I am planning on installing a samoan 24 foot above ground pool on the patio of my walkout basement. My original plan was to tear out the exsiting slab and partially bury the pool, and then pour a new slab around the pool. I discovered today that the entrie 920 square foot slab is over one foot thick. So me tearing it out with my small backhoe is not feasible. The slab where the pool will go slopes 3 inches over the 24 foot radius. I am leaning towards a 2' concrete disc (23' inside radius and 25' outside radius) about 2" thick at the high side and 5" thick at the low side. The form work may be a little chalenging but I can do it. I would then fill and compact the inside of the disc with fill. How big is the overall dimension of a 24' pool including the uprights?
This is in central nebraska no codes, hoa, or people to tell me what I can or cant do.
I am a carpenter by trade but this will be my first real pool (had a couple of 14' intex installed on this same spot but the slope wasn't as radicall with the smaller radius).
Any suggestions for a easier but solid way would be greatly appreciated.
Can anyone comment on a samoan pool or sandman filter/pump.