Forum Title: Hibernating a pool for 10 years
Hi everyone, I'm new to pools! I have an income property with a long term lease (5 to 10 years), and the lessee doesn't want to deal with a pool. The pool was built in 1995, made of plaster, in the Palm Springs California area. It has been proposed to: drain the water / fill with sand / cover the pool for 5 to 10 years. When the lessee vacates: remove the sand / repair (re-plaster, caulk, fix tiles, possibly replace filter and motor). My questions: 1. Has anyone had experience in hibernating (or retiring a pool) for an extended period? 2. What would be some of your recommendations? 3. Are there alternatives to filling with sand? I've attached a picture of the pool for reference. Thank you
Category: pool Post By: BOB CUMMINGS (Medford, OR), 03/20/2019

Can't help you, but what a shame. That's a beautiful pool.

- BARBARA ROWN (Kennewick, WA), 03/27/2019

If you leave the pool drained you will need to drill holes in the bottom of the deep end (or open the hydrostatic valve in the main drain if you have one). Otherwise the pool could float out of the ground.

- GENE NUNEZ (Peoria, IL), 03/28/2019

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