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    AGP Catastrophic Failure - Pics

    Bought this pool in May 2011. 32' x 52" Have had crystal clear water for the two years thanks to the info from this site and the pool calculator. My wife went out to put bleach in yesterday and this is what she found. I'm just thankful it happened when no one was in it or near it. Looks like there was corrosion on the inside of the skimmer pannel behind the liner. The pannel split in half on the right side of the skimmer between the skimmer and the return. Washed pump, sand filter, concrete pads and grass down into the woodline.



    33' x 54" Round AG - 150lb Clearwater High Flow sand filter - 1.5 hp two peed Hayward pump - TF-100 Test Kit - 1 clear clean pool thanks to TFP and BBB - 1 soggy wife and 3 water logged boys. Next up, THE deck!

    All of the above now in wreckage, hauled for scrap...and to wrap hunting blinds.

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    YIKES!.....so sorry to see this happened. Any chance of claiming warranty?

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    Oh my God! Thankfully no one was hurt!
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    Not much chance since the pool builder we bought it from never delivered any info or warranty info on the pool, there were other issues as well that resulted in a law suit. that we won.....but have yet to collect a dime. He's out of buisness now since our case was the first of 9 against him for fraud and breach of contract.

    Live and learn I guess. We will have another pool, but the next one will be an in-ground. My kids were just in that pool two nights ago, this could have had a much more horrible ending.
    33' x 54" Round AG - 150lb Clearwater High Flow sand filter - 1.5 hp two peed Hayward pump - TF-100 Test Kit - 1 clear clean pool thanks to TFP and BBB - 1 soggy wife and 3 water logged boys. Next up, THE deck!

    All of the above now in wreckage, hauled for scrap...and to wrap hunting blinds.

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    Other good news-----down hill from the house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stack_climber
    Washed pump, sand filter, concrete pads and grass down into the woodline.
    This is why it amazes me that people don't take the time to level their pools. I understand this wasn't a level problem, but I mean the force that is in a pool to wash away concrete pads and a sand filter is a lot of potential energy. Potential energy that some people think isn't worth the effort to properly contain.

    I am glad the damage was limited to the pool. No life, no other property. Not a happy occurrence, but better than it could have been.
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    So sorry you lost your pool. Wow! These pictures put perspective to how dangerous a pool collapse can be no matter what the reason was. It needs posted with every thread where people ask if their unlevel pool is safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda1
    So sorry you lost your pool. Wow! These pictures put perspective to how dangerous a pool collapse can be no matter what the reason was. It needs posted with every thread where people ask if their unlevel pool is safe.
    Was this pool unlevel? It is scary that a pool that is only two years old could collapse. Possibly people could ask is any pool safe.

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    Pool was perfectly level. I know what happened to ours may be rare but it has me concerned enough that i'll never own another AGP again. If you look in the pic you can see rust on a couple of the other panels. There was never a noticeable leak or corrosion on the outside of the panels. I kept my chlorine level at around 5-7ppm, stabilizer around 40-50, and my ph around 7-8ppm. Had someone been standing at the filter when it went, I cringe to think what the outcome would have been. Even kids in the pool would have been seriously injured if not worse. Roughly 21,000 gallons of water or roughly 160,000 lbs of rolling force when it broke loose.
    33' x 54" Round AG - 150lb Clearwater High Flow sand filter - 1.5 hp two peed Hayward pump - TF-100 Test Kit - 1 clear clean pool thanks to TFP and BBB - 1 soggy wife and 3 water logged boys. Next up, THE deck!

    All of the above now in wreckage, hauled for scrap...and to wrap hunting blinds.

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    It would be informative to see close up pictures of where the split occurred.
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    What was the brand of the pool. Was it new or used?

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    I am not sure how dangerous the wall of water would be. I was at Good Harbor beach last Monday boogie boarding and I was hit by some large waves of water and I am still okay.

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    Did those waves have sharp jagged steel, concrete, 200 lb sand filter, pump, and washed into a heavily wooded tree-line?
    33' x 54" Round AG - 150lb Clearwater High Flow sand filter - 1.5 hp two peed Hayward pump - TF-100 Test Kit - 1 clear clean pool thanks to TFP and BBB - 1 soggy wife and 3 water logged boys. Next up, THE deck!

    All of the above now in wreckage, hauled for scrap...and to wrap hunting blinds.

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