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    Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    Hey Forum!

    I am happy to tell everyone that me and my Uncle (more so my Uncle) have successfully drained the pool. We are in the process of cleaning and pressure washing it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for next steps that I should I take to ensure that this pool opening is succesful? I am a newbie and I appreciate any feedback!

    Thanks TFP and every who responded to the few posts that I have made.
    Pool Size - Trying to figure that out. SBMW 2000 (2048 Model) Inground Pool.

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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    HI,
    I don't think we've met. I'd suggest you test your the water you are planning to fill it up with, so you can be prepared with the appropriate products.

    Share them with us here and we'll help you figure out whats next.
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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    Oh ok that is a great Idea. I am going to order a test kit. Today.
    Pool Size - Trying to figure that out. SBMW 2000 (2048 Model) Inground Pool.

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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    Another question, too, how do you determine the volume of your pool? Is their some standard measurements I can use to gather this info? I am going to be measuring the pool this weekend to at least get the dimensions of it.
    Pool Size - Trying to figure that out. SBMW 2000 (2048 Model) Inground Pool.

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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    use the pool calculator to get the size, if you need to break the pool down into smaller regular shapes, then add it all together, full instructions on the pool calculator near the bottom.
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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    Now what, you ask? Sell tickets to some skate rats!

    On a more serious note, make sure the gate is locked, so no skate rats get in. Or anyone else.
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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    If you don't need to know the volume before you refill it, and you know where your water meter is, you can take before-and-after readings to get a very good idea of the volume.
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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    Thanks Guys for all the assistance, everyone of you. Richard if I had skaters, I would let them take off, I am a fan of skating.

    We had to cover the pool today because of potential rain. After further analysis, We noticed their were some small hairline cracks in the liner, but the liner still retains water. Anyone have any suggestions for filling in those cracks? And also does anyone have any suggestions for smoothing a liners surface?

    Anyone have any recommended cleaning solutions for power washing the pool? The surface of the pool is really dirty.
    Pool Size - Trying to figure that out. SBMW 2000 (2048 Model) Inground Pool.

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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    What do you mean by "liner" - do you mean vinyl liner? Or some other surface...

    can you post a pic?
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    Re: Draining of Pool Nearly Complete Now What.

    Hey Frustrated,

    I refer to it as a liner, but it is plaster over gunite. I just call it a liner because I am slow.
    Pool Size - Trying to figure that out. SBMW 2000 (2048 Model) Inground Pool.

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