Dry swimming pool?
March 7, 2012 9:54 AM Subscribe
Will leaving a swimming pool dry damage it?
posted by txmon to home & garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We are considering buying a house to be rented to university students. The house seems ideal, except it has an in-ground swimming pool (assume Gunnite). For various reasons, we are reluctant to leave the pool available to the renters. We can cover it satisfactorily and inexpensively with decking. However we're a bit worried that leaving the pool dry over a long period will damage it. Cracks? Filter apparatus? Anybody know? Oh...we live in Texas so we have long hot summers and only occasional freezing weather in the winter.