* 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.
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 pool is left empty, it will lift partially out of the ground due to moisture under the pool after a heavy rain.
Gunite, cement does not rust.
Be careful of sanitizing a small wading pool with bleach. Why not empty and refill?
No. Gunite is concrete.
How often should you resurface a gunite pool?
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.
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.
Either gunite or fiberglass will work well for an indoor pool.
how do i find and repair leak in gunite pool with water in it?