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    New to pools

    Hi guys ,new to the forum and have a few questions about my pool
    I bought a house with a pool ,its an 18X36 gunite in-ground pool ,10 ft at the deep end
    I don't like it this deep is there any way the deep end can be raised up to 6 ft maybe 7 tops

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    Thx ,Dave
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    Re: New to pools

    There is a way but it's not going to be cheap. You'll be better off leaving it alone unless there's some serious reason to change it.
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    Re: New to pools

    Why do you want it shallower (is that a word)?
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    Re: New to pools

    Agreed. Not to be morbid, but you can drown just as bad in 10' as 2'. People used to freak when we would get at the deep end of the lake and swim off the back of the boat. 60' is no worse than 10'.

    As long as you keep your water clear, you shouldn't have to worry.

    I still don't have an accurate measurement of my deep end, but do know it's over 9' deep. This picture was taken about 6' back from the edge of the pool. The black dot under the diving board is the main drain. You can easily see it from our house, and our house is about 20 to 30 feet back from the pool.

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    Re: New to pools

    it's mostly a safety concern,but also thinking it might be easier to maintain and heat with a lower amount of water
    it's an indoor pool and needs to be heated to keep the water comfortable enough to use it ,even in the summer
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    Re: New to pools

    Quote Originally Posted by davefxsts
    it's mostly a safety concern
    Kids, adults? Here in Minnesota we stress swimming skills...there is a lot of water everywhere...do it early, do it often. RobbieH hit the nail on the head below...you can drown in any water. Taking the proper safety precautions and having appropriate supervision can not be replaced by removing some water (unless you remove all of it).
    but also thinking it might be easier to maintain
    Water conditions also need to be properly supervised. When that is done, small or big pools can be maintained with equal ease (though in your case you would save a very slight amount of bleach for your potentially slightly smaller pool)
    it's an indoor pool and needs to be heated to keep the water comfortable enough to use it ,even in the summer
    I doubt you would see much savings, at least outside you loose most heat through the top. What is the typical ambient temperature in the pool room?
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    Re: New to pools

    I think being indoors will make it even more difficult to change.
    Basically what would have to happen is they would have to do is chip the plaster out and then chip the main drain out and completely rebuild the bottom at the shallower (hum, I guess it is a word!) depth and then replaster the whole thing. Probably not as expensive as a new pool but pretty darned expensive.
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    Re: New to pools

    The temp in the room doesnt seem to have an effect on the temp of the water ,last year was my first year with the pool and it was pretty hot most of the summer
    unheated the pool gradually ends up at 50 to 55 degrees,the ground temp is what I think drives the temp of the water ,It was about 150$ a month in propane and that was in the summer
    there are skylites and sliding glass doors but the water gets almost no sunlight at all
    I guess i will have to experiment with timers to make it more economical
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    Re: New to pools

    Wow, that is a lot of heating that I would not have expected. When installed, if you know, was there insulation placed under/around the pool? I know very little about indoor pool installation practices. Does sound like you pool tends to head towards typical ground water temperature. What does it do in the winter (where are you by the way)?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New to pools

    I'm in southern NH ,pool was built in 1983 ,bought the house bank owned last year so don't have any contact/info from previous owner
    I shut it down last winter because it was too expensive to heat the room and no one is going to swim in 30 degree weather
    I'm thinking about a woodstove or pellet stove to heat the room this winter
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    Re: New to pools

    I would really look at getting solar panels. (at least for use in the summer months)
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