3 years ago a family friend sold her home and was asked to take down her AGP. She had it taken down and gave it to us. It is a 12x17x4 Sharkline. At the time we were in the process of purchasing the home we were living in and luckily did not put it up. That whole thing fell through and we ended up purchasing a different house last March. Did not get the pool in last summer but was definitely the big project this year. We decided to partially bury the pool 24" so that we could appropriately deck around it without it being a huge eyesore. Our backyard is slightly uphill from our house so looking out the back you would see nothing but the side of a pool had we not buried it. We had the hole excavated and leveled before the install. I only have a few pics but i will share since everyone enjoys.
The Site Prepped
Installer Leveling Frame
Filling Her Up
I'd like to put the pump and filter next to the sunroom about 12 feet from the pool. You can see it in 3rd and 4th pics and barely make out the outlet attached (that bush will be coming down). I'd also like to hard pipe it and bury the pipes before i backfill. My question is how would i handle this in the winter? I would use unions so that i could disconnect pump and filter and valves wherever needed. How would i handle water in the lines? I am in South Eastern PA so we still have some pretty brutal winters. Are there any special ways i should plumb it to make this easier? Any tips or tricks? I believe it is all 1.5". This is our first pool and so far with all the help here my water has been fantastic right from the start. Excellent information and saved me a ton from the pool store BS.