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    I am bleeped, Fiberglass pool is cracked. =(

    I have had my fiberglass pool for three years (its about 15 years old purchased the house a few years ago. I was opening up over the past week and finally got everything balanced and ready. The water finally cleared a few days ago and I noticed a bunch of sand on one side. I posted in another thread on how to clean it up (thinking it washed in). And well I got my answer as to where it came from.... I was trying to suck it up about an hour ago (using a skimmer sock). And the skimmer ended up jamming into something. To my horror I noticed the shell was cracked about two feet in length. The picture is almost impossible to see, but here is my view.

    http://i.imgur.com/tTZyxZ6.jpg


    My wife and I are crushed. The pool is what tipped us into to buying the house. I got a feeling the only thing we can do is buy an entire new pool (which we can't afford). I am wondering how this even happened?

    In ground (installed 2000), fiberglass, cartridge filter, Pentair Super Flo Single speed pump (2014).

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    Re: I am bleeped, Fiberglass pool is cracked. =(

    Don't be crushed It can be fixed pretty easy

    It can be a DIY job but the best outcome is to have a boat repair shop fix it, they do it all the time.. they can do amazing things with fiberglass and can almost match the finish exactly or pretty close..

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Went...s+boat+repair+

    Ohhhh yaa, this is the guy you need

    johns fiberglass

    I hope this helps
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    Re: I am bleeped, Fiberglass pool is cracked. =(

    Casey in for the win!! (again)

    PLEASE keep us in the loop so we can see and hear what happens to help others in the future.

    Kim
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    Re: I am bleeped, Fiberglass pool is cracked. =(

    Thanks CB Casey!

    Its a relief (as you can imagine). Do you know the owner, or have dealt with them before? I notice you live in OK?

    I am going to try contacting them today, any idea on how much this stuff runs (100s, or 1000s). Or if the pool needs 100% drained?

    Thank you so much for the help!

    OH ya, its holding water. I have not noticed any noticeable drop. My chems are great, do you think its safe to swim in for now? Thinking to stay away from that area as it most likely is sharp.

    The water is clear now, here is a better look.
    http://i.imgur.com/ujQEuyy.jpg

    The rest of it is just settled debris (I checked).

    EDIT: It looks like it got ate away now that I can zoom in.... Could it of gotten a hair line fracture then dissolved under it over the winter. Trying to figure out if I caused it somehow. I only put algeacide and shock when I closed it.
    In ground (installed 2000), fiberglass, cartridge filter, Pentair Super Flo Single speed pump (2014).

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