How Often Should You Drain and Refill Your Pool?

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What could be more inviting on a warm and sunny day than a clean pool with glistening water? On the other hand, no one would want to jump and soak in water full of floating debris. Fortunately, you can avoid the latter scenario with regular pool maintenance.

Read on to learn when you should drain and refill your pool.

When to Replace the Pool Water

You should replace pool water every five to seven years. As much as possible, you should drain and refill your pool during mild weather. It’s to avoid pool damage caused by direct sunlight and heat. Moreover, a pool maintenance company can recommend the ideal time to drain your pool.

With regular pool maintenance, you can reduce the number of times you need to replace the water. Doing so will also protect your pool water from harmful elements. It’s best to leave its care to experienced professionals to avoid damage to your pool.

Why You Should Not Drain a Pool Too Frequently

It’s risky to leave your pool without water. Draining water can put a pool at risk of damage, including hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure refers to the groundwater pressure around and under your pool pushing against its walls and floors. The pressure of groundwater beneath the pool pushes up against the floor. In concrete pools, this can cause the pool floor to shift and crack. While in vinyl and fiberglass pools, it can lift the floor and also cause damage to the walls.

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