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Thread: Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?

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    Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?


    Hi

    I need advice from those folks who know. I have a lower back injury and doctor said only swimming for the next few months. I got one of those swimming pools with harness. I put it together and I was just starting filling it up with water when I had second thoughts about the the ability of my house patio to support the weight. The maximum pool's capacity is 1,500 gallons and 10ft x 7ft. My patio is formed by big cement stones (see in the picture).

    Question for people who knows, would I be better off moving it to the actual garden instead of the patio? .... I have included an attached picture to clarify


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    Calling a structural engineer will cost my a few hundred dollars just for a yes/no

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    Re: Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?

    Is that a slab of concrete or "stones"? How thick is it?
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    Re: Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?

    It is 10 cm thick

    and here is a picture up close of the material



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    Re: Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?

    Assuming it is a slab, the answer depends on how well the substrate was prepared. My bet is it is just fine (no voids)
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    Re: Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?

    You haven't really provided enough detail to say yes or no. The substrate (under the pavers) will determine how much load they can carry. You could carry out tests to see but it would be a couple hundred dollars in costs.
    Overall I think you should be fine. It's only a load of 850kg/sqm or 17.5lb per sq foot, so fairly light.
    If you have concerns my advice is to make sure the leg supports are level, even and straight so the weight is evenly placed. Fill a third of the pool and see how it sits over 24 hours. This should settle everything evenly. Then fill the rest if it all appears stable.
    The pavers are likely to be on prepared compacted ground so probably a better bet than the lawn


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    Re: Ipool on concrete slab. Will it be able to hold the weight, sink or crack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caco View Post
    You haven't really provided enough detail to say yes or no. The substrate (under the pavers) will determine how much load they can carry. You could carry out tests to see but it would be a couple hundred dollars in costs.
    Overall I think you should be fine. It's only a load of 850kg/sqm or 17.5lb per sq foot, so fairly light.
    If you have concerns my advice is to make sure the leg supports are level, even and straight so the weight is evenly placed. Fill a third of the pool and see how it sits over 24 hours. This should settle everything evenly. Then fill the rest if it all appears stable.
    The pavers are likely to be on prepared compacted ground so probably a better bet than the lawn


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    So far I filled up 3/4's and I dont see any issue. I can swim fine with 3/4 I will probably leave it at that level.
    Thanks for the help

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