I have a 15x30 AGP Oval.
Currently it has nothing around it - no "pool fence", no deck, no permanent ladder, nothing. It sits about 15 fee off the porch and 20-25 feet off the house.
My insurance company is going to drop me if I don't somehow "Enclose the pool area". (I'm a teacher and love my "for teachers" insurance, so I'd like to keep it if possible). I have to have something "lockable" to keep out intruders and anyone who doesn't belong there and could drown.
- Option 1 = Fencing in the entire yard (I hate this option) - 2 of my property lines and much too nice with trees and landscaping - not willing to do that.
- Option 2 = I "could" just put up standard 4-foot chain-link fence around the "pool area", but I really don't want to segregate my yard, and I think it would be too expensive to do considering I really don't like the idea.
- Option 3 = I have ordered and received some of the "pool fence" that mounts directly to the pool - it's still in the boxes. It didn't arrive until early November (the starter kit was on mega back order), so I don't actually have to install it until the spring time, so I have some time to work with. I really don't like the idea of the pool fence, don't like being so inclosed. And my side supports run on a diagonal all the way to the top edge of the pool and they do NOT make an adapter bracket/mount for that, so I'll have to cut some wood wedges to make the angles work.
- Option 4 = my favorite option - Build a MEGA-Deck. Here is what I am thinking...the pool is an oval, so I could build a deck on EACH END of the pool, something that (at the tip of the oval) extends 7 or 8 feet off the end of the pool. For simplicity, I would build the outside boarder/edge of the deck square, and of course round the inside edge to fit the shape of the pool. I would then build a (2 feet wide or so) catwalk down each side of the pool. Naturally there would be a railing to the deck, and I'd put a gate at the top of the steps, so that I could satisfy the insurance company. I would also use removable bolts and joints so that the catwalks and side railing could be removed/taken down temporarily, should I ever have problems with the pool and need access to the sides.
Anyone have opinions on how hard it would be to just install chain-link fence myself?
Anyone have any opinions on the "pool fence" that mounts to your pool? Or have my problem with the side braces that are on an angle and ever found an adapter to mount them at an angle?
Anyone want to chime in on reason why I would NOT want to build this MEGA-Deck? Dangerous to the pool in any way? Life span of the pool make it impractical? Advice on how to do it and still be able to put the pool cover on during the winter? Do's and Don't's for such an idea?
Any input would be a major help. Thanks!