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    Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Greetings All,

    I purchased a home last year with an above ground pool. I ran it one year following the methods of TFP which worked great. Things have finally started to thaw in Minnesota and I started some inspections of the pool. I found a crack in the shell of my above ground pool. I'm hoping you guys might be able to provide some advice on what to do. I did see some ice but I'm not sure if it's from the pool or the last of snow. I'm not sure of the pool age, its an oval above ground that starts at about 3 ft and drops to about 7 or 8 ft. What should I do?2015-03-28 20.38.26.jpg
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    You need to cart that pool off to the dumpster and purchase a new one.

    Do NOT fill that pool.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    doesn't look good, cracks, and any kind of crack will just continue to grow. I think you would have a blow out over time!
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Hi jfenton78,
    I fixed mine that was WAY worse than what you have...if I get a couple more years out of it I'm happy.
    See my post here:
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...nd-skimmer-box

    I need to update the post now that it finished and up and running... first swim was March 13th @ 78 degrees.
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Supertune, This pool in question is an OVAL pool and needs hauled off to the trash! It is a fact that oval pools and round pools (although both are above ground) are 2 different animals in the way they exert outward pressure on the walls. No amount of repair is resonable nor safe for this OVAL pool.
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    Supertune, This pool in question is an OVAL pool and needs hauled off to the trash! It is a fact that oval pools and round pools (although both are above ground) are 2 different animals in the way they exert outward pressure on the walls. No amount of repair is resonable nor safe for this OVAL pool.
    I think that the difference in the way that oval and round pools exert outward pressure also depends on what hemisphere you are in.

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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1380ken View Post
    I think that the difference in the way that oval and round pools exert outward pressure also depends on what hemisphere you are in.
    Really? How does that work? I am beyond curious.
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1380ken View Post
    I think that the difference in the way that oval and round pools exert outward pressure also depends on what hemisphere you are in.
    Really?!!!! lol
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1380ken View Post
    I think that the difference in the way that oval and round pools exert outward pressure also depends on what hemisphere PLANET you are in.
    The poster made a typing mistake. I've upgraded his quote to state what he meant to say....
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    I'm thinking once the poster's location gets filled in it will be Colorado or Oregon!
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    Re: Help!!!! Crack in shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    I'm thinking once the poster's location gets filled in it will be Colorado or Oregon!
    They are in Minnesota.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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