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    Dig out

    We bought a house with an IG pool that the previous owners have fill in. After reading a couple of success stories on here i felt a little better about our chances. It was a polymer panel pool with a poolkrete bottom. Luckily there was no major damage and the whole process went fairly well.

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    Three pictures is my limit, i will post the last 2 soon
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    Thomas
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    Re: Dig out

    Last three pictures

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    The whole family pitched in. Well worth the effort
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    Thomas
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    Re: Dig out

    That is an awesome job !! That was truly a buried treasure.
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    Re: Dig out

    Looking good, I am glad it was a success for you.

    Ike
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    Re: Dig out

    Thanks guys. We were worried once we got it filled. On the second day we noticed the water level dropping. After eliminating the plumbing, i got on here and learned the food coloring trick. Found it in the light niche, easy fix.
    Thomas
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    Re: Dig out

    Wow! WOW! wOw! Very nice!!!!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Dig out

    Thanks,
    Keep a look out for me, I will have plenty of newbie questions.
    Thomas
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    Re: Dig out

    Nice! My mom recently moved into a house that has a filled in IG pool. I thought it was a senseless waste of a pool. If I lived closer I might have tried to convince her (and help finance) to do something like this, but at this point that's not happening. Good for you to make the effort and enjoy the results.
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    Re: Dig out

    That really looks good!

    Do you have any close up pictures and can you post more details on the coping replacement? Mine is fiberglass and it's in terrible shape. I'd really like to replace it some day. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    16' x 32' IG vinyl liner w/ hopper bottom (12,500 gal), Single-speed 1 HP Sta-Rite pump, and 300# Cristal-Flo sand filter, TF-100 test kit

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    Re: Dig out

    I cut the concrete back 9 inches from the inner edge of the coping (pool side). I marked all the lines then used a standard skill saw with a segmented diamond blade set at about 1/2" depth. This was just to make a "track" to guide the large gas saw when it cut the concrete to 2 inches (or close to it). The skill saw and gas saw blades were too large to make the turns around the corners so i used a 4" grinder with a segmented diamond blade and cut as deep as it would go (photo2). Once all the scoring and cutting was complete, I busted the concrete up with a mini-jackhammer. If you have polymer panels like I did be careful not to punch through the top of panel like I did (photo1). My old coping was also the liner track, so I went back with a horizonal liner track and let the coping stone hang over the edge.

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    Hope this helps
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    Re: Dig out

    Great! Thank you for posting that!
    16' x 32' IG vinyl liner w/ hopper bottom (12,500 gal), Single-speed 1 HP Sta-Rite pump, and 300# Cristal-Flo sand filter, TF-100 test kit

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