Draining Your Swimming PoolPosted by in How It Works
Since there are many types of swimming pools, there are also many ways to maintain them. The most frequently drained pools are those that are filled up with water and drained after use, such as kiddie and inflatable pools. In-ground and above ground swimming pools, on the other hand, needs a different type of draining method.
It’s important to be aware of the type of pool you own, so that you know the right kind of pool pump you need for maintenance.
Main Drain Pools
Main drains, found at the bottom of the pool, are common in commercial swimming pools, above ground swimming pools, and most in-ground residential pools. If your pool has a main drain, then you can make use of that to pump down the water.
Non-Main Drain Pools
If the pool doesn’t have a main drain, use a submersible, trash, or pool pump instead. If you have an above ground pool, use a hose to drain off the water. Take note that siphoning only works with above ground pools.
If you want a faster draining method, use a trash pump. This is a heavy-duty pump that can pump out several gallons of water at a time, making it one of the fastest ways to drain a swimming pool. If a trash pump is out of the budget, ask around if you can rent one.
There’s more to swimming pool draining than what it seems. Before you decide to drain your pool and replace it with cleaner and safer water, ask your friendly swimming pool supplier for advice or seek the help of a professional.