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    owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Hi folks, just sharing some pics
    of what is probably not too run of the mill...



    Pool slab is suspended off a hill side 35ft above grade
    20 x 13, 3'6"-4'10" with 70 s.f. Baja shelf
    Infinity edge is 18ft, the trough is 2' x 3'.

    The pool slab has just been poured. In the upstand you can see a waterstop to receive the vertical pour.



    Any tips welcome

    Openpool

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Wow! Looks really interesting! Can you post before pics? If you use program like photobucket you can post pics directly by copying the IMG and pasting. How are you chlorinating your pool? Salt or bleach/chlorine? What kind of plaster? Where are you located? We love pics so keep us updated!
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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Hi maria, thanks for the tip on the photobucket - will check it out. I've added some before photos for you in the mean time

    For this I'll be using variable intelliflos, ic40 (volume is less than 12000 gallons), 24" sand filter and another intelliph to inject acid....I've had good experiences with that setup in the past.

    This build is in the s. caribbean...TT.

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Wow! I bet that took some sophisticated engineering! Like Marla said, we love pictures... Keep 'me coming!
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    Openpool, such a tough life to have to live in TT (although I've never been, I've heard it's fabulous and besides it's the south Caribbean!).
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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Well I don't have any tips. This one is beyond my pay grade! Im ready to watch it progress though.


    I dont think we have any other members from Trinidad either.

    So, keep us posted!
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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    WOW! Talk about where there is a will, there is a way! This is going to be fun to watch!

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Like Divin Dave said, this one's gonna be real "interesting"....
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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Looks real interesting Openpool. Someone had a great vision which is coming to reality - very exciting. I'm sure this called for detailed engineering for the cantilever and water weight.
    Love that you used thin air to create additional square feet!!!

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Yes a hillside construction such as this took a lot of planning. And I've enjoyed seeing the professionals do their thing. Essentially, after the topographical study was done, a rough determination as to how many levels we could get was made. Surely it ends up being more than you need ("Really? A home theater beneath the pool?!"). A soil study enabled knowing importantly the bearing capacity of the soil, among other things. Using a safety factor against the live and dead loads (pool water alone is more than 30 tonnes despite my best efforts to really keep this as reasonably small as possible) then the structural provisions could be made.

    Let's hope the math is correct!

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    Yeah a home theater under the pool AND a projector for IN the pool viewing!

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    I subscribed to this thread. Please post lots of pictures so we can follow your build.
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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    I wish you the very best!!! Scared the bagubbies outta me, though. I can't imagine hanging out on that edge!!!

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    I have agonized about that from time to time. My nightmare is to be on an air mattress and end up in the trough (hopefully).

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    I'm trying to keep the updates pool-centric but since the pool is integrated so tightly with the building I thought I'd still update with these...

    The slab surrounding the pool is 2700sf. Here you can see more formwork going up over the last couple days so that steel can be laid on it. It is at this level what would normally be a bond beam on an inground pool is being integrated with the building shell -- a 24 x 16 beam. The beam actually runs all the way into the hillside into soil anchors that are then backfilled. Supposedly this is to minimise any downhill movement of the structure. the entire slab, beams and vertical pool walls will be poured monolithically.



    As for the bonding, solid copper is not available here so stranded copper is sanctioned. Split bolts were used to attach to the rebar and at the corners, pigtails were left to tie onto the rebar in the slab. For 5/8" rebar and 2 copper pieces, the 350MCM size worked well.

    No ladder, railing (wanted to keep it minimal looking) or metal niche is being used on the pool . So for the bonding of the water itself, I decided on placing a skimmer, although normally I find this redundant on an edge pool. I'd seen some youtube talk about the requirement being that the bond be made with water always in contact and the pipe insert with the lug had me wondering. So I went for the skimmer mounted bond kit instead . Maybe someone can suggest additional means of ensuring that water doesn't leak through the rubber o ring and the drilled hole....or am I just paranoid?





    Can you tell we're big on safety down here?!











    I've also started putting 'pen to paper' as to the trough details trying to finalise it all -- sight lines, volumes, etc... I've enjoyed reading may posts on TFP about sizing and so on. Some great resources on this site.


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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    What's that? Not the crypt, I hope!

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Wow I can dream. Awesome
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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    sorry had to edit the previous post...figured out the picasa inline images bit.

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Oh good. I can breath easier now... Not. Your house looks fantastic!

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    Re: owner build - suspended pool infinity edge

    Where are you located, the view is awesome.

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