What do you do if you don't want a pool anymore?

Watch children play inside an empty pool. Host a party inside your empty pool.

What do you do if you don't want a pool anymore?

Watch children play inside an empty pool. Host a party inside your empty pool. If you only cover the pool for a single season, you can simply bleach and immerse yourself in it. However, if you decide to leave it covered for more than a year, you may want to drain and refill it before using it again.

A simple yet elegant solution for an unwanted pool? Drain it and build a platform on top. Work with a landscape professional to design a terrace that perfectly matches the original shape and structure of the pool. Not only will it add valuable and entertaining square footage to the backyard, but it will also increase the value of your home over time. If you can't do all of this, ask a neighbor, family member, or pool service to check and maintain your water monthly.

If you don't maintain a little maintenance, your pool liner or plaster will deteriorate and become a major disaster that will be more difficult and expensive to open next time. The pool is basically intact under the ground, so in the future it may be used again, although it may need a little makeup. Now in the pool site they have a stream, a small waterfall and about 100 plants, all fed with rain collected from the roof and stored in underground tanks made of recycled plastic. Yehuda, probably the best thing is to throw the contents of the cover in the pool and immediately start pumping with a garbage pump, rented from a local rental store.

The best combination for this scenario is to use a solid pool cover and run the filter for approximately 3 to 6 hours a day. If you don't mind the possibility of permanent stains and potential damage to the pool's plaster, vinyl, or fiberglass surfaces, go ahead and let it go. A liner that is not covered with water will quickly shrink, harden, and slowly disintegrate, even if the pool is covered. Next year, or whenever, the pool will be drained and washed with acid, or pressure, filled and started up again, after repairs are done.

This gorgeous Walk Interior Architecture & Design studio in its own right becomes even more impressive when you realize it's housed in an old, neglected in-ground pool. For above ground pools, a pool with drainage will not only destroy the vinyl liner but will also run the risk of metal pool walls collapsing. If the space is intended to be converted into a landscaped plot, the pool itself may not need to be removed, but it's not as simple as filling the pool with soil. A pool that is left drained can quickly become a victim of the surrounding water table and can collapse or even be pushed off the ground.

If you drain the pool completely and the water table around the pool is high, the “hydrostatic” pressure of the groundwater can lift the concrete or fiberglass pool off the ground. In summer, with the pool closed, it doesn't matter much where the water is, although if kept lower, algae growth will be lower than if the water touches the bottom of a safety cover, if that matters. Although part of a rooftop lounge in Midtown Manhattan, this modernized patio inside a Future Green Studio rooftop pool offers a lesson for homeowners to work with the site rather than against.

Above ground pool walls are designed to withstand the

force of the weight of water, and without that force that pushes outwards, the walls could fall inward in a strong breeze.

The water will remain clean and safe for swimming later, although some debris may need to be removed from the bottom of the pool. .

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