On some Intex pools, you may need to screw a Hose Adapter onto the female garden hose end and then thread the hose adapter into the drain valve. This will prevent the water from coming out immediately when you remove the drain cap.
Because it’s only gravity draining, you can’t drain it too far uphill – and it will take a few hours for small Intex pools, to over 12 hours for larger pools. You may want to begin draining an Intex pool the night before you plan to dry, fold and store it.
Intex pools -- the same as with all other swimming pools -- require a filter, pump and the appropriate chemicals, such as chlorine, to keep the pool water clean and sanitary for swimmers. Cleaning tools such as brushes, nets and skimmers should be used to keep the sides and surface of the pool free of algae and debris.