Above-ground Pools

Discussion in 'Sports & Recreation' started by Hal Pollner, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, Nancy, the purpose is to give me something to float on while I enjoy a Rum & Coke!

    Since it only weighs 2400 pounds, I'll just scoot it around to where I need it!

    We've had several days of over 100 lately.
    Hal
     
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    I think that this is an excellent idea !
    If Hal puts the pool someplace where it gets some shade, but is sunny when he wants to be in there and get his suntan going, then that should work really well.
    Also, he can simply let out some of the water and refill the shallow pool every day if he needs to add more cool water, since it would not be the same as emptying and refilling one of the large pools would be.

    I am shocked at how much the price on these shallow pools has gone up this year ! They used to be around $30, and now they are more like $130, when I looked on Amazon.
    I have actually been thinking about getting one like Hal is looking at, because I wanted to be able to add Epsom salts and soak in it; but when I saw how much they cost, I decided that they are way out of my budget .
     
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    Uh, Yvonne was pretty much on the money with one exception. Clear water by itself doesn’t absorb a lot of heat from the sun but the convection and absorption rates created by the container by which the water is held is much faster because the volume of water is less.
    In other words, you’ll have near air temp in no time.
     
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    Or start making lots of ice cubes for use the next day. Do you have a big freezer, @Hal Pollner ? ;)
     
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    Don’t worry yourself about it John. You’re new and still feeling your way around and it won’t be long before Hal will drive you as crazy as he has the rest of us.
    All that said, Hal’s a good guy and just be glad the thread is about a pool and not his computer.
     
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    Now I feel bad.

    The guy's gonna be out on his lawn surrounded by inflatable pool toys saying "Brunner...Brunner" in a Donald Duck voice.

    I should at least buy him a sprinkler.
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    My new one cost me $150.84 including tax and shipping from Amazon. I don't think that's outrageous at all!

    Harold
     
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    John John...I never had my past pools set up on grass, because we have very little grass on our 3/4 acre Desert plot....mostly landscaping gravel. I set them up on my concrete astronomical viewing pad.

    In all my past pools, I've always had a floating thermometer, and noticed that even when the water temp was 90 degrees, it still felt comparatively cool to my skin!

    If it gets into the 100's outside, as it has recently, I'll resort to that time-honored way to fight it:

    I just won't go outside! Rum & Cokes are just as delicious indoors!

    Harold
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  9. Hal Pollner

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    (yawn)...I'm so scared...:eek:
     
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    That pool table looks like it doesn't have enough clearance to actually play. How far is it from the walls?
     
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  11. Hal Pollner

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    That's a spatial illusion, Beth!

    I assure you that when I planned and built my model railroad benchwork, I provided sufficient room around that billiard table!

    It's 5 feet from the 3 walls of the room, and 2 feet from the benchwork, but the shot can be aimed from above or below the benchwork!

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    No...just the freezer section of our Refrigerometer.

    Howl
     
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