Terre Haute House Repair - The Pool
Dave, one of Sparkle's workers
Tony from Sparkle Pools finishing the liner installation - July 11th, 2010
Filling the pool - July 11th, 2010
As the pool was filling this blower was sucking air out from behind the liner
A little while after these pictures were taken Patty got really upset. The guys have been busy with other jobs during the time they were doing our pool and mostly worked weekends on ours - one reason that the work seems to be taking so long, but in reality it's only been around a week's worth of actual work. Apart from working weekends they've also been dropping in whilst we've been at work and done a few hours work on the pool. What happened was that the pool guys had left a strip of masking tape a little above the level of the shallow end of the pool and told us to fill the pool up to that mark, which we did. Patty got home from work one day and thought the water level had dropped about 5" and so started phoning Sparkle saying the new liner was leaking already. What had really happened was that the guys had called while we were away, backfilled more dirt and raised the tape about 5". It was all a simple misunderstanding but Patty was very upset thinking that the liner would have to be replaced already - especially as we were paying for the water.
Household water in Indiana is metered at the rate of between $2 and $3 per 1,000 gallons depending on the amound used. Our pool holds somewhere around 35,000 - 40,000 gallons so the cost of filling it from empty adds up. Sparkle did advise us that this was still cheaper than using a water bowser. None of the bulk water carriers I can find in the area advertise their rates, but most seem to use 6,000 gallon trucks for delivery which means we would have needed around 6 trucks of water which probably would have worked out more expensive than using piped water. It also isn't well known, but if you fill up a pool with city water then you may qualify for a reduction in your sewer water bill. I suppose the thinking is that most piped water is going to eventually be dumped into the sewers but water used to fill a pool is actually being retained.
Filling the pool - July 18th 2010
As the pool filled with water then more new bracing was added and the dirt back-filled
This page created 11th July 2010, last modified 24th July 2010