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    Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    My brother recently bought a foreclosure with a pool (AND a beach - but that's neither here nor there; I'm just jealous :P). It had been closed up for at least a year - maybe two. I admit, I may have pressured him to buy this particular house simply because I wanted to get my hands on the pool and play with the chemistry...

    It's an AGP, 27 ft. It had been covered. But everything was gone - no pump, no filter, nothing. He ended up getting a cartridge filter/pump. We were pleasantly surprised to find wedding cake steps in it after we uncovered the pool - now if we can just find the hand rail. We do still need to get the steps completely out but there's a sand bag wedged in the bottom step and no one wants to brave the cold water. It's an older pool and we have to do some research to find out just what kind because it looks like we may have to replace some cap and rail parts. It's been a week and we're looking pretty good! We've gone through approximately 90 64oz jugs of bleach! The recyclers must think we cleaned up a crime scene in the house!



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    Re: Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    nice job!

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    Re: Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    Great Job! And I must say that is an unusual liner.
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    Re: Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGuyInNOLA View Post
    Great Job! And I must say that is an unusual liner.
    It is. I actually know the previous owner and asked her about it. She doesn't remember where they got it but she thought it'd be fun for her grandkids. I guess you're supposed to throw dive toys in and and whatever one they land on is the point value. The sides have fish swimming around. Lol.
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    Re: Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    That's very impressive on how far you have come in 8 days! And I think that liner is super cool. lol
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    Re: Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    This one's going into Inspirational Threads.
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    Re: Forclosure Swamp Conversion

    Thank you, all!

    Honestly, I can't brlieve how far we got either. They hadn't occupied the house when we started so it was a bit of driving back and forth for me (at least it was just across town) and I wasn't able to test every hour or so. Even his neighbor greets me as the Pool Lady now. I'm glad they finally moved in - I was spending more time there than they were. Lol.
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