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    Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures included

    Hello all ...ok so here's my story. Last summer a neighbor successfully found and put up an AGP AND deck he found on Craig's List. Never knew such a world existed. I followed his lead and within a couple of weeks did the same. Initial selling price was about $300 but after a/b 4-5 weekends of my husband tearing it down himself it was found that rust had disintegrated a significant part of the lower pool wall and other parts (that I have to learn the names of) that were buried underground. In the end we only paid $150.00 (pump & filter).

    After all of his hard work I just couldn't tell him to put it on the curb for trash pickup so we stored it in our garage. We began to search for someone to install it around April. A picture was sent of a cap and the person responded with this, "Your pool is a model that is marketed by Buster Crabb and Poseidon Pools (among others). I don't believe that pool is still in production. But I think some of the parts may still be available from the dealer." (can anyone advise if he's correct). The guy has been giving us the run around so now we're back to square one with only 8/9 more weeks of summer weather. (He never saw any other part of the pool).

    So I ask this...from looking at the pictures is this wall fixable? How can I be sure it's a Buster Crabbe? After identifying the manufacturer how do I identify the model? Would I be able to purchase all of the damaged/ rusted parts? This is a stretch but would a dealer have a manual or parts sheet? And in your honest opinion should we just haul this off to the scrap yard?

    The sand filter is only two years old (we have the paperwork) and the pump is fairly "newer" too. The legs and most of the caps/ top railings look to be in decent shape as well. The pool was up and running when we went over to look at it but it does need a new liner. Now here comes the part where I disappoint...I cannot remember the size or shape. I was under the impression that the seller had paperwork for the pool as well and deleted all of our correspondence...I know...I know

    I would appreciate any help, suggestions, and all comments.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    Welcome to tfp, craftprincess

    I can't see your pictures.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Hello Linen...thank you and glad to be a member. Let me try the pictures again

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    I would scrap the pool and look for another one on CL. You can also look for people who install used pools on CL. There is a guy around me who buys used pools and sells and installs them. You have the filter so that will save you some money.

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    I am leaning towards agree with 1380ken, but I hesitate since it is hard for me to tell form the pictures if there is structural damage, or if it is just surface rust. If those are holes in the bottom (I can't tell) then I wouldn't mess with it. With that said, I also got my pool (and it's equipment) free on CL... and mine had no rust, so it is possible to find good deals on pools in good shape at least in my area.

    I would look for pools that are not buried, and ideally have some resin components (though if the steel is in good shape, it can work fine).

    Also, that looks like it could be a oval pool? Keep in mind that oval pools are generally more difficult to install.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    I am going to guess Dud based on your photos. It looks like you may have too many challenges.

    Keep looking and you will find a deal. I bought my pool at the end of the sales season from my local AG dealer. It's getting to be that time for some dealers. Go to your dealer, make an offer.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    Thanks for all of your input....I'm going to go along with the advice you all have given and scrap it. I didn't really want to go the brand new route (b/c I want to move soon) but I know The Mr. will not dig up another one of my hot CL finds!

    Happy swimming!!!!

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    Craftprincess what part of the country are you in? I found a free one on craigslist last year and currently there is a 30' round that is about 4 years old within reasonable driving distance also for free! You might be able to pick up a similar one depending on location and some patience..

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    Re: Help!! Is my CL find a deal or a dud??? *Pictures includ

    Dont get too discouraged....

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