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Thread: Draining a Gunite Pool

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    Lebanon, PA

    Draining a Gunite Pool

    I want to drain about 10,000 gallons out of my 25,000 Gunite/plaster pool to bring down the CYA levels.
    What is the risk of popping the pool with that amount of drain?
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    Re: Draining a Gunite Pool

    Are you in an area with a high water table? Is your yard soggy for a while after it rains? At the bottom of a hill? Will draining 10k gallons empty out one side of the pool?
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    Re: Draining a Gunite Pool

    Is that Lebanon PA? Please add that to your profile.

    Very little unless your ground water is exceedingly high. Even then you're talking about less than 50%. It should be fine.
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