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To Drain Your Pool:

Unless there is danger of flooding, it is usually not necessary to drain the pool if it is too full. It won't hurt anything if there is too much water. The skimmer just won't work if it's over the top of it. If the pool water level is below the skimmer, it can burn up the pump motor. Always set a timer when adding or draining water to remind you to turn off the water.
Pools either have a standard hose bib (faucet) or a valve connected to a drain hose or in some cases a drain line to remove excess water. This is usually near the filter or could even be a valve on the filter. If the valve is on the filter Make Sure the pump is off before moving the valve handle. It's a good idea to have the pump off before opening any type of pool valve just as a precaution.

 1) Unroll the big blue hose or garden hose, being sure to get out all kinks, and direct it where you want the water to go
2) Open the valve connected to the blue hose or garden hose
3) Turn on the pool pump - in Service or Time Out with digital controls or flip the on switch for Intermatic type electro/mechanical timers
4) Set a timer or watch pool water level
5) Turn off pump when water is at desired level
6) Close the drain valve to the drain hose or line
7) Return controls to Automatic or set clock face and timer to correct time and mode.

Draining not only removes excess water, but also chemicals that were added, like chlorine and stabilizer. Rain provides free water and the pool water level will go down naturally, with wind, evaporation, leakage, and use. I don't recommend draining unless you have a definite need.