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    My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Here's some build pics of our intex pool we put up at the end of last season. We're very happy with the results and are getting a lot of good use out of the pool.

    Leveling out the ground



    We ended up using a very thick pond liner under the pool. It's under the blue tarp. It was very expensive, but it will keep grass or weeds from growing through the liner. We learned this the hard way very early on even though I was very careful to kill everything under the pool.




    Initial posts for deck



    Beginning the framing



    Custom made stringers. I made an excel spreadsheet that makes measuring and cutting stringers extremely simple if anyone is interested.


    Started decking surface



    Ready for spindles



    Meshing the decking planks


    View from the top


    Completed!






    The stairs that are in the pool are great. I think they were only $200 or something and are perfect. So much nicer getting in and out of the pool than ladders.

    I'll post some new pics. New features include better landscaping, wiring at the pumps, and stained the wood. Also replaced the intex rope that holds the legs in place with a nice 1" nylon strap in gray. Next is pcv plumbing to get rid of the hoses and have some valves that will make maintaining the SWG system much easier.
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Saltwater System
    Custom Deck

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Looking good!! Make sure you post some pics of the plumbing.

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Flippin Sweet...how long will the Intex pools last? Im looking at getting one.
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Good question. For a long time I hope. The ultra frames (recommended) look like they will last a very long time. I've already had to set up this pool 3 times due to mistakes made by me. and everything is holding up great so far.

    Setup Pool #1
    - Weeds started to grow through liner. Bought tougher liner to put under pool so took down pool

    Setup Pool #2
    - Used for the rest of the season, but rope deteriorated (it's not great quality) and legs started to bow out slightly. So took down pool for the winter. Bought a nice 1 inch wide 70 foot long nylon strap and ratchet to use in place of the shoddy rope.

    Setup Pool #3
    - Now have strap in place. Legs are now nice and vertical. Just slight unevenness problems, but our yard has a decent grade down towards the back so that considered it's not really that bad. Hopefully the last time we need to set up the pool
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Saltwater System
    Custom Deck

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    It looks awesome! If you don't me asking, about how did the deck cost?
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Total cost in materials was about $350
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Rªzª
    Total cost in materials was about $350
    Did that include the ladder too? Oh and what kind of material did you use for the top of the deck (like the floor of the deck) is it some type of like water resistant board or something? Sorry for so many questions, I've been looking for some pictures of a simple deck on an intex pool and your's is exactly what I had in mind.
    5,061 Gallon 16' x 48" Intex Metal Frame Pool
    14" Intex 55Ib Sand Filter and Pump.
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Quote Originally Posted by carterj92
    Quote Originally Posted by Rªzª
    Total cost in materials was about $350
    Did that include the ladder too? Oh and what kind of material did you use for the top of the deck (like the floor of the deck) is it some type of like water resistant board or something? Sorry for so many questions, I've been looking for some pictures of a simple deck on an intex pool and your's is exactly what I had in mind.
    Ah no yeah that did not include the stairs. They were around $200. Very happy with those. For the decking surface, I used that synthetic decking material at home depot. It's expensive but it will last forever and completely waterproof.
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Saltwater System
    Custom Deck

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    [quote=Rªzª]
    Quote Originally Posted by carterj92
    Quote Originally Posted by "Rªzª":204s0w7u
    Total cost in materials was about $350
    Did that include the ladder too? Oh and what kind of material did you use for the top of the deck (like the floor of the deck) is it some type of like water resistant board or something? Sorry for so many questions, I've been looking for some pictures of a simple deck on an intex pool and your's is exactly what I had in mind.
    Ah no yeah that did not include the stairs. They were around $200. Very happy with those. For the decking surface, I used that synthetic decking material at home depot. It's expensive but it will last forever and completely waterproof.[/quote:204s0w7u]
    Thanks so much! I think I might do something similar than.
    5,061 Gallon 16' x 48" Intex Metal Frame Pool
    14" Intex 55Ib Sand Filter and Pump.
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Here's the plumbing I did on my pool. Having the valves right there makes it much easier to clean the filters or the plates in the saltwater system



    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
    (B Size) pump
    Saltwater System
    Custom Deck

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    how much did building the deck cost for you?

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    counting the stairs that go in the pool the total was around $550. The deck itself was about $350 for all materials
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    It looks to me like some of your wood is not pressure treated, is that true?

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Very nice setup!

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Unless my eyes are going, that all looks like PT to me, except the deck surface. PT is a lot lighter these days, than the spruce green we were to used to back in the day
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Yeah it was all pressure treated. All had a slight green texture to it when we first bought it. Was starting to all turn grey so we weatherproofed/stained it about a month ago. Can see the cedar flavor to it in the newer pics
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Saltwater System
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Hi just wondering about the deck did you have plans on how to build it? If so where can we find those?

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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    I just made up the plans myself. Sort of a custom fit sort of thing. I think you can get the gist of the design from the pics, but if you like I can scan in some of my initial drawings.
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Saltwater System
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    Here's calculator I made to cut out the stringers for my deck stairs. With this making stringers is very straight forward:

    http://razaland.com/stringer/
    Intex 16x48 Ultra Frame.
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    Re: My Intex 16x48 with custom deck and stairs

    looking good!
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