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    Empty a fiberglass pool

    I am wondering if it is possible to leave my fiberglass pool empty for a long period of time without damaging it. Here are some details.

    This is an inground 18,000 gallon fiberglass pool located in the desert (Oatman, AZ). We spend summers in Alaska since retiring and are having trouble finding someone to maintain the pool while we're gone because we're located too far out of town for pool service to come out on a weekly basis. During the heat of summer at least once a week is essential.

    Is it possible to leave the pool empty for six months?

    Karen

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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    This a really bad idea.
    Consider a solid safety cover instead.
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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Qwaxalot
    This a really bad idea.
    Consider a solid safety cover instead.
    What kind of care would be required for the pool with the cover?

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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    None. Just bring the water back into shape when you return. There are many pools recently left for years with no maintenance due to foreclosures.

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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    Thanks! That would be a wonderful solution. Is there a recommended cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    None. Just bring the water back into shape when you return. There are many pools recently left for years with no maintenance due to foreclosures.

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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    Something like a Loop-loc or Meyco cover is generally what's recommended.

    Sort of off topic...if you spend summers in Alaska, when do you swim?
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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    Sore subject. We don't use the pool much now that we're away. Would love to sell the house but the market here is very discouraging. Maybe in a few years...


    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Something like a Loop-loc or Meyco cover is generally what's recommended.

    Sort of off topic...if you spend summers in Alaska, when do you swim?

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    Re: Empty a fiberglass pool

    Sorry!
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