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Old 02-25-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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Dang Pool!

Well today I noticed that the cover on my pool was tearing and falling into the pool. We've had a lot of snow this year so there is quite a bit of water, or ice, on on top of the pool cover. I went to try and loosen the cover so it wouldn't damage the walls of the pool, its an above ground pool. As I begin to loosen the ratchet that holds it in place, the cable snaps leaving me holding the ratchet with no cable no longer attached to it. I now find my self next to a pool with no water and a huge chunk of ice in it. I have no idea where the water could be leaking at, or why. Once the huge hunk of ice melts and I can look at the liner, I'll update ya'll with what I find.
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Well today I noticed that the cover on my pool was tearing and falling into the pool. We've had a lot of snow this year so there is quite a bit of water, or ice, on on top of the pool cover. I went to try and loosen the cover so it wouldn't damage the walls of the pool, its an above ground pool. As I begin to loosen the ratchet that holds it in place, the cable snaps leaving me holding the ratchet with no cable no longer attached to it. I now find my self next to a pool with no water and a huge chunk of ice in it. I have no idea where the water could be leaking at, or why. Once the huge hunk of ice melts and I can look at the liner, I'll update ya'll with what I find.
psssssst.... the huge chunk of ice....IS the water
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Old 02-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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When I get home I will take a picture of the cover over my pool. Of coarse we don't get much or any ice here in Louisiana.
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Hope the leak isn't too bad!
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:17 PM   #5
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Your right, the huge hunk of ice is the water.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
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So then no leak?
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:03 PM   #7
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Oh, I don't know. The only water in the pool is the water that was on top of pool cover. That huge hunk of ice the only water in the pool, so I can't look for a leak untill I get the pool cover out from under my big ice block
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:28 AM   #8
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Was there any water in the pool when you covered it? I know in my pool we only drain to just below the filter intake and then cover.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:16 AM   #9
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We drained it to just below the filter, which left something like 3 feet of water in it. I winterized it the same way this year as I did last year and I didn't have any problems last winter. This is only our second winter with the pool and I don't know the acctual age of the pool, so its quite possible the pool is 15 years old. We're supposed to have a warm stretch starting soon, so maybe I can get a look by Friday.
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Did you block to bottom of the filter opening? Maybe the ice and water on the top of the cover pushed all the water in the pool out of the filter opening?
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