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jillypotter


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09/09/2009 13:59

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I am thinking of emptying my pool for the winter as the maintenance costs and electricity are too high when we are not there, could it cause any problems. Also it will give us chance to re grout the tiles.

Or could we just leave water in and let it go green.......................................................................................................................................................



Thanks Jilly



zerochlor


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09/09/2009 14:24

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no need to let your pool go green



if your not useing it over the winter period. you could zerochlor it and leave it,depending on how many months your leaving it for would depend on how many bottles of zerochlor you would put in it .



How big is your pool



jillypotter


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09/09/2009 15:42

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Hi

Thanks for reply.... if we use chemical as you suggest do we still have to leave pump running.



Also how much is the chemical





Jilly



Chuck


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09/09/2009 16:08

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Rather then empty it ,get a cover for it, that way no chemicals or power used.

I have left mine on for the last three years for up to 6 months with no problems.

My 8x4 cover cost 300 pounds from industrial estate in Karaoglanoglu.

Good luck



ataturk


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09/09/2009 22:56

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I know many people who have left it full and let the motor run for an hour a day and had no problems. It may discolour abit but that dont really matter as the summer starts you can run the motor longer and add some chlorine or zerochlor or whatever you use. One of my friends had a cheap tarpualin over his and he run the pump about an hour a day and he had no probs.



zerochlor


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10/09/2009 11:17

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jillypotter



zerochlor is 22 a litre



1 litre is good to dose around 50,000 to 60,000 litre pool or 8x4



i havent personally left a pool stagnant with just zerochlor in it.

i have just put my pump on for 1 hour a day in the winter months when not useing the pool,it was ok,and didnt go green,but wasnt sparkling.



ginty


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10/09/2009 13:54

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I dont know what its like in trnc but if you empty a pool in the UK there is a danger of it cracking because of the unequal pressure.



TRNCVaughan


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10/09/2009 13:58

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An empty pool is effectively a concrete boat buried in the ground. If the water table rises beneath it, it can float up out of the ground. Not common but I wouldn't want it to happen to me.



scoobydoo


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10/09/2009 14:12

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I have a couple of friends who thought that they would be saving money by emptying their pools for 6 months over the winter period, needless to say they didn't save money in the long run as has been mentioned above, the pools cracked then leaked when it came to refilling them and cost them more money in repairs.



jillypotter


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10/09/2009 16:45

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Thanks for all your replies. Have to think seriously what do do now.

Does anyone have any idea re pool maintenance for a pool with Watermaid. Have just been informed by current pool man that glass in Watermaid has broke. cost horrendous, can we discontinue using watermaid and revert to chemicals



zerochlor


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10/09/2009 16:50

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TRNCVaughan may well be able to fix your watermaid,give octopus pools a call, he used to supply the watermaid system



MarkVPiazza


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10/09/2009 17:41

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Cheapest option is to ditch the Watermaid, dose it up with clorine, fit a cover, and get a neighbour to check it once in a while over the winter



Overall I don't think you'll save much



Mark



chezzi


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10/09/2009 23:46

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Vaughan,

Do you supply pool covers for winter, like they use in the UK? My neighbour (in UK) puts their pool undercover from October to May, and I dont think any chemicals are added or the pump is run during this time. Can this be done in?

Thanks

Cheryl



Jachin



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11/09/2009 10:08

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Does anyone know the going rate for maintaining an 8X4 pool including water topup?



TRNCVaughan


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11/09/2009 11:15

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550 pounds sterling, including all chemicals but not water. Water top-ups depend on how much your pool leaks. In North Cyprus that can be a lot. I have surveyed poolshere that use a tonne a day when it should be about a tonne a week!



TRNCVaughan


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11/09/2009 11:19

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Cheryl,

Pool covers are made by the upholsterer on Karaoglanoglu Ind. Est.



Jillypotter,



I do get 2nd hand cells from time to time, but chlorinators are expensive to run at present day KibTek rates. I can trade your Watermaid in against an Aligator system http://www.aligator.co.uk and give you 150 pounds off the normal price of 850 pounds supplied and fitted.



TRNCVaughan


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11/09/2009 11:19

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msg15

55 pounds - sorry.



rdsteve


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11/09/2009 12:02

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Give Suzanne a call about pool covers and winter covers 0533 831 2896



Steve



Jachin



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11/09/2009 12:06

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msg17



is this 55 per month? I and 8 others are paying 300 a year each for pool maintenance and cleaning of stairs to apartment; electric and water separate.



TRNCVaughan


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225 pounds per month for pool maintenance and stair cleaning? Please can I come and do it for you??



Jachin



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11/09/2009 12:24

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I am contacting the other owners and maybe change contractor if all are in favour.



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