How much can I drain my pool?

Jun 25, 2008
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#1
I have a 24 ft above ground pool. My pool looked like a swamp when I opened it. It also had alot of debris at the bottom. I was told by a pool company not to drain my pool? I have read your forums and could not find any information on this subject with above ground pools. How much of the pool can I drain to get the debris out of the bottom? I was told if I drained it the liner would shrink. I really do not know any other way to get it out. Also I was told it I put new sand it the filter it will help clear the pool. Thanks jdeltateacher
 

Casey

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Apr 17, 2007
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#2
You do NOT need to drain your pool! All you need is POP *pool owner patience*, a leaf rake and lots of bleach for shocking, a pool brush to brush the sides and bottom and running your pump 24/7 til it clears.

If you drain it, you may run the risk of ruining the liner and causing your walls to collapse. :shock: It is un~necesary! :wink:
 
Jun 25, 2008
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Casey said:
You do NOT need to drain your pool! All you need is POP *pool owner patience*, a leaf rake and lots of bleach for shocking, a pool brush to brush the sides and bottom and running your pump 24/7 til it clears.

If you drain it, you may run the risk of ruining the liner and causing your walls to collapse. :shock: It is un~necesary! :wink:
Thanks for the info. Could you give me some information on how to change the sand out of my pump? I have a waterway. Thanks
 

Casey

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I'm sorry. I can't. I don't know a thing about them. I have a Hayward DE.

Someone will be around shortly to help. (They really know their stuff! 8) )

Hope you can get swimming soon!
 

Butterfly

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May 31, 2007
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jdeltateacher said:
Could you give me some information on how to change the sand out of my pump? I have a waterway. Thanks
How old is the sand in your filter? It usually lasts for years....and years.

Welcome to the forum :lol:
 

Butterfly

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#8
Did they give you a reason for needing to change your sand?

If it was my filter, I would not change the sand just because someone at the pool store said that I needed to do so. :?