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#1 skyrydr2 ONLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 08:15 AM

We I think I have lost my swimming pool !! The center has caved in WAYlower than the water level was when I put it up for the winter!! Oh well now I'll have more grass to mow :-) and less electricity bill ..

Edited by skyrydr2, February 23, 2014 - 08:16 AM.

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 08:43 AM

Took mine down last year & couldn't be happier NOT having it anymore.  One less thing to maintain.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 09:25 AM

Wife wants one again.  Had one years ago and when it ripped we didn't replace it.  That was about 14 yrs ago.  Now that we are retired and have some extra room in the yard she wants another one.  Not a big fancy one just big enough to lay in and cool off on those hot days. She had one when she was growing up. She is the pool person and likes taking care of it.  My brother bought a new house a few years back and it had a nice 15' X 24' X 5' pool . He gave it away before talking to my wife. She never lets him forget that. I always used to drain some water and put inner tubes in it in the winter. Might not of helped this winter as cold as it has been.      Roger.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:40 AM

I'm thinking something chewed through the liner on the bottom , as I saw tell tale signs this fall.... Doh!
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:43 AM

That's not a good way to get a drink!


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:16 AM

If it was chewed, at least you can get a smile that he isn't your problem anymore.

If you aren't going to actually swim and just float around and get wet, consider the ones that inflate at the top and you put away each year.
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:57 AM

My wife wants one but her mom has a huge in ground pool. It's like public pool sized. 12 foot deep to 3 foot deep. So that saves me from having to buy one.

Everyone I talk to says there are two good days with a pool. The day you put it up and the day you take it down.
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 12:17 PM

I have one of those 4' X 18' inflatables. A pool is almost a necessity here. I'll be putting it up again towards the end of March, and take it down in November. nice to have incase of a fire, and to cool off on those 100+ MONTHS.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 12:28 PM

Mama calls my tractor "Money Pits"!  I call here pool Her Money Pit!  She messes with it and g'kids use it. Course I have to fix all the stuff when it goes bad. I almost NEVER even go in it. Tell them I"m allergic to water!  We put in new liner last year. Think we had mole get under ours too, but never broke thru thankfully. It's going on 20yrs old and getting rough. Have always wanted to drive my 2-ton Chevy thru it for fun, but Mama says I DIE if attempted!  Never know, I Might Snap some day!  If I tried to run into it with a GT, might wash me away or at least over in few seconds and kill me! It would Bite back then, I guess?? Have seen videos of trucks run into  pools on TV. Think that is pretty cool really!  Would have to go have sit-down and a beer or two before the clean-up though! ha!


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 12:34 PM

We had a pool in our old house and as everyone has said it was a pain to maintain.   It was a big relief when we took it down.   Wife hasn't said anything about a pool here. :dancingbanana:


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 06:13 PM

I'm not unhappy but it was nice when the heat was up and the kids loved it.. I'll get a small one for the kids ......maybe... I hate the thought of picking one of those things up at the end of the season.....

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Posted February 23, 2014 - 11:29 PM

We had an inflatable when the boys were small--- the dogs spent as much time in it as the kids did, which was a lot! Now we just go down to the river and lie in the shallow water to cool off. When we moved here we took lawn chairs down and set them up in the water and just sat there for hours, but the river now is either raging, or too shallow for chairs. Gotta love climate change!


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Posted February 24, 2014 - 06:33 AM

We have a above ground pool going into it's 25th year , had to do some small repairs through the years filter , ladders some patches but the linner is original !  Wth my daugther going to college and son on his own I wouldn't put up another one BUT on hot days the dog waks up the steps to the pool deck looking at the gate then back at me then the gate then  me . So if the love of my wife  misses the pool the queen will order a new one for the prince lol


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Posted February 25, 2014 - 08:35 AM

Wow!  Thirteen posts in a dead swimming pool thread and no mention of NJ Ken.  They don't usually make it past three posts. :thumbs:


Edited by Canawler, February 25, 2014 - 08:35 AM.

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Posted February 25, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Wow!  Thirteen posts in a dead swimming pool thread and no mention of NJ Ken.  They don't usually make it past three posts. :thumbs:

:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

 

I thought the same thing !!


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