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    Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I thru this question out last year also....has anybody tried or come up with a waterfall that could be used on your above gound pool?
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I haven't heard of anyone doing that. This is not saying that it couldn't be done. I am curious as to what it would take logistically.

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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    It seems to me a normal decent pump (maybe not Intex) would have no trouble pushing the water up high enough but constructing a platform that would look nice without spending really big bucks might be the biggest problem
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I looked into doing this, and if you have the parts and expertise to fabricate something it would certainly work. My thought was to build a tray like a cascading tub faucet on a larger scale and you could either build some fiberglass rocks around it or anything that strikes your fancy.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I looked into doing this, and if you have the parts and expertise to fabricate something it would certainly work. My thought was to build a tray like a cascading tub faucet on a larger scale and you could either build some fiberglass rocks around it or anything that strikes your fancy.
    I was kinda thinking along those same ideas or something coming off an existing deck. I was just hoping someone may have alrady tried it and would have some answers or ideas.
    I know they do sell a resin prefabbed waterfalls than can sit on the edge of your inground but i dont think that will work for me.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I always though one could put something together from the backyard pond aisle in most big box stores, they have all sorts of realistic plastic/rock waterfalls and spillways.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Frenchie did ! His pool is put in ground but, I have waterfall envy. It's on his site http://www.myswimmingpool.webs.com/ Maybe, we can con him into pics and detals.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I had one on my ultra frame pool. i had a little deck coming off of the actual deck that the waterfall set on. I would not put one directly on the frame;as the weight could bend it.

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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Quote Originally Posted by poolboy24
    I had one on my ultra frame pool. i had a little deck coming off of the actual deck that the waterfall set on. I would not put one directly on the frame;as the weight could bend it.
    Do you have any pictures of it?
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Ill try to get some. As of right now the little add on deck is off and the winter cover is on the pool. I made two different designs of the waterfall box.

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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Here's mine that I built and discussed in another thread http://www.troublefreepool.com/weeke...ct-t24387.html

    Here is a picture. It was a fun project and is still working beautifully.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    That's really nice. Gives me ideas for when we get a bigger pool.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Very Clever Idea!
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I did something last year using the return on my pool and some PVC to make a sort of fountain in our pool but on the side. I am guessing you could possibly do the same if you could figure out a rig.
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I will be adding a waterfall/splash area with my inground aboveground. Still a work in progress, hole's dug, still leveling and waiting on my liner to arrive. I'll tee off some return to supply it. I'm using the old liner to waterproof a cement board deck that overlaps the side of the pool. No pics yet but will update as I progress
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    Quote Originally Posted by gtojohn
    I will be adding a waterfall/splash area with my inground aboveground. Still a work in progress, hole's dug, still leveling and waiting on my liner to arrive. I'll tee off some return to supply it. I'm using the old liner to waterproof a cement board deck that overlaps the side of the pool. No pics yet but will update as I progress
    Looking foward to seeing them!
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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    I am actually planning on doing one for my inground aboveground. My 22' x 52" ProSeries is in a pit lined with a brick wall, I also have about 15" between my liner and my brick wall to put down deckbloks and 4x4 posts to use as supports for the framework of the waterfall.

    I've done a custom outlet manifold with 3 return lines that go to my pool:

    1. Original return (at the water line, near the skimmer).
    2. An Aqualuminator flow-through light (located about 6 feet away).
    3. The return that will go to my waterfall.

    I plan to use cinderblocks or something similar as a frame, and then apply some limestone around it with mortar as a sort of verneer. There will be a bucket or small tub that the water line pours into, and then it drains out onto a series of rocks that overhang over the edge of my pool frame (but do not rest on it).

    Water would ideally overflow the small tub, pour out, go down the fall, and into the pool. A removable cap rock(s) would hide all the hardware but still give me maintanance access.

    Most of the ones I've seen built for conventional inground pools are made that way, brick and mortar for the support structure, stone exterior as a decorative verneer, and a slab (or steps of slab) that the water pours down into the pool.

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    Re: Water Fall for an Above Ground Pool has anybody tried?

    i did one search my post turned out reallynice
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