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    Using stone outcroppings

    I am in the process of designing our pool. We have decided on a vinyl, steel wall pool and we live in Ohio. I would like to create a pond look and would like to have stone outcropping around some of the pool edges. I am struggling with finding someone who has done this, and who knows the logistics. First, does the weight of the stones on the edge of the pool cause a problem with the pool structure? Second, if I can achieve the look I want, how do I cover it in the winter without causing "dead space" and gaps from the stones along the edges? Any help and info is appreciated! I don't want to give up my vision, but I don't want to compromise the pool structure or safety.

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    Re: Using stone outcroppings

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I do not think you can allow any of the stone weight to rest on the pool wall. You would have to cantilever it out over the pool ... I seem to recall a thread on a similar thing with pictures awhile back. You might can try to search for it.

    I am not sure about the cover concerns.
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    Re: Using stone outcroppings

    What you are describing is very much like what we are in the process of building. The builder is going to put block under where the larger rocks will go to help support the rock. We may even pour a small concrete pad under the rocks themselves to distribute the weight. We, too, are going for a pond effect with waterfall, crab orchard stone pool coping - natural look - black granite liner.

    Best wishes on your pool build.
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    Re: Using stone outcroppings

    P.S. I meant to mention that we are also using a cantilever coping.
    18x36 kidney 20,000 gallons IG vinyl. Pentair Easy Touch 8 w/IntelliChlor IC40. Triton II TR100. Pentair Intellifllo Variable Speed. Waterfall/Jump Rock. 2 Pentair Intellibrite lights. TF-100 Test Kit. And a very happy husband who gets to play in the pool without having to take care of it.

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