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    empty pool????

    I'm renting a home with a pool. No one uses the pool, and it costs a lot to maintain. Is it necessary to keep water in it? Can I just drain it and leave it empty, or will that damage the pool/equipment?
    14'x28' vinyl liner inground 3.5-6' deep wedge hopper 15000 gal (used to say 13000- I calculated wrong), 1 hp pump with sand filter, 2 returns, 1 fountain, traditional chlorinated, pool house.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Denton, TX

    Re: empty pool????

    Welcome to TFP!

    Completely draining a pool can cause damage and if it does, it might result in problems for you with your landlord. Best to check with the landlord before doing anything beyond keeping the status quo with relation to the pool.

    Do you ever intend to use the pool? Pool upkeep may not be as expensive as you think if you take the right tack. The majority of us here at TFP keep our pools perfect using simple household chemicals (bleach, baking soda, acid) by doing the BBB method. Collectively, most of us grew weary from spending hundreds of dollars for chemicals from the pool store that you really don't need to use.

    Read the Pool School articles if you would like to learn more and enjoy the pool this summer. If you find that is not what you want to do, you should discuss options with your landlord before doing anything else.

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    Apr 2008
    Midland, Ontario

    Re: empty pool????

    Could you please post some specs on your pool? Generally it is not advised to drain a pool.
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