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    Marci M's Avatar
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    URGENT!! Draining pool

    I'm in the process of draining and refilling my pool to lower my CYA. It took longer than I thought to drain it.
    I have a vinyl pool. Would it be okay to leave my pool half empty till I can refill it tomorrow? (Approximately 12 hours)

    Will the integrity of my pools structure be compromised without the weight of the water holding it up?
    13 K gallons, in ground, rectangle, 14 x 30 Vinyl, single main drain, Sand filter, Hayward Tablet Chlorinator, Pentair Pump

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    Re: URGENT!! Draining pool

    No absolute guarantees without knowing your water table, but the odds are in your favor that you will be okay if there is still a foot or so of water in the shallow end. Can you leave your refill hose on slow and check mid-way through the night?

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    Re: URGENT!! Draining pool

    Yeah, I would suspect that by only going to halfway you are just fine. Good luck with that CYA and let us know how it turns out.
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    Re: URGENT!! Draining pool

    Update: pool is refilled with no incident. I'll will test cya when I get home from work.
    Thank you for your responses.

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    Re: URGENT!! Draining pool

    Excellent! Thanks for letting us know.

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