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    Pool/Deck Build

    This has been and still is a long process. But I'll get ya up to speed.

    My Father-in-Law gave me and my wife a pool. A big pool. 33' x 54'' big. We started the pad for the pool back in November 2014 after we built the 1st deck. We didn't have enough material for all of it so we were in search of dirt or rock. Finally found someone to bring some fill in around the end of April 2015. Then came the rains. Rained nearly the whole month of May, off and on in June. So we never got our dirt. We finally was able to rent a dozer to pull dirt down to the pool pad. Got it level then ordered the sand. Sand came in, leveled it out, and erected the pool. Ordered a liner, got it in, put it up...now water...liner issues, reset the liner...all good now. Wait had a small hole to patch...ok now all good...fill 'er up!

    Talk to the deck builder, order lumber, begin deck #2...

    Here are some pics up to this point...once I can load them.


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    [URL=http://s299.photobucket.com/user/throatfreezer/media/beginning%20of%20deck%201.png.html]

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    Pool will be about where that trash can is..

    [URL=http://s299.photobucket.com/user/throatfreezer/media/deck%201%20progress.png.html]


    [URL=http://s299.photobucket.com/user/throatfreezer/media/deck%201%20panel.png.html]
    We decided to go with fence cattle panel instead of the normal wood slats..

    [URL=http://s299.photobucket.com/user/throatfreezer/media/deck%201%20complete.png.html]

    pool liner.jpg

    pool.jpg

    pool deck.jpg

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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    I LOVE the cattle fence panels! Makes it so open! I would never had thought of that! How did you secure them to the wood?

    You had a LOT of work to get the pool pad ready and level. SO worth it though!

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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    Basically we picture framed them in. Yes there has been a LOT of prep work. My kids are going to LOVE it!
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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    Looking good Bryan! Nibble Nibble before you know it is done and your sweet wife will have another honey dew planned and ready!
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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    So glad you got your liner corrected. The pool looks great. I'm just a little concerned about you using fill dirt. Dirt is never an acceptable material to use to level a pad out.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    Why is that Casey?
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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    Good progress! Is there any wood left at the store???????? LOL

    Kim
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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    I know right! Well they (Lowes) actually ran out of posts so I will be going to get some tomorrow. Then the whole thing can be framed out, ready for decking. Then cattle panels and hand rails.
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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    Admins, will you move this to the Build - Under Construction forum please.
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    Re: Pool/Deck Build

    Quote Originally Posted by bryansanders View Post
    Why is that Casey?
    When you use dirt to level up a pool, you run the risk of the dirt settling and the pool sinking.

    Sorry it took me so long to answer back.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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