Woke up Sunday morning with a pretty good hangover. As the morning progressed I started remembering bits and pieces of the previous evening. I remember talking about pools and remember being on Amazon looking at them.
Apparently I decided to, according to my wife "pull the trigger on a new pool". According to amazon I ordered the Intex 10' x 18' oval inflatable ring.
Our previous pool was a small 10' intex that had a leaky inflatable ring and was modified using pool noodles and pvc to keep it floating. The kids have outgrown it anyway so I guess it was time for a new pool anyway.
I looked into the order a little more and it looks like I ordered a discontinued model. The only difference I could find in manual is that the new model has an extra port for the pump output. I hope it's not an issue. I'm thinking it'll be ok as I own an intex sand/saltwater system rated for 15,000 gallons.
While reading the manual I see they recommend an extra 4-6 feet around the pool. That detail had me sweating a little. The only place I have to setup a pool is between my garage and chain link fence. It is only 13'-6" from wall of garage to the fence.
While looking closer at the design of the pool I noticed this particular model uses restraining straps to help hold the sides of the oval. I know the pool is only supposed to be 10' wide but how long are the straps? After a little google searching I found the straps are 12.5'. This is going to be **** tight.
I'm ok with not having room between the fence and garage to walk through but I hope to god there is enough room and the straps can do what they need to do.
The pool will be here tomorrow so I guess I'll just try and set it up and hope for the best. I did a bunch of prep work today to get it ready. I found some free sand on craigslist so went and got a pretty good load and was able to get things level and compacted pretty well.
Tomorrow I plan on putting down some astroturf over the sand and placing some pavers for the retaining strap brackets and filter to sit on.
I sure hope this drunken ordered pool purchase works out.
Here's a pic of today's progress.
Here's where I wet the sand down before compacting.
Diy plate compactor. What a great workout you get from this!
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