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  • Some swimming pools are designed to have water in them at all times. The pressure of the water keeps the pool walls standing, while removing the water from the pool could lead to structural damage. Growing up, the neighborhood pool was filled with water year round, and in the winter it basically looked like a scummy green skating rink.

    • General Grant Circle

      Speaking as a former pool operator the above comment is correct. Many pools (particularly large and strangely shaped ones) NEED water otherwise cracks form and walls cave in. It is a simple process to chlorine shock and then filter the pool prior to opening (this is also much cheaper and environmentally more friendly than draining and refilling).

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  • andy

    Did they drain the little kid pool?

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