Thought i would share some photos of our pool and deck area. We always wanted a pool but our yard sloped about 4' just 20' past our deck. All of the pool people said i could not set a pool on top of a retaining wall area, so for three years i just sat on the deck and sweated!
Last August i had enough and decided to go with my idea to build a retaining wall backfill and level it so the pools top rail would be just above my exisiting deck. I had to build the pool about 14" away from the deck and then build out to it. We had a pretty bad winter her in New Jersey and the pool did fine along with the foundation. Beleive it or not the pool is not even a year old and we just installed our third liner but that's another story. Our pool is an Doughboy 12'x24' oval with wedding cake steps.