How can you repair the ground after removing a small above-ground pool The ground is now black and brown and smells rancid?
Remove Above Ground Pool Damage It sounds like mold. I suggest you wash it off good with the hose and let it sit. It will go away by itself. Anything underneath of the pool is probably dead, so using any chemicals will only slow the return growth.
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Go to your nearest pool store and ask them for a vinyl repair kit. They are pretty cheap. Bring a water sample with you. Most pool stores will test your water for free. When you get home with the kit, open it up. It will contain a piece of clear vinyl and some glue. Cut a piece of the patch material… that will cover the hole and about an inch around it. Then put glue on one side of the patch, cover it completely then fold the patch in half. Go under the water to the hole. Unfold the patch and quickly push the patch down over the hole. Stand up and stand on the patch for a minute. If the hole is to big for the patch kit, you are going to need a new liner. Folding the patch in half keeps the water from getting to the glue. The previous answer to this question is almost word for word what's printed on the box that this vinyl patch kit is sold in. (for $12.00 in my area...more than a tad over-priced!) The vinyl in this particular kit is very thin, and I wouldn't trust it for much more than a pin-sized hole. Better to ask your dealer to order a patch kit for you right from the manufacturer of your particular pool. The patch kit is certain to be a heavier grade vinyl that the "off the shelf" repair kit. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly for best results. I also bought this kit and followed the steps outlined above. After five tries (I used all the vinyl in the repair kit) the patch would not adhere to the liner. As soon as I unfolded the patch under water, the adhesive turned white and lost its stickiness. I am wondering if this is because I use Baquacil instead of chlorine. The repair kit does say to not use soap, which is technically what Baquacil is. If anyone has insight into this, or another repair method, please let me know. I had two 1mm holes in the side of my pool. I tried the other methods and the decided to use a spare piece of pool plastic (was attached to the air inlet) and araldite (strong adhesive). I used the vinyl patch to reduce the water-flow from the inside ( the stickiness has gone so had to hold it), dried the surface and then stuck the araldite patch to the outside. I held for a few moments and it stopped the leak. ( Full Answer )
Drain the pool..Its the only away one can ensure to get all of the glass out..
Answer . You must remove all the sod where the pool will sit. Remove 2 inches of your sod from this area. Rent a sod cutter for a 2 hour period. Pack down the dirt or let it settle for a few weeks before you continue.\n. \nOrder enough sand for the hole to make the area completely level. Use …a straight 2x4 (one foot longer then the length of half the circumferance of the pool) ie 15' pool use 8 or 10' 2x4. Use a level on the top of the 2x4 all around the sand area. The area is ready for the pool. This is the BEST way to prepare for the pool. \n. ( Full Answer )
Often, the hole can be found by looking carefully at the water outside the pool. Normally, if you can see water outside, the hole is big enough to be found visually. Locate the general area, and try to pinpoint it by looking at the water coming out around the bottome rail. If you can't see the botto…m rail due to dirt, grass, or rocks / flowers, you may have to dig out in the wet spot. With goggle inside the pool, and by analyzing spots where it looks like the water is coming from (keep in mind that water will often run along the bottom rails and come out at the legs), you can usually find the leak visually (a hole or a tear, possibly a splitting seam?). You might also try a small squeeze bottle of food coloring, or a handful of clayey dirt to dissolve in the water near the leak and watch it's action. Of course, you can also call a professional leak detector. ( Full Answer )
I used an SOS pad with warm water and they came off with no problem at all. Good Luck
Yesterday I had the same problem. I noticed that I was leaking water from under my filer. It is usually caused by a crack in the filter. I have repaired them in the past by disconnecting the entire filter, draining the sand and cleaning the filter out really well. After it is dry, apply a strong app…oxy to the crack and let it dry. Reassemble the filter etc... and it is fixed. (only temporary) It will crack / leak again. That is just too painful for me to mess with anymore. I just spent $450 for a new filter. Much easier. Good luck, hope you get your leak fixed. ( Full Answer )
We experienced a wash-out on the back side of ours last year ( forgot to turn the gutter spout away and ran off of bank, under the pool sides and washed out on back bank). We had never put one up before and used too much sand. However, we placed some alum. strips (approx. 4"W x 6-8"L x 1" thick) on …each side where it was still level with the ground. In between we used 1/2" thick scrap fiberglass boards (no wider than 4"). You don't want them too wide to reach into your liner. We drove these (sometimes wedging an extra between the boards) in 2, 3,or 4 stacked until our bottom ring and one base plate was supported. Used a slightly bigger one under the plate. In between these, where we could, we filled back in with dirt and packed in using our hands, then tamping down with solid board. Then, we stabilized with more dirt upon the bank. Our liner stretched and filled the void over time. Use something other than rock (which can shift) or wood (which will rot), for your filler. We never had any more problems the rest of the season. ( Full Answer )
If an in-ground concrete pool lifted several inches out of the ground and has cracked from the skirt is it repairable?
