I am looking to install my pool in the next week or two (sooner the better of course). It is a 38' by 18' oval above ground pool with A braces (so I can cut the straps and made a deep end). I plan to build a deck from my backdoor (which is above ground) to be level with my pool. My problem is deciding on a final location, I have 2 spots that I could do.
One is in my backyard lengthwise 12' from the fence (10' is required, so 12' to be safe), with the 18' end next to my existing porch. I'd have to cut down a nice pine tree to put it there.
The second option is on the side of my house, where I currently don't really use the yard. I have like 33' between my house and the property line, so I think I can squeeze it in next to my house. I'd build a deck across the back of my house to the end of the pool, or I could cut down the giant tree and extend the pool out so the deck goes to the side of the pool a little.
On the side of my house, I can have more privacy with a fence or bushes/trees whatever, but it's more enclosed. Also would have trees overhanging it, I'm not sure if I'd rather the shade in the summer, or full sun in the backyard during spring/fall.
Since I know everyone likes pics, here are some I just took of my backyard: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... eTheater=1
Any recommendations which spot I might like best or regret more in the years to come? Or any things I should consider for either location?