LOL! I'm not really complaining, because this is not really a problem, per se. But we have this little $200 pool we bought at WalMart last year. It is so great for when it is hot out. So, Sunday, I go out, uncover it and clean it up a little. I found three leaks. Husband patched them (or so we thought!) and I proceed to fill up the pool. This is a process, we have a well and you can't do it all at once or the pump will burn out.
So yesterday, no problems, and my son was even fooling around in the few feet of water that was in it. I was out in the backyard picking up junk and raking up leaves and whatnot. I didn't see any water.
Just a half an hour ago, I go outside to turn off the water, as the pool is pretty full, and I will finish filling it up when son is home from school in about two hours... Well, there's a slow amount of water trickling from underneath the pool! So, after conversing with Husband on telephone, we are going to patch rather than buy another pool, because he thinks it can be salvaged. The people at the pool store have some good stuff there that we haven't used yet. So, buying an new pool and filling that one up is off the table!
So, has this ever happened to you? If so, because I am obviously going to have to drain an almost completely filled up pool, what would you do? I am leaning towards watering the yard with this water, because it has not rained here regularly in months, and the grass could use it. I also need to wash three cars, and I could clean up everything in the yard. The water is chlorinated somewhat, but no more than drinking water would be. I'm more upset about wasting all of these gallons of water than anything else. The pool is right next door to a greenhouse, but if I washed out everything in the greenhouse to store the water, I would end up using more water than when I started!
Any other ideas/experiences out there?
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