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Old 02-12-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
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Hey Pool Guys?


I bought a used Kayak pool last summer and wound up doing the entire dismantle with my roofing crew. Photos and video taped to make sure the parrts go back where they are supposed to.

The 32 ft bottom rails were disintegrated from corrosion even though they were aluminum. I want to reset it up as a 24 ft length. I believe there is a Kayak secondary supplier for parts as the only folow up calls I have had with Kayak Midwest is for the full new package sales pitch appointment. They did not show up for 2 appointments before I purchased the used pool.

I need advise on parts and am looking for an install crew in the near NW suburbs of Chicago. About 9 miles due North of Elgin, IL.

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Old 02-12-2007, 12:38 AM   #2
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kayak is very proprietary & distribute in house thats all i can really say

i have never assembled an above ground in my life & not really qualified to give advice.

but have kayak it a SOB to deal w/

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Thanks for the response anyway CPSpool.

I presumed pool guys would know this was an above ground btw.

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all kayaks are aboveground, they claim they are strong enough to be buried but i have seen them fold.. so if that crossed your mind not a hot idea

sorry couldnt help ya

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I would trash it and buy a real pool

sorry to sound like a snob

i hate those things - they're eyesores

just bein honest
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actually they are the best above ground package out there..
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they could come delivered by the virgin Mary herself

would not change my opinion


sorry

i know everyone has their tastes. I mean not to offend if I do

but i can't stand em
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City permitting add ons, insurance upgrade costs, 4 year old little boy,

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I'm a cheap Polski by heritage.

Plus, I have a nice fenced in back yard and a big hot tub. The rest of the neighborhood has them everywhere, and I've heard the ingrounds hurt the appraisal vakue. (Not planning on selling, but I want the highest available $$ when the time does come.)

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cheap polski.. me you & joasis should go out to dinner & argue of who had what lol

but i think joasis should pick up the tab
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My wife and I were looking at pools at the home show this past weekend. Then we remembered that we have a lake 50' or so from our back door. If we could figure out a way to heat one year round for small money without inclosing it (kill the lake view) we would be sold on one.
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DougChips,

From JLC to 7cat to pools---Your getting around tonight.

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From JLC to 7cat to pools---Your getting around tonight.

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I am trying to keep the JLC providence threads alive. I wish more people here would show an interest in the show. Plus the 2p10 thread is great, order some if you can find a supplier. I never knew that you could use it for battle wounds!
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I am trying to keep the JLC providence threads alive. I wish more people here would show an interest in the show. Plus the 2p10 thread is great, order some if you can find a supplier. I never knew that you could use it for battle wounds!
Doug I will go to the show if you buy me ice cream
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cheap polski.. me you & joasis should go out to dinner & argue of who had what lol

but i think joasis should pick up the tab
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Doug I will go to the show if you buy me ice cream

How about a mug of homemade rootbeer?
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I would trash it and buy a real pool

sorry to sound like a snob

i hate those things - they're eyesores

just bein honest

there is a market for above ground pools & a guy set up for it can make a killing. that is a good niche for you to explore also$$$$..
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Okay so then, are there any near NW suburban Chicago pool guys for an above ground on this board or that someone can recommend?

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there is a market for above ground pools & a guy set up for it can make a killing. that is a good niche for you to explore also$$$$..

eh ... i'd rather stay in the ground ...

you're right though ...
actually ... i THINK AG's make up for 50% of all pool sales in the US ....
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based on your posts & concerns it may be a very good focus for you dirt

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