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    Stolen Pool

    Just read this on msnbc and thought it was pretty funny:

    Stolen Pool
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    funny!

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    I thought it was going to be a story on how someone got their inground pool stolen!

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    Now I am just going to keep wondering about that water forever.

    Maybe it was metal free water, and the thief was just someone who was tired of buying sesquesterant
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    Figures, only in NJ. 8)
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    sounds like an insurance scam - how could you steal a pool without spilling any water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycanuck
    I thought it was going to be a story on how someone got their inground pool stolen!
    Now THAT would be a story!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Doesn't seem like it's worth the effort or the risk since these pools are not that expensive.

    Sounds more like a prank.
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    They may have misunderstood - bring a *sample* of the water to the pool store - not the whole thing.

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    LOL

    Maybe someone just woke up at the wrong house and got confused...
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    Wonder if this woman ever thought to look if her yard has decent drainage, if you have drainage, you likely would not see a trace of the water by morning.
    I backwash more water than that pool can hold in one go, and it just disappears too......

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    Most likely they didn't have a cover and lost all that water to evaporation, but that does not explain what happend to the pool itself?

    Quoting the great Arsenio,

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    I once leaned over the side of our intex donut pool to get a beach ball and the wall collapsed, I sailed out on the wave and about a quater of the water went with me. I bet the theives had that pool empty and gone in less than 15 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycanuck
    I thought it was going to be a story on how someone got their inground pool stolen!
    i bet you could if it was a vinyl pool.

    lets say the family goes on a week vacation, in that week someone could drain the pool, undo the liner, and the take the steel walls, leaving nothing but a big dirt hole and some pipe in their back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haze
    I once leaned over the side of our intex donut pool to get a beach ball and the wall collapsed, I sailed out on the wave and about a quater of the water went with me. I bet the theives had that pool empty and gone in less than 15 minutes.
    OMG too funny ROTFLMAO!!!!
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