How to Drain a Pool with a Garden Hose

How to Drain a Pool with a Garden Hose

I know how much you love your pool. The last thing you would want to imagine not to swim in it. However, the nightmare sometimes does come in real.

Sometimes, the water gets so pale that you don’t have any choice but to drain your pool. To make the situation worse, the pool pump can break.

Well, whatever the case, draining your pool can solve your problems. But who needs a plumber to do this simple job if you can do it all by yourself?

All you need to do is to learn how to drain a pool with a garden hose and you’ll be good to go.

Drain a Pool with a Garden Hose Step by Step

I would suggest you use the simple spigot method. To make it work, you have to use a garden hose that is long enough so that you can submerge one end completely inside the pool.

As for the other end, you should be able to attach it to an outdoor faucet.

Step 1: Your garden hose basically has two ends, right? Well, firstly, attach one of the ends of the garden hose to your faucet.

You have to submerge the other end of your garden hose inside the pool.

Step 2: Now, you should make sure your faucet is letting a full stream of water to pass through the hose. Turn it on and make sure the water passes right. It shouldn’t be just a trickle.

After you’ve noticed that the water is exiting the submerged end of the hose, you have to turn it off. Usually, this will happen within the first 30 seconds.

Step 3: If you’ve done everything above correctly, it’s time for you to remove the hose from the faucet. Make sure you do it very fast.

Afterward, kink the hose near the other end that you attached to the faucet previously.

This kink will make sure the water stays inside the hose. It’s more like when you place your thumb over an end of straw the straw contains liquid.

Step 4: As the end of the hose is kinked, you’ll need to carry the end to a location where it has got the drainage system.

Make sure that as you walk, you’re holding the hose end high enough so that it stays above the level of water in the pool.

Now, it’s time for you to release the kink. Afterward, once you reach the drainage area, you’ll have to set the hose end down.


  1. Once the pool is drained totally, you’ll need to cover your pool or refill it. Keep in mind that the sunlight can cause harm to your drained pool.

After you’ve refilled the pool, wait at least for a week before you swim. Why? The chemicals need at least a week so that it can reach all the proper levels inside the freshwater.

So, it won’t be safe for you to swim as soon as you refill the pool with water.

  1. Seal this information inside your brain. Once your garden hose is contaminated as you’ve inserted it into the clean-out port.

So, make sure you don’t use it for anything that involves food, cleaning or drinking.

What’s Now?

See? Learning how to drain a pool with a garden hose is not too hard, is it? With these simple steps, I’m sure you’ll be able to drain your pool perfectly. And the best part is you won’t be needing any plumber to get your job done.

So, what’s keeping you waiting? You’ve done all your homework, so get to work now.

About Lynne Sadowski

I have been working as a sales man in a hose pipe shop for the last few years. During this time I have gained enough knowledge about hose pipes which I have tried to highlight on this site. Hopefully I can solve all your problems with hose pipe as well as suggest the best product.

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