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Should you drain an outdoor pool or keep it full of water over the winter?

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2005-09-14 19:57:53
2005-09-14 19:57:53

A inground pool needs to be drained below the skimmer level during the winter. The water lines need to be drained and blown out to prevent freezing. You may also put RV anti freeze in the lines to prevent freezing. IF you do not drain the pool and live in a deep freeze region some people will place a large object such as a 50 gallon drum in the pool to keep it from feezing solid in the pool. Others however do choose to drain the pool empty. If you leave water in the pool around feb. the cover should be pulled back and algaecide and liquid chlorine added so when opening time arrives you are one up on opening your pool.

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