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Here's the info on the pool.
My wife and I recent purchased our first home, in Encino, in the San Fernando Valley (CA/Los Angeles Area).
The home was built in 1954, and a pool was added in 1959, permitted and built to spec.
After the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the previous owners became scared, as the pool was above the home, on the tiered property, and permanently covered the pool.
As a part of our renovations on the home (mostly do-it-yourself) and thanks to our wedding, we have been able to save a bit, and plan to rehab/rebuild the pool.
Previous owner of the home was a full Kernel in the Army. I keep finding awesome kink-knacks around the home. Thus, logically, I assumed there would be gold, bodies, a howitzer, or something equally amazing hidden under the covered pool.
How did they cover it? Basically they roofed over it. Plywood, rolled roofing, sealed. Complete with vents. They built an internal structure to support the roof. I could walk over the cover, no problem.
Attached are pictures of the pool, the side of the structure they built, and a vent. Next post will contain more.