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    So I have the tarp over my pool that has a good bit of water in it. Also lots of leaves and some othe junk in it at this point. Last year I had a friend help me open the pool and he has a big pump to drain the top. This year I would have to rent a pump.
    But, if I fish out all the leaves and ****, could I just pull the tarp off and let all the water that's in the tarp just flow into the pool? I know it's kinda nasty water, but with all the chlorination does it really matter?
    Thanks to whoever responds.

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    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
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    Re: Opening

    It is up to you. Seems to me it would be easier in the long run to rent the pump but...................if you have the time and test kit.

    Spend the money on the pump or on the chlorine.

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    Welcome to TFP!

    Sure you can, but it will mean more work for the Chlorine, and you to clear it. What kind of pool are we talking about?

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    Re: Opening

    You could just siphon it off with a hose.
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    Re: Opening

    You can buy a small submersible pump for around $100 that would do the job. I'm sure it would be cheaper in the long run than renting.
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    Re: Opening

    You can get a 1/5-1/4hp utility pump on Amazon for just under $50.

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