Why Drain a Pool?
There are several reasons why you may need to drain a pool, or, rather, lower the water levels. If your pool needs repairs or resurfacing, you may need to have it drained.
But the number one reason you may need to drain a pool is excess water after a storm. Depending on your location, it’s possible to experience time periods of torrential downpours. In some areas of the U.S., you can accumulate several inches of rain in just a few hours.
We frequently get asked the same question from concerned homeowners seeking a solution on how to drain a pool after a strong storm. It’s important to know how to address excess water in your pool and understand how to drain a pool correctly to keep it healthy.
In actuality, you should never fully drain a pool, but you can lower the water levels. Completely draining a pool should be done by professionals as there are structural and equipment issues that could cause severe damage to your pool if fully drained.
Approaches on How to Drain a Pool
You can lower the water level in your swimming pool to keep proper skimming action and avoid contamination from flooding. For inground pools with a sand or DE filter, the easiest way to quickly lower the water level is to place the multiport valve into the waste position and roll out the backwash hose. If instead, you have a slide (push-valve), backwash the filter to lower the water level.
Some swimming pools have a hose spigot located on the pool pump, or on the valve of the filter. While the pump is running, you can release water via the spigot.
Watch Premier’s Service Expert, Cole, walk you through the process “how to drain a pool”: