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Strongly not recommended. The pool uses the weight and pressure from the water to hold its shape, if you drain it for any extended period of time, it could collapse, the bottom could become uneven, or the liner could become more susceptible to damage.

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It's probably not the wisest thing to do. If you are in a dry climate the plaster might dry out and crack. If you're in an area with lots of ground water or high water table the pool could pop out of the ground. You might be able to avoid that problem if the pool has a relief in the bottom. Why would you want to leave it empty anyway? Someone could fall into an empty pool and get hurt very badly.

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In Australia, where we have higher UV levels, your pool should always be refilled within 48 hours. To leave it empty for any longer than that risks several problems, particularly if it is an older liner. The main problems are shrinkage and loss of flexibility - so you may find that your liner no longer fits the pool properly when you refill it, and may split if you try and force it.

If you need to drain your pool to do a repair, its best not to empty the water until you are confident you can get the job completed and the pool refilled quickly.

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First of all if the water table it too high you do not want to drain at all for your pool will act like a boat and float up out of the ground. If you are going to empty and refill rather quickly say 3 days or less. In the main drain of your pool there is a check valve that allows ground water to seep into the pool so when the water table gets to high your pool don't float. The valve is a one way valve that pops up when ground water is refilling your pool.Put a brick or something heavy over the valve to prevent it from opening and pump out your pool.Be sure to refill pool soon. Kenny Kummer Brody chemical

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Let a pool pro. do it for you. Or you will be paying for a new pool.Never empty a pool unless you have some type of well point system, de-watering system around you're in ground pool. If You're pool installer encountered water,clay,any kind of surface water, they had to put a de-watering system to install you're pool.A Good pool co. will leave the system in when they are finished. But, do not drain until you call the installer.

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make sure u remove the plug in the drain at the bottom of the pool,this allows any water that may have accumulated under the pool from seepage to evaporate and equalizes the pressure that may be created by emptying ur pool. You will need to go to Lowe's or Home Depot and buy a high power pump to empty the pool. Also you will need an unclogged drain near the pool for all the water to empty into.