Forum Title: Draining in wet northern California
Attempting to get my pool in order. It's very dirty (although I have bleached it back from worse) and draining it at least half way would be a fast way to get a jumpstart on spring. My concern is the water table right now. With all the rain we've been getting in Northern California I'm concerned about a high water table, and if this pool floats upon draining there's no way I'd be able to fix it. Should I just skip draining all together? Wait for a bit warmer weather? How concerned about floating should I be and what are my realistic options?
Category: pool Post By: MIRIAM DOYLE (Vineland, NJ), 02/06/2019

The water table in your area should be a strong concern. What would help us is to know why are you draining? Did you experience overflow/flooding into the pool (dirt)? Were there some other chemical concerns (high CYA or CH)? You certainly don't want to jeopardize the shell of the pool. Besides water clarity, a full set of test results from your TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C may help us give you some advise on how best to proceed.

- AARON BROOKS (Lake Elsinore, CA), 04/09/2019

I suppose the main reason is to get to get better leverage for debris/leaf scraping out of the deep end. Using the vacuum in the past has taken forever, as it clogs up quickly. Was just trying to get the pool back to clean as fast as possible! I haven't even taken a full reading yet, but if it's anything like the years past I should be able to get the levels back in order quickly. The CYA has never risen too high on me. When I've tried to bring this one back just by shock, it's taken a ton of liquid chlorine, which would cost more than a sump pump rental and the water bill to refill.

- HAROLD MITCHELL (Sierra Vista, AZ), 03/25/2019

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