How To Siphon Water From An Inground Pool? [Facts!]

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So you have just bought that brand new, fancy pool. Congrats! But now you have to deal with the annoying problem of where do you put it? If you live in an area where winters are cold, you definitely want to consider putting it in the ground. But wait! There is still water in your pool! How can you get that dirty water out of there? You could always siphon it! Siphoning is the process of drawing liquid out of one container and into another. The most common use for siphoning is to drain a septic tank or pond. But did you know that there is a simpler, faster, and more environmentally-friendly way to do it? Let’s find out how to siphon water from an inground pool—the smart way!

Install A Swimming Pool Cover

Even though you have just bought the most beautiful and luxurious pool, you need to protect it from sun damage and the prying eyes of curious children and animals. You can install a swimming pool cover. These covers are completely waterproof and feature a zipper that makes them easy to open and close. They also have the added advantage of blocking harmful UV rays. When the sun is at its peak, its heat can actually be felt through the fabric. So if you live in a warmer climate, you might want to consider skipping this step. This is especially important if you have a flat or gently sloped pool area. If your pool area is sloped, you might experience some areas getting cooler than others. This could result in some discomfort for you and your family. It’s also advisable to use a cover for large pools.

Drill Holes In The PVC Pipe

Depending on the size of your pool, you might need to use PVC pipe to drain it. This kind of pipe is available in different diameters and are also made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This is an eco-friendly and sustainable material because it is recyclable. Drill holes in the smaller diameter PVC tubes (1/2 inch and 3/4 inch) near the ends and then thread the tube through the pool’s skimmer. Make sure the tube is completely clean and free of any blockages before you proceed. Otherwise, you might end up with a nasty surprise when you try to drain the pool.

Tie A Small Trench Around The Base Of Your Pool

Around the base of your pool, dig a small trench and cover it with gravel, pebbles, or smooth stone. You can find out more about this at You can also use the trench to lay a pavers’ path or lay some tile. Whatever you do, make sure the base is completely waterproof and that there are no sharp objects near it (like sticks, for example). If you are lucky enough to have rain gardens or ponds near your pool, you can help nature by tying a hose to the base and letting it soak into the ground. This is a great way to reduce your garden’s water usage while still enjoying the benefits of a natural pool. In case of a break in the hose or the connection to the garden tap, you would be able to use the ponding system to collect water for up to 30 days.

Pour Clean, Fresh Water Into Your Pool

Pouring water into a pool is beneficial to the environment because it cleanses the pool. But before you do it, make sure there is no fish in the pool or if there are any, they are all dead. When the water reaches the right temperature (between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit) it becomes easy to drink and good for fish and other aquatic life forms as well. Make sure the hose from the faucet is directly connected to the pool and pour slowly to avoid flooding or water damage. You should also clean out the pool’s skimmer and the area around it before putting the pool water in, especially if you have a marble or stone surface around it. These are good for disinfecting the water before you put it in your pool.

Lift The Pool Out Of The Water

If you live in a area where winters are cold, you might want to consider raising the pool out of the water. There are several ways to do it. One way is using an air pump with a tube that connects to the top of the pool. If you want to use this method, you will need to drill several small holes in the sidewalls of the pool to allow the air to circulate under the water. Make sure you use a high pressure air pump which can deliver up to 40 PSI (pounds per square inch) of pressure. Make sure you wear a mask to protect your lungs from getting over-inflated, especially if you have small children around. You can also use a net to keep the small fish away while you’re lifting the pool out of the water. Once you’ve raised your pool, you can add plants like water lilies to keep the water cool and clean. Even though this is a time-consuming process, it’s beneficial to your health and the environment. Plus, there is always that pleasant feeling of accomplishment when you finish raising your pool.

Siphon The Water Out Of Your Pool

To drain your pool and return it to its original condition, please follow these steps:

  • Turn off the water supply from the pump to your pool.
  • Remove the dirt and debris from the pool’s water using a standard pool vacuum pump.
  • Tie a hose to one of the holes near the base of the pool and connect it to the faucet.
  • Empty the water from your pool into a bucket or container.
  • Dry the pool area using a garden hose.
  • Replace any decorations or accessories on your pool that were damaged during the draining process (like lights or fenders).

Congratulations! You just drained your lovely new pool. Hopefully, this article taught you a thing or two about how to put it together and make it work perfectly. If you enjoyed reading this article, please share it with your friends and family on social media! Your feedback and participation in this conversation is important to us. Thanks!

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