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Thread: Wood and block pool update

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    morrodds's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Leona Valley, CA

    Wood and block pool update

    Greetings all!

    Well, it's been almost 7 years since my build - Wood and Block pool .

    The liner is shot due to UV and probably too many chemicals. I had used ladders for entry/exit and was never pleased with them. One broke and they both rubbed the liner - no holes, but not stable. Also my wife's arthritis has gotten worse so a better way is needed for her to access the pool.

    Diagonal wooden steps are going to be placed in the corner of the shallow end. The top step will be 12" below the edge of the pool and ~21" deep by 42" wide to give her a large target to step on. The nest 2 steps will be 12" ddep and up to 90" wide.

    A pic of the shot liner, notice the rub spots from the abandoned ladder:

    The bottom had been leaking and has algae growing under the liner into the perlite mortar base:

    Some leakage along an edge shows a similar pattern:

    The plywood, foam and base have stood up very well. The holes for the step/posts have been dug:

    Well, have to get the Redicrete to set the posts tonight. If I'm up to it, I'll install the pressure treated wood tomorrow. I'll post more pix of the progress over the next couple of weeks.

    Later, Martin
    17k gal., sorta IG vinyl, 1.5 hp pump, 21" sand filter, Shark robotic cleaner.

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    Aug 2014
    Albany ny

    Re: Wood and block pool update

    I love that you took the time to take pics and share... Thanks. keep it up.
    14x26 rectangle vinyl liner pool . 1.5 hp 2 speed tri star pump, 2 aqua genie skimmers , no main drain. 175 sq ft star clear cartridge filter. 200,000 btu hayward heater Tf-100

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    Isaac-1's Avatar
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    May 2010
    SW Louisiana

    Re: Wood and block pool update

    thanks for the update, keep us posted on how things progress
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Feb 2016
    Atlanta, GA

    Re: Wood and block pool update

    What a interesting pool. I just read through your build.

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