Above ground pools rely on water to keep their structure. It is imperative to keep the water level at least more than half way filled at all times. There are a few situations though, where you will need to completely drain your above ground pool so you will be left with the question, what is the proper way to drain my pool?
Draining Your Above Ground Pool – Typical Scenario’s
Here are some situations where you might need to completely drain your above ground pool:
It’s time to change your liner. Either due to an unexpected puncture and leak, or getting the full life out of your liner and needing a change. This is one time it will be inevitable to completely drain the pool.
You just purchased a brand new above ground pool from The Pool Factory and need to begin removing your good, old reliable above ground pool.
Chlorine lock has found another victim and it’s time to replace at least ½ of your pool water with new water.
Only if you are experiencing any of these situations or the small handful of others that require draining, should you continue to drain your above ground pool. Otherwise, your pool is best maintained when you can keep the proper water level year-round.
An empty pool (or as little as 1/4 filled) and an exposed liner on a hot day can cause the liner to shrink from the heat and deem the liner useless. An empty pool is also susceptible to collapse. Especially, in high winds and/or bad weather.
How Do I Drain My Above Ground Pool?
The Pool Factory offers a few different submersible pumps that are able to do the job:
Can be used to drain a pool cover or pool. Powerful, removes 1800 gallons per hour. Fully automatic operation brings water level down to less than 1/2″. Works with any standard garden hose. Wide strainer base protects against jamming from debris.
This pump is our most basic electric pump that removes 350 gallons per hour. This will also do the job, but may take starting to drain your pool the night before you need to have it done or planning for two days.