My house and pool flooded on August 12th. This killed my pump of course. Here it is now Sept 17th. The water is black as night and has been sitting now for over a month and counting. I have replaced the pool pump, but since I have a cartridge filter I think I may be best off to drain the pool and refill it instead of trying to filter and chemical it clean.
The fear of course is that the pool could be damaged by draining it.
One guy is telling me no worries on the water table. It "should be down by now" plus he says his insurance would cover any damage. He says no need to do anything special, just drain the water out.
Another guy says he would drill holes in the bottom of the pool as it drains starting at the shallow end and more towards the deep end as it is being drained allowing ground water to enter the pool while it is being drained and that is the way to be certain you won't have a problem. After the pool is drained he would fill the holes. I do wonder though how this will look on my pool floor and how well these "filled" holes would hold up over time.
Any ideas on these two opinions?
Is there a surefire way to know I can drain the pool without it being damaged? If so, I would just drain it myself.
Thanks in advance for all of the great advice.