Forum Title: No More Maintainance Pool Shutdown?
I've had enough of paying to keep my pool up, we rarely used it and I plan to rent this house and don't want to have to deal with the pool or charge the tennants either. I've looked high and low for a way to just forget about the pool without destroying it, and I've not found any existing options, other than fill it with dirt, which isn't really an option. But I've come up with what I think is a viable method to 'shutdown' the pool with no maintainance or ongoing cost, but also be able to return it functioning later. (btw, this is truly a trouble-free pool! no trouble at all once shutdown!) I'm wondering if there are others looking for a solution like this, such that it is worth the effort to make a product/service to do this? In my search for a solution, I found lots of others wanting to do it and no good option, but would they(you) pay $1000 to do it? I figure I spend at least $1200 a year to keep the pool operationals, so $1000 one-time expense doesn't seem to bad. What do you think?
Category: pool Post By: CASSANDRA SWANSON (Oshkosh, WI), 02/03/2019

What is possible is greatly dependant on the pool type and soil / ground water conditions. There is no one size fits all solution. In some places, you could drain a plaster pool completely and build a floor/deck over it and it should be fine indefinitely. In other places, the ground water would be too high to this. Liners will be ruined if drained and damage may occur to the walls and floor. I don't think a fiberglass pool should ever be drained.

- JUAN COLLINS (Lakeville, MN), 04/19/2019

Right, you can't just empty them, that is the problem, and if they have water in them, you can't just ignore them like you can a pile of dirt. jblizzle said: What is possible is greatly dependant on the pool type and soil / ground water conditions. There is no one size fits all solution. In some places, you could drain a plaster pool completely and build a floor/deck over it and it should be fine indefinitely. In other places, the ground water would be too high to this. Liners will be ruined if drained and damage may occur to the walls and floor. I don't think a fiberglass pool should ever be drained. Click to expand...

- BESSIE VAUGHN (Milpitas, CA), 04/13/2019

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