How Often Should You Drain Your In-Ground Pool?

services-36.jpgIf you have an in-ground swimming pool and you live in a warm weather climate where the risk of freezing is low, such as Florida, you may not think about draining your pool very often.

There are some instances in which draining your in-ground pool is necessary. It’s usually required for performing routine maintenance such as painting or patching cement or repairing underwater lighting fixtures.

But even if you don’t need any maintenance projects, draining your pool’s water is recommended at least once every couple of years in order to keep it safe.

Pool Service Pompano Beach — Total Dissolved Solids

Over the course of a few years, the total dissolved solids (TDS) found in your pool’s water can build up to the point where it can be challenging for your pool technicians to maintain the proper water chemistry to keep your pool safe for swimming.

When TDS get too high, they can form mineral stains on the walls and floor of your in-ground swimming pool. If they are allowed to continue to build up, they can even start to erode the pools surface materials.

Pool Service Pompano Beach — The Pool Draining Process

Once TDS levels start to rise, it can be very difficult to lower them using traditional chemical treatments. The best approach is usually to drain the pool’s water completely and start over with fresh water.

Your pool professionals at Aqua Buddy Pools can take care of this process for you. While the water has been drained from your pool, they may recommend a deep cleaning of the walls and floor, as well as any repairs, patching, or painting that needs to be done.

The process of draining and refilling your pool can take anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the size of the pool and the complexity of the maintenance that needs to be performed. But if it enhances the safety of your family, it’s more than worth the inconvenience.

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