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    Draining pool question

    I have a 24' AG pool that has a high level of CYA. I know I need to drain atleast 50% of the water and add fresh water to the pool in order for me to start the cleanup mess and start to the shock process.
    I do not have a submergable pump to drain out the water, therefore what is the quickest and easy way of draing that water?
    Any suggestions will greatly help.
    Thank you in advance.
    24' Above Ground Vinyl Pool
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    Re: draining pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    When I get heavy rains that require me to drain the pool i just put a few coils of garden hose in the pool then i crimp the hose at water level and pull it over the side, that starts the siphon effect.
    Hope that helps.
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    Re: draining pool

    Thanks.
    I will give it a try!
    24' Above Ground Vinyl Pool
    Hayward Sand Filter
    1.5 Hayward Maytix Pump

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    Re: draining pool

    Yep, just start a siphon and wait. I use a 75' hose and send the water from my cover down to the lake.
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    Re: draining pool

    I have used the vacuum hose to drain. I stick it through the skimmer and down to about the level I want to stop at. It's a little harder to get the syphon started, but drains the water way quicker than garden hoses.
    Karen
    18' x 4' AG Vinyl liner
    Waterway 100lb sand filter with 1 1/2 hp pump
    Middle TN

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