Where there's rust..

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At the end of last year I decided that this rust made the pool too risky to keep, and it would be safer for Kit's and our houses to remove the pool.

Pool rust

It actually doesn't look too bad in this picture, but this piece of steel is actually cosmetic.  It's the sheet behind that is structural, and we couldn't see the condition of that.

Pool rust

We were heartbroken to see the pool go, and ever since I've been second guessing myself and feeling like I "murdered" the pool.

We had the pool removed, and then we saw this...

Pool rust

Pool rust

So as it turns out, the inner shell was actually very badly rusted at both the top and the bottom.  It does in fact look like it was close to splitting open and flooding our yards.

I still feel very sad that the pool rusted and died like that, but at least I feel like I've done the right thing now by removing it....


Sylvia Johnson said:

Wow! I do sympathise with you losing your pool. If you miss it too much in the hot weather you could always consider getting another one. I guess you would have to weigh up whether the expense and time and effort looking after a pool was worth the convenience of having your own pool.

January 15, 2019 11:03 PM


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