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    Safe to kick off sides of pool?

    People want to swim in my pool, and they just semm to have to puch off the side of it with there feet. Is this okay for the pool? I don't let them kick near the seam of the pool. Thanks!
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    Re: Safe to kick off sides of pool?

    I let them jump off the ladder... I yell at them when they push off the side of the pool too much. Does that help?
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    Re: Safe to kick off sides of pool?

    My ool, my rules - no jumping from the ladder, no pushing off the walls, no p in my ool. JMHO

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    Re: Safe to kick off sides of pool?

    My pool: no pushing off of wall, no standing/sitting on rails and no jumping off of ladder.
    We have a partial wrap around deck so people can jump from that.
    My 5 year old is exempt since she is too light to do any damage.....my wife is still learning

    As the builder of the pool I do occasionally push off the walls when swimming but I do it very lightly, as long as people aren't ridiculous in the way they shove off the wall then I don't worry too much about it.

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    Re: Safe to kick off sides of pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by pjiv
    People want to swim in my pool, and they just semm to have to puch off the side of it with there feet. Is this okay for the pool? I don't let them kick near the seam of the pool. Thanks!
    We have the same problem! They constantly jump off the steps (which worries me that we will get a tear in the liner) and push hard enough off the walls that sometimes you hear them "pop". They act like I'm being rediculous and that it can't hurt anything.... , but they aren't the ones who have invested all the money and time/care into it like we have.... They're family, so what are you supposed to do?
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    Re: Safe to kick off sides of pool?

    I'm assumeing that from the responses it is not safe to do so, I will stop them now. Deck going in next week.
    Niagara Falls, NY
    27' Vogue Revelation Round 54" AG Pool = ~19000 gallons with solar cover
    GLI 28ft Whirlwind Above Ground Solar Reel System with 4" Tube
    BBB using TF-100 test kit
    Hayward EC50C93STL System
    1.5HP Power-Flo Matrix Pump runs from 8AM till Midnight ( Overkill ?)
    EC50AC Perflex D.E. Filter

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