Did Someone Leave
the Fiberglass Pool Empty?
Swimming Pool Can Be Repaired!
Pools are the finest pools in the world, now
that concrete is no longer used by the vast
majority of builders. However, fiberglass
swimming pools must always be filled with water.
Only for emergency repair, or gel coat replacement
should they be emptied and, even then, just
for a short period of time, and not during the
rainy season if it can possibly be avoided.
Be sure to read
How to Empty a Fiberglass Pool by Bill Nash,
author of "Pool Resurfacing Made Easy".
Fiberglass pools will last for more than 50 years, if they
are properly maintained. Maintenance simply means following
the instructions regarding chemicals, replace the gel coat
every 15 to 20 years, and keep the pool filled with
Why the Pool Must be Filled
of a fiberglass swimming pool is similar to that of a submarine.
The inside of the submarine must be filled with air or the
ocean water pressure will crush it. The same applies to
a fiberglass pool, it must be filled with water or the
water, hydrostatic pressure, will destroy it.
What Happens When the Fiberglass
Pool is Empty?
There is no equalizing pressure (weight of the water) inside
the pool, so the ground water can damage the pool in any
of three ways.
Bulge one or two walls inward until it eventually breaks
thru dumping sand and ground water into the pool, thereby
relieving the hydrostatic pressure.
Push up a portion of the bottom until it opens like
a "drawbridge" allowing water and sand to
enter the pool, which relieves the hydrostatic pressure
(like above photo)
Lift the entire pool, or a portion of it, out
of the ground about a foot or two, to relieve the hydrostatic
pressure caused by ground water.
Keep in mind, any one of these scenarios can only happen
if the pool isn't filled with water. Left empty long
enough, two or even all three of the above catastrophes
Can My Pool be Fixed?
Absolutely! There is no such thing as a fiberglass
swimming pool that can't be repaired. Fiberglass is
very forgiving, but it requires some labor and considerable
knowledge to repair and restore the pool to its original
watertight condition. We are the only company in America
that can provide both the knowledge and the materials to
repair and restore your fiberglass swimming pool. But then,
you've probably already found that out.
This website, which specializes in fiberglass swimming pool
repair, is owned by UGlassIt
Pool Resurfacing, Inc. the founder of the do-it-yourself
swimming pool resurfacing industry. We will be happy to
help you solve your fiberglass swimming pool problems.
The CEO of UGlassIt is the only person who handles emergency
fiberglass pool repair consultation for our company. You
can reach Bill at 800-676-8528
between 10am - 6pm Monday thru Friday.
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