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How much water should you drain from an above ground pool for winter?

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2009-11-08 05:47:00
2009-11-08 05:47:00

Just enough so that the skimmer is above the water and the pipes to the filter and filter can be drained.

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NO water must stay in you pool at all times.


no you will have to repair the sides of the pool. Cost more the you can save.



Not all above ground pools have to be disassembled during winter, although it is a good idea to drain them. Water expands when it freezes, and if the water is trapped in a closed container or in a crack, the expansion can break the container or the material surrounding it. Pipes often break, when water inside them freezes.


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.


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.


if it is a cosmetic pond put your fish in an aquarium and drain your pump so it doesn't freeze and break drain your pond


Yes it is.Always drain the water in winter or look for a new pool to buy because the damages will be of high standards.



no all you have to do is use a pump or the drain if the pool has one


No , above ground pools are different in that you can drain them , the reason you cannot drain an in ground pool is because the pool is built to have water pressure , and it is very stressful on the walls , I hope this answered your question :) .



Depending on where you live, you may want to totally drain an above the ground pool, especially if your area is prone to freezing temperatures. When such pool is not being used, it is always a good idea to cover it to keep dirt and leaves out. Yes, with continued use of chemicals. Otherwise, you're going to have a nasty mess to clean out come spring.


If there is no drain plug then you can use a sump pump.


No, unless there is something wrong with the water that can't be handled by the filter and normal chemicals.


You're supposed to drain your pool for the winter so that a layer of ice doesn't form, expand, and crack the sides of the pool.


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.


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.


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 better term. The only way to drain any pool is to use a portable pump and pump the water out. k


It depends on how many gallons the pool holds.


Yes. You may put anything that does not compress the area above the drain field on the ground above, such as constant vehicle traffic. Keep in mind when you drain field requires replacing, you will also have to remove the walkway.


Find the condensate drain and make sure it is open. If there is no condensate drain, figure out how to drain the condensate.


The toilet flange sits on the floor and connects the toilet to the drain. It should connect to both.


Hmmm, you should only drain a small portion of the water unless you are going to replace the liner. The liner and/or the pool walls could collapse or the liner could pop out of the retaining track. k



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