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Thread: Structural problems related to drought

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    Structural problems related to drought

    Hello all, long time no see!

    My pool took a beating last year with the drought, and this year is not looking too good either. We are starting off the season at stage 3 water conservation!

    So, I'm just wondering out loud...wonder if a soaker hose around the perimeter of the pool would have any effect on mitigating further damage to the pool? The jury seems to be out whether or not they make any appreciable difference around a house foundation, and just think how much deeper my pool "foundation" is...

    Any thoughts?
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with 6% bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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    Re: Pool shell cracking

    Is your SHELL actually cracking?

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    Re: Pool shell cracking

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Is your SHELL actually cracking?
    Huh, yeah maybe I worded that wrongly. There were hairline cracks in the pool when I purchased the house, but after a little research I found that is not uncommon. Pool can settle causing mostly superficial cracks. So I was never worried about them.

    However, after last year's brutal summer those hairline cracks opened up to almost 1/8" in places. The pool doesn't seem to be losing water, so I guess maybe the shell is not cracking, but something sure is happening. I have posted pictures in the past that show how much my deck heaves at the driest time of summer.
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with 6% bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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