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To drain or not to drain - $64.00 question

To drain or not to drain - $64.00 question


Old 09-24-05, 02:52 PM
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To drain or not to drain - $64.00 question

Winter is coming and I'd like to get some pros/cons on draining a pool. It doesn't get that freezing cold here in socal but I know some pool owners drain their pool to save on chemicals and the time and effort to clean/sweep.
Thanks for any advice.
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Old 09-25-05, 04:30 PM
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definitely not a good idea , plaster can crack when dried out, debris can stain the plaster and the worst possible ,... the pool can actually pop out of the ground if the soil gets saturated enough, it happens every year, and yes it happens here in so. calif. i have personally seen the pools, more than one.

virturally destroys the pool and is very expensive to remove the debris.

Old 10-19-05, 01:35 PM
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Steve is very right. It's best to either winterize and drain the pipes and equipment, or put a timer on it and let it run 4 or 5 hours each day and just let it run if the temp drops below 40 degrees.
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