Draining Your Above Ground Pool
There are a few situations where you will need to completely drain your above ground pool but it's important...
Above ground pools rely on water to keep their structure. It is imperative to keep the water level at least more than half way filled at all times. There are a few situations though, where you will need to completely drain your above ground pool so you will be left with the question, what is the proper way to drain my pool?
Draining Your Above Ground Pool – Typical Scenarios
Here are some situations where you might need to completely drain your above ground pool:
It’s time to change your liner. Either due to an unexpected puncture and leak, or getting the full life out of your liner and needing a change. This is one time it will be inevitable to completely drain the pool. Do not drain your pool in extreme weather conditions such as high wind or continuous rain.
You did not properly close your pool for the winter and are left with dirty water and would like to start with new fresh water.
You just purchased a brand new above ground pool from The Pool Factory and need to begin removing your good, old reliable above ground pool.
Chlorine lock has found another victim and it’s time to replace at least ½ of your pool water with new water.
Only if you are experiencing any of these situations or the small handful of others that require draining, should you continue to drain your above ground pool. Otherwise, your pool is best maintained when you can keep the proper water level year-round.
An empty pool (or as little as 1/4 filled) and an exposed liner on a hot day can cause the liner to shrink from the heat and deem the liner useless. An empty pool is also susceptible to collapse. Especially, in high winds and/or bad weather.
Keep in mind! Whenever replacing the water in your pool, both removal and refilling should be completed in the same day!
How Do I Drain My Above Ground Pool?
The Pool Factory offers a few different submersible pumps that are able to do the job:
AquaPro Automatic Pool Cover Pump 3,000 GPH w/Leaf Protector
The AquaPro Cover Pump is the finest pool cover pump ever designed. Features a powerful 110 volt 3000 GPH automatic submersible pump with a specifically designed strainer base. Learn more...
AquaPro Automatic Water Spider Pool Cover Pump 400 GPH
AquaPro Automatic Pool Cover Pump 400 GPH is an electric pool cover pump specifically designed for removing water off the top of pool covers. Simply, attach a standard garden hose to the pump and direct the waste water away from pool. The cover pump includes an easy clean pre-filter pad designed to prevent debris from clogging the pump.