When Should I Drain my Swimming Pool?

  • In situations where your water has a high level of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), our pool technician may recommend that you drain some water from your pool and add fresh water
  • If you find out that a large tropical storm is approaching, you may want to drain some water to prevent overflow.
  • In the event that you need a pool repair or resurfacing, our service techs will take care of this process.

Regardless of the reason, consult with a swimming pool expert before deciding to take water out. The following water level lowering procedures apply to inground and above ground pools, as well as saltwater and chlorine-treated pools. If you decide that draining your pool is necessary, our guide will show you how to drain water out of your swimming pool correctly, regardless of what type of filter you have.

Warning: We do not recommend you drain a pool past the skimmer line. Doing this may cause your pump to run dry, thus damaging or destroying it.