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Advice on closing above ground pool

Postby Michele » Mon 02 Aug, 2010 18:33

We purchased home recently that had an above ground pool that has not been used in over 2 years. The pool itself is in good condition, however, the cover over the pool had shredded in spots and debris had gotten into the pool. We had tried to shock and add chemicals, but we could not get the pool clean enough. We decided to drain the pool and clean all debris before refilling it again. With the heat this summer, the liner riped before we could refill the pool.

With only having a month left of the summer, we are thinking of closing the pool for the winter. Our concern is how to do this. Should we purchase a new liner, install it and fill the pool half way to close it up normally for the winter? Or just cover the pool to prevent additional water and debris from getting into the pool until we can properly open it next spring?

Our new home is located in a rural area and the cost to transport water to fill the pool is our main concern. We do not want to use our well water to fill the pool.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Michele


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Advice on closing above ground pool

Postby floridapooltech » Sat 14 Aug, 2010 21:23

Michele wrote:We purchased home recently that had an above ground pool that has not been used in over 2 years. The pool itself is in good condition, however, the cover over the pool had shredded in spots and debris had gotten into the pool. We had tried to shock and add chemicals, but we could not get the pool clean enough. We decided to drain the pool and clean all debris before refilling it again. With the heat this summer, the liner riped before we could refill the pool.

With only having a month left of the summer, we are thinking of closing the pool for the winter. Our concern is how to do this. Should we purchase a new liner, install it and fill the pool half way to close it up normally for the winter? Or just cover the pool to prevent additional water and debris from getting into the pool until we can properly open it next spring?

Our new home is located in a rural area and the cost to transport water to fill the pool is our main concern. We do not want to use our well water to fill the pool.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Michele



Is this pool located in the North where it may freeze, or is it down south where the temperature rarely dips below 50º overnight?
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Advice on closing above ground pool

Postby cover frustration » Thu 26 Aug, 2010 12:47

I would suggest closing the pool and then replacing the liner next season, just to ease on its wear and tear. If you want a pool cover that won't rip or let ANYTHING get in your pool check out this EasyDome cover. Its a dome style cover so debris slides off the top and doesn't pile up. The cover was lab tested in 60 mph winds so it shouldn't rip on you. Check it out http://www.easydomepoolcovers.com

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