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Old 06-18-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Leaky & cracked pool


I'm about to buy a house with a fiberglass pool that has tiny cracks in the rim around the top, and the tenant says the pool has a small leak. What am I getting myself into?
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What am I getting myself into?
A house with a built in money pit . With fiberglass pools there are two types of cracks, superficial and structural; the superficial cracks are simply cosmetic but structural cracks indicate a poorly constructed shell or installation, or the pool has been subject to physical damage. Most fiberglass cracks can be repaired, whether the repair will last or whether new cracks will spring up depends on what caused them in the first place. This is probably a case where hiring a pool company with experience in fiberglass shells would be worthwhile if you plan on keeping the pool operational as fiberglass is one of those materials that requires some experience to properly repair.
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Thanks, troyks.
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Definitely agree with Troyks - get an expert in to come and look at the pool. You can never tell if it's going to be a serious problem in the future and cost you tons of money.
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See if you can trace back the original supplier of the shell. My pool has a lifetime she'll warranty against cracks if installed by an approved installer. Not sure if it transfers to future owners or not but worth at least calling them to ask the question
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