A sad day at our house-bye bye pool :(

kimkats

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Jul 10, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Woke up to a mess this morning. It took me a second or two to figure out what had happened as it was still dark out when I went out back.

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Note the post is no longer sitting on it's support. This is where it let go and all of the water went that a way.

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This is the seam in the wall that gave way.

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OH MY GOODNES!!! Look at that rust! Now some back story on this pic. We replaced the liner last summer due to the old one being faded and such. There was some rust on the side of the wall. We spent quite a bit to time wire brushing and anti-rust painting the spots that needed it. If you look towards the top of the wall you can see where we did some of the work. This mess on the bottom was not there before :(


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Look at the top, right of this pic. That is a cast iron statue! This is what happens when 26,500 gallons of water runs free!

We are going to leave the liner down to help keep the sand base safe from rain and critters

Lesson to us all............when you take your old liner out/down and you see any rust do a full stop if possible and replace the wall at the same time so this does not happen to you. Not sure when we will be able to replace this pool. Going to have to look long and hard at the walls of the next one. The sad thing is we did take our time and did not buy the cheapest pool out there as we did not want this to happen.

I have a big sad for ME today!!!!
 

mguzzy

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Jul 8, 2015
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YIKES! Big bummer.. looks like aliens had a party in your pool last night! We look forward to supporting you in your next pool! After 8 yrs, there are a few improvements I would imagine!
 
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JJ_Tex

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Jul 17, 2019
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Oh no, thats terrible.

On a positive note, just think of all of the new pool bling you can get with the new one. In fact, if I were Mr. Kats, I would be checking your search history.
 

mguzzy

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Jul 8, 2015
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ya know... I can't tell from the pics... but it looks like the water flowed AWAY from the house. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night with water flowing INTO the house!
"Dear, did I just see the coffee table float down the hall?!"
 

kimkats

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Oh it flowed towards the house :shock: but the deck and screened patio was between the flow and the house thankfully!

What was funny I heard something last night. I thought it was a big wind which was weird as the forecast had not said anything about a storm...........oh well.......roll back over and go back to sleep...........to find THIS!

Everyone and every thing is safe so it is all good. We are going to take our time finding the one we want to replace it with if at all. We had bought what we thought was a good one and this happened so........guess I need to learn what to look for better next time huh?
 

Rattus Suffocatus

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Jun 5, 2019
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Corona de Tucson, AZ
Major Bummer.

This rusted wall thing seems like a theme here lately. 2020....

I am sure you will build a more grandiose replacement... We get to see a build thread in reverse finally. We will critique yours! :) Fun Fun
 

kimkats

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HA! I had one of the best builders on here offer to design me an in ground pool. Hubby and I thought long and hard about it but decided to keep it an above ground pool as it suits the area and need. For an in ground pool we would have to do some MAJOR ground work and have limited space due to pond and septic yard.
 

woodyp

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Hate to see that Kim. Mine is gonna be right behind yours looks like. RESIN......where for art thou! 10 years, steel wall, half buried here. Can we do a group buy? !!!
 

JoyfulNoise

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May 23, 2015
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Pool Size
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Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
First - glad everyone is OK.

Second - BUMMER!!!

Third - KIM GETS HER OWN THREAD IN THE CONSTRUCTION SUBFORUM!!!! 🥳🥳🥳

Final comment - SWG!

PS - I hear @bdavis466 is very bored these days and needs a new project to keep him busy and @jimmythegreek loves road trips to FL.
 

Mdragger88

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Jun 1, 2018
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Hernando, Ms
This just makes me so sad 4 u 😢
Hope you find a wonderful replacement that will last. I am very intrigued by the new resin walled ones. Can’t wait watch your build.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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I wanna be the one to give her, her own set of links... ken-eye, ken-eye, ken-eye?
Will they be 'her own links' because you give them to her, or because they are hers that you copy/paste ? A little of both maybe ?? Anywho you called it fair and square. Rules are rules.