The Pool Popped!

@DianneN (175584)
United States
July 1, 2020 5:43am CST
Our younger son bought a pool, filter, chloride tablets, and a pool cover for his girlfriend when she comes to visit him at his house. They spent May and June enjoying it until it popped! He was able to send it back to wherever he ordered it for a full refund. The funny thing is that we have the same pool for our grandkids in our basement all boxed up and used once! We plan on donating it for their summertime pleasure before he installs an in ground pool. Happy July! We are off for a golf game with him and his girlfriend is joining us. We will have a breakfast on the patio supplied by all of us. See you later!
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@UncleJoe (17894)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Jul
We have a pool just like that, which is pretty durable but, unfortunately, I broke the diving board and we are waiting for a replacement.
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• United States
1 Jul
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
I hope he arrives quickly. It's a hot one out there!
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@moffittjc (83241)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Jul
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@Alexandoy (58911)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
Our portable pool looks the same as that in the picture. We have not used it for more than 5 years.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
I hope it doesn't pop when and if you do use it!
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@Alexandoy (58911)
• Cainta, Philippines
1 Jul
@DianneN maybe it has some leaks already since it was not used for a long time.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
@Alexandoy No, this pool was brand new. The one I have to give him may indeed have leaks due to age. Pure junk!
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@LeaPea2417 (28842)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Jul
That is sad about the pool. Will he buy another one , different type?
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
No pools can be found now. I'm guessing with kids being home, all the parents ran out and bought them all up. We will give him the pool stored in our basement. We bought it years ago for the grandkids, and they only used it once. That will be one less thing that hogs up our basement.
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@LeaPea2417 (28842)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Jul
@DianneN That is good you have one to give him.
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@amadeo (111236)
• United States
1 Jul
Good morning.A wonderful day to start.enjoy
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Good afternoon now. The morning took longer than expected. Thank you!
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@LadyDuck (291524)
• Switzerland
1 Jul
Those things never last long, but this one really lasted too little. I suppose that the water flooded his patio I hope that chlorine will not stain the floor.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
It was a cheap pool. My mother always said that you get what you pay for. No, the patio was fine and extra clean.
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@LadyDuck (291524)
• Switzerland
2 Jul
@DianneN My father always said the same, he hated when my mom bought something cheap.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
@LadyDuck My son couldn't help it. It was the only pool left. So was the one we bought for the grandkids. We needed one real fast when my son told us they would be in Connecticut that weekend.
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• United States
1 Jul
I used to have a pool like that for my grandkids. I heard this morning that any type of kiddie pools are almost impossible to find. Enjoy your golf game and breakfast!!
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
I'm not surprised that pools are hard to find with smart people staying home. Thanks! We had a blast and my son's girlfriend is better at golf than I. AND, she never played before!
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• Philippines
1 Jul
Wished we had this kind of a small pool. My brother made a small huge space but instead he used it to make a pond.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks! A pond would be so well loved by little critters and perhaps gold fish.
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@kobesbuddy (104314)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
That's terrible this pool popped, it was no doubt a factory defect. He will think of something else to use, very soon.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Yes, he will use ours.
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@kobesbuddy (104314)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Jul
@DianneN And your son was able to get a full refund, that's good news. A man piddled around on our roof for fifteen minutes, for a measly stove pipe. He billed Jay $900 for a service call, which was a royal shafting:( So, what will Jay do about this? He refused to pay this amount, the jerk can sit on his hiney for the rest of his life, waiting for the payment to arrive. When he built a home, Jay gave this guy a discount price on every piece of lumber
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
@kobesbuddy What a stinker! We always get a few estimates before we hire anyone and check them out at the BBB.
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@birjudanak (13265)
• India
1 Jul
I think its very useful for here as very hot temperature and would love to stay inside it. I was thought its a same pool of your grandkids as you shown before but its different.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
We do have that exact same pool, but this is his and the one I showed before. My grandkids used it once, so we are giving it to our son to use.
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@birjudanak (13265)
• India
1 Jul
@DianneN OK as its same family using so i don't think any problem. I would think that is it available here to buy.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
@birjudanak Pools here are now long sold out.
