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Old 05-03-2021, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ.
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I need to drain my pool but I am concerned about doing it right now with temps rising and pool damage. It is a pebble-tec, not plaster. The pool is 30,000-35,000 gallons. The TDS is off the chart. Do I still have time to drain? Also, I have seen scary videos on youtube regarding the water table and pools being lifted out of the ground. Any worries about this in the Phoenix metro area, specifically the Northern Gilbert area? Thx..
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I need to drain my pool but I am concerned about doing it right now with temps rising and pool damage. It is a pebble-tec, not plaster. The pool is 30,000-35,000 gallons. The TDS is off the chart. Do I still have time to drain? Also, I have seen scary videos on youtube regarding the water table and pools being lifted out of the ground. Any worries about this in the Phoenix metro area, specifically the Northern Gilbert area? Thx..
The water table is about 600 feet down - not a problem.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I need to drain my pool but I am concerned about doing it right now with temps rising and pool damage. It is a pebble-tec, not plaster. The pool is 30,000-35,000 gallons. The TDS is off the chart. Do I still have time to drain? Also, I have seen scary videos on youtube regarding the water table and pools being lifted out of the ground. Any worries about this in the Phoenix metro area, specifically the Northern Gilbert area? Thx..
You shouldn't drain a PebbleTec pool if the temp is above 95°. If you are going to do it it looks like next weekend may be your best bet but that could change.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Victory Mansions, Airstrip One
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I wouldn't risk draining a pool this time of year. We've done a partial water replacement a couple of times by draining from one end of the pool and filling at the opposite end. It's not ideal, but you can lower the CYA and solids enough to get by the rest of the year.

FWIW, we got a big bucket of chlorine tabs at Costco a few weeks ago. I think it was around 80 bucks.

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Old Today, 09:09 PM
 
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Read the shortage articles and had to pick up algaecide at Leslie’s which is near my house. They had tons of buckets of 3 inch tabs and said the chain sources their own. I picked up an extra tub to have on hand. The shortage will work itself out in time like toilet paper last year. There are so many pool services so fire yours if you are unhappy with the service. Ask on NextDoor for referrals in your neighborhood. I found my guy on Angie’s 6 years ago after firing the 20 year old with an attitude who complained I hadn’t gotten my palms trimmed fast enough for him. I supply the chemicals although Dan said he picks up for his elderly customers. He owns the business and does the pool himself. I pay $20 a week for service.
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