I love the host of information on this website, and the numerous DIY people that have struck out and done their own projects to modify their pools, and as a result I kinda got the bug.
I got an intex 18x48 above ground pool about 2 months ago, and have been having constant issues keeping the water clean, keeping dirt off the ground of the pool, and a few other issues, so I decided to go for it and hard plumb the entire pool and do a few other upgrades. I also decided to relocate the filter to the side of the house, because of the noise, the fact that if it were to get splashed it could get ruined,and the fact that I dont like the looks of it right next to the pool. I then decided to get rid of the stock intex filter, and go with the 2650 gph sand filter as everytime I would try to vacuum the pool, id have to clean the cartridge 4 times before I was done, and it just didn't move the amount of water that I wanted. Heres my progress so far before I ran out of daylight. It is dang near impossible to dig out here in southern california because where I live its all clay so the only way to dig is to wet the soil repeatadly first and wait for it to sink in. The canopy is up because it was 105 today and I started right around noon lol.
Lemme know what you guys think.