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Mothballing a swimming pool



 
 
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Old February 25th 09, 10:49 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?
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Old February 25th 09, 11:07 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Bryce" wrote in message
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Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


Drain it and sweep it out after it's dry.
Sounds odd to me. Half the cost to run it for a year is what it takes to not
run it? I'd look into it more?

Rich


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Old February 25th 09, 11:29 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Feb 25, 4:49*pm, Bryce wrote:
Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. *They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. *What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


lost revenue
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Old February 26th 09, 12:12 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Feb 25, 3:49*pm, Bryce wrote:
Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. *They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. *What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


Dunno. If the surrounding soil is expansive, there could be concerns
with the walls cracking with the pool empty - maybe need to do
something to brace the walls?

Jerry
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Old February 26th 09, 12:24 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Feb 25, 5:49*pm, Bryce wrote:
they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. *What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


If it's currently covered and empty of water, nothing.
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Old February 26th 09, 12:32 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Jerry wrote:
On Feb 25, 3:49 pm, Bryce wrote:
Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


Dunno. If the surrounding soil is expansive, there could be concerns
with the walls cracking with the pool empty - maybe need to do
something to brace the walls?

Jerry

Like fill it halfway with heavily chlorinated water? Floor heaving is
more likely than walls cracking, but I'm no engineer.

(Same concept as why residential sand'n'vinyl pools are never emptied
all the way...)

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Old February 26th 09, 12:38 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 17:49:39 -0500, Bryce
wrote:

Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


Maybe you misunderstood or they weren't clear. It may very well be
that what they meant was that even with the pool emptied and shut
down, there will still be expenses for insurance, security, general
maintenance, and other fixed costs that will still need to be paid
whether it is open for swimming or not.

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Old February 26th 09, 12:48 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Mothballing a swimming pool

Bryce wrote:
Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


that's bs. All it takes is a super shocking treatment and a good cover.

s
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Old February 26th 09, 12:49 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Rich wrote:
"Bryce" wrote in message
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Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


Drain it and sweep it out after it's dry.
Sounds odd to me. Half the cost to run it for a year is what it takes to not
run it? I'd look into it more?

Rich


you don't drain a pool unless you want massive amounts of trouble and
stand a chance of never using it again.

s
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Old February 26th 09, 12:54 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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aemeijers wrote:
Jerry wrote:
On Feb 25, 3:49 pm, Bryce wrote:
Neighboring community announced they will not be
opening their municipal swimming pool this summer
to save money. They say it costs $100,000 to
operate for the season, but they must spend $50K
to mothball it while it's idle, so only $50K saved.

Wow. What needs to be done to mothball a pool?


Dunno. If the surrounding soil is expansive, there could be concerns
with the walls cracking with the pool empty - maybe need to do
something to brace the walls?

Jerry

Like fill it halfway with heavily chlorinated water? Floor heaving is
more likely than walls cracking, but I'm no engineer.

(Same concept as why residential sand'n'vinyl pools are never emptied
all the way...)

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aem sends....


Well also, on Vinyl, the stuff shrinks real bad after being exposed to
chlorine. If you let it dry out, they usually tear off the top when you
refill them. I wouldn't even take a vinyl pool down half way. I used
to just pull the hose off the skimmer of our above ground and let that
be the winter level.

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