Topics merged. Please don't double post. Bama
We have a 25 gallon in-ground pool that is up to 20 years old. When we took our safety cover off this spring, we found that there was only a few feet of water in the deep end of the pool. We immediately called our pool company to come out and have a look, since obviously we have a major leak. They discovered that because it has a sand bottom and we had a lot of rain this winter, that the bottom was severely washed out. He said that we would most likely need to redo the pool and liner, and maybe the piping.
The company called today and said due to the age of the pool and damage done, they do not even want to bid on the project. Just "thank you for paying us $85 to tell you that you're screwed" and giving me no advice/suggestions etc. Thank you very much!
Here is my dilemma. I am fine with filling it in, but heard that it can be terribly expensive. If I did want it redone, what if I cannot find a company to do the repair/rebuild? What are the ramifications of leaving it as is (with cover attached) while I figure out my options? (I may not be able to afford to do ANYTHING until next spring/summer). The pool guy couldn't even tell me if it was ok to leave it or dangerous...not much help!
I am at a complete loss as to know what to do and as luck would have it, my husband left on tour yesterday and will be gone the entire summer so I have to field this one myself.
Do I regret buying a house with an ingrown pool? YOU BETCHA.
Any thoughts would be very appreciated!