Bought and moved into a house last spring. Wanted a pool & found a new in box on Craigslist. Found a level spot in the yard, threw up the pool and realized our version of level is different than an AGP's version of level. We were about 2-3 inches off, I researched and found TFP. Decided against draining the pool and just prayed no failure happened, luckily it didn't. Now we have decided on a new location and are in the process of prepping the area. Here's where we are so far:
The original set up - plain and simple, but gets the job done. You can see the sketchiness of the frame in this picture a little although it's not fully filled here yet.
Our side yard that went unused - you can see the original fence line about 25 feet in
IMG_2205 by stepknee, on Flickr
Side yard fenced in
IMG_2247 by stepknee, on Flickr
Taking the old fence down
Dog checking out her enlarged yard, you can kind of see in this picture that the ground sits about 2'+ feet below street level
Our lot is only about 10,000 sq feet, but we had access to a tractor so we used it to dig out the area for the retaining wall
Here is the retaining wall built and area for the pool marked off
circle by stepknee, on Flickr
What you can't see to the right of this picture is a pump shed that the pool barely clears and piles of rock, cement, pavers, etc that need to be moved. I got the materials to build a water level last night to start digging and leveling and bought the anti-fatigue mats from Harbor Freight for under the pool - do I need to table these together?
We can get those 1,000lb bags of sand from Lowes for $30 and my boyfriend thinks it would be a good idea to put it down before the mats, but I am not sure if it's necessary.
Open and hoping for suggestions or ideas for this project...