Pools are great for summer days, but if you don’t know how to drain your pool after it rains, you could be in for some trouble. Excess water can cause damage to your pool or its surrounding area. By following these simple steps, you can help prevent this from happening.
The methods described below are for built-in pools. Above-ground pools can be drained by simply opening the drain valve or using the pool pump as described below.
There are several ways to drain a pool after heavy rains. The most common way is to use the pool pump. Another way is to use a submersible pump. You can also use the siphon method or the bucket method.
the first thing you need to do is turn off the power to the pool. Check if the plugs and other electrical components, like the pump, are dry. This will help prevent any electrical accidents from surges while you are draining the water.
To use the pool pump. If you have power at the pool pump, remove the strainer basket and unscrew the drain cap. Turn the pump valve to the waste position. Turn on the power to the pump and let it run until the water level is below the skimmer.
To use a submersible pump, first, place the pump in the pool. Next, attach a garden hose to the discharge port and run it to a drainage area. Turn on the pump and let it run until the water level is below the skimmer.
If your electrical components are underwater or wet, you will have to drain the pool manually:
To use the siphon method. First, submerge one end of a garden hose in the pool. Go to your lowest laying drain and suck on the other end of the hose until the water starts flowing. Place the hose in the drain as low as possible to make sure you can drain the desired amount of water before siphoning stops.
The bucket method, may not be an option for larger pools, but can still work in case of an emergency, to get enough water out to prevent damage.
Once the majority of the water has been drained from your pool, you can begin mopping up any remaining water. Be sure to mop up as much water as possible so that it doesn’t seep into the ground and cause damage to your pool or its surroundings.
Tips for keeping your pool drained and free of water damage
There are a few things you can do to help keep your pool free of water damage after it rains.
1. Make sure that you have a drain cover installed on your pool. This will prevent the water level from rising and help to keep any debris or leaves from getting into the system and causing them to clog.
2. Inspect your pool’s drainage system regularly. This will help you to identify any potential problems that could cause your system to fail.
3. Keep an eye on the weather forecast. If you know that it is going to rain, take steps to drain your pool before the rain starts. This will help to prevent any damage from happening to your pool or its surroundings.
4. If your pool is located in an area that is prone to flooding, consider investing in a drain system and even possibly a sump pump. This will help to keep your pool from being flooded and will also help to drain any water that does manage to get into your pool.
Remember, don’t wait for the rain to stop before you start draining the pool. This will help prevent the pool and the surrounding property from water damage, especially above-ground pools that can break and burst open causing a sudden flood.
By following these simple tips, you can help to keep your pool free of water damage after it rains. By taking the time to properly drain your pool, you can help to prevent any costly repairs or replacements that may be needed down the road.
It is important to know how to drain your pool after it rains. By following these simple steps, you can help prevent any costly repairs or replacements that may be needed down the road.
Follow our tips for keeping your pool drained and free of water damage by making sure that you have a drain cover installed on your pool, inspecting your pool’s drainage system regularly, watching out for flooding in areas prone to this issue (like near rivers), and investing in a sump pump if necessary. If all else fails, contact us! Our team is ready and waiting with expert advice about draining pools safely.