your getting at.

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'95 Contour 16V Zetec DOHC, Teal , ATX
Born on Sep. 4, 1995
86+ miles
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