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8 inches of rain have caused pool water to rise. how do i get rid of the excess water? new homeowner with pool with no operating manual. the pool has turned green with algae. please help

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Syphon it (see link). It will be easier if it is an above ground pool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syphon

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