How do I safely drain my pool?

How to Drain A Pool with a Cartridge Filter

  1. Shut off the pump.
  2. Go to the back of the filter and unscrew the drain plug.
  3. Turn the pump back on and let the water run until it reaches the point where you want to drain the water out.
  4. Turn the pump back off and put the plug back into the drain plug.

How do you drain and clean a pool?

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When should you drain your pool?

every five to seven years

Pool industry experts recommend you drain your pool and refill it every five to seven years. No two pools are alike, so there is no set number at which you must drain your pool.

Is it safe to drain a pool?

Draining a pool is risky business for several reasons. Your pool is not meant to be empty. Whether you have a vinyl, concrete, or fiberglass pool, it is at its best when it’s full of water. Once the water is drained, you open yourself up to all sorts of damage, so drain a pool only when there is no other option.

Should I drain my pool to get rid of algae?

Should I drain my pool to get rid of algae? Yes, you can because it saves time and money, but only if you do it properly. Use the main drain in your pool and drain water through the filter pump. Or rent or borrow the pump, place the hose down the street or storm drain, and drain.

How does a pool drain work?

A pool’s so-called main drain is not actually a drain; that is, it is not used to drain the pool. Instead, it is an outlet, housing a pipe that runs to the pump, which sucks water through a skimmer, then through a filter, then through a heater (if you have one), and then back to the pool via multiple inlets.

Where does the water go when you drain a pool?

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Can draining a pool cause it to crack?

Never completely drain a fiberglass or inground vinyl-lined pool. Doing so can damage the integrity of the pool surface or liner, resulting in bowing or cracking. The only time you should fully drain a vinyl pool is if you’re replacing the liner. Otherwise, the best practice is to partially drain these types of pools.

Can I drain my above ground pool to clean it?

If it is time to empty your pool, there are two main options that pool owners typically choose from when getting ready to drain their above ground pool; an electric pump or a garden hose siphon. Either choice will work to drain your pool water. It’s a matter of preference, time, and equipment on-hand.

How do you clean a dirty above ground pool?

How to clean your above ground pool after draining

  1. Drain the pool water.
  2. Pick out/scoop any dirt and debris left behind.
  3. Use a specialized pool cleaning solution or use some chlorine dissolved in water to scrub down all of the surfaces of your pool.

How do I get the last 2 inches of water out of my pool?

Since both draining methods will not drain pool water to the last bit, you need to remove the extra liquid left at the bottom.

To do so, you can:

  1. Use a wet vacuum to suck the stagnant water.
  2. Sweep the liquid into the drain.
  3. Remove the pool liner and flip it over somewhere your property to get rid of extra water.