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Yes, I've done it several times over three summers. Of course it's not a good idea to leave it empty for very long (since the pressure of the water in the pool helps the pool stay in the ground) but sometimes it is necessary to completely empty it, say for removing a large spill of decomposing leaves, cleaning the bottom, or repainting the pool.

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Q: Can you drain your concrete pool to clean it?
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Do you have to support the walls of your inground pool if you drain out all of the water?

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