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    My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    I would like to share my two years two pools project. I have learned so much looking at others picture reviews I hope mine will help someone else.

    Two years ago I decided that I wanted a pool. I started with a 15'x38" inflatable ring pool. This year I upgrades to a 16x48 Metal Frame.

    I will start with last years setup.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    More pics of my first build.
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    Two 1000 gph/750 flow rate Intex cartridge filters.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    More landscaping pics of the first pool. The Noodle floaters made a great way to keep the pavers from touching the pool liner. If you have Noodles you know they are not solid in side they have a hole in the center. So I ran a coated wire through enough of them to go around the bottom of the pool.
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    Intex 16'x48" Metal Frame Above Ground. 5061 gallon.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Time out for a swim. If you will notice the pool is sagging on the low side, which is the area behind the swimmers. As I said I thought the ground was level. The pool never collapsed but by the end of the season it was about 3" off level. Remember I did the first pool without the help of Trouble Free Pools.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Now we will fast forward through the winter, in which I took the Ring pool down, to this year.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    More leveling of the pool area.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Even more leveling. Can't have to much leveling going on.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Now it's time to position and dig in the pavers for the leg supports.
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    Now I dug in the pavers making sure they were level in all four directions and level to the paver on each side.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    I also made sure each paver was level to the paver adjacent to it across the pool area. Again never to much leveling.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Then I tamped just enough sand in the pool area to make the ground smooth and level. I put the sand down, got it wet and tamped it down. I ended up putting 550 lbs of sand in the area. I used the 2x4 with the level to make sure the sand was level with the pavers. Then I put a heavy duty tarp over the sand and pavers.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Now (finally) it's time to put up the pool.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Once I got the pool assembled it took 22 hours to fill.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    The pool is maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch off level. It's time for a drink.
    Not bad for a 53 year old women.......if I don't say so myself!
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    As an added note. I will some day upgrade the filter pump that came with my new pool. For now I put the old pump from the ring pool and the new pump together. It is working great. Lots of water movement and the pool side skimmer works much better with the two pumps hooked up.

    Next is the landscaping. I plan to put down rubber mulch next to the pool liner, more paver stones out from the pool to fill in the area around the pool. A small deck, a fence and a shower are also in the plans, but for now the pool is up just in time for my birthday on the 25th and a long Memorial Day weekend.

    Thanks for letting me show off all my hard work.
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Great job! Wanna come help with mine in a few weeks?
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Nice job
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Nice job! I'm looking to do something similar with my 18' Intex pool. One question: once you had the sand and tarp down, how did you know you had lined up the legs on the pavers?

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    Very nice!
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    Re: My 2 years 2 pools build project in pics

    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    Casey, sorry I have sworn this is my last pool build.

    Jessasaurus, if you take a look at picture number 31 you will see the tarp is rolled up next to the pool. This picture was taken before any water was put into the pool. With the tarp rolled up it was easy to pick up enough to see if the legs were on the pavers and to move the pool where it should be. I watch the legs as the pool was filling up to make sure they were still on the pavers and stayed level.
    Intex 16'x48" Metal Frame Above Ground. 5061 gallon.
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