I have a 16 x 32 inground pool with a sand bottom and a vinyl liner. The
liner tore and I have lost about 8 thousand gallons of water. The pool
person that looked at the damange told me that all the water that went out
of the pool would not cause damange to the pipes that lay in the sand
bottom. I live in Oregon, we have had more then enough rain this year and
the pool is going on day 12 with the water loss. What damange should I be
The only damage I would be concerned about, is to the side walls of the
pool. Their integrity is in some part dependent upon outward pressure from
the pool water. Next spring repair or replace the liner
How close are you to the water table? If it's above the lowest point of the
pool, it will disturb whatever sand and dirt is underneath the liner, and
float the liner up (along with pushing said dirt and sand through the tear).
What is stopping you or the pool guy from expediting a repair?
On Jan 13, 8:42 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
By circulating the water. Moving water doesn't freeze as easily.
That's why you can protect a boat by hanging electric water "fans"
under it. If the pool level is too low you can not operate the filter
system which is what keeps the water moving around.
He never mentioned circulating water. More importantly, as anyone
with an inground pool in climates where it gets cold enough for the
pool itself to freeze can tell you, circulation is not used to prevent
pool from icing over. You just drain and winterize the pump/filter
system as appropriate, leave the pool full and it freezes just like
In more temperate areas, eg FL, where they keep pools open year
round, they do have freeze protection systems on pools that will kick
the pump on when it gets down to freezing to keep the water moving
and prevent the pumping eqpt from freezing during brief cold periods.
But in Oregon, like here in NJ, I'll bet the practice is to close the
for the winter, cover it, and then it doesn't matter if it freezes or
His real issue with the damaged liner is keeping water in the pool so
that he doesn't have structral issues with the ground moving in
an empty pool. Freezing ain't on the list.
Yes, its used on boats, but I've never seen it used on a pool to
in the pool itself. Have you?
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