I am sitting here in Indiana watching the snow come down and wishing for pool weather! In the meantime, I have a question about draining our pool this spring. We had a new company close our pool last fall and the guy talked to me about draining our pool and refilling in the spring. The previous company we have used for 5 years closed our pool using about 80 gallons of antifreeze, which they then drained into the pool upon opening in the spring. The new company says that is bad for our water, especially over time and that we should drain and refill this spring. We have an inground pool with a vinyl liner and a very high water table. I told him I was concerned about floating the liner in the process. He says they have a system they have been using (I can't describe it!) whereby they can drain the pool without floating the liner. The problem is that it costs about $1600 to do this. Does this make sense? Is it ever necessary to totally drain your pool to get a "fresh start"?
Thanks so much for your help.