Submerge a garden hose in the pool and allow it to fill in order to start a siphon and empty the water. Place a hose cap on the end of the filled hose to keep the water inside. Move the capped end of the hose to the desired location for the water to drain before removing the cap.Continue Reading
Siphoning uses atmospheric pressure to move liquid from a body to a lower location. To drain the pool, the suction end of the hose must remain under the water at all times and the discharge end of the hose must be lower than the surface of the water. Attaching a weight to the suction end helps to keep it submerged in water until the pool is empty. Kinks in the hose, such as those that form where it bends over the edge of the pool, sometimes stop the water flow.
Before draining a pool, check local ordinances. Many do not allow draining the large water of volume into storm drains or sanitary sewers. If the home uses a septic tank, do not drain the water into the tank, as it floods the drain field and the chemicals in it kill the helpful bacteria in the tank. In most locations, the best alternative is to drain the pool onto the grass and allow it to absorb into the ground slowly.Learn more about Pools & Hot Tubs
The time it takes to fill a pool depends on the size of the pool and the flow rate of the hose used to fill the pool. The flow rate is measured in gallons per minute.Full Answer >
Winterizing an in-ground pool requires draining all the water from the hoses, filters and other parts, using winterizing chemicals and then, covering the pool with a pool cover. The whole process should be done well before the temperatures drop to below freezing and done properly, this procedure can save time and money in the spring.Full Answer >
Winterize a pool by cleaning it, chemically balancing the water to protect the pool from corrosion, shocking the pool, lowering the water level, draining the filter, removing the ladder from the pool and covering the pool with a cover. Winterizing a pool protects it from weather damage.Full Answer >
To hook up hoses to a pool pump and filter, attach the other end of the hose from the skimmer pipe to the pump, connect the opposite end of the return hose to the pool filter valve, and attach another hose to connect the pool pump and filter together. Hose clamps and water pump pliers are necessary to complete this project.Full Answer >