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    A REAL Swamp with salamanders

    I'm in the same boat. New owner of a pool never looked after for 5+ years. It's full of cedar junk and salamanders.
    Was more of a pond with a bull rush plant and blue heron fishing when we first saw it.
    Have drained most of the Black water out and have to get in with waders to get the 2 feet of swamp out.
    Concerned about the liner floating both sides of the deep end.. What to do now?
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    Re: A REAL Swamp with salamanders

    You need to get water in that pool and fast before it dries out. I would call around to find a pool installer that is willing to help you reset the liner. I hope the liner can be saved.

    Good luck!

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    Re: A REAL Swamp with salamanders

    I agree with Kim you need to add at lest a foot or two of water now. Then clean the gunk. Then either reset the liner yourself or have a pool guy do it.
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    Re: A REAL Swamp with salamanders

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new pool! I think you get the prize for the first swamp of the 2016 pool season!
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    Re: A REAL Swamp with salamanders

    That's a doozy! I'd agree. Suck out the rest of the dirty water that you can and get some water in there. See if there is a nearby installer willing to help you out resetting the liner while refilling. A water truck would be best so that you can fill quickly when needed.

    Speaking of water... is it city water or well water you'll be filling with? Well water is notorious for iron issues that you may want to avoid, depending on location. City water is the safest bet.
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    Re: A REAL Swamp with salamanders

    Thanks everyone for the advice.
    Yes we are on well water that is high in Iron and magnesium.
    40'x15' ? in-ground cement pool with liner. Sand filter. will update more info later today as i get it.

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