How to Recover a Flooded Inground Pool

Flooded Inground Pool

A flooded inground pool is a nuisance at best and hazardous at worst. If your fibreglass inground pool is at the cusp of flooding or already flooded, it is important that you take immediate steps to recover it. In this article, we have laid down a few steps that will help you do the same.

Check the damage caused to your pool

To check for damage caused by the rainstorm, you’ll need to take a look at your inground pool. This can be done with or without help from a professional. If you’re not sure about how to proceed, here are a few tips:

  • Check for any leaks in your liner and make sure that no water is coming through them. If there are any leaks, it’s best to get them repaired as soon as possible. If you don’t, they will cause more serious damage than they already have, such as causing mould growth.
  • Look over all equipment used in maintaining and cleaning up after a rainstorm. This includes pumps, filters and other tools needed during regular maintenance. You should also check out hoses used during draining operations or anything else that could be damaged by water damage at any point.
Clean the flooded pool deck

Flooded Inground Pool


It is important to clean the pool deck. If you have a leaf blower, use it to blow debris out of the pool area, but be careful not to inhale any of that debris (it can cause lung irritation). If there’s still a lot of stuff on top of your fibreglass pool newcastle, use a pressure washer and try not to spray too much water at once. You might also want to consider doing some cleaning with pool brushes or a vacuum.

Do not drain the flooded pool

There are many reasons why you should not drain your flooded pool. The primary reason is that water is a good insulator, which means it can help you recover your pool quickly. Also, draining water can cause damage to everything around it and make repair work more difficult or nearly impossible. It also creates an environment where bacteria and algae grow much faster than they would if there was no drain on top of them.

The second reason not to drain your flooded inground swimming pool is that you risk causing expensive damage. When draining a flooded inground swimming pool, it’s important to remove all debris from within. This way, you can ensure that no stones get lodged in drains or pumps—a process known as “chipping.”

Filter as much debris as possible

Flooded Inground Pool


The next step in recovering your pool is to scoop out as much debris as possible. This can be done with a net or skimmer or by removing the debris with a vacuum or leaf blower.

Partially drain out the excess water down

If your pool is totally flooded, you can partially drain out the excess water down. This will be helpful in getting rid of some of the excess water and will allow you to clean up and repair your pool more easily.

  • First, find a bucket or other container large enough to hold all of the water that has drained into your inground swimming pool.
  • Next, remove any debris from around the opening where it meets with its surroundings. This way, there are no obstructions that could cause problems when trying to pump out all remaining water.

We recommend using a venturi pump as it can quickly drain your pool without using your pool plumbing system.

Venturi pumps are more efficient than other types of pumps. They can be used to drain a pool more quickly and efficiently than other types of pumps. This allows you to get back into the water sooner.


Flooded Inground Pool


Now that you’ve removed all of the debris from your pool, it’s time to vacuum. While you are vacuuming, make sure that you keep an eye on the pool skimmer. In case the water level reaches below the skimmer, take a pause, and refill the pool before continuing. The water level should remain in the middle of the skimmer.

If you are running a filter and have an automatic cleaner, stop the filter when vacuuming. Otherwise, keep the filter running at its normal speed.

Test the Water & Balance it

The next step to recovering from a flooded inground pool is to test and balance the water. This can be done by adding chemicals to balance out the pH levels or simply testing it with a pH meter.

Then, you will have to get rid of all the excess water in your pool, so you’ll need to drain it off before starting any sort of repairs. You may also want to consider draining out all of your chemicals, so they aren’t left behind and cause additional damage once they’ve been removed from their containers.

Shock the Pool

Flooded Inground Pool


Shocking the pool is a great technique that you can use for balancing the water. In this process, you have to add chlorine to the water to raise the “free chlorine” level. This way, it will reach a point where it will destroy contaminants like bacteria, algae, and more.

It is important that you run your pool pump for at least 24 hours. After this, let the swimming pool be for 2 days. This way, you can rest assured knowing that every single biological contaminant has been taken out.

If you have an Inground Swimming Pool, you can use shock treatment to recover from a flood or leaky pipe. We recommend using one gallon per thousand gallons of water in your swimming pool when performing this procedure. So make sure you have enough supplies on hand before starting.


A flooded inground pool can cause a lot of damage to your home and belongings. The best way to get the water out is by following the above-mentioned tips. Depending on how severe the damage is, you may need to hire a professional company to do this work for you. They will be there to help you out with all the damage.

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