When draining a pool take care that there isn't enough ground water around the outside of the pool to lift it out of position, even a concrete pool will float on ground water. and once they are lifted out of the ground you are in big trouble.
I have a 15' above ground pool, when we installed the pool it was a little uneven (not even 1") now that the pool has been up for a while it has settled and now the side that was lower is off by about 3-4". How can I fix this without draining the whole pool?
Two of the most prominent dangers of draining an inground pool are ground water causing the pool to pop out and the weight of the dirt being too much for the concrete walls causing a collapse.
To help spread out and dilute the chemicals in the ground. Not to mention it will help rise the sides while draining.
There is no way to reduce the calcium level except by draining some or all of the water. High calcium levels are a problem mostly in the southwest part of the US. Draining a pool can be dangerous if the water table is high; the pool can actually pop out of the ground.
I did not winterize my pool this year, I am planning on draining it.
When draining an in ground pool you must always be sure that groundwater surrounding the pool is not high enough to cause the pool to start to float. Even a concrete pool Will float if the groundwater under it is too high. Many pools are fitted with a hydrostatic valve in the deepest part of the pool to allow ground water into the pool if the water pressure on the outside of the pool gets too high.
You can safely drain it and it can be left empty for 6-8 weeks depending on your climatic conditions If there is an underground spring and your pool is empty, it will literally push your pool out of the ground. If you have a fiberglass pool, the pool will collapse because the dirt is just pushed up around it. The dirt will shift when the pool is empty. Also, if plaster is exposed too long in extremely high heat, it will crack. We don't recommend draining once daytime highs are consistently over 90 degrees.
Get a plug.
I have cleaned and added my winter chemicals and am in the process of draining below the skimmer but my water looks a little cloudy is that normal ?
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The only way I can imagine doing this would be to dig an agg drain around the pool thereby draining the ground water as it gets to the pool. The problem with this is that you would have to have a point low enough to drain it to or have a sump wit a pump in it which sounds rather expensive depending on how much ground water there is.
Self-draining pool cover
Call a local pool store and ask what they recommend in lieu of draining the pool.
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Yes, pool companies sell "Under Water Cement" and patch kits. If you hole is bigger than the usual patch, ask the pool company to sell you a piece of used liner.
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Trick question. The pool is empty but the drain is open. With an open drain, the pool will never fill, unless the water entering exceeds the water draining.True,-----------> 20 hours
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It would depend on the nature of the dirt, Emptying a pool is always the last option as it is a waste of water and chemicals. most cleaning jobs on a pool can be done while it is still full. It is often a good idea to seek advice from a pool professionals say at a pool shop for example.
Disassemble the pool, grade the site, install pool
The cost of an above ground pool is relative to what you want IN a pool and what you want with the pool...............Accessories.
Salt or no, draining a pool is almost never recommended. The only pools that are drained typically are the easy up or blow up variety. NEVER DRAIN ANY OTHER ABOVE GROUND POOL. NEVER DRAIN A FIBERGLASS POOL. NEVER DRAIN A VINYL LINER POOL.
Probabily the ground surrounding your pool if its in-ground. In an above-ground pool they most likely fly into the pool or crawl into it from the sides.