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#16 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:35 PM

Now you gotta put some rails up where the pool used to be to keep folks from stepping off the edge of the deck.

 

Nope...the deck is gone too.  It was down within an hour of my 1st post.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:38 PM

I got most of the sand pushed up into a pile.  My plan is to do some more dirt work up near the house to get a gentler slope, then lay down gravel, landscape fabric, then sand, then paver stones to build a patio area for the wifey.  


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:43 PM

Congratulations Daniel. We (Dad and I) installed an in ground 18x36 pool in 1977. I remember the year because I got a brand new Suzuki TS250 and it sat there by the pool while I mixed cement and built fencing etc. all that summer.  In the end I couldn't enjoy it as it turns out I have a sensitivity to chlorine that would make my skin itch and my eyes water. It was a big draw for all the neighbourhood kids though and my younger sister and brother both got lots of fun out of it. I had the fun of vacuuming it for several years. When my parents sold the house the pool was a liability but eventually they sold it. The next people who bought that house bull dosed the pool into the hole and filled over it. End of story. 


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:12 PM

we have a 30' above ground pool like yours and im so sick of this pool i cant stand it . we have had this thing for 8-9 years it cost between 5-800 dollars a summer ( 4 months ) to keep it running . last summer it almost went i think this summer it is going . hours and hours getting it ready and they were in it like 5 times . the local pool is much cheaper or pond-creek-river . i second Daniel , if your thinking about getting one DONT DO IT



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:28 PM

Pool, aka "Money Pit". We've had for 15yrs or better. New liner last year, professionally put in.  I don't deal with it, Wife's duty. She and Grandkids only ones who go in it and that isn't much anymore. Chemicals got expensive, till someone mentioned some that are used in Ponds. Don't know chemical name. Just a little handful of granuals and a Chlorine tab once a week or so and she stays real clear.This year is first time it was clear, others was always cloudy, no matter what we did.  My job is to keep the pump set-up and running and mechanical set-up and packing in fall.  I might go in it once or twice all year, don't like water that much. Won't be another if this thing dies tho. Always wanted to drive my  54 Chevy 2-ton thru it, just for fun and neat Ending of it.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 05:39 PM

We had a 30' above ground at the old house, like everyone has said it was a real pain to keep up and a big Money pit.  Between us and our neighbors it never got enough sun so it was always cool.  I finilly got fed up with it and sold it.  We had a deck that went a about 1/2 around the pool and one day the wife was having a garage sale and someone asked her if she wanted to sell the bottom part of the deck.  So her husband and sons came took it apart in sections and hauled it off.  We now have a Jacuzzi but we don't use that much anymore.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:24 PM

Pools are a way of life for most Floridians. I've had two in-ground and will NEVER, let me repeat that, NEVER, have another one, in-ground or above.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Had a nice pool a few years ago.. Many fond memories of it but in a way I'm glad I don't have to deal with it anymore.. Would we get another one,,,, Probably not but still glad we had one to enjoy for a few years.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:34 PM

  Won't be another if this thing dies tho.  

 

Hmmm, glgrumpy is walking by the pool, while checking his shotgun, getting ready to go hunting, when suddenly there is an accidental discharge...........and it blows a hole right through the side of the pool!  What a shame!   :smilewink:  I've thought about this before myself!



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 08:30 PM

It sure would have been a good E-Tank.


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Posted December 28, 2012 - 08:32 PM

It sure would have been a good E-Tank.

 

I thought it would make a great freshwater shrimp farm, but I have enough to do.  :smilewink:   I do LOVE shrimp though!



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Freshwater shrimp farm, now thats the best idea i'v heard yet Daniel. You might have given a great ider there for others. :D



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Wait...pool demolition and you didn't call NJKen to help??? :D



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 10:32 PM

Wait...pool demolition and you didn't call NJKen to help??? :D

That's the first thing that went thru my mind when I read the title. :rolling:


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:27 AM

That's the first thing that went thru my mind when I read the title. :rolling:

He does have experience!






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