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    Wanted to share the dome I build

    Just wanted to post some pictures of the dome I build over my 15x30 pool. I have a lot of tress so did not want to use the traditional closing method. In spring my plan is to raise the dome by 3 feet and cover it with clear vinyl.
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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

    That's awesome! My last pool was above ground and no matter how hard I tried, I could not get pillows to keep rain water and leaves off the cover. It was a constant battle of draining that slimy stinky water off the cover - usually in the middle of the winter. Starting syphon from a hose with ice in it. Just sucked!

    Your solution is the best I've seen yet! Great idea and that will definitely keep the water and leaves off the cover.

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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

    Also in CT... I will be curious to see if your structure sheds the snow, or whether it takes the other path. How are you stabilizing those arches running side to side on the pool?

    Interesting idea! I certainly wish you the best, and hope you will report back, one way or the other.
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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

    Would love to see close ups of the different connection points. How does it attach to the pool?
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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

    Ice? Wet Snow?
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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

    Wind?

    In the photo, as shown, there appear to be a few gaps along the edge of the pool. I think those might be problematic if they remain open.
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    Re: Wnated to share the dome I build

    Thanks for noticing that. I will be hanging more one gallon containers to cover those gaps. Need to find some.

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    Hi pabeader. As I am new to this forum I could not figure out how to add more pictures. I will try to add more pictures. 2016-10-02 17.45.16.jpg
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    Very cool!
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    imamol, I've used those same products for miscellaneous projects around the yard. Conduit attachments I believe from the electrical section right?

    For posting pics, have you tried linking your photos from Photobucket? That's what many of us do here on TFP. Upload your pics to Photobucket (free), then copy & paste the IMG code for that pic from Photobucket to your TFP post. Works great.
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    Conduit! I like that. I was thinking PVC and wondering how it would keep from drooping...
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    I was afraid of PVC too. That looks great!
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    imamol - That picture was exactly what I needed. Now I've a new project for this weekend!!
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    I also was thinking PVC - it looked white in the original photo. I will change my bet on behavior under load, now that I see the conduit

    Still curious how you are stabilizing the arches? The lengthwise elements are hard to see in the picture.
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    I would be interested to see how it holds up under weather & snow loads. Arches are strong and can handle the weight as long as the ends are fixed. Is that wire connecting each end of the arch horizontally? I would make sure those arch ends cant move!
    Do you plan to swim under the clear poly after you raise it? Or what is the point of going clear poly in the Spring?


    I hope it doesn't end up like this! They forgot to support the ends of the arches.


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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

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    I also was thinking PVC - it looked white in the original photo. I will change my bet on behavior under load, now that I see the conduit

    Still curious how you are stabilizing the arches? The lengthwise elements are hard to see in the picture.
    I have galvanized wires (6 total) holding the arches width wise. This way the arch will be able to take up the load and not collapse. I thought of attaching it to the pool but did not wanted to drill holes in the pool top metal plate.
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    Trying Texas splash advice to use photobucket to add more pictures.







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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    [QUOTE=Teald024;1144264]I would be interested to see how it holds up under weather & snow loads. Arches are strong and can handle the weight as long as the ends are fixed. Is that wire connecting each end of the arch horizontally? I would make sure those arch ends cant move!
    Do you plan to swim under the clear poly after you raise it? Or what is the point of going clear poly in the Spring?

    Yes, my plan is to keep the cover up all summer after I change it to clear vinyl. Due to trees, my pool does not get that much sun so I want to use the green house effect to keep the water warm. I dont like to manage bubble solar cover either.

    Yes there is wire connecting each end of the arch. I am planning to keep the dome free of snow as much as possible.

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    imamol - That picture was exactly what I needed. Now I've a new project for this weekend!!
    Please let me know how it goes.
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    Re: Wanted to share the dome I build

    So the whole structure is resting on the pool edge, but not actually attached to the pool?
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