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    The Good News Is....

    I don't have to winterize my pool!

    The bad news is.....
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    Stainless steel access panel/ 1.5 hp pump
    Self Installed 6/09
    Crushed by Irene, and a 50ft oak 8/28/11
    Re installing 4/12 and up and running

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    Re: The Good News Is....

    Ouch!
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    christine19720, sorry to see that!
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    You forgot about the free firewood too! Sorry folks.
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    ouch hope the insurance replaces it

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    wow , sure hope your insurance has you covered.
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    Irene did major damage here. That is only 1 of 9 huge trees that are down on my property. That tree pictured is about 80 ft tall and took out part of my deck as well. I submitted the insurance claim but it could be a while before I hear anything because everywhere you look here there are people with trees on their roofs, flooded basement, collapsed houses, etc. My only problem is giant oaks all over my trashed yard. No buildings taken out.
    The upside is with all the downed trees it opened up the sky so we can install a bigger pool.
    Just thought I would share.
    18 X 54 Round-Wilbar-Sharkline Above Ground Tahitian
    Stainless steel access panel/ 1.5 hp pump
    Self Installed 6/09
    Crushed by Irene, and a 50ft oak 8/28/11
    Re installing 4/12 and up and running

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    Re: The Good News Is....

    Sorry about your pool, but I'm glad you still have your house. We have some huge trees around our house. I scared the same thing will happn to us if we don't get them cut down soon.

    Good luck with your insurance company. Hopefully you will have another pool by spring.
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    Wow! So glad that didn't take out your house! Salvage what parts you can, there maybe someone else who would like to buy some of the undamaged pieces as spare parts for their pool. Save a good size chunk of liner for patches if you know you will be getting another pool with a liner. Glad you and your family are safe. We had a moderate sized mess to clean up after Ike, so I feel for you. Try and get a tree service to take care of any damaged limbs that are way up high in those trees. Every time we had a good size storm with wind over the next 18 months those damaged limbs we couldn't reach came crashing down. We were very lucky no one ever was hurt.
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    So glad to hear that no one was hurt. Were you at home when the trees came down? It must have been a dreadful sound. Hope that the insurance rep shows up soon.
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    Well, on the upside at least you have the chance to rebuild and make any upgrades you may have secretly wanted.
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    Glad your family is safe.
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    Oh WOW! Glad it was only the pool and not the house and everybody was ok. As others have said, save the parts if you are going to replace with the same model. If you are going to upgrade, ebay or craigslist whatever parts you cannot use, sell the firewood if you don't have a fireplace and use the cash for the upgrade.
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    Looks we will have a pool again this year.
    We installed an exact replica of the one we had before Irene. It would have been nice to have a larger pool but better half was not into the excavation process again. It would have been like starting all over again. But that is ok since I am the one who has the sole duty of maintaining the pool.
    My better half said it was much easier to install the 2nd time around, probably because there was no excavation involved and they had done it before.
    Still have to hook up the pump, filter and install the skimmer, and do some landscaping but the worst part is behind us.

    Now, I just need to keep the oak trees out of the pool!

    Christine
    18 X 54 Round-Wilbar-Sharkline Above Ground Tahitian
    Stainless steel access panel/ 1.5 hp pump
    Self Installed 6/09
    Crushed by Irene, and a 50ft oak 8/28/11
    Re installing 4/12 and up and running

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    Congrats on getting back to swimming It would be fun to see a finished picture, the last one was so sad.
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    Re: The Good News Is....

    No more tree
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    18 X 54 Round-Wilbar-Sharkline Above Ground Tahitian
    Stainless steel access panel/ 1.5 hp pump
    Self Installed 6/09
    Crushed by Irene, and a 50ft oak 8/28/11
    Re installing 4/12 and up and running

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    Congrats on the open pool. Looks inviting!
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