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I live in Phoenix Arizona. Woke up this morning and the pool

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I live in Phoenix Arizona. Woke up this morning and the pool level is very high overflowing. What could be the cause? I did open the filter and cleaned and noticed sand in the bottom of the filter. We cleaned that out.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Poolservice123 replied 6 months ago.
If you did not experience large rain last night or left a garden hose running into the pool you may have an automatic water leveler on the pool and it could have a stuck float assembly if there is not an electrical unit near the pump and filter area. There could be a skimmer lid type box on the deck that is not a skimmer.
Expert:  Poolservice123 replied 6 months ago.
If there is a lid (it may be screwed down) you can open it and check the float inside. It looks and operates the same as a toilet tank float. It would add water slowly to the pool. It has a screw type mechanism on the rod that you turn that adjusts the water level in pool. Do you see any of this?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No, I do not believe that we have a automatic water leveler on the pool. I will note that when I drained the filter tank the tank was full.
Expert:  Poolservice123 replied 6 months ago.
The filter system is under pressure and it would be full, especially if you system is below water level of the pool.Water can only get into a pool from a hose or a line for an auto fill. Did you turn any valves during the filter cleaning process that you normally do not use?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The wife just said she turned then one that turns the pump on. I do not know of a switch (other than on the timer) that turns the pump on.
Expert:  Poolservice123 replied 6 months ago.
Not a switch a valve. A handle somewhere in the plumbing.

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