How do you drain an above-ground pool?
You can quickly drain down to the return jet by unhooking the hose from the filter. After that I just throw one end of a hose in the pool and suck on the other end out of the pool to start the flow. No, you don't want to suck on the end of a hose that you've put into the pool, it's near impossible, unless you could suck a golfball through it! Anyways, easiest way is to open the plug that most Intex above ground pools come with, it's near the bottom and attach your little drain connector to a garden hose, it will drain. Also, hook another garden hose up to your outdoor faucet, turn water on for about a minute to fill hose up, kink the hose about 2 feet away from faucet, turn off faucet, unhook hose (doing all this while it's still kinked), now put the hose somewhere that you want water to drain and let the kink go. Or let your pool pump do the work, attach a hose to your pool outlet/drain and make sure the other end of hose is weighed so it stays at the bottom of the pool and turn on the pump. Be sure to take out the filter first, no need for all that stuff to gunk up your filter. And be sure to not turn off your pump until it's all drained.
On my pool they ran a grounding strap from the filter motor to a grounding screw on the electrical outlet.
Where is the drain located? If it is on the wall near the top then you can keep the water in the pool. If it is near the bottom then you may have to drain the pool. Read More
No. Just don't drain on other people's lawns. Read More
Yes,but only if your pool is resin[that is constructed from 100% polymer or plastic]. It is not advisable to use salt in a "steel pool". Salt in a steel pool is a lousy salesman answer. All Chlorine is made from Salt and the amount needed in your pool is insignificant to what kind of pool you have. Any pool can be salt Read More
Vacuum the pool. If you have to drain it, only drain it half way. Floating pools are a disaster. Read More
Unless you had the pool installed with a bottom drain there is not a drain on an above ground pool. You'll have to pump the water out using a sump pump or siphon it out using a garden hose. Please note having a bottom drain in any pool does not indicate that it is an actual drain as in house plumbing. The word "drain" or "main drain" is used most likely for lack of a… Read More
no all you have to do is use a pump or the drain if the pool has one Read More
I Thought It Was Aboveground But Know I Know It's Underground Read More
If its not connected through the skimmer I imagine it's there to empty it. hmmm, on the above. The main drain in pools is for circulating the lower part of the pool and is not intended to drain the pool as in a bath tub. Read More
you could drain the pool, but if you don't want to drain your pool, you could get a pool skimmer and get all of the leaches out of your pool and then carry the leaches to a near by sewer, or a murky pond/lake/river. Read More
someone told me the pool pops out of the ground but idk if that's true i bet you can drain them Read More
The pool floor drain you are talking about is probably not a drain but a hydrostatic valve which is there to allow water in from underneath your pool if your pool is empty or partially empty and there is an excessive amount of ground water around the bottom of the pool. these will stop the pol from floating in ground water by allowing the ground water into the pool rather then destroying your pool by… Read More
How often you drain the pool depends on if the pool is indoors or outdoors. If the pool is indoors you may need to drain the pool if the TDS (total dissolved solids) get to high. This usually occurs if the TDS goes over 2000 ppm (parts per million) at that point you will notice the pool is cloudy and you cannot get it to clear up. If you should need to drain any pool… Read More
I don't know about your pool I do know however that most pool don't have a way out for the water other then through the static skimmer. and people often mistake the hydrostatic valve at the bottom of the pool as the pool drain Read More
Why would you drain your pool just becasue the water is hot? Never drain your inground pool unless you have first cut holes in the bottom of the pool to keep it from floating. If the water table in your area is high enough, your inground pool could "float" out of the ground, effectively ruining your pool. Read More
You should never completely drain an above ground pool. The chemicals in the vinyl liner that allow it to stretch when originally installed do not last. If you drain the water, the liner will shrink and when you refill the pool there is a good chance that instead of stretching back the liner will rip instead. NEVER drain your pool. Read More
Drain your pool, then scrub the walls and floor with pool cleaner. Read More
Well, if you mean to drain the pool --- it is not a drain as in house plumbing -- the sink -- the tub. It is connected to the skimmer and that is connected to the pump. Your main drain is most likely 'working'. It does not nave to be a strong flow. Well, if you mean to drain the pool --- it is not a drain as in house plumbing -- the sink… Read More
It should not have water in it, especially if freezing weather is expected. Drain the pool to below skimmer line and drain the filter and filtration equipment. Read More
Don't completely drain your pool. If the pool liner or pool itself floats it could cause major damage. Only necessary to drain pool down to the deep end. Costs vary. It cost me $75. Read More
If this a newly built pool then have the company that built the pool ~ or the plasterer ~come back out and finish their job of prepping the pool before the start up. Whatever it takes to clear the main drain of the cement is their job and they have shirked their responsibility. If they say they have to drain the pool this then that will be at their expense. There should be no charge… Read More
Not recommended. If the fiberglass pool floats, it will do considerable damage. Read More
An inlet pipe on a swimming pool can be used to fill the pool in 18 hours The drain pipe can be used to empty the pool in 20 hours If the pool is one-third filled and the inlet pipe drain are opened?
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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. Read More
It will not hurt your lawn if you drain your pool water onto it. However, if you don't want a mud puddle, drain it on a down slope where the water will run off and not just sit on your lawn. Read More
Can you drain a pool during the winter months to replace the vinyl liner in the spring without damaging the pool shell in Mississippi?
If your pool is above ground it does not matter, But if your pool is in ground and you drain it it will act like a boat and float if the water table rises. Read More
The pro end of having a main drain is that you spend less time vacuuming the pool. By turning on the main drain only this will help clean the bottom of the pool and results in less overall maintenance time. Also helps clean up any chemical (chlorine, alkaline, shock, etc)that may not have completely dissolved when added to the pool. Also, when winterizing the pool, by having the main drain, you can lower the water… Read More
Drain pool and clean with muriatic acid Read More
A pool can be filled with water in 10 hours Draining the pool requires 20 hours If the pool is empty and the drain is open how much time will be needed to fill the pool?
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 Read More
In Arizona, it is best to drain your pool in the Winter. You might be wondering, why shouldn't I drain my Arizona pool in the summer? The answer to that is that if you drain your pool during the hot, dry Arizona summer months, you risk causing expensive damage to your swimming pool. The floor of the pool can crack due to the heat and lack of moisture. Draining your Arizona pool in the summer… Read More
No it is best not to> if you drain a pool there is always a risk that groundwater will get under it and you end up with a pool floating like a boat in a puddle. it will never settle down properly again. Find out about winterising your pool from a local pool shop, they will give you all the pointers you need, Read More
Perhaps it is not a drain but a hydrostatic valve. These are fitted at the bottoms of pools to let ground water that has built up under an empty pool into the pool in order to stop it from floating out of the ground. Read More
If you mean what looks like a drain at the bottom of the pool and the pool is empty you are probably seeing the hydrostatic valve at work. it is there to allow ground water into the pool in order to stop it from floating in ground water that builds up under the pool when it is not full of water. Read More
My pool has two main drain openings, to prevent entrapment. I use a Kreepy Krawly pool cleaner so the main drain stays closed all the time, otherwise, the Kreepy Krawly would get stuck every time it passes over the main drain. There is a valve located with the pool equipment (filter/pump/various valves) which is used to open and close the main drain. I'm no expert, but that's the way mine works. Read More
no you will have to repair the sides of the pool. Cost more the you can save. Read More
Yes, the pool will not collapse if you remove the water as long as it is not broken. Read More
She dipped her toe into the pool and the resort had the pool drained and cleaned. I believe it happened in Las Vegas. Read More
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It depends on how many gallons the pool holds. Read More