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Pool removal

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by Josh P, May 6, 2017.


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    1. Josh P

      Josh P Shaggin Wagon Elite Explorer

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      Back in 2007 when I bought this house the pool in the back yard was partially filled in with dirt. The concrete had cracks and wouldn't hold water. I had to finish filling it in to close on the house. I regretted having to do it cause of the additional work it created to remove the pool later. 30 yards of concrete has been hauled off so far. As you can see in the pictures the house still needs a lot of work. I don't have a friend in the world when it comes to home improvement.

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      Why are you removing it?
       
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      I get free use of the excavators and dump trailer from work. I want to plant a second tree in the back yard, and the pool takes up most of the space so it would be a potted plant waiting to fall on the house. Now that the pool is removed I can install a geothermal ground loop for cooling the house. I'll drill 2 holes in the deep end of the pit to get below the 20 foot mark. Ground temp stays in the low 60 degree range year round at that depth.
       
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      Wow, that's a lot of work.

      I thought several wells were needed for geothermal cooling due to the thermal exchange in the wells. Once you start exchanging heat down there they warm up.

      I'm referring to memory , a system I saw for a roughly 1800 sq ft house in the ozarks had 18 wells. 1 for every 100 sq ft. and that system was used in conjuction with an electric ac unit.
       
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      Only another 12 yards of concrete to haul off then that portion of the job will be complete. Looks like my yard used to be a river bed that was filled in. Final depth of the 2 holes is 26 feet. If anyone is wondering, there are specific calculations that need to be preformed to determine loop length, bore depth based on soil type, etc, etc. The size of the pool is too small of a foot print for a system of 3 tons to work properly so I will bore holes 20 feet deep down on both sides of the house and run with it... 20170512_132949.jpg 20170512_135147.jpg 20170512_141548.jpg 20170512_155335.jpg 20170512_155341.jpg
       
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      I was curious about how old the pool was, so I looked on the county website at the aerial photos. Best I can tell, it was installed between 1964 and 1969. Original owner sold in 93, and that is when the condition went down hill. Screenshot from 2017-05-14 10:17:34.png Screenshot from 2017-05-14 10:17:57.png Screenshot from 2017-05-14 10:06:10.png Screenshot from 2017-05-14 10:14:33.png Screenshot from 2017-05-14 10:15:17.png Screenshot from 2017-05-14 10:16:19.png
       

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