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    My DIY Pool

    Hello Folks, I am a newbie here and I just wanted to share some pics of my project. I enjoy looking at others photos to inspire ideas. I also enjoy feedback of my work


    http://photobucket.com/tomspool
    1) 16X32 IG Vinyl 18,200
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    Re: My DIY Pool

    It is looking great! We are in the process of an install as well- although we didn't do a DIY as we are both busy and very impatient lol! What is your liner choice? and what are you using for the bottom of the pool? your decking around it?
    Purposed new pool at home being built- 20x40 vinyl pool, 20ft vinyl covered steps, Automatic cover, 6 ft sheer decent, 4 lighted deck jets, lime stone coping, easy touch, heat pump, SPA- 8x8 fiberglass shell, limestone steps surrounding
    previous home- 16 x 32 IG Vinyl- Install- Mid June 2011. 3ft Shallow 8ft Deep/ Totally Hayward 1HP pump/ 250 pound Sand/ AquaPro800 Heat pump/ Blue Hampton Liner/ 2 Intellibrite LED Lights/ Polaris 360/ 4 Deckjet II's/ 3ft concrete Apron/ 800 sq ft Paver Patio

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    Re: My DIY Pool

    Thanks, I am using 30 mil liner from royalswimmingpools it's called tidewater. I will be using portland and sand maybe some vermiculite for the bottom. I have 2" white bullnose coping with 3' to 4' concrete deck around the entire pool. Anything beyond the pool deck will be 6X6 decorative pavers. Do you have any pics of your pool?

    Tom
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    Re: My DIY Pool

    Sounds like your going the same route as we did!! I would suggest a minimum of the 3 ft of concrete if you are doing a safety cover we have the vermiculite bottom and love it!! we also did the 2 inch bull nose coming and we are doing a 33 inch paver apron to match the current paver patio! yeah a link to my build thread is here - 16-x-32-inground-vinyl-dig-pics-new-liner-dropped-t31990.html
    Purposed new pool at home being built- 20x40 vinyl pool, 20ft vinyl covered steps, Automatic cover, 6 ft sheer decent, 4 lighted deck jets, lime stone coping, easy touch, heat pump, SPA- 8x8 fiberglass shell, limestone steps surrounding
    previous home- 16 x 32 IG Vinyl- Install- Mid June 2011. 3ft Shallow 8ft Deep/ Totally Hayward 1HP pump/ 250 pound Sand/ AquaPro800 Heat pump/ Blue Hampton Liner/ 2 Intellibrite LED Lights/ Polaris 360/ 4 Deckjet II's/ 3ft concrete Apron/ 800 sq ft Paver Patio

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    Re: My DIY Pool

    Do you know how many tons of stone they used for the backfill?
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    Re: My DIY Pool

    They had 50 tons delievered and there was about a ton left over but that can vary depending on your over dig, we were about 3 foot over dig all the way around. are you doing the cement collar?
    Purposed new pool at home being built- 20x40 vinyl pool, 20ft vinyl covered steps, Automatic cover, 6 ft sheer decent, 4 lighted deck jets, lime stone coping, easy touch, heat pump, SPA- 8x8 fiberglass shell, limestone steps surrounding
    previous home- 16 x 32 IG Vinyl- Install- Mid June 2011. 3ft Shallow 8ft Deep/ Totally Hayward 1HP pump/ 250 pound Sand/ AquaPro800 Heat pump/ Blue Hampton Liner/ 2 Intellibrite LED Lights/ Polaris 360/ 4 Deckjet II's/ 3ft concrete Apron/ 800 sq ft Paver Patio

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    Re: My DIY Pool

    Yes, we did the collar. We are backfilling right now and I have about 46 ton we also have a 3 ft overdig.
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    Re: My DIY Pool

    You should be good I believe i was corrected on how much we have left, i was told more like 3-5 tons left.. it really doesnt look like that much!! LOL! Side note, are you doing a 8ft 7ft or 6ft deep end?
    Purposed new pool at home being built- 20x40 vinyl pool, 20ft vinyl covered steps, Automatic cover, 6 ft sheer decent, 4 lighted deck jets, lime stone coping, easy touch, heat pump, SPA- 8x8 fiberglass shell, limestone steps surrounding
    previous home- 16 x 32 IG Vinyl- Install- Mid June 2011. 3ft Shallow 8ft Deep/ Totally Hayward 1HP pump/ 250 pound Sand/ AquaPro800 Heat pump/ Blue Hampton Liner/ 2 Intellibrite LED Lights/ Polaris 360/ 4 Deckjet II's/ 3ft concrete Apron/ 800 sq ft Paver Patio

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    Re: My DIY Pool

    We are doing the 8ft deep end w/diving board.
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    Re: My DIY Pool

    Hello folks, I'm at month 3 with my build. Yesterday, we had 8.5yrds of concrete and two people with about 90 degree temps. Disaster! called in 3 guys for 300 bucks to help. The concrete company charged me $1.50 a min over for anything over 70min. 5hrs later I have concrete with rough spots and concrete over my coping. We didn't get the control joints in. We were able to clean most of it up. But I'm not sure how I'm going get the joints in and get some of the rough spots out.

    Any suggestions would be great!

    Here are some pics. Overall it looks decent and the shape looks good.

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i38 ... AG0531.jpg

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i38 ... AG0530.jpg
    1) 16X32 IG Vinyl 18,200
    2) Hayward 120 Sq.ft. cartridge
    2) Hayward Super Pump 1.5HP
    3) AquaRite Salt Water, Turbo Cell

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    Re: My DIY Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by tmill002
    Hello folks, I'm at month 3 with my build. Yesterday, we had 8.5yrds of concrete and two people with about 90 degree temps. Disaster! called in 3 guys for 300 bucks to help. The concrete company charged me $1.50 a min over for anything over 70min. 5hrs later I have concrete with rough spots and concrete over my coping. We didn't get the control joints in. We were able to clean most of it up. But I'm not sure how I'm going get the joints in and get some of the rough spots out.

    Any suggestions would be great!
    Hi tmill002, comgratulations on that big hurdle. That is a huge job and it looks like you did good work.
    We hired a professional crew to pour ours and midway through it started raining. Luckily it was not a thunderstorm, and they were able to fix the problems. btw our crew charged us $2000, (1.65/ sq ft.), so you saved a bundle.

    For your control joints, if I were you I would rent a concrete saw. The big type on wheels, so you can make straight lines. Drop some chalk lines and cut down 1/4 - 1/2 inch deep. While you are at it you may even want to do some sort of pattern?... (My wife and I were considering a large diamond pattern in ours, but did freeform control joints instead).
    Whatever you do, you need to do it soon before it cracks on it's own.

    The concrete splash on the coping should clean up, the sooner the easier.

    Best of luck,
    John.
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

    Owner DIY build, steel/liner kit, 18x36 Deer Creek, sport depth, approx 17,500 gal,
    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
    My DIY Pool Build

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    Re: My DIY Pool

    I appreciate the reply rv4hess. I will try to get those joints cut here pretty quick and as far as the rough spots I think I might try concrete grinder. They say it only takes a little at a time. overall it does look good tho. Thanks again!

    Tom
    1) 16X32 IG Vinyl 18,200
    2) Hayward 120 Sq.ft. cartridge
    2) Hayward Super Pump 1.5HP
    3) AquaRite Salt Water, Turbo Cell

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