I have an old pool that loses about an inch per night. We had it
caulked this year and that stopped the leakage for most of the summer
but toward the end it started to lose water again.
The pool has a concrete(Gunnite) bottom but fiberglass sides. It is 20'
by 40' so an inch a night is alot of water.
I am thinking of filling it in if I cannot find out what is wrong. I
know that the plumbing is good but the skimmers do not work so we
plugged them last year. That means I have to clean it weekly.
Any suggestions? My pool guy says that we could start digging to find
leaks in the filter line but it may not be the issue.
I live in a suburb of Chicago so three months of pool time is not much
for this pool.
If I want to get rid of it, what are my options?
On 15 Oct 2006 18:46:40 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Just let the water drain, then get some dynamite and blow it up, or
hire a guy with a dozer and destroy it. After that, buy a new pool.
No big deal. A few bucks and you will have a brand new leak proof
Why not just let it drain ? When it stops going down, you have just
At that point you can make up your mind whether you have a small
to plug or major maintenance.......
A swimming pool is a hole in the ground that you must throw money
and labor into on a weekly basis..... However, it may be cheap to fix
add value to your property........
Andy in Eureka, Texas
Break up the gunnite bottom with a sledgehammer. Fill the pool with fill
dirt to about 6 - 8 inches from the top. Fill the rest with screened
topsoil. You'll have a nice flat area for a garden or lawn games,
surrounded by a walkway.
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