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* Yes, you can drain it. DO NOT leave it empty, however, but refill promptly. If the pool is empty and there is a lot of water in the ground soil, it could cause the pool to float and crack. == == * I have had this house for 4 years and have drained my gunite pool every spring, acid-washed it and refilled it. So far no problems. It does need resurfacing, but not because of what we did. It needed that when we bought the house. I understand that the cost of that is about $10,000. Which means... it might rather be a pond, or a cemented area with an above-ground pool.

* Pools should not be drained completely unless the water table is low. Otherwise water table pressure can damage an empty pool. I never drain my in-ground pool more than 18" below the deck, and keep chlorine tablets in floaters in the pool all winter, which cuts down on brackishness. Removing cover & cleaning in spring just means brushing & vacuuming everything to the filter, then backwash. Sparkling water in one or two days.

* When I lived in Texas, people with this problem installed plastic liners. Some of the ones I saw looked like a tiled pool.

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Is it safe to drain a gunite pool for the winter?

Best not to empty a gunite pool, period. Having the pool surface exposed to air and temperature chanfes and drying will result in cracking.

If a gunite pool is empty for extended period of time what damage if any will there be to the plaster etc?

If a pool is left empty, it will lift partially out of the ground due to moisture under the pool after a heavy rain.

Steel pool vs gunite pool which is better?

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How often should you resurface a gunite pool?

How often should you resurface a gunite pool?

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How much bleach to disinfect a wading pool?

Be careful of sanitizing a small wading pool with bleach. Why not empty and refill?

What is the better pool Pebble sheen or gunite pools?

Pebble sheen is the finish on the surface of a pool gunite is the cement that a pool is constructed from in other words you can finish a gunite pool with pebble sheen.

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Is gunite or fiberglass better for an indoor pool?

Either gunite or fiberglass will work well for an indoor pool.

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how do i find and repair leak in gunite pool with water in it?

Will an empty gunite pool crack due to drying or is it ALWAYS earth shift?

An empty pool in inviting mother nature to float your pool like a boat when the water table is up.the weight of the water keeps the earth from pushing it's way into your pool, Also the plaster over the gunite needs water to stay healthy.The short story always keep water in your pool unless you are going to remove it soon.

How long can a gunite pool stay empty before there is damage to the plaster?

Damage can occur within four hours on a hot sunny. That's only if your pool is plaster. The pool in question is gunite. A gunite pool can stay empty for as long as it takes to do the repairs, no long them a month. But you have to make sure, and this is very important, to open the plugs at the bottom of the pool to releave any water pressure that is under your pool, or your pool can lift out of the ground a couple inches. So remember to relieve the pressure relief valves at the bottome of your gunite pool as soon as possible. Our pool is 20 x 40, freeform, gunite inground pool. It's 3ft to 8 ft deep. As soon as the water is about knee high at the deep end, my husband walks in and removes the plugs at the bottom to release the water that is under the pool. It pours out for a few hours then slows to a trickle. The plugs stay open until we are ready to refill. Make sure, however, you put the plugs back in so they don't leak. He uses white plumbers tape around the threads of the plugs to secure a good tight fitting. Good luck, hope everything goes well.

do you just gunite a pool for a person?

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What is the average cost of a gunite pool in Texas?

The average cost of a gunite pool is $75,000. The price for the installation of this type of pool can range from $50,000 to $100,000.

What is a gunite pool surface?

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When to empty and refill pool?

Test your water for TDS and calcium hardness to decide if water needs to be replaced.

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Can gunite be applied to the pool when it is wet and cold outside?

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How long do you have to wet down a gunite sprayed pool?

Our pool installer told us to wet down our gunite once in the morning and once in the evening for seven full days after the gunite is installed.

Can areas of exposed concrete on the bottom of a gunite or plaster pool be repaired with water in the pool?

No, because gunite will not dry if it is constantly being mixed with water. Drain your pool first.

Can a gunite pool be repainted?

absolutely. consult ur pool professional

How do you get dirt stains off a gunite pool?

acid wash pool