Presumably it floated up whilst empty due to ground water underneath it. I'm building a pool at the moment so have thought a bit about flotation - we are having a submerged ground water pump (a small electric pump that turns on and off automatically with its own float switch) lowered down a pipe jus…t outside one corner of the pool to avoid any ground water problems - it will pump water up and away to a drain. Our pool walls are packed with gravel at the bottom so any ground water can percolate around to a sump where the pump is. Not knowing your situation and how bad the cracking is, I would suggest: (1) get the pool as far back down as possible by lowering the water table locally using a submersible pump (dig a hole down beside it that will fill with water when you hit the water table). then (2) you don't say whether it is tiled or has a liner. If the cracking is not too bad (pool held together by steel reinforcing bars in the walls) you can probably put a liner in it and hope it doesn't happen again. If it hasn't gone back down the bottom may crack and slump down - some pools have 12" concrete underneath, others have just a couple of inches of screed or even a liner laid on a layer of sand - you will need to judge whether it is smooth enough. If you want to make a better job, dig down around it, pressure-wash off any mud and cast a new concrete wall section, with steel reinforcement mesh, across the cracks and/or around cracked corners. Then cast a new concrete ring beam, with reinforcement, all around the top, a little below ground level. [we are having a beam 65cm wide by 20cm deep for a 12*6m pool, with 8 steel bars (4 inside, 4 outside) around the deep end, 2+2 for shallow end]. - you can scale beam width in proportion to length of pool and depth in proportion to depth, as a rough guide. Pack the repaired sections and ring beam back firmly against the ground with roadstone (small hard core). If it was tiled you could retile the cracked bits, or try sealing the cracks with silicone (not a nice solution). We are having a liner so we never have to worry about tile cracks! Allow the concrete to set for several weeks before refilling. Good luck Roger ( Full Answer )
Repair of PVC pipe is usually limited tor replacing the damaged pipe with new. The pipe, fittings, and bonding materials can be purchased at most home improvement centers like HomeDepot. Keep in mind that the pipes and pumping equipment of above-ground pools should be removed during the winter to pr…event freeze damage, so don't glue everything up as a permanent installation. You will probably need to use some type of union to allow disconection of the pipes that could collect water and freeze. You should be able to copy the original installation. But you may not have to replace everything. If you just have a section of pipe that is broken it is easy to cut out and replace with a new length and a couple of fittings and PVC cleaner, primer, and cement. Ask the store clerk for help in selecting and using these items. ( Full Answer )
Answer . The brown spots may look as if someone threw dirt balls into your pool. You may vacuum them up and a day or two later you have more. This is the start of algae and you are about two weeks away from having an all green pool. Your water is warmer and algae is growing fast. Treat your pool …now or pay for it later. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Those inexpensive low horse power motors are hardly worth the effort. Cheaper to purchase a new one with a 1 year warranty.
dig a hole,secure the surrounding ground so it don't cave in You don't! Ground water will positively cave-in the walls no matterwhat you do to the surrounding earth. However, desert dwellers canget away with it. Shelley Hill Pools has over 40 years of experience providing inground, concrete, indoor…, built in, and infinity pools, in newyork, hudson valley. Our focus on quality and aesthetics has madeus one of the leading providers of high-end pools in the community,which is why we are the top choice for many of your neighbors. youcan look us up at shelleyhillswimmingpools.com ( Full Answer )
A good way to check a surface for level is to fill a bucket 3/4 full with water Place it about a meter away from where you intend to put the pool on the highest side. Get a clear plastic tube that is long enough to cover the whole of the pool site with one end in the bucket. Put the plastic tube in …the bucket and weigh it down so it doesn't pull out easily. now suck water through the tube to start it siphoning. when all the air has been pushed out of the tube and there is water flowing out of the end, pick it up, you will note that the water level in the tube is the same as the level as the water in the bucket. No matter where you carry the tube the level in the tube will stay the same that means that by measuring down to the ground from the water level in the tube you know how deep you have to dig to form a uniform base. ( Full Answer )
Drain the water to below the level of the leak, and let it dry. Glue a patch over the hole, and let it dry according to the directions in the patch repair kit. Refill pool and enjoy swimming.
