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    thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Hey guys!
    Been contemplating this of late, seems like my pool is getting used less and less so I may just get rid of it...
    Here's a couple of pics of it:





















































    BTW - just kidding!

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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Very natural looking pool!
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    From the looks of the water, you aren't getting enough chlorine in there...LOL
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Hey, the kids can still rinse off in the pool.
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    I'm freaking out about the ramp on the end! WOW! Cant wait to see that video on youtube. Modern day Fonzie jumps the shark.
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    I had to go back and check, it reminded me a little of this pool
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    In all seriousness though, it looks like you placed the pool in the perfect spot.
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Funny thing is - the kids DID rinse off in the pool, which reminds me, I should probably add some chlorine.
    The "ramp" on the end is actually my solar panels, however, my kid races motocross and we have a small practice track through our property, he's begged me several times now to raise the ramp 12 inches so he can jump the pool... he'd do it easily enough, the pool's only 30 feet in diameter but I think I'll wait til it's time for the pool to go before I let him.
    As for the flood, well, we got 4.75 inches of rain in 2 hours....normally we only see water like this once every 6 years, although yearly spring runoff gets close.
    I built up the area where the pool sits about 1.5 feet before installing the pool knowing full well it's in a flood plain.
    BTW - if anyone ever tells you you can't build up the ground for an AG pool ...well, they are wrong.

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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Put a 25 hp out board on it and look for crappies..

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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Well, NOW we know the source of "MATT'S MUD" (a/k/a 4X4 Algae), (but how do the kids get to so many pools?)

    How're you doing, Matt? It's been a little while since I've seen you.

    IMHO - if the pool gives you less enjoyment than the cost of maintaining it is worth, loose it I hate to see a pool get torn down or filled in but, sometimes it's the practical thing to do. At least you don't want to tear it down because you can't deal with the chemistry

    Even if you let your son drive a dirtbike through it, I hope we'll see you around from time to time
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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Well this is where mine is going. Got something like 5-7 inches overnight found this this morning and raining as I type this.

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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Hey Waste - good to see ya - yeah - been a while - life gets busy sometimes!
    we're not planning on losing the pool any time soon - just thought it was an appropriate title seeing the kids had more fun in the floodwaters than in the pool on a poolparty weekend
    And no - he wouldn't ride the bike THROUGH it, he'd be jumping OVER it and maybe throw in a backflip for good measure.

    Fordman - looks like you're in the same boat - pardon the pun your house/garage looks like it may be a bit more affected than mine which sits on a hill quite a ways above the flooded area.

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    Re: thinking of getting rid of my pool...

    Thats the garage in the picture house is still high and dry.
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