Other than the common inground swimming pool, an above-ground pool is another pool style that many homeowners choose to install because it’s more affordable when it comes to the installation cost. Just like an inground pool, you have to maintain the water by draining or vacuuming it regularly, especially if you think that the water is not good enough to swim or foggy.
Not only to maintain the water itself but also if you’re planning to replace the liner due to leaks or tears, balancing the chemistry level of the water, changing the water after winterizing, and other reasons that require you to empty the whole pool. Of course, vacuuming an above-ground pool is something that you can do by yourself with simple tools so you don’t need to call a pro.
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How to Vacuum Above-Ground Pools
1. Check Your Local Authority
Since the water contains some chemical products that may harm the environment, you have to make sure the correct way to dump it
- Check your local authority to know the rules better on how to dispose of swimming pool water.
- You may need to dump the water into sewage if you empty it completely.
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2. Start Vacuuming
Once you’re done confirming the rules of pool water disposal in your area, you can then move forward to the next step which is vacuuming or draining the water by using the siphoning way. In this step, you will only need a hose. The steps are:
- Attach the garden hose to the faucet then fill it with water.
- Submerse the other open end of the garden hose into the pool.
- Once you see some air bubbles popped up from the pool water, remove the hose from the faucet quickly.
- Lower the hose quickly on the ground and wait until the water is drained properly.
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3. Ensure to Vacuum Completely
The siphoning method may not drain the water from the above-ground pool completely. If you want to drain the remaining pool water, then you have to do some extra jobs. Some other ways that you can do to drain the water completely are by using a pump, vacuum, or bucket. Of course, the most effective way that does not need a lot of elbow grease is using the pump or vacuum. You have to be willing enough to remove the water from your above-ground pool if you use buckets.
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So, those are three simple and quick guides on how to vacuum an above-ground swimming pool by yourself which means that you can save extra budget for other needs instead of hiring a pro. However, if you want to make sure everything handled in a pro way, then you have no other choice than to call your trusted pool service.