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Do you have to drain an underground pool for winter?

Do you have to drain an underground pool for winter?

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Old 03-27-06, 05:36 PM
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Do you have to drain an underground pool for winter?

Hello! I am from Minnesota and my cousin just had a pool made this fall. I just visited her this week and she didn't drain her pool! I know it isn't any of my business but do you have to drain a pool for winter? I am just concerned!
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Old 03-27-06, 07:23 PM
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marie6676, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Most inground pools are not drained as it is possible for them to be pushed up out of the ground if empty. The water level is usually taken down below the filter level so the piping is empty and will not freeze.
 
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Old 03-29-06, 02:49 PM
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Ummm, no. Draining a pool can result in all kinds of bad things, including the shell floating out of the ground. In most areas to close a pool you just blow the water out of the exposed portion of the pool plumbing system, drain it below the skimmers, put some chemicals in to retard algae growth, and cover it until spring.
 
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