This is our first post to the site, but we have been visiting here for quite some time. It's been interesting to watch all of the new projects as well as the advice and help that many have received from the TFP community.
We had been throwing around the idea of putting in a pool since 2004, but the costs associated with the installation of a cement or fiberglass pool were less than attractive. This winter we revisited the subject and decided to install a semi-inground AGP.
The package we purchased consisted of:
33' round x 52 inch Oxford(Swim n' play) Aluminum/Resin pool
20 mil Overlap Boulder Liner
Armor Shield Liner
Foam Pool Cove Kit
Waterway Clearwater II 150 cu. ft Cartridge filter and 1.5 hp 2 speed pump
Hayward Aqua Rite 40K Salt Chlorine Generator System (w/T-15 cell)
Intermatic Above Ground Pool Timer
SmartPool NiteLighter Ultra 100watt Light Kit with Built-in Timer
Sun Heater Solar Heating System for Above Ground Pools (6x20 Panel)
Hayward Wanda the Whale Above Ground Automatic Suction Pool Cleaner
Ocean Blue Grand Entrance Pool Steps
We have just started the excavation process and we figured we would share these photos with community for their input. We are doing all of the work ourselves with the exception of the electrical grounding/bonding which a master electrician friend of ours will handle.
We plan on building a deck (from deckplans.com with a self-designed pool bar add-on) over the next 6-12 months.
Next will be leveling the sand and a good compacting with a vibratory plate compactor....The pool package should arrive by freight carrier today.