Thursday, July 3, 2008

What we won't do this summer...

Is enjoy our swimming pool. I'm starting to wish we'd gone ahead and filled it in. Pool fixer guy is submitting a new bid because this damage is way beyond what his first estimate was. We figured that would be the case.


(wall damage, deep end wall)
The 2x4s have completely rotted away on the deep end.


(whole intake wall)


(just to the right of the intake)


(intake)

Some of the 2x4s are still intact but most are not.


(shallow end, jet corner)
See how the earth has settled? This is what's behind the rotten 4x8 plywood they removed yesterday.


(ant damage, deep end corner near jet)

6 comments:

Chickenbells said...

Well...cruds. Are you going to go ahead with this HUGE project? I didn't realize that Pools required so much maintenance beyond that of all the water testing and whatnot...

Anet said...

I had no clue pools used two by fours or any kind of wood! What a bummer! I'm sure a pool in Texas is well worth it. Or maybe you could cement it all and build a skate park for the kids. I'm sure Ryan would enjoy a half pipe in his back yard! Just a thought...

Grandma J said...

I'm with anet, never knew pools had two x fours. Our pool was gunite (like concrete), and our neighbors is vinyl.
good luck, that looks like an expensive job!

A Slice of the Pie said...

Hopped over here after you commented on my blog, and I'll definitely be back to read some more!

She sure is strange! said...

Grandma J,

This is a vinyl lined pool. It has the 4x8 plywood sheets, a foam pad and then the vinyl liner. This one has been in the ground for 25 years though, things are bound to rot after that long!

Keetha said...

I'm not sure I've ever been in a vinyl liner pool. I'm with the other girls - - - had no idea there could be 2x4's, plywood, and then dirt behind pool walls.

It looks to me like you're pretty much going to have a new pool if you decide to continue this project.