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    Cool Landscaping Your AGP

    Guys,

    Would love to see pictures of your successes in decking or landscaping your above ground pools. I have taken a look in the pictures section but most seem to be of in-ground pools.

    Would appreciate some inspiration

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Check out this thread it has some good ideas.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Cool, Thanks. Not sure how I missed that!!
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Here is what we did for a deck....

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    My BIL built it for us. We built above the pool to leave room for movement. Approximate size is 12x16'. Still need to complete the landscaping around the pool. Might put a small patio type area out of pavers near the bottom of the steps.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Here's what we did. Yard slopes hard away from house. No level spots in back yard.
    pool and patio comp.jpg
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Here is what we did on a slope:
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    My Build: 28 ft Doughboy install w/stamped patio FINALLY complete-LOTS OF PICS :)

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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by aboykin2269 View Post
    Here's what we did. Yard slopes hard away from house. No level spots in back yard.
    pool and patio comp.jpg
    what kind of ladder is that and do you have any issues with it moving or is it stable?
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Pretty sure that is a Confer 7200 ladder. Ours is not very stable, but we don't have it strapped like aboykin appears to have. I'll be interested to know this as well.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    My ABG has a border of egg rock around it, that we sit plants and "decorations" on. Most of the plants come inside for the winter - they would not live in NJ winters (jade trees, bottle palms, aloes, etc.)

    My deck goes a bit more than a 1/4 of the way around the pool. The shade structure on the deck is bolted to the deck and stays up all year, the fabric comes off for the winter though. The deck sits just under the top rail.

    The filter is hard piped and the skimmer and return are under the deck. The filter itself sits just under the edge of the deck for easy access. It gets removed during the winter and lives in the shed.

    The pool sort of sits in the middle of the yard like an island (where it is sunny most of the day)



    Detail of deck, rock, and plants - yeah I prop the child gate open - my entire yard is fenced as well and has a auto closing child proof gate too (that we keep closed). We close the gate on the pool when we have small children over the house, our youngest is 10 and can open that gate anyway. You can just see the filter skimmer on the left hand side under the deck.



    And that is where the filter lives



    You can see how much of the pool has deck around it. the deck goes back to where the floats are all stacked up Pardon my dead grass - we have had almost no rain here.

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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by latin_racer View Post
    what kind of ladder is that and do you have any issues with it moving or is it stable?
    zombie is correct. Confer 7200. They are really made for hard walled AGP's so they can be bolted to the top of the frame. Ours, however, I just used some bungee cords to strap it to the support polls. It's not 100% stable, but close. My Honey climbs in and out with no problems and she just had her shoulder replaced last month. The only problem with the bungee's is it has to go all the way against the wall on the outside, thus eliminating the "swim through" barriers built onto the back of the inside pool side steps. We don't have children, so that lack of safety device does not bother me.

    We LOVE the steps. They are WAY WAY better than the intex type that came with the pool. The platform on the top is awesome. Plus you can roll a cover down over the steps and pad lock it for extra security for any kids that may happen into your back yard when you are not around.

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    That's a really nice looking set up phonedave!
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by aboykin2269 View Post
    .....They are really made for hard walled AGP's so they can be bolted to the top of the frame.....
    I did not know this. I must read about this. Ours came pre assembled and the builder just put in in the pool and said we could move it where we wanted to.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    I do not have room to plant them and they do have to be brought in for winter also, however you get the idea.


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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    That's a really nice looking set up phonedave![/QUOTE]

    Thanks. At think at last count, I have brought 6 yards of rock (a half yard at a time for the most part) into that yard. Between egg rock around the pool, pea gravel under the swings, 3/4" clean in the drainage swale, and eastern sunrise in the garden bed area it is starting to look like a landscape supply demonstration area.

    I could haul a yard of stone in my trailer - by volume. However I have done it a few times, with both stone and topsoil, and it scares me to death. It is over the weight limit on the axle, and if that thing goes, well I don't want to think about it. The landscape yard is only 3 miles away, and sells 1/2 yards for no extra fee, so I can make multiple trips. It's three years to get it to that point.


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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
    I do not have room to plant them and they do have to be brought in for winter also, however you get the idea.


    John
    What a very nice and compact hard sided above ground pool. I love how you set this up.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by zombiejeep View Post
    Pretty sure that is a Confer 7200 ladder. Ours is not very stable, but we don't have it strapped like aboykin appears to have. I'll be interested to know this as well.
    I have the same ladder and it is very stable. The outside is buried about 6 inches do that helps.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Thank you. I will look into the Confer 7200 mainly for child safety, I have a 1yr old. I'm sure it's so much better than what intex provided as a ladder.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    What a very nice and compact hard sided above ground pool. I love how you set this up.

    Thanks Casey, we are very pleased with it so far.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
    Thanks Casey, we are very pleased with it so far.

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    You are very welcome.
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Some great pics here, Thanks guys.

    It gives me some inspiration for when I start to landscape
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    Re: Landscaping Your AGP

    Quote Originally Posted by WBChunks View Post
    Guys,

    Would love to see pictures of your successes in decking or landscaping your above ground pools. I have taken a look in the pictures section but most seem to be of in-ground pools.

    Would appreciate some inspiration

    Thanks in advance
    Mine is a small 9x18 inch pool but wapool2.jpg20150809_200931.jpgpool3.jpgnted to be sure we would actually use it before upgrading. We have a small backyard but have made the most of it and we use it every day!! May upgrade to a slightly larger pool next year. Not fancy but boy do we enjoy it in these hot months!!

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