Draining Water From Your Swimming Pool  

by Pool Builders on 11-15-2009 in Articles

Do you think that it's finally time to drain water from your swimming pool? Be sure to double-check first because pool draining is a potentially dangerous procedure. Once you are sure that you need to drain the water then you should take these things into consideration, so you reduce harmful effects to the environment:

* Firstly, do not drain your water onto your lawn. Your pool with have thousands of gallons of water. And this will surely ruin your lawn by flooding it. Moreover, the chemicals contained in your pool water will harm the wildlife surrounding your home as well. In fact, you may never be able to plant anything in the soil contaminated by the water again.

* The solution to this problem is by draining your water into the sewer system. Most pools are equipped with a blue hose that is used for precisely this purpose. If your pool is not equipped with a pump and blue hose, then you need to rent a mobile pumping system instead. This will cost you extra, so you better make sure that the drainage is really necessary before performing the task.

* Be sure to pay attention to the water as it is being pumped out of your pool. If you see that the water is backing up then you should reduce the pressure. Time is gold, but it's always better to be safe than sorry. You don't want sewer water entering your pool, do you? Of course, it would also be helpful if you can hire a plumber to help you with the task at hand.

* Another professional you may want to hire is a pool technician. A licensed technician can help ensure that draining your pool will have the least amount of damage on your home and your pool. Damage to either will cost you much more than the small fee of hiring a professional to help you for one day.

There are many things you should take into consideration when draining your pool. But if you must, then you should follow the advice mention above.

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