Muskin Above Ground Pool
I have been looking for an above ground pool and I came across someone selling theirs. They bought it two years ago but decided that it was too much trouble to put up so they are selling it.
It has never been used and is still in the box with all manuals, pumps etc. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about the brand though. It is a Muskin brand oval pool 15x30x38. He is selling it for $250.00. I was hoping you could give me some advice because I can't find much info on the internet.
Thanks so much. Erin
You may have come across one of those rare finds. I snag those up quickly whenever I come across them. In the size I assume you mean 15' wide by 30' long by 48" high? If so, it is an excellent buy.
Muskin has been around almost as long as Doughboy, I was building them over thirty years ago. They have always been a decent quality pool. Many of their less expensive models have been sold by Sears and Penny's for years.
Muskin was going through a name change some years back and you may find more information about them under Ovation.
The value of the pool really depends on the model, whether it has four inch or six inch top rails, resin or steel and so on. Any way you look at it I'm sure it's a good deal. It might be a five year pool or a fifteen year pool but for 250 you will get your moneys worth out of it.
The size is common so finding liners for it would be easy. The only suggestion I would make is try to do a parts inventory. Replacement parts may be hard to find so make sure all the essential stuff is there. This applies mostly to the side bracing parts, there are tons of them and it might be worth your time to count them and compare your numbers with the instruction manual.
Muskin Pool Warranty Problem
I bought a Muskin pool about 10 years ago. It has a 22 year warranty. I have all the paperwork, receipt, etc. I am trying to get in touch with Muskin.
I recently found out that they have been sold or taken over by another company, but I do not have the name of the company. Do you have the name, address, telephone number of this company? I know this is probably a long shot, they probably wont cover warranty but I would like to contact them anyway. Thank you.
I believe Muskin changed to Ovation. I'm not positive but I think that is the last name they were using. This page may help an Ovation dealer who could possibly answer your questions.
Ovation Pool Parts
Muskin pools were sold by Sears for many years. It might be possible to find more information from them. There is also a Muskin parts website that might be of some help.
If anyone else knows contact information for a Muskin Pool Warranty problem please let us know.
Installing a Used Oval Muskin pool
We are interested in moving a used 18' x 35' Muskin pool from the 80's. It has a Perflex EC40 Hayward DE filter and a 1.5 hp Hayward pump, but no chlorine dispenser.
Is this a decent pool that is worth going through the effort of moving? Also, is the chlorine dispenser necessary? Would a saltwater pump be an option? Are they less expensive to operate?
Thanks for your input!
Muskin pools have always been known, to me anyway, as a pool that would rust away in less than ten years.
Be sure to inspect every part of the pool before you should consider moving, and re-installing it.
It is hard for me to imagine a Muskin pool, of that vintage, being worth the effort to move and set up again. You would need to be the judge of that, anything is possible.
I love the Perflex filter, used to have one.
I would not use the chlorine dispenser even if it had one, they can be more problems than they are worth. I prefer a floating chlorinator.
I have no idea what a salt water pump is but salt water systems seem to work just fine. They create better quality water and can save you a lot in cost of chlorine.