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Thread: What to do with a decommissioned inflatable ring pool?

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    Aug 2011
    Virginia Beach

    What to do with a decommissioned inflatable ring pool?

    Sadly, I think it's that time. The ring no longer holds air for more than a few minutes, the floor is bleached, the ring is brittle and faded, after the last rain it overflowed so the water is low and has a green tint. I gave it a last ditch effort, but the weather is turning cold and given the condition of it, it's time to pull the plug.

    I don't know what we'll have next year, but we'll have something put up back there- hopefully bigger & deeper. I was thinking about using this pool as a ground cover of sorts to keep the grass away form the pool's edge. I hate trying to get the weedeater close to the pool. Maybe even pick up another decommissioned inflatable so there's be enough material to go under a larger pool. Taking these pools up leaves decaying grass where the pool was. Since I don't own horses I really don't want that aroma in the yard. I'd just as soon leave it where it is for now, but then the dog and everyone else will be walking & slipping on it if I drain it & leave it out. I'll probably leave it semi-filled for a while, then drain the pump & filter when the weather gets colder.

    I guess this turned out tot be more of a vent than a question. I just wasn't ready for summer to end I suppose. Eh- there's always the city rec center pools. Nowhere near the same, but they're open year round. I just need to keep up with their schedules.

    I got to wondering the other day if empty gallon bleach jugs would fit inside the ring and keep it afloat? Redneck? Yes. Effective? Who knows?
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    Jul 2011
    SW MO

    Re: What to do with a decommissioned inflatable ring pool?

    If not bleach bottles then maybe 2 liter soda bottles. We have a project pool for next year, the old pool will become a firewood stack cover, or maybe a brooder house floor.
    Dan D
    Used 2003 Aqua Leader 27'x52", 17,800 w/10" hopper, SwimPro SW256T 250# sand filter, Hayward PowerFlo LX pump 1hp impellor, Emerson 1 1/2 hp motor, setup Aug 2012 Summer 2011 used Summer Escapes Ring pool 14' x 42", Intex 1600gph sand filter, HTH 6 way test kitTF-100 w/stirrer, Well water @ FC=0, PH=7.2, TA=290, CH=320

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