I wanted to start posting my progress of my AGP install. I also wanted to post the things that went well and things I maybe should have hired someone to do so far... Enjoy!
Pool - Saltwater 5000 Oval
Surround - 42' x 25' Pool Deck
Concept Pool Image (Made with VisionScape)
Pool Site Marked
Scrapped Sod with Bobcat (If you DIY like I did spend the money and rent a sod cutter. You can thank me now, learned that the hard way)
Started to Level Ground (Rent a Transit Level to help level the ground. Looked level before we started and it was almost a foot from corner to corner)
Poured all the post holes for the deck (Only needed 48, maybe the deck was a bit large... We wanted to make sure things went smooth when the pool was installed.)
Poured a pad to put my pump and heater on. Was going to install under the deck but after much reading on TFP, I am glad I did some research first. This will have a small enclosure around it to keep yard debris out. Also stubbed up conduits for my bond loop. I will have a panel board along the back for all of my electric.
Dry fit all of my PVC connections for my pump. We got a ton of rain Memorial Day weekend so I had to find some indoor projects. Pool hopefully coming soon!
(5/31/16) This is as far as I have gotten with this project so far. Going to have a plumber run a gas line for me but this whole project will be a DIY'er with the knowledge of TFP and the internet! Cheers friends! ~Nate