Life Hack: How To Drain A Swimming Pool With an Old Hyundai

November is almost upon us, which means that many of our northern compadres are way overdue to winterize their swimming pools. For most who like to use their things for more than one season, this is a tedious process that involves shocking it with caustic chemicals, partially draining the thing, tearing down a host of equipment, some serious scrubbing, and procuring a heavy duty cover. While most of these procedures can be managed with enough time and money, there is still the matter of what to do with the 5,000 or so gallons (that’s 18,927.06 litres for you worldly folk) of water to be pumped out of said swimming pool.

That number increases dramatically in the event that your pool has developed an algae problem, such as the one illustrated in the accompanying video.  Fortunately, the resourceful owners of said swimming pool happened to be in possession of a heavily used Korean SUV (or is it a CUV?) along with a healthy stash of scrap lumber, perhaps from a dismantled tree fort or tool shed; it’s really tough to say.

The scrap lumber was fashioned into a ramp immediately adjacent to the pool which allowed the vehicle to be launched across the pool and compromise the wall on the opposite side. Fortunately for the subjects of this video, the ramp was constructed with sufficient structural integrity to handle multiple jumps since the swimming pool did not initially drain completely, necessitating a second pass.

A keen eye would note that once the yard was flooded, the car struggled with traction and ground clearance due to mud and ruts. This could easily be rectified with better tires and some minor suspension modifications. Sadly, though, Supreme Suspensions has yet to offer a lift kit for early model Hyundai Santa Fe’s. Perhaps our R&D team will take note.

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