Whether you need to drain your above ground swimming pool as temperatures drop or you simply want to get rid of dirty water, draining your above ground pool can be a quick project that is great for people with a do-it-yourself attitude.
First, you will need to select a tool to siphon the water from your above ground pool. You can use any of the following instruments for siphoning the water from your pool: a medium-sized water pump or vacuum pump. Rather than having to purchase a brand new pump, you may be able to rent one from your local hardware store for at an affordable hourly rate. This may prove more cost-effective if you only plan to drain your above ground pool once or twice per year.
Now, you need to insert the head of the pump near the center of your pool. Be sure to unravel the entire length of the pump's hose so the head of the hose can reach the center of the pool and be submerged in the water. Next, plug the pump into a suitable electrical socket and be extremely careful not to let water near the electrical outlet. Furthermore, always dry your hands before plugging the pump in, operating the pump or removing the plug from the outlet. Finally, switch the pump on and let it go to work. Other than monitoring the pump, the rest should take care of itself. However, you should remain on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly. Allow at least several hours for the water to be drained. Also you may want to set up some kind of drainage system if you don't want the water being spread out around the above ground pool. You can also funnel the water so that it runs downhill, if your yard has a slope.