If you own a pool, perhaps you’ve thought about having it drained. Typically, draining it entirely ends up not being the best of ideas. However, there are still reasons for getting it done, and we want to review them with you. Here are some of the reasons pool draining may be in your best interest.
Reasons to Drain an In-Ground Pool
If you’re just performing standard maintenance, draining should not be on that list. If you perform draining, total dissolved solids, or TDSs, can go up. Not only does this render chlorine less effective than it normally would be, but it also means your eyes and skin will suffer irritation while in the pool.
Pools can also deteriorate, and they can be put at risk for exposure to stains from brown magnesium, as well as calcium deposits.
Ideal times for in-ground pools to be drained are when you need to repair the interior, or if your TDSs have to be stabilized.
Reasons to Drain an Aboveground Pool
Sometimes, while we may attempt to keep the pH levels of our pools balanced, you can still get cloudy water. Only in this situation should you ever get an aboveground pool drained. With that said, you want to refill it as quickly as you can so that the liner doesn’t shrink or get stretched out.
Tips for Draining a Pool
The ideal temperature for getting resurfacing or repairs finished is when the pool’s temperature has gone below 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pools should also not stay drained beyond two days. If they stay drained for longer, you run the risk of the foundation shifting, and this can cause substantial structural damage.
Lastly, consulting a professional for advice on draining is always a safe bet. They’ll make sure mistakes don’t happen during the draining process, and they can tell you when draining is even necessary. Draining should only ever be done if a professional has advised you to do so.
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