Experts believe that it is always a rather unwise approach to take up the gauntlet of draining a fibreglass pool. A professional must be hired for the purpose. Why? There are specific reasons behind that, but before going through them, it is perhaps apter to discuss the most common reasons why people think that they need to drain out fibreglass pools.

When the water gets Dirty and stanky

It is the most common reason why people would opt for draining the water of a pool. This happens more so after a natural calamity or a few years of neglect.

However, the fact is, it is best to treat the water by adding chemicals and by vacuuming in these cases. It will take 2 to 3 days for the water to get back to normalcy.

When someone has moved into a new home with a fibreglass pool

People tend to drain out the water when someone has moved into a new home with a fibreglass pool. Indeed, it is a big NO-NO!

Foreclosure of Homes

When an individual has taken over another property or has taken the responsibility of whipping the property into another shape, look and feel, that may lead to draining out of the pool water at the backyard of the property. Alas! It’s nevertheless a wrong move - yet again!

So what to do when it is time to clean the pool?

Simple! When it is time to take care of the water and purify it, the best move is to summon a professional for the purpose. And again, it is perhaps the best move is to summon the very swimming pool installation that had installed it.

The logic behind it is that a significant proportion of these fibreglass pools will incur some damage, whenever efforts are made to drain the water off without taking appropriate measures. That is the reason it is so imperative to summon professionals who are expert in this.

However, what are these ‘appropriate measures’?

Here are the measures that are taken by the professionals when it comes to taking care of the water content of a fibreglass pool.

The first step would ostensibly involve measuring the amount of water in the grave of the pool. That does not imply the amount of water ‘in’ the pool! The pool may be dry, giving a false impression to people that since it is dry, that means they do not have to deal with any water.

That is wrong!

The cavity of the pool that was dug during the installation is no different than any other pit. Hence, like any other pit, it also fills up with water by default. The type of soil will determine how long that cavity will remain filled up with water. If the soil is sandy, then it has more permeability, allowing the water to get absorbed. Clay soil is least permeable, and hence the water remains. All these need to be taken into account during the first step.

The second step is to brace the pool properly. The fibreglass pool designs will determine how many braces it will require. It is crucial as these pools are designed to be filled up with water. Hence, emptying them will subject them to the pressure of the surrounding soil, which may lead to crumbling and deformation of the pool.

Hence, only after proper bracing the water needs to be drained out - finally!

Author's Bio: 

The author runs a company that carries out the installation of fibreglass pools of various designs.