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    Buried Pool

    Hey everyone,

    I have a home built in 1956. We want to out in an inground pool in the backyard. During conversation with the neighbor he showed me a brochure of my home from when it was used as a model home in the 50's on the parade of homes. He was given the brochure from the people he bought the house from. In the brochure they show the backyard of the house very similar to how it is now but there is a swimming pool back there. I know it will cost the same amount to restore the pool as to build a new one so I am prepared for that expense. I'm just wondering how I find exactly where the pool was. I know the general spot from the pictures. Where do you think I even start? I'm pretty sure the pool was filled in sometime in the 60's or 70's.

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    Re: Buried Pool

    Probing with metal rods or hiring a private utility location service. To be honest, it's not going to cost the same, it's going to cost more than a pool built from scratch.
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    Re: Buried Pool

    Welcome to TFP! Feel free to chronicle your effort in the thread.

    Here's some inspiration for you...they hand dug out this pool, though they did already know where it was.

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ol-resurection

    And further to Tim's comment...

    http://www.groundpenetratingradarwis....com/index.htm
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    Re: Buried Pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Cool project! We've had a few pool restorations here. Always very interesting. One from the 50s will be great. Create a Photobucket account so you can post lots of pics. Copy the IMG code to the right of the pic and paste it in your post to embed the pic in your thread.
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    Re: Buried Pool

    Very cool project. Please post your home's brochure and lots of backyard pics! We live for pictures here
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    Yes, post the brochure pic so we can all help you figure out where your pool is hidden!!
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    Re: Buried Pool

    We'll help you start digging
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