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Why Draining Your Swimming Pool Could be a Hazard

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Dave No Comments

It’s something many people do every year without thinking twice — they drain their swimming pool for the winter even here in the Antelope Valley. It’s something that many people would first think to do when making a swimming pool repair and sometimes even less experienced pool installation companies might even suggest it.

However, we suggest you do just the opposite and only ever drain your swimming pool if you absolutely have to and here’s why.

The Drainage Hazard

First and foremost, draining your swimming pool can become a hazard to your bank account. As you probably know, pool repairs are not exactly cheap and being that they are a very specialized type of repair. Not everyone can do them… well, do them right at least.

What’s even more expensive than pool repairs? Rebuilding the entire thing after it’s caved in and this can happen if you drain your swimming pool. Now, with most new pools, you won’t have this problem, but there is always a chance that it could happen.

Depending where the pool is built, some pools weren’t built to hold up all the dirt pressure without the water pressures assistance, so if you drain an in-ground pool, then the whole thing might just fall apart. Imagine having to pay for a completely new swimming pool a second time!

Now that we have covered in-ground pools, there are also hazards with above ground swimming pools. These pools also should not be drained as this can damage and tear the liner, which as you can expect is not an easy or inexpensive fix. Once again, most all swimming pool repairs can be conducted without draining the pools.

The Health Hazard

It isn’t common, but it has happened before with small children and animals. Deep in-ground swimming pools tend to only pose a threat to people who can’t swim, but empty ones can cause all kinds of trouble.

Chances are you have a pool gate, but accidents still happen and falling into an emptied pool that is eight feet at its deepest is going to hurt. If you must drain your pool, always make sure to handle the repairs and get it refilled again as soon as possible to prevent injury and remember to only allow professional companies like us at Aqueous Pools make the repairs.

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