Draining the pool

stxrus

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Our pool needs some work so we’re draining it. 13,500 gallons down the road and about $1,300 worth of water to fill it back up. Put about $5,000 for the repairs on top and it’s a big “owie” this time of the year.

It’s needed but at least we are out of pool season.
 

Maguchi

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Our pool needs some work so we’re draining it. 13,500 gallons down the road and about $1,300 worth of water to fill it back up. Put about $5,000 for the repairs on top and it’s a big “owie” this time of the year.

It’s needed but at least we are out of pool season.
😢I hear ya. I'm gonna have to do it soon. Hope it only costs $1300 to replace the water here in SoCal. We're in a major drought the last couple years. Maybe when I get the bill my tears will help fill the pool.😭
 

blowtorch

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I was going to post "first world problems", but I decided not to.
often in these situations discretion is the better part of valor
however I also tend to snicker a little when people are discussing the inconveninances of being wealthy.

heck i do it myself with the ridiculous amount of guitars I own
(neither bragging nor complaining, for the record)
 

VWAmTele

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Just had a 10,000 gallon pool drained and refinished. Refinishing cost twice as much as when I last had it done in 2005, but the water refill was only $100. BTW - the pool guy says to drain your pool twice a year... yeah, right.
 

radtz

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You obviously don’t have a pool or have to do home repairs.
Yep, a first world problem. It’s my problem and I accept it. Come April or May it’ll be nice to play in a nice refurbed pool.
I've been a home owner since the 1990's. I may be a bit jealous of pool issues when I look outside and see snow and a bit jealous of someone living in USVI. However, I won't admit to that or post that either.
 

drf64

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I'm glad we don't have a pool. Sounds like a pain.
every time I think about getting one, I read things like this. It would be even worse repair bills here in the frozen midwest.

But, I'm glad @stxrus and @Maguchi live in warmer climates and enjoy them. They can tell me about all of the money they are not paying for heating costs that I do.
 

telleutelleme

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Mine is 1/2 empty. Was backwashing and forgot. I have decided to drain it and refill it. I seriously thought about filling it with dirt. Big pain, big cost. Still in the summer it is nice and good exercise. We resurfaced it several times over the. Years. Always a sticker shock.
 

'64 Tele

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I used to refer to our in ground pool at previous house as a hole in the ground to throw money into.......
 

studio

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every time I think about getting one, I read things like this. It would be even worse repair bills here in the frozen midwest.

But, I'm glad @stxrus and @Maguchi live in warmer climates and enjoy them. They can tell me about all of the money they are not paying for heating costs that I do.
Yes, it's a trade off for sure.
While there are many swimming pools in Southern California, there was a time when they were converted to skateboard arenas!

It's a lot like converting a perfectly good Tele and morphing it into a 3 pup or even worster, double humbuckers!

Pool maintenance sucks.
But so does shoveling snow. Thanks.
 

PhoenixBill

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My pool is about 13,000 gallons and it cost about $100 to refill. I don’t do it every year because I use a salt water generator.
 

Mike Eskimo

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Yeah - the days of me saying “Skate it for a week or two before the contractor gets there !” are over , as I always assume everyone is as old and broken as I am ! 🤣

Still, if it has nice (any) transition and good coping maybe snap a pic when it’s empty and we can carve imaginary lines !

Shralp !
 




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