Hello everyone. Wanted to take a min and thank all the fine individuals on this forum. I have enjoyed reading about the many projects discussed simultaneously getting educated about my own project along the way.
I thought I would show you my build real fast from start to finish. Well almost finish. I'm currently deployed to Kuwait and only have the pictures that I brought with me on my laptop. I didn't have pictures of the Hayward Skimmer or PVC plumbing work.
I followed the advice from the website and rented a sod cutting to remove the grass. Then I taped a level to a straight 2 x 6 to get it all nice and level.
Sorry I don't have the pictures to show the ground work done but we did like most folks and sunk 12" x 12" pavers level with the ground. I then had my dad bring over his surveyor's level. The pavers were all within 1/2" of each other. That was a huge relief.
Next we laid the heavy duty padding and tarp down. Then the pool went up. I filled it with water and added all the chemicals.
I knew from the start not to rely on the Intex cartridge filter to keep my pool clean. I purchased the the 14" Intex Sand/Saltwater setup and couldn't be happier. Pool as been beautiful all year.
Ended up using the canister filter to run my two solar heaters. This picture was before I hard plumbed and added the through the wall skimmer.
Next we added a little landscaping to blend the pool into the back yard.
We ended up building a little deck to have something to sit on during the evening with our feet in the water. Though I shouldn't, I love to jump off of it as well. It isn't very large but it is built really strong.
Deck was almost done.
Next I had to add a fountain. Just looked like too much fun to build. You can see the new skimmer in the first picture. LOVE IT
Finally a night shot.
If I had a larger yard I would have went with a bigger pool but to be honest the 16" fits really well and I think looks great too. I can't wait to get back home to enjoy it with my wife! Thank you all for looking!