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1963 pool resurrection

Posted by dumbcluck (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 5, 13 at 16:32

Hey everybody, has anyone here ever had any experience in bringing a filled in pool back to life?
We have a pool in our backyard that was filled in with dirt and trees by previous owner and we are considering making it swim able again?
Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

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RE: 1963 pool resurrection

here is the shallow end and the corner I envision for the spa

RE: 1963 pool resurrection

this is the middle section. the chairs are blocking a hole I dug to investigate.

1963 pool resurrection

the deep end.

RE: 1963 pool resurrection

Big question is where is all the plumbing, and what condition is that in? My guess is you will have to dig up the whole yard to really see if it is feasible to restore the pool to original and to be able to re-plumb if needed. My guess would be it's going to be a costly event even if the shell is in good shape. Excavation, re-plaster, likely re-plumb, new equipment, electric, bonding, decking is going to add up.

RE: 1963 pool resurrection

thejimbar you nailed it on the head. yes, I am going to have to dig up the whole yard and replace all plumbing and electrical lines. I would also like to add a spa.
this is not a weekend project or a matter of simply removing dirt and adding water. no sir, this is a bonafide big ass project.
once the dirt and trees are removed however it really is no different than a remodel.
yes there will be holes on the bottom for drainage. no different from the ones they would put in your pool if you emptied it. they would pop holes in it to keep it from floating out.
a good remodel would change out all your plumbing also and of course new equipment as well.
the spa is the most costly piece of this puzzle. but if I gotta have a shotcrete guy out here anyway to fill holes or redesign the pool in any way, I might as well shoot a spa.
definitely not gonna be free. but interesting for sure.

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