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Thread: How serious are hairline cracks?

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    How serious are hairline cracks?

    So now that I've got the pool water clear, I'm noticing a lot of hair line cracks particularly in the low end. One runs quite long (3 or 4 feet in a lightning design across the bottom). I just got this house a couple weeks ago and it was a swamp then so I didn't really notice the cracks then. How urgent is it that I fix these and do I need to empty the pool? Who would I call to fix them too? A pool service center or pool builders or something?

    Sorry, never had a pool before, this one was a mess, was told nothing about it other than "it worked" and I'm having a hard time getting it nice and Im beginning to see what a huge money pit this is. I mean, if I can get all the problems out, I don't mind the pool work or the extra expense. It's just that every thing seems to lead to a new problem and it's frustrating. The pool doesn't seem to be leaking water... there is a lot of dirt I'm till trying to get out I haven't figured out if any is coming from the cracks or if it's just the dirt keeps settling back down (I need to get a real vacuum... stupid hose vacuum does not work for the dirt so I've been trying to kick it around into the drain... but I'm getting off topic)

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    Re: How serious are hairline cracks?

    Hi, unless you notice you are losing a lot of water the hairline cracks should not be a problem. What material is the pool made of (plaster, liner, fiberglass, ect)?

    As for clearing the dirt, are you using a vacuum attached to a water hose? If so then yes, you need a better vacuum! If you post a current set of test numbers we can help you figure out what is happening. After you completed the shock process did you pass the overnight test?
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