Intex pools are a popular choice for homeowners who want to enjoy the benefits of having a swimming pool without the high cost and maintenance. Whether you're preparing for the winter season or simply need to store your Intex pool temporarily, draining and storing it properly is essential to ensure its longevity. In this blog post, we will guide you through five easy steps to drain and store your Intex pool.
Step 1: Gather the necessary equipment
Before you begin the draining process, make sure you have all the necessary equipment on hand. You will need a submersible pump, a garden hose, and a large container or drain area to empty the water into. Having these items ready will make the process much smoother and more efficient.
Step 2: Turn off the pump and filter system
Before draining the pool, it's important to turn off the pump and filter system to prevent any damage. Locate the power switch or unplug the system from the power source. This step will ensure that the pump doesn't continue to circulate water while you're trying to drain it.
Step 3: Connect the submersible pump
Connect the garden hose to the submersible pump and place the pump in the deepest part of the pool. Make sure the other end of the hose is positioned in the desired drain area or container. The submersible pump will effectively remove the water from the pool, allowing for a quicker draining process.
Step 4: Drain the pool
Turn on the submersible pump and let it run until all the water has been drained from the pool. The time it takes to drain the pool will depend on its size and the power of the pump. Monitor the process to ensure the water is flowing properly and adjust the hose if needed.
Step 5: Clean and store the pool
Once the pool is completely drained, it's time to clean and store it. Use a pool brush or a soft cloth to remove any debris or dirt from the pool walls and floor. Allow the pool to dry completely before folding and storing it in a cool, dry place. Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper folding and storage to avoid any damage to the pool.
By following these five easy steps, you can effectively drain and store your Intex pool. Properly maintaining and storing your pool will not only prolong its lifespan but also ensure that it's ready for use when the swimming season returns. Remember to always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for specific guidance on your Intex pool model.
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