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How to Drain Water from Your Pool after Rain

Shower, hard water, extreme chlorines are not only harsh enough for your pool but also the rainstorm is also hampered your pool chemistry. After the storm comes out, your pool may become debris, unhygienic, dirt, and other elements occur.

As you are a pool owner, you may better know the pool cleaning process regularly and save your pool at any cost. But what happens when your pool affected by a rainstorm? You may need to solve the issues professionally because of safely swim, Right?

Today, I am sharing with you the most valuable steps to keep the pool fresh after a rainstorm. You will also get the permanent drain system of your pool. So, let’s get started.

Is It Essential to Drain the Water from Your Pool?

To drain the water from your pool depends on the storm drain. Most of the pool experts believe that if the pool rainstorm a short rain shower, then a pool owner may not be concerned about draining the pool at any cost. They also suggest that it is a great way to know the user pool needs to drain or not with testing the water.

But when your pool is already affected by thunderstorms or extreme level storms, that means you should not avoid the drain system of your pool. Try to note the point where the skimmers are not visible above the waterline of your pool and check out the damaged area that affected your pool.

After that, you need to wait for clear weather to pull out the rainwater from your pool. It is better for you when to choose a sunny day. So, let’s completed the simple process to pull out some rainwater from your pool.

How to Drain Water from Your Pool after Rain

To do this maximum efficiency and effectiveness, you may need to do a straightforward process that is easy to follow the full-fill the process. So, let’s drain the rainwater from your pool professionally in a very short time.

Step 1: Clean Your Pool Deck

You can clean your pool deck to sweep the debris. To sweep the debris, dirt, and other elements, you may use a hose and sweeper brush. Note, you should remember that no dribs and other deck elements fall into the pool water. If the debris and other elements fall into the water, it may not be very easy for you to drain the water or clean the pool.

Step 2: Manually Remove the Debris

You may have a telescope to often cleaning the pool. If you have a telescope, you may need to attach a net or flat skimmer to clean the debris or other elements. You may need to do it several times manually. If the debris, leaves, twigs, and other types of equipment keep on the pool, that means the filtration system may not work at any cost.

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Step 3: Turn the Filter and Pump on Your Pool

 It would help if you got water to circulate again to remove all of the elements too small for your skimmer from your pool. It is much essential part to drain the water perfectly. Note that you surely need to wait for it when you have not enough power to do this job.

Step 4: Brush the Pool with a Strong Brush

Use a brush to remove the dirt, leaves, and harsh elements from your pool. Your pool may have a hole on the bottom of the ground; you should drain the debris and other elements via the hole.

Step 5: Vacuum the Pool

It is a crucial fact that finds out the amount of debris from your pool. Check out the pool ground; what’s your lookout? If you find the pool ground limited and less debris, you can surely use an automatic pool cleaner to clean the debris.

But what happens when the debris amounts a lot? Well, in this situation, you need to use a vacuum cleaner to clean the pool perfectly. You need to ensure that you turn your filter to “waste” before starting the vacuum. It would help if you continued to do the job until the debris is fully clean from your pool.

Step 6: Drain Some of the Water from Your Pool

Now, you already remove the debris and other elements from your pool. It is time to remove the water from your pool. Whatever, you can use a vacuum to remove the water. It would help if you continued to do this job until the water becomes level like the previous water level.

After that, you need to stop vacuuming and keep the filter turn “waste,” and you also connect the backwash hose to the filter waste support. Overall do the task; you may need to pump out the water from the filter waste port. To easily do the task, you can also use a sump pump on your pool.

Step 7: Test and Balance Your Pool Water

You may know that PH is an important element to check out the pool water chemistry. You may use a test kit or a liquid test kit to check out the water. After knowing the water level, you may easily balance the water PH without any issues.

Moreover, you should check out the chlorine level of your pool. Rainstorm destroys the pool chlorine balance, and the filtration process is not working. You must need to remove extra chlorine from your water pool to keep the pool safe.

Finally, you should check your pool cyanuric acid level—this acid fight against your pool’s soft water and weak sanitizer. Your pool cyanuric acid means the sanitizer is not worked properly.

How to Prepare Your Pool Before Rainstorm

Now, you have enough knowledge to do the task after a rainstorm. However, you can save yourself from a rainstorm to do some tasks. Which types of the task? Check out the below section.

Step 1: Keep the Outdoor Furniture Indoor

If your poolside furniture is not secure against storm wind, you need to remove them from the outside of your pool. When the storm wind comes, that means your furniture falls down on the pool and hamper the chemistry. You can remove the below elements.

  • Potted plants
  • Patio furniture
  • Drills and smoker
  • Cushion and chair
  • Decorative items

Note, you can keep umbrellas to your poolside when you install them permanently in this why I don’t mention the elements on the list.

Step 2: Keep Indoor the Accessories

You have collected anything which you already use your pool, such as kids toy, wood, and other accessories. You may also need storage shade and garbage from your pool. We need to collect the below elements.

  • Games and toys
  • Pool floats
  • Automatic pool cleaners, kit, and other elements

Step 3: Disconnect the Gas Lines and Electrical Elements

Though it is pro tips, you should follow this section A to Z. Check out the pool gas lines and electrical elements, which sometimes tricky for the pool owners. Gas line leak is a difficult issue to find and solve. Besides the gas line, you may need to stop the pump for a strong safety.

Step 4: Prepare the Pool Water

Let’s discuss the final step. Balance the water is a crucial fact for each of the pool owners. There are two types of tasks you need to do to prepare your pool water. The option which you can also avoid another is important which you must need to follow.

Optional: Proper way installation of a pool helps the water easily drain and another process. Whatever, you can make lower the pool ground to keep balance the water.

Important: You can keep your pool water balance to use some important tools. If you always keep clean, test the water and other elements, that means you can easily maintain the water level. So, do this to prepare your pool water, even a rainstorm.

Think about Safety

After a rainstorm, the electricity is truly a danger for any pool owners. I don’t remember you adding any electrical element after a rainstorm. To mix the electrical elements with water may not be very pleasant for you. So, think about your safety first and then start to drain the water.

Final Verdict!

We don’t know the previous weather condition. If we know the weather condition, we can not change the weather. So, we should prepare ourselves to keep working with bad weather. Now, you understand how you can drain the water after a rainstorm. I hope that you complete the process and drain the water.

About the author

Sharif Miah

Hi! I'm Sharif, the founder of Globo Pool® and I have been working in the pool & hot tub industry for the last few years. I love to share my experiences with people & hope you are enjoying my information and lessons!

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