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    Draining my pool

    i'm going to drain my pool to change out my hydrostatic valve. I wanted to make sure with you all, how long can the pool stay empty. My pool guy told me that it didn't matter since I have a hydrostatic valve. is that correct? Anything else I should know before I drain it??
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    Re: Draining my pool

    I spent a long time working for a concrete contractor and have seen level ground do some crazy things to concrete, so I'm a believer. In that vein, I would try to drain when it is dry and not keep it drained for long. There is a reason PBs leave holes when they gunite. Risk may be slight but cost of failure is high.
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    Re: Draining my pool

    I wouldn't leave it empty any longer than necessary. Not because of the floating issue. It's not good for the plaster for it to sit dry for too long.
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    Re: Draining my pool

    Did you have the pool built?
    My contract states for my warranty to hold I can't keep it empty for more than 1 day for maintenance.
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    Re: Draining my pool

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