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    Building vinyl over steps

    Need ideas on building steps for a new pool build. Steps will be width of pool at 20 ft and 1 step will be extra wide for play area for younger kid and could work as a tanning ledge. Was thinking of building steps from block and putting concrete for the top. Anyone have sugustions on the best way to build the steps or should they just be formed and an finished. Help!!! And thanks!

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: Building vinyl over steps

    Talk to Duraleigh. I'm pretty sure he built his pool that way.
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    Re: Building vinyl over steps

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Is this a liner pool that you want to 'rehab' to accommodate the step and ledge?

    With enough info on what you have v.s. what you want, the great group here should be able to help you get to where you want to be.
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    Re: Building vinyl over steps

    New pool.

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    Re: Building vinyl over steps

    I did mine using concrete blocks and then filled them with cement. Then troweled a fine cement type product to get them smooth and level.
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    Re: Building vinyl over steps

    Hi Kellym, I'm having a pool built right now, they should finish the actual digging of the pool today. Believe it or not mine is going to be a vinyl liner with a set of steps running the width of the pool, the first step is 2.5' followed by 2 normal steps. If you've got a few days-week to figure it out I'll have plenty of pictures showing how mine were made in this thread decided-to-build-first-pool-this-spring-t41345.html you can see a diagram of my future pool there as well.
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    Re: Building vinyl over steps

    Here is picture of how our vinyl over steps were built. They put padding between the concrete and liner. We had a bench put in the deep end that was done the same way.
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