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@JudyEv (213458)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul
Have a great day. It would be very pleasant out on a golf course I'm sure. Hope all your putts go in first time.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks, Judy! It was very pleasant, sunny, and comfortable playing early. Wishful thinking on both our parts. My son's girlfriend never golfed before and did better than I. Perhaps it was beginner's luck!
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@JudyEv (213458)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
@DianneN Don't you just hate that? My first ever game of golf didn't go too badly and I imagined you'd just keep improving but it doesn't seem to work that way,
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
@JudyEv I do hate it and faced the fact long ago that I will always stink at golf. Tennis is another story. I'm not too bad at it.
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@SHOHANA (10948)
• Bangladesh
2 Jul
Happy july too and hope your son and his girl friend enjoy their time in this pool
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
The very same to you. This is the pool that popped. My son will pick up our old pool tomorrow. Have a great day and don’t fall asleep!
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@SHOHANA (10948)
• Bangladesh
2 Jul
@DianneN sure i won't. Enjoy your day pretty woman
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
@SHOHANA Aw, thanks! The same to you as well. I’m heading to bed soon. See you on my tomorrow.
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• India
2 Jul
That's a wise idea. I'd do the same if I were you. Parents always look out for their kids no matter how much they grow
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
Aww, thanks! We always look out for our kids and now they also look out for us. That's what loving families do. You are right, but not everyone is as lucky.
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• India
3 Jul
@DianneN You're correct dear. One must also be blessed o be there for each other in need. It's not always the case. I completely agree with you.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
3 Jul
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@Corbin5 (192688)
• United States
1 Jul
Those pools can pop. Glad you have one that he can use.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
I'm afraid our pool has the potential to pop, too. It's the same pool. We bought it years ago for the grandkids. It must be quite poppible by now.
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@Corbin5 (192688)
• United States
1 Jul
@DianneN Well, it is worth giving it a try.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
@Corbin5 That's all we can do. Not a single pool left in the stores.
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@snowy22315 (93185)
• United States
1 Jul
I had a pool do that just as we got in and started enjoying it. I think it had to do with the site not being completely level though.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
That's too bad. The upper white part of the pool went first, then little by little the rest went.
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@snowy22315 (93185)
• United States
1 Jul
@DianneN Frustrating!
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
@snowy22315 Very! My mother always used to say you get what you pay for.
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@nela13 (33333)
• Portugal
1 Jul
Those pools usually don't last long, we have a similar pool to our kids.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Right! We happened to have the same one for our grandkids, but they only used it once. He's picking it up tomorrow. One thing less to store in our house that belong to the kids.
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@nela13 (33333)
• Portugal
3 Jul
@DianneN it is great that it will be reused
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
3 Jul
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@cherigucchi (8231)
• Philippines
1 Jul
I have the same kind of pool which we place on the roof top. Kids no matter how big they are now, still love to play there.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
That's true! I hope yours doesn't pop!
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• Philippines
2 Jul
@DianneN I hope not!
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
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@marguicha (152438)
• Chile
2 Jul
He should install an in ground pool if the house is his. Still, 2 months of happiness with the COVID around is not bad
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
2 Jul
He should, but doesn’t want covidiots in and around his house now. A pool takes a lot of planning, lighting, landscaping, fencing, designing, blah, blah.... He’s picking up our old pool tomorrow.
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@marguicha (152438)
• Chile
2 Jul
@DianneN I agree with him. I would rather have fun with a hose in summer than to have beasts infecting me with the virus. Your pool will be fine until the virus is controlled.
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@CarolDM (82028)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
Enjoy the day.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks.
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@CarolDM (82028)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
@DianneN And sorry about the pool.
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@gr8nana6 (3147)
• Hamilton, Ohio
1 Jul
Maybe he should have asked you before buying the pool, lol. I'm sure they will enjoy it until he gets the in ground pool. Hope you all had a splendid time together.
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
We told him we had one, but he thought he knew better. Many thanks and have a wonderful day and July, of course!
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@gr8nana6 (3147)
• Hamilton, Ohio
1 Jul
@DianneN Well that sounds about right, they always think they know better Thank you, you have the same
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@DocAndersen (24076)
• United States
1 Jul
have fun playing golf -
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@DianneN (175584)
• United States
1 Jul
Thanks! I'm back now and did have fun!
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@DocAndersen (24076)
• United States
1 Jul
@DianneN i am so glad you had fun!!!
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