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    Drain or fill???

    Hello Everyone,
    Just getting the pool ready. This is a pretty simple question (I think). I have an above ground pool with about 6-8 inches of murky water. I am not sure what approach to take in order to clean it. Should I work to clean the water that is in there and then fill it? Of course it cant be filtered since it is so low so I am only chlorinating it and using a small hose vacuum. Or should I fill it to the fill line and then slam it? I ask this question because I can drain it a bit more but it wont drain completely because the ground is very level.
    16x48 inch Intex pool,6000 gallons, 1000gph pump, TF-100test kit.

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    Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Re: Drain or fill???

    With that little water, I would get rid of it and refill fresh.
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    Re: Drain or fill???

    Ok, I'll try that. Thanks
    16x48 inch Intex pool,6000 gallons, 1000gph pump, TF-100test kit.

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    Re: Drain or fill???

    Can you throw a pump in there to drain the last of the water? Then you'll have a nice fresh refill....
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