Hello everyone. I'm new to the site and have been trying to find some info on putting my 15' x 42" Intex Easy Set pool in my garage. It is a new pool and I am a pool newbie. I have read about things I can do to keep the water clean and other topics, but I am wondering if this is a really bad idea or if it is manageable. So here is the gist. I want to put my pool up today so that
I can enjoy it this weekend with others. I want to be able to get in any time of year and avoid rain so I figured the garage would work. It's a two car garage so there is plenty of room for the 47' circumference pool. I don't use the garage for the car. If putting in the garage is not a good idea long term, would it be okay for the short term, say a month or two? I was thinking I can put the pool in there and leave the doors open while we are in there. I've read that you need a ventilation system to bring in fresh air from outside and pump out the air inside the garage. Do I really need that or can I just keep the garage door open during the day and close it at night? If the doors are closed for long periods will that cause any problems? Would large fans work to blow air out from garage and another to blow air in? I want to avoid wear on the pool from too much sun and rain. Does rain have any effect on the actual pool, I read it can sometimes affect the chemistry of the water, but does it affect the pool itself? The garage has drywall and is attached to the home with a bedroom above it and a mud room leading into the home. Will there be an odor from the chemicals used that flows into the home? My main concern is the affect the chemicals may have on items in the garage (mowers, bikes, kid’s toys, old furniture, freezer, etc). I am also worried about the evaporation of the water causing damage or just keeping everything I leave in the garage wet from the humidity. I have a lot of questions. I really don't want to put the pool up in the garage and have to dump 3,284 gal to put it outside. I also don't want to put it up outside and have to dump it when the rains come this weekend. Whatever happens I have to get this pool up and get in it this weekend, but I don't want to waste the water.
Thanks for all your help. If you need more info to better respond let me know.
Thanks for all your suggestions so far. Updated question: What if I put the pool in an unfinished basement for a couple of weeks to a month?