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Thread: Bury pool - northern states

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    Bury pool - northern states

    We live in Iowa and would like to bury an above ground pool other than doughboy. We cannot afford too much as our budget is under 5K. Has anyone buried a pool at least 2ft and had success for 5-10+ years? We have a quote on a 27' Garden leisure for $3,500. I was hoping with some applied protectant to the outside walls/beams we could make it work. Backfill with soil?
    27' x 54" AG Morada RTR/19,300 gal/ 1hp-2spd Hayward Power-Flo Matrix/Hayward 256T sand filter

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    Re: Bury pool - northern states

    depends on what you mean by bury...

    I have a 22" grade and they said any more than 2ft would require me to install a retaining wall.

    you could put your whole pool in a ~2 foot hole and not bury the sides completely in dirt ... and still have your deck lead up to it....
    As I understand it if you were to try and bury the pool wall completely with dirt up to 2 foot deep it would probably make your liner changes in the future very tricky to say the least...
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    Re: Bury pool - northern states

    Thanks Red Shirt-
    Idealy we would like as deep as possible but the hole idea may work. Just have no backfill......
    27' x 54" AG Morada RTR/19,300 gal/ 1hp-2spd Hayward Power-Flo Matrix/Hayward 256T sand filter

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    Bury pool - northern states

    You still need about 5" of backfill around the base but other than that...
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    Re: Bury pool - northern states

    I just buried my 18 ABG 16" and back filled with soil. On the outside wall and the uprights a used roll on tar. It hardned up really nice and actually looks pretty good. It is know buried bout its on there for proctection.

    Grant

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    Re: Bury pool - northern states

    they said I could bury mine up to 24" but I would still be worried about changing a liner... and if you are doing a deck it really doesn't matter too much unless the water would sit there under the deck for some reason and not drain away in the soil or evaporate
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