What happens when you don't keep water in your inground pool?

By Linda Pillard

There’s no doubt that summers in Northern California can be HOT and having an inground pool is a major plus if you’re a homeowner because this means you can enjoy your pool anytime during the summer months without having to deal with the hassles of an above ground pool.

Even though you may use your inground pool a lot during the summer, there may be times when you are tempted to not keep your pool filled or to drain your pool during the winter months when it’s not in use but the BIG question is what actually happens to an inground pool when you don’t keep water in it?

Why You Should Keep Water in Your Pool

Not keeping water in your pool can damage the structural integrity of the pools shell, especially if we have another wet winter because all of the rainwater has to go somewhere and that ground water can also cause your pools shell to heave, pushing it upward out of the ground.

To avoid damaging the structural integrity of your inground pool you should keep some water in it all year long, even if that water begins to look “swampy” because, any repairs to the pool, or cleaning, can still be done to the pool when there’s water in it.

Consider Hiring a Professional Pool Company

Instead of looking at your pool as a liability you should view it as an asset that will only help to increase the value of your home when it comes time for you to sell.

If you don’t have the time to maintain your pool you should consider hiring a professional pool maintenance company because a pro can easily clean the dirtiest pool and make repairs (if needed) without you having to do those tasks yourself.

Learn More

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