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    Drain pool and start over???


    I am waging a battle against whatever is in the pool and feel like I am losing! Currently I am following the "shocking your pool" process as outlined in pool school. But my question is, is there ever a time when you would want to drain the entire pool and just start over? Right now, we are on Day 4 of shocking and are not making much progress. I wonder what the experts have to say on when, if ever, one should drain and start fresh?


    45k gallon, gunite (concrete) pool, cartridge filter (Stra Rite), Gas Heater, separate spa w/own pump/filter/heater.

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    Re: Drain pool and start over???

    Normally you don't gain anything by fully draining. If you've been using stabilized chlorine, a partial drain may be needed to get your CYA to a reasonable level. Can you post your test results?
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