he had to have the pool

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mikensara, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2011
    New York
    [​IMG] its more trouble than its worth [​IMG] went to change the filter and i wound up soaked. Call up dear hubby extremely ticked off and ask him how to fix the filter its now pouring water out the top. he tells me to get in the pool and use the covers and block off the hoses to the filter. [​IMG] no thanks it will be empty by the time he gets home from work. [​IMG] I didnt want a pool to begin with and now who is the one out there cleaning it [​IMG]
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    can you unplug it or throw a breaker? Your motor will burn up if it runs out of water.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Quote:X 2 Happened to a friend of mine.
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    What kind of pool do you have? Inground or above-ground? THere should be a master power switch for an inground pool; I know nothing about above ground pools, but would suspect the same. Replacing the pump can be very expensive.
  5. Roccomanchickens

    Roccomanchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Carroll, IA
  6. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2011
    New York
    its an above ground pool. made sure to unplug it wasnt about to get zapped lol. even climbed in and its freezing cold water and capped off the hoses to the filter pump thing. blah i already hate it. didnt want a pool to begin with but now i know a sure and speedy way to empy it and tell hub i have no idea how that happened [​IMG]
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    So quit doing pool chores. If honey wanted it he can do the chores when he is home. [​IMG]

    If the power is off then the motor shouldn't be pulling water through the filter. Won't you just lose the water that is in the filter? I've only worked with full size inground pools, but with those once you turn the system off it is off. Recap the filter and leave it alone. Honey can fix it when he gets home.
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If it's one of those Intex above ground pools, yes you have to plug the filter hoses before taking out the filter or the water will just pump out of it until it's below the hose openings. Normally you can reach in with your hand and unscrew the caps and insert the plugs... a bit of a pain until you get the hang of it. If it bothers you that much , just let hubby change the filter................. I'm sure you're just venting off steam. I really like those pools when I had one. I just emptied it during winter and disassembled the frame, rolled up the liner and put it in a BIG rolling rubbermaid container until spring. [​IMG]
  9. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    LOL, I'm sorry but I have to laugh, you probably should turn off the pumps BEFORE you take the cap off or try to remove the filter... [​IMG]

    I think CityGirl has the answer, he wanted it, his pool, his job to care for it...............end of story! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011
  10. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    Quote:I thought so too, until one day when I accidentally left our pool filter on "waste" when I turned the power off. By the next morning, our pool was dangerously low. After a meltdown thinking I had torn our liner, I realized the filter setting was the problem. And this is an inground pool.

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