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    Greeting! Moved 12x16 on ground from neighbors!

    Greets everyone - I've been very busy on Google for the last few weeks brushing up on pool care and many many links keep coming back to here, so it only made sense to join up.

    About a month and a half ago me and a group of great friends begin the process of moving a 12 x 16 on ground (about 4 feet buried, 1 foot above) from our neighbors across the street to our backyard, including the decking. The neighbors had it installed for about 20 years but changes in their family, kids having moved out, and having a cottage now met that they no longer wanted the pool they graciously offered to us for free (incuiding EVERYTHING) so long as we did the work to remove it.

    Suffice to say it has been an interesting saga, with moments of "what have I got myself into" interspersed throughout the process however with the help of many great friends and literally countless hours of work, the pool is in and running...and it came out great!

    Basically it was an almost one-for-one exchange, everything that came out of their backyard went into our backyard, decking, everything except for the bottom material we even successfully reused the liner which was thankfully only about two years old (and high-quality) so it tolerated the move well. I was extremely careful to re-create everything so far as the actual construction as close as possible to the previous construction, and it paid off the liner went in without a single ripple, and everything is as perfect as I could possibly expect. Quite happy to say the least.

    The best part is since I was able to get a lot of friends volunteer their time, and I'm pretty handy with construction equipment myself (I rented gear to do the excavation and soil removal myself), I'm only in for about $1500 for the project so far pretty impressive for a walk-oit pool that size including a large deck around it - pumps, filters, everything all in.

    I'm mobile right now so I can't include photos but I'll be happy to post them for anybody who's interested. I photo documented a lot.
    Mark
    -- Courtice, Ontario, Canada. "Cabo San Backyardo"
    12x16 3/4 inground - Hayward 3400VSP, Sand Filter, Rooftop 4x20 solar w/ Hayward GL235 automation.
    Previously installed at a neighbors, before, during & after photos HERE!

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    linen's Avatar
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    Re: Greeting! Moved 12x16 on ground from neighbors!

    Welcome to tfp, PrivatePilot

    I too moved a pool from a different yard to mine...it is a lot of work (dug a deep end too).

    Looking forward to your pictures!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Greeting! Moved 12x16 on ground from neighbors!

    Just realized I never followed up to this... here's a few pics of the project.

    At the start, pool in the neighbours backyard still.



    Well into teardown day:



    After a few last minute glitches resolve the next morning (Had to rent a concrete breaker to get the stairs loose) we had this at 10AM the next day:



    Laid it all out and started visualizing things in our backyard.



    I Rented some gear and got busy.







    A week or so later after much **** weather...



    Preparing and levelling the bottom before sand....



    Soil removal day... (****, that was a LOT of dirt...!)





    Starting to look like a pool....



    Bottom ready for sand..



    Me finalizing the sand after forming/packing.



    We extracted the liner from the 45 gallon drum full of water it had lived in for the 4 or 5 weeks the pool was apart...and it refit perfectly amazingly enough. Water headed in!



    A few days later, started filling in earnest after letting a foot or so sit for a few days to check everything was OK...and had to wait on the enclosure permit as well from the municipality. In the meantime, I started piecing the deck back together piece by piece.



    My daughter put on her wetsuit and waded in..



    And much construction ensued....and it's still in the finalizing stages now...but here we have it as of right now:



    Sure glad that's almost done.
    Mark
    -- Courtice, Ontario, Canada. "Cabo San Backyardo"
    12x16 3/4 inground - Hayward 3400VSP, Sand Filter, Rooftop 4x20 solar w/ Hayward GL235 automation.
    Previously installed at a neighbors, before, during & after photos HERE!

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    Re: Greeting! Moved 12x16 on ground from neighbors!

    Looking good. We hope you're maintaining the appropriate water chemistry!
    Alan in Wellington, FL - near West Palm Beach
    15,200 gal IG, painted plaster, 1988; 200 SqFt cartridge filter, 2013; 1.5 HP 1-speed pump (uprated), 2005; heat pump, 2005;
    soon to repair (dead) SWG AquaRite T-15 cell, 2005, and replace (dead) suction-side cleaner, 2005.
    Almost everything died this winter 2012-'13, and I know we shouldn't complain... but, Arrgh!

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    Re: Greeting! Moved 12x16 on ground from neighbors!

    Hmm. I'm not sure why most of my photos don't seem to be showing
    Mark
    -- Courtice, Ontario, Canada. "Cabo San Backyardo"
    12x16 3/4 inground - Hayward 3400VSP, Sand Filter, Rooftop 4x20 solar w/ Hayward GL235 automation.
    Previously installed at a neighbors, before, during & after photos HERE!

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    Re: Greeting! Moved 12x16 on ground from neighbors!

    great job!
    15x48 UG intex 635 Filter Chlorine

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