I'm new to the site and have been reading and racking my brain continuously the last several days as I'm planning/researching a pool build for my backyard to enjoy with the family and have decided on an Intex Ultra 22' x 52"as it's affordable, large, and readily available.
Planning this seems to be a bit overwhelming as I want to do it right the first time and have never done anything like this before. I think I have a pretty decent spot picked out (minus proximity to trees) and want to start leveling as seen in the pictures below:
I have several concerns:
1) Since the ground looks fairly level (to the naked eye, which means nothing) would it be safe to just clear the site of the footprint say 2", leveling it out, then fill with sand?
2) I assume I'll need to have an independent power outlet ran and installed at the site (about 40ft. to back of house)? Should I have this done first or wait until all is set in place? 220v? How many, two?
3) Deck - Should that be built ahead of pool, after, or does it really matter?
Anyway, I'm sure I'm thinking out loud more than I'm asking legitimate questions and that I'll find most of my answers.
Writing this intro is a way of settling my nerves since this seems to be quite an undertaking. Any insight and lessons learned, tips/tricks would be appreciated. Thank You