Are we entering deep waters?

Hudsonbard

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May 24, 2021
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Orange County, NY
I've lived 75 years in Manhattan. Wife likes to garden. 10 months ago she bought a place in the Hudson Valley. I insisted on a view of the river. Came with a pool. Pool didn't mean a thing to us. We never had one, and knew absolutely nothing about them.

Turns out we love the pool and I swim every day we are there. My cardiologist beams. But existing pool looked terrible and had too many problems. We wanted a pool that was bigger, for laps, and prettier, and available to swim in year round using of a retractable enclosure.

But the liner was leaking so badly, we just installed a new liner in the exiting pool, for insurance.

Now the new liner makes the pool looks gorgeous. Amazingly so. We love it. We want to keep it. But we still want to swim year round and this pool cannot accept a removable enclosure -- 32 x 14 with a Roman bump out on the long end inside a curved retaining wall.

PB suggested a swim spa. But I'm not the kind of disciplined athlete that will use it every day, so I doubt it would work. Same problem with an Endless Pool. Buying one of these would be a risk, and might not be daily maintained (we are only there half time).

So we are thinking of building a second matching vinyl pool 10 x 46, next to the house, with a fixed or retractable enclosure.

Are we nuts? What are we overlooking?

I'm sure the second pool with need a second slab (or pool shack) with new equipment. Two pools would have to be maintained in a home we don't use full time. If the pool had a retractable enclosure, would one treat it as an enclosed pool, or an open air pool?

We don't have anyone to take care of the pool for us. So what would we be getting into?

Even now, we're in the city and not able to monitor and balance the chemicals with the new liner.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

poolnoobgrandma

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I've lived 75 years in Manhattan. Wife likes to garden. 10 months ago she bought a place in the Hudson Valley. I insisted on a view of the river. Came with a pool. Pool didn't mean a thing to us. We never had one, and knew absolutely nothing about them.

Turns out we love the pool and I swim every day we are there. My cardiologist beams. But existing pool looked terrible and had too many problems. We wanted a pool that was bigger, for laps, and prettier, and available to swim in year round using of a retractable enclosure.

But the liner was leaking so badly, we just installed a new liner in the exiting pool, for insurance.

Now the new liner makes the pool looks gorgeous. Amazingly so. We love it. We want to keep it. But we still want to swim year round and this pool cannot accept a removable enclosure -- 32 x 14 with a Roman bump out on the long end inside a curved retaining wall.

PB suggested a swim spa. But I'm not the kind of disciplined athlete that will use it every day, so I doubt it would work. Same problem with an Endless Pool. Buying one of these would be a risk, and might not be daily maintained (we are only there half time).

So we are thinking of building a second matching vinyl pool 10 x 46, next to the house, with a fixed or retractable enclosure.

Are we nuts? What are we overlooking?

I'm sure the second pool with need a second slab (or pool shack) with new equipment. Two pools would have to be maintained in a home we don't use full time. If the pool had a retractable enclosure, would one treat it as an enclosed pool, or an open air pool?

We don't have anyone to take care of the pool for us. So what would we be getting into?

Even now, we're in the city and not able to monitor and balance the chemicals with the new liner.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Welcome! Pictures and/or diagrams, please!
 

Texas Splash

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Welcome to TFP! :wave: Perhaps live with the existing pool for a season or two. See how you like the routine - both swimming and maintenance. If you feel as though it's in the cards for number two, then go for it. :swim:

 

Hudsonbard

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May 24, 2021
2
Orange County, NY
Here is a link to photos, as requested.

They show the old liner that was faded and full of links and wrinkles, the new liner that we think is gorgeous, and where we were thinking of putting a new pool next to the house. They also show how the new liner is a much better fit for our river view.

We've had to do our own maintenance this summer, which is a great way to learn. But we don't want to keep that up forever. The big problem with just keeping the existing pool is the lack of swimming in the colder months. Perhaps we will build just a lap pool next to the house for winter use, etc. But are we nuts?
 

wireform

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Aug 15, 2017
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This pool for winter is a pipe dream as it doesn't start and end with an enclosure. There's much more that would need to be able to put up with freezing temperatures and that probably would need to rip out some of the pipe and burry it below the frost line. With a pool like that you never know what it'll take. Just winterize it and open early like end of March.
 

jimmythegreek

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Pool would have to be fully indoors you would need a true addition for it. I bet you would love a swim spa. Very easy maintain amd remember there are many pool companies that only do maintenence. If you can even contemplate building another pool in addition to the one you have, having a pool boy should be a no brainer
 

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