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    Draining Pool Under Construction

    We are in the middle of our inground pool construction for a vinyl liner pool with polymer walls. It is a diving pool at 9.5 ft. deep. The concrete is in and he poured the pool deck around the paremeter this past week. He still has to clean out the inside real good so he can install the liner, etc. My question is it rained a lot over the weekend and completely filled the deep in of the pool. He is needing to run the electrical and prep work to install the liner at some point over this next week and he told me to turn the pump on and drain the pool overnight. Our yard retains a lot of water and have heard of these floating pool horror stories and wanted to get everyone's take if it is ok to drain the pool so he can continue with the instruction. Our new stained deck looks great and didn't want to cause any issues with the pool trying to lift, etc. It is pretty soaked out there and feel like I'm going to be taking a lot of counterweight off overnight.

    Thanks, Enlitn35

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    Re: Draining Pool Under Construction

    Welcome. If im reading this correctly, you do not have a liner in the pool yet? If this is the case, you should be fine to pump water out so he can run electrical. If water wants to come back in, it will. If this were a gunnite pool, there would be trouble but i think you should be fine.
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    Re: Draining Pool Under Construction

    Yes, liner pools don't pop. They go more like squish. The water makes water bubbles from the outside of the liner. Like Casey said, no liner, no worries.

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    Re: Draining Pool Under Construction

    Correct, we do not have the liner in yet and hoping he can knock that part out this week. I appreciate the feedback and feel better about that thing draining out there right now.

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