In cases like these, it is probably best to hire the services of a professional who knows what they are doing. The last thing one would want is a faulty repair that causes the pool to collapse after being filled and send hundreds of gallons of water rushing into their home.
Answer . Be more specific please- what about removing it? cost? difficulty? What type of pool is it? fiberglass? vinyl liner? concrete?
If the pump is big enough and the pipe work is done corectly there should not be any problem with it.
If it is several truckloads and is clean, you might advertise or call around to see if anyone wants it for free--if they come and load it.
My advice is to contact the manufacturer of the liner and get their advice. at least find out what type of glue works on the liner and if you can get a piece of it to cover the tear. I have always found that when you ask nicely company's can be very helpful.
An inquiry with your local pool shop will probably put you in contact with an experienced person in this field.
Very carefully, You could try to remove them with a scoop net first. or if the top of the liner is dry vacuum them.
If it was made in the first place it can always be repaired by some one. Is it woth repairing.
It isn't exactly easy OR hard to remove an above ground pool. It just takes some time and work on your part. You will first need to drain the pool. If you intend to sell or pass the pool onto someone else, you may possibly need to clean the liner. Once the pool is drained, disassemble and move it aw…ay from the spot where it was sitting. If you have built a deck, or have rock gardens, flowers, shrubs, etc. around the pool, you will have to disassemble those or move them as well. Next comes removal of the surface your pool was sitting on. Often this is sand, which can be shoveled away. Once the pool is gone, prepare your soil and sow grass seed. It won't be long until you can't even tell the pool was ever there. ( Full Answer )
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\nThere are special repair kits that work under water. A pool supply store should have what you need.
Possibly ... check the local building permit office though ... putting something that was designed to be totally above ground below grade may required a building permit, as it will become a semi-permanent structure, which also may required a concrete foundation. Your local building department will b…e able to answer those questions better. ( Full Answer )
Not typically. The reason these installations ALL fail is really quite simple. Hydrostatic pressure. The walls of an above ground pool are not made to withstand even the smallest amount of outside pressure that is caused by groundwater, or by shifts in the soil outside the pool. In-ground pools ar…e made to block groundwater, and are built robustly to withstand most increases in pressure caused by water entering the surrounding soil. --- There are 4 types of in-ground swimming pools: Concrete, gunite, vinyl liner, and fiberglass. They all share one thing in common: the walls. They are built or manufactured in such a way as to withstand hydrostatic pressure. The wall of each pool is the first 3 1/2' down from the top of the pool. In other words, no matter how deep the pool may be, the first 3 1/2' is the wall and everything else is called the bottom. Concrete and gunite pools have a one foot thick wall; the rest of the pool is only 8". Vinyl liner pool walls, usually made of galvanized steel or fiberglass are only about 1/2" thick, but they are anchored to the ground with "A" braces every 8 feet. A concrete pier is then poured on the end of each "A" brace, and a concrete collar is poured at the bottom of the wall all around the entire pool. Fiberglass pool walls are 5/8" thick and made with many layers of fiberglass, vinyl ester resin, and gel coat creating an extremely strong laminate. All this with just one purpose in mind: to withstand the hydrostatic pressure that will begin attacking these walls the very first time it rains or snows. Common sense tells us that this rain and snow must go somewhere, and the obvious answer is "into the ground". Water actually moves underground thus the term: hydrostatic pressure. With this in mind, check out the walls of an above ground pool. They are built to keep water in, not out, and will buckle in comparatively easily. Consider how well they will handle hydrostatic pressure compared to a foot of concrete or any of the other walls listed above. *Some desert areas with virtually no rain could have a reinforced out-of-ground pool put into the ground. It may deteriorate eventually and could cave in if left empty, from the pressure of the dry soil. ( Full Answer )
Use a hand pool vacuum on it If you find that it is blocking the filter too quickly as you are doing this vacuum to waste rather then taking it through the filter. If you don't have a vacc to waste facility just let the vacc hose hang outside the pool and siphon onto the ground.
Can I use bleach to clean my above ground pool liner I would like to remove the brown water line that remains on my liner?
You can use bleach to clean your above ground plastic pool liner.Use one part bleach to two parts water and scrub the stain wearingrubber gloves. Make sure to rinse the bleach thoroughly from theliner before adding more water in.
usually a pool will have a vacuum that just goes around the pool and cleans it for trash and other things that have fallen in it. if it's just a small amount then just don't worry about it. but if it's like a truck load, you might have to pump all the water out and grab a shovel.
Steps built into vinyl liner pools are always manufactured with fiberglass. These steps can be easily repaired with products sold at www.swimmingpoolresurfacing.com.
