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    How much can I drain my Pool?

    I have a Plaster IG pool.

    My Cya is "around" 100.

    If I were to drain the pool, what is the safe amount you can drain a pool down? We have pretty high water tables usually in Florida I think.

    I'm interested in the max safe amount not only for now, but in case something needed to be done in the future for something else.
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    Re: How much can I drain my Pool?

    Do it in stages. Drain say 30% and then refill. Drain 30% again and refill. etc.

    It uses a little more water (but not as much more as you would think) but makes it an absolutely safe operation.
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    Re: How much can I drain my Pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Do it in stages. Drain say 30% and then refill. Drain 30% again and refill. etc.

    It uses a little more water (but not as much more as you would think) but makes it an absolutely safe operation.
    Thanx!
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    Re: How much can I drain my Pool?

    Not sure where you are but this might help ...
    http://waterdata.usgs.gov/fl/nwis/rt
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