How to drain an above ground pool

Drying process
Above ground pool

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When winter is coming and it is freezing everywhere, it’s about time you need to drain your above ground pool. This will keep the water from freezing and damaging your pool. However, not many people know how to do this task correctly. That’s why we are here today. In this article, we will show you how to safely drain your pool so that you can use it again next year.

The reason

The reason

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To prevent the water from damaging your pool is one reason; another is to replace the water with new one. During the summer, there can be a lot of algae or debris in the pool that simply shocking the pool will have no impact at all. In addition, it could be that you need to relocate your swimming pool or any other personal reasons. The thing here is that if you do not let the water out properly, you can do some serious damage to the pool. You should only drain your pool only when you have no other option.

Enough with the reasons, now let’s get to how you can get it drained.

First, the time

The time

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The ideal time for doing this should be your day off and when the sun is shining. You are going to need a lot of time to do this because of the sheer amount of water to get rid of. A sunny day will speed up the process for you, saving you valuable time for other activities.

Next is the way to do it.

Garden hose

If you want a cheap and readily available way, do this. Common sense will tell you to use your mouth and suck the water out and then the water will automatically come out thanks to physics. You don’t have to do it, it’s dangerous and unhygienic. A better way to do it is to attach the hose to a faucet, open it to let the water into the pool for just a short period of time. Then you have to remove the hose quickly and let it lay low on the ground (lower than the pool). Siphon will handle the rest.

Electric pump

Electric pump

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A much faster and more expensive method to do so, in comparison with the other method. However, if your time is precious and you have the capital, go ahead and use this one.

No matter which method you use, keep in mind the followings:

  • Make sure that your hose can stretch far away from where you set up your pool.
  • As the water level keeps decreasing to about 12 inches, you can start removing debris in the pool
  • For garden hose method, as the water level gets lower and lower, remember to keep your hose below the water line.
  • When only a little water remains, use a plastic broom to sweep the water towards the drain to get it done quickly

Drying process

Drying process

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When almost all of the water is out and only a few droplets remain, you can begin the drying process. You can let it dry naturally under the intense heat of the sun or you can manually speed up the process.

You can use either a shop vacuum, which is extremely effective even in winter, or you can use some large towels. Either way, make sure that your pool is 100% dry before folding it and storing it away. This is to keep mold from forming and destroying your pool.

That is all you need to know regarding this matter. By following this, you are guaranteed to have the best above ground pool among all your friends. If you want to know more about this subject, don’t hesitate to visit our website.

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Hotel collection Hungarian goose down comforter review

Material
Hotel collection Hungarian goose down comforter

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What can be more satisfy than sleeping in a comfortable comforter on your bed every night? But even how many money you spend, it isn’t always guaranteed that you’ll get what you want. So in this post, I’m going to give you a detailed review of the Hotel Collection Hungarian goose down comforter and throughout down comforter guide – downcomforterguides.com.

Hotel collection Hungarian goose down comforter review

Product detail

The comforter is covered with 600 thread count pure Pima cotton cover and filled with high quality Hungarian hypoallergenic white goose down. The fill power is 700 which is quite high. All of Hotel collection products are filled with Ultra Clean Down which has been carefully purified using a special washing process so it isn’t likely to cause any allergic reaction. And it is machine washable.

Pros

Pros and cons

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The 700 fill power will definitely make you feel so warm that you wouldn’t want to leave your bed. And the hypoallergenic material is a great improvement. And the 600 luxury thread count will definitely keep your down in place. If you’re allergy to down and haven’t had the chance to try a down comforter, now is your chance. And the machine washable feature is really neat. Down quality is amazing, it’s soft, light-weighted but still very warm.

Cons

The only thing to complain is that the price is quite high for the average user so you should consider your budget before buying this.

How to choose a down comforter

Here’s how you should choose a down comforter

Fill power

fill power

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This will determine the warmth of your comforter. Depends on how you want to use it, there are 3 different categories of fill power to choose from. Bellow 300 fill power is suitable for an area with warmer winter. The 300-500 fill power has an average warmth so can be used as a year-round blanket. And the 500 and above is perfect for freezing winter. There’re also options for 900 fill power but I must say, this comforter will make you feel really hot. Unless you are living in the North Pole, you wouldn’t want to use these to sleep.

Down type

Down vs synthetic

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There are 2 different down types:

Natural down

They are often made from goose or duck down. Natural down can provide a better comfort and warmth. But sometimes, they could cause allergy to the user. And natural down usually cost more than synthetic down (obviously)

Synthetic down

This can sometimes call “alternative down” since their purpose is to replace natural down. There are many different synthetic downs, each one will have its special functions. But they often fail to deliver the quality of natural down.

Material

Material

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Thread count

The number of thread count will determine how tightly woven is the fabric. The tighter it is, there’ll be less chance for the down inside to slip out.

Fabric

This is the barrier that keeps down inside the comforter and not leaking out. A high-quality fabric is designed to keep your comforter last forever.

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