After a long, hot summer, it’s finally time to say goodbye to your swimming pool. But before you can take down the pool, you need to deflate it.
How to Drain & Store an Intex Pool
Although deflation may seem like a daunting task, it’s actually quite easy!
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly deflate your swimming pool.
What You’ll Need
- A garden hose
- A siphon pump (optional)
Step 1: Remove the Pool Cover or Tarp
If you have a pool cover or tarp, the first step is to remove it. Once the cover or tarp is off, you should sweep off any debris that may have accumulated on top of the pool.
Step 2: Draining
Next, you’ll need to connect one end of the garden hose to the pool drain plug and either put the other end in a drain or flower bed, drain the pool. If you cannot connect the pool the open the drain valve to release the water or use a bucket or pump.
Step 3: Place the Hose in the Pool and Turn on the Faucet
Once the hose is connected, place the other end of the hose into the pool. Then, turn on the outside faucet so that water begins flowing into the pool. You’ll want to keep an eye on the level of water in the pool so that it doesn’t overflow.
Note: If your outside faucet is not strong enough to create a steady flow of water, you can use a siphon pump to help move things along. Simply place one end of the pump in the outside faucet and turn on the pump. Then, place the other end of the pump in the pool and let it do its thing!
Step 4: Let The Water Drain Completely
Finally, once all of the water has been drained from your pool, disconnect the garden hose and store it away until next summer!
Deflating your swimming pool may seem like a daunting task but it’s actually quite easy! Simply open the air valve to deflate, it is a good idea to clean the pool before deflate and letting it dry to prevent mould.
Once all of the water has drained out of your pool, disconnect the hose and store away until next summer!
About the author: Chris loves the outdoors and has developed a love of gadgets and inflatable toys, from kayaking and paddle boarding to relaxing in his hot tub at home. The founder of WhichInflatable and has been the editor for 7 years.