If you are just looking to remove a pool that you don't want and which is still functional, you may try advertising it in Craig's list or Freecycle. You can say that they can have it for free if they remove the item. You may have to stipulate what they can and cannot remove. However, in most cases t…his works great. ( Full Answer )
Above ground pools are not as deep and less expensive. Also, If at any given time you don't want or need the pool any more, simply tear it down. That can't be said so easily about the inground pool. Around this area, an inground pool is not a selling feature for a home and doesn't add monetary value… to the home. Just a few thoughts. ( Full Answer )
Yes. There are super water-resistant adhesives and plasters in the market that can still be applied even though underwater.
I just put up an above ground pool and we used sand to level the ground. To level the sand, we used one of those string levelers and tied it to stakes on each side of the pool area to make sure it was all level.
I do think that you need to change the Filter. It not suppose to be brown. You can buy them at any pool store in your area or retail store that sells pools.
Nothing usually if you list it on Craig's list. People will come and take it for parts and buy a new .liner.
I always cleaned off the ground. Then I covered the area with sand. People will walk across the bottom of the pool in bare feet. You want it to be comfortable for them and you do not want the bottom of the pool to rip.
Generally...no. In simplest terms, an above ground pool pump is a flooded suction pump, which means the water level must be higher than the pump for it to operate, and an inground pump has the ability to draw water up from a level lower than the pump. The engineering and structure of these two diff…erent types of pumps is what makes them work the way they do. This means that, in a typical installation, you could use an inground-specific pump on an above ground pool, but not an above ground pump on an inground pool with the water level below the pump. ( Full Answer )
Yes a damaged pool can be fixed from people who know how to fix concrete
If you can see them when its dry, you will see them when its full. Put a shop vac into the hole for the return(where the water goes back in). It will pull the liner tight to the walls and floor.
We have a small 15 foot, 42 inch deep pool and it cost $100 for the shock, alge remover, float and chlorine tablets for the year.
So that the water doesn't drain out of the pool and so the pool doesn't fall over. I agree with the answer above but I have a more detailed answer. In a round above ground pool the water puts even pressure on the pool walls, and if the ground is not level one side will get more pressure. The imbala…nce will cause the pool to collapse under the strain. ( Full Answer )
Algae , you should vacum it out with your pool vacum because it is a type of fungus.
How can you repair the grass after removing an above ground pool the ground smells like elephant waste after pool removel?
Put grass seed on it, and water it every few days, it might take a few weeks, but it'll probably work
Replacing vinyl liner pool steps is costly and unnecessary. These steps are fiberglass and can last 60 or more years, if cared for properly. But you must replace the white coating, swimming pool gel coat, once every 20 years. Even after the 20 years, the steps can still be repaired or refinished b…y any DIY pool owner. SwimmingPoolResurfacing.com has the products and the help you need to restore worn or torn fiberglass (plastic) steps. ( Full Answer )
no because then it will float. Correct Answer I have over 30 years experience in the pool industry. I have no idea what the previous answer is trying to say. The fact is, the liner is the same material but they are made to fit a specific size and type of pool. Above ground pools use liners that… either lock into a bead around the pool or they overlap the wall. Inground pools only use liners that lock into a bead. Regardless, if the liner is not made to fit the pool you want to use it in, it can not be made to fit. So, the short answer is...no. ( Full Answer )
You simply use a pool liner patch kit and repair the hole, even if underwater. I recommend a Boxer Brand with #100 glue, that works the best. Most pool stores carry Boxer brand repair kit. Once you locate the hole, make sure the liner is clean, cut a round patch, apply glue to the patch, book t…he patch like you would wall paper, go underwater and apply patch over hole, wait a few seconds for the glue to set up and make sure you have the patch firmly attached to the liner over the hole. If you have a small pc of the patch not sticking, like an edge, you can put a little glue on your finger swim down to the patch and wipe the glue on the area not sticking and it will allow you to re-glue the edge as necessary. if the water is too cold and you can't get in the pool, you can try a Ziploc bag with sand in to place over the hole as a temporary stopgap. (make sure you get all the air out.) I have done this with one of my customers after a storm blew something in a pool after a storm and It held all winter. Let me know if you have need additional information. good luck. ( Full Answer )
You can syphon off the vast majority , especially if you have somedownhill away from the pool. Just get a garden hose started byfilling the hose , then drop the drain end downhill at the sametime you drop the other end in the pool , the water will continueto syphon as long as the drain end is lower …than the sucking end ortill it sucks air. Or use a sump pump. ( Full Answer )
Hook your vacuum up to your skimmer and open the valve all the way to the skimmer.. that should give you enough suction. Then, get in the pool and get to work!