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Pool Drain and Clean

Only experienced pool professionals should undertake pool draining and cleaning.
Learn how your Poolwerx service technician can get your pool looking its best again with a pool drain and clean.

Pool Drain and Clean

Only experienced pool professionals like Poolwerx should undertake a pool drain and clean.

In many cases, a pool drain and clean will be a last resort, but sometimes it’s the only way to get your pool looking its best.

Pool draining and cleaning may be necessary if you’ve experienced substantial dirt flooding, long-term algae staining, metal staining, or there’s simply no other way to restore your old, degraded pool surface. In some areas high calcium levels in regular tap water mean that a pool drain and clean is occasionally necessary to keep your pool looking its best.

Our service technicians are happy to visit your pool and determine if it is suitable for cleaning and how well the surface will respond.

In extreme cases, such as metal staining or dirt flooding, your pool may need to be acid washed. Using a diluted acid solution, your Poolwerx technician will remove a very thin layer of pool surface to expose a fresh, clean layer. Due to the nature of this process, an acid wash should always be a last resort. Your service technician will help you decide if this level of service is required.

Drain and Clean Process:

1. Pool drained using Poolwerx-supplied pump

2. Pool surface high-pressure washed

3. Pool surface inspected and small stains treated

4. Pool surface acid washed and pressure washed again (if required)

5. Pool refilled and restarted

6. Poolwerx computerised water test and balance

Drained Pool

Drained Pool

Draining and cleaning your pool is a multi-day process. Not only do Poolwerx technicians have the necessary skills and resources for this task, we’re also fully insured to undertake a project of this size so that you can enjoy greater peace of mind.

To determine whether a pool drain and clean is the right option for you, request a service with our technicians today.

Please note that this is a specialist service, as such it may not be available from your local Poolwerx. Contact your nearest store or mobile service unit to confirm.

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Pool Drain and Clean Frequently Asked Questions

Are Poolwerx technicians insured to drain my pool?

Yes. Our Poolwerx technicians not only have the necessary skills and resources for this task, they are also fully insured to undertake a project of this size so that you can enjoy greater peace of mind.

Why is draining a pool a last resort?

Underground pools are built to contain large amounts of water. If your pool water is not removed correctly, it may cause structural damage. In extreme cases, the pressure placed on the outer walls of the pool by the surrounding earth can cause the pool to ‘pop’ out of the ground.

Often, pool problems can be fixed by adding the right chemicals, cleaning the pool’s surfaces and filtering the water. Using these techniques will save you time, money, and water.

When would draining a pool be necessary?

Pool draining and cleaning may be necessary if you’ve experienced substantial dirt flooding, long-term algae staining, metal staining, or there’s simply no other way to restore your old, degraded pool surface. In some areas high calcium levels in regular tap water mean that a pool drain and clean is occasionally necessary to keep your pool looking its best.

In extreme cases, such as metal staining or dirt flooding, your pool may need to be acid washed. Using a diluted acid solution, your Poolwerx technician will remove a very thin layer of pool surface to expose a fresh, clean layer. Due to the nature of this process, an acid wash should always be a last resort. Your service technician will help you decide if this level of service is required.

How long does a pool drain and clean take?

Draining and cleaning your pool is a multi-day process. To get expert advice and a time estimate for your pool, book a service with one of our Poolwerx technicians.

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