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    To bury or not to bury???

    bought a doughboy..I want to put it at least halfway in the ground...my dealer was NO HELP. Can someone tell me how to do it properly? Do I back fill with earth? WOuld appreciate any tips on countersinking a pool before I screw it up.

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    To bury or not to bury???

    bought a doughboy, they claim you can bury them no problem but I dont have the instructions yet, pool will be here MOnday. Can someone tell me the do's and dont's of countersinking a AGP 2ft. DO i back gill with earth? Am looking for advice from anyon that knows.

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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    Welcome to TFP!! Here's a link to my burial...
    http://s941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... ol%202008/

    Let me know if you have any questions! Good luck!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
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    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    Here's a pic of what it looked like in May.


    I LOVE it buried!!!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    I answered your other post.

    You really should try to keep this in one location... it makes it easier for all to follow. Thanks!!
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    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    Doughboy should have some specifics listed in their warranty on what is required to bury it.
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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    Here is the link for the specs on how to bury it fully inground, not sure if that helps.

    http://www.doughboy-swimmingpools.com/inground.pdf
    24' x 52" round Radiant Metric GT, Fully Buried.

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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    Hey Esim13....wow! That is one CLEEEAN setup. If mine looks half that good Ill be happy. I do have a cpl questions...did you put any sand under your black plastic or just orginal earth with all the rocks and clods picked out. I have a screen that I made for filter top soil when filling in low spots in my yard..would be slow but a load of sand is going to run me 350 delivered. Also, did you make the cove out of your earth too? Is your black plastic a certain mil or specially for retarding weed growth? I bet it looks cool at nigth when your landscape ligthing is on...
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    Re: To bury or not to bury???

    I'm not sure of all the details but I will look at my paperwork and find out what I can. I think there is a little bit of sand under the black plastic. How much, I'm not sure but I know they didn't bring a truck load. I think he had a small load on his tailer and went back and forth with the standing bucket truck. I do remember them packing it down. If I remember correctly the PB put cement squares where the uprights go and did put a little gravel/sand mix underneath each block. They then leveled each block even with each other and the earth. I remember PB saying something about a gorrila pad but on the receipt it says Perfect Pool Bottom. I sure wish I would have known about TFP when I bought and paid for my install!!! I cringe to think of what could have possibly been done wrong. Knock on wood tho, so far so good.
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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