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Handyman question.

Posted by mudlady (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 4, 11 at 18:57

I have a kiddy pool--specifically, a heavy plastic Step2 pool. The construction is probably more than simple plastic because this pool has been in service for many summers and has tolerated just as many winters outside. I was going to send it to the dump until I realized I could turn it into a raised garden. I need only enough space for a few tomato and cucumber plants. I plan to fill it with topsoil and I am concerned about adequate drainage. I thought about drilling many holes in the bottom, but then I decided I prefer to remove most of the bottom so the plants won't be in a container because the pool would be essentially sides and a couple inches of the bottom next to the sides for stability. I am asking what tool I should use to remove most of the pool bottom. I thought about taking a hatchet to it but I don't want to risk cracking the sides. What should I use to cut away most of the bottom, while protecting the integrity of the sides?
Thanks for any offered advice.

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RE: Handyman question.

I'd use a reciprocating saw or sabre saw.
Be sure to round all of the corners of the cut-out. A notch or sharp corner will promote a crack or tear to develop at that point.

RE: Handyman question.

Thanks so much for the suggestion.

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