Yes. Should be repairable as long as there’s no significant structural damage. Large cracks near the wall/floor transition OR cracks along slope of the transition from the deep end to the shallow end would suggest possible loss of subterranean base material (wash out, etc). You’re going to have to clear it all out and then get a few reputable pool builders to look at it. If you have a structural engineer locally to you and they’re willing to look at a pool, then you could pay them for an analysis of the structure and the ground underneath.From what I gathered, as long as the holes are just in the bottom and the rest of the shell is ok, it should be fixable, correct?
That house is next to my next door neighbor (who has lived here quite some time). According to him, that large patio with the basketball net, used to be in ingound pool. Apparently the old owners nephew or some other family member almost drowned in it. The owner decided that since they never really used it, he would fill it in. According to my neighbor, he did it himself over the course of a few years - by buying bags of sand at the garden store everyday on his way home from work. Not sure i believe that, but that is the story I was told. (The house also used to be rectangular, the addition that makes it an L was added 5 years go or so by the current owner)Neat!!
I can't believe they buried that pool....I mean, if it's too much to handle (and I totally get it that when you get older it gets harder to deal with "stuff") then just sell the stinkin' house a move on....
It's an inevitable position a lot of us will deal with, eventually. A lot of older folks just won't leave their home as it falls down around them. A pool can be a headache and while the TFP does make things easier, the fact is there is *work* involved and as you age, the "importance" of a pool probably makes it was to bottom of the list. All the Crud thrown in the pool makes me think that this was done by the lowest bidder or someone who just didn't care about what would happen in the future.From what the neighbors told us, I believe the man ended up in a nursing home or assisted living facility or something like that just a few months later.
All the stuff in the pool was a 2 birds with one stone for the old man. Not paying for disposal and less fill needed to purchase. Neither one of those would add a lot of savings but to someone on a fixed income, every dollar matters.All the Crud thrown in the pool makes me think that this was done by the lowest bidder or someone who just didn't care about what would happen in the future.
I always leave criptic notes that relate to current events when deep into a remodel. Sure they may remain forever buried but one never knows.....What you say is so true, but do you really think any person invoved with filling any pool in ever thought it would see the light of day again?