I've done a ton of reading over the past few months and still have questions. Hopefully some here can advise me. Thanks!
We are located in Austin TX.We are trying to find the best 12'x17'x54" hard sided AGP to install in our garage. Skipping all the whys for now...if you really want them let me know... We believe the garage foundation can handle the weight of the pool - according to our builder and verified by a PE.
The house garage is an oversized two bay that is part of our house. We built a separate detached garage that we use for the cars.
The house garage has two bays (19'Lx19'1"W) and an additional 6'19' raised (5") storage area to the left of the bays. There is access to the house via a door in this raised area. The rightmost bay has a large window (8'x5'). There are two 8' garage doors separated by about 13". There are no poles.
The pool would go lengthwise in the rightmost bay and take up a large portion of the second bay.
The plan is to enclose the pool in a 'greenhouse'. This would include a movable wall (twin walled polycarbonate proposed) that would separate the pool area of the two bays from the left side storage area and house access. Thought is to add active ventilation via some large fan(s) utilizing the window and open garage doors.
I'll try to upload a simple diagram.
Q1. Some hard sided pools have buttresses, some seem to have beams that run under. Mutually exclusive? Would we need to avoid the ones with beams underneath or could 'fill-in' around the metal beams pressure treated wood or gravel or/and sand ?
Q2. We are on a budget and have not been able to find a used oval pool that is 12'x17'. We really want oval. There are used 12'x24' available - any chance these could be assembled without some of the middle sections to achieve a smaller 12'x17' pool?
Q3. Is this totally crazy? What are we missing?
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