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    New Install Kinda

    So long story short bought a house with a sunk in Doughboy. Been in the ground for many years. I replaced the liner in 2004 and had a small cave in which I fixed adequately. Uncovered last week to find a larger cave in. Because of this, I have decided to replace the pool. After much research, I have purchased a Medallion Freedom pool. My plan is to cut away enough concrete to be able to bolt the panels together and assemble the walk out stairs. I don't want to completely remove the concrete because of cost and the concrete is in good shape and serviceable. Once installed I will pour concrete to the receptor coping of the pool. I have also ordered an Aquatrol salt water generator. I will post pictures of the journey and any input would be appreciated.

    The starting point.

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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Can't really give any input, but wanted to say WELCOME.....this is gonna be fun to watch. Keep us updated.
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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Pool looks a tad green...in honor of St. Paddies Day, I presume? J/K.

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    Re: New Install Kinda

    I am hopeful you will be able to reuse the concrete around the old pool. This will be a fun one to watch for sure!

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    The green water compliments the backdrop and countryside. Welcome to TFP, home of the DIY'er for better pool water and less maintenance. Looking forward to following this journey from the comfort of my laptop.
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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Thanks guys. I'm hoping that I can maybe assemble some of the panels together and then place them in the ground thus keeping me from cutting all the way around. I'll figure it out either way.

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    Cop I bet that would work. Good idea (says the one not doing the work or lifting LOL)

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    Re: New Install Kinda

    First box of goodness arrived. So excited to move away from chlorine to a Salt Generator. Can't wait.

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    Look what arrived today!!




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    Removed all the coping, next days off I will rent a concrete cutter and start cutting back the concrete.


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    Poor Cop! You will need to go back to work to rest after all of this work! LOL

    FUN times! Keep the pics and updates coming!

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    Re: New Install Kinda



    I've been super busy lately and have not had a chance to work on the pool until today. Rented the concrete saw and made my cuts around the pool. Still have to make the cuts for the stairs and then the real fun begins. Have to break up the concrete, dig out all the dirt and haul both away. Hopefully that will give me enough room to bolt the new pool together. Good thing I have a skinny teenager.


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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Good luck,
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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Hey, I know your busy with the build but don't leave us hangin'! Preparing to install the same pool at our house probably a month away from getting to the pool as we are building some retaining walls as the pool will be built into a hillside.

    I'll be watching for your updates!

    Thanks!

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    Man thats a lot of work. Any updates?!
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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Sorry for the slow posts. I have been working a lot lately(in my real job) and progress is slow. I have removed most of the concrete and dirt. This took two days with a mini excavator and lots of wheel barrow work. This is a huge job and I'm doing it myself with some help from my son. I also had to remove an old concrete collar from the doughboy. Ugh!!! Jackhammer and will power. I'm just about ready to start installing the steps and walls.

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    Re: New Install Kinda

    On a different note. For all you cement people out there. Is it feasible to pour new concrete up against old concrete? It doesn't have to be perfect as I'm going to coat it with concrete paint.


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    Re: New Install Kinda

    You can pour new concrete up against old, you just need to have separation / isolation between the two. You're talking about slabs right??

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    That is a LOT of work done there! You and your child will be able to say "We did this" when it is all done!

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    Re: New Install Kinda

    Yes, slabs. I'm not sure exactly how to do separation because my cuts are not perfectly straight. I was hoping to pour right up to the old slab.


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