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    Cool Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    I'm doing a thread in the Construction section, but its more like a blog, so I thought I would do a super short version of my pool build....

    Here is the old spot where my little Bestway Pool was.... I loved it so much, I sold it and bought a bigger pool....



    We had to remove the concrete that was holding the pavers in place......



    Clearing the site is well underway....



    Had to remove a huge tree stump......



    It took the hubby a fair bit of effort.....



    Almost gone.....





    Still clearing the site... This was backbreaking work and took us about 2 weeks by hand....



    Till we hit the second tree, and it was harder to remove than the first as it went underneath the boundary fence....



    The second tree stump was also bigger than the first.... So proud of my hubby, he worked really hard and did a great job...



    More next post.....
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Here is a progress pic.... This is when we decided we needed to remove two rows of pavers towards the house....



    The new pool arrived.... 10 hour round trip to pick it up...... The price made it worth the drive.....



    We mocked up the frame to give us an idea of how the pool was going to fit in such a small space...... But it did....



    Yard is finally cleared.... I don't have to worry about the level as I'm filling with stuff like crush 'n' run... In Australia its called Blue Metal Dust....



    New Fittings Showed Up... Time to cut a hole in the pool... Two holes actually.... I have two suctions factory fitted on my pool...



    Here's how we modded the pool.....







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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Here is my peristaltic pump that's going to stop me from destroying every t-shirt that I own......



    It came with spares and tubes and its the bestest little thing I've purchased so far... I cannot wait to get the tank to go with it....



    My Railway sleepers arrived today....



    Just a quick mock up of the frame.... Will do more work tomorrow...

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Can't do anymore work today.... Its raining.... Heavily...
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Placed my orders for my Hayward Thru The Wall Skimmer on Amazon, and I also managed to find 2" Hayward Ball Valves from there as well.... Both much much cheaper than I could have bought in Australia...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    They should be here by the end of the month hopefully....
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    How exciting!! Looks great so far, can't wait to see it all done.


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    Keep plugging along laceygirl! Cant wait to see it all finished!

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    This is for all intex owners who are wondering just how much you can spend on a little pool like this.....

    So far I have spent:-

    Pool $580
    Delivery $150
    New Strainer Connectors & Nuts $30
    Railway Sleeper Supports $132
    Hayward Thru The Wall Skimmer $58
    5 PVC Ball Valves 2" $59
    20m x 50mm PVC Flexihose $200
    Onga/Pentair Pump & Filter $700
    Wireless Pool Thermometer $25
    4 outdoor Heavy Duty Powerpoints $320
    Stenner Chlorine Injection $120
    Chlorine Tank & Parts $300 ($100 of that is delivery from the US )
    Outdoor Storage Box $150
    XL Test Kit and Stirrer $150 (and delivery from US)
    New Resin Ladder $200
    Total ======
    $3174

    And that's not including landscaping except for the sleepers...

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Here's todays efforts, had to remove another row of pavers close to the house....



    This is where the sleepers will meet....



    Here is the ridiculous piece of concrete attached to an even more ridiculous piece of steel



    Now I have another gaping hole underneath my fence... Thank goodness I'm using crush and run because there are holes everywhere.... I need something strong to fill in where we have dug...

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Great job so far...keep the pics coming

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Thanks ariel68 About to get back out there and keep going.....

    Here was one of the problems, the front yard isn't square.... The string line represents where the sleeper will be.... I'm not happy about it, but there's not much I can do in such a small yard....




    This pic shows just how close I'm getting to the house....




    And a height reference for the ridiculous overkill of a fence anchor... What were they thinking???



    I've said it before, and I'll say it again... Levelling ANYTHING sux.....
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Is it close to the kitchen window? Could be very convenient

    Keep up the great work!

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Hi B15nut Its actually the front of my house, so the TV room... On really hot days we turn the 55 inch plasma, reposition the surround sound and watch Dive In Movies Would love to buy a projector next year, as I have a lovely wall that I want to install an outdoor screen on....
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Quote Originally Posted by laceygirl View Post
    Hi B15nut Its actually the front of my house, so the TV room... On really hot days we turn the 55 inch plasma, reposition the surround sound and watch Dive In Movies Would love to buy a projector next year, as I have a lovely wall that I want to install an outdoor screen on....
    You just gave me my next project! Thanks.

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Got the sleeper closest to the house, layed and levelled today ... It really showed me how uneven the tiles are behind it... lol Tomorrow we are aiming to get the other longest side done, I need to go buy more edging pins to hold the sleepers in place, but then I will let things settle for 2 weeks and the blue metal dust and plate compactor challenge BEGINS......



    More pics when the other sides are done....
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Coming along nicely!

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    First Fill May 2014, Deck finished June 2014, Mods happening probably on a continuous basis. Stay tuned.....

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Thanks mac.dblues... But now I've got to go and pull everything back down and I'm moving the whole frame hopefully about 30-50cm to the right..... I don't like the actual positioning of it at the moment, so more work to do today....
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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Wow!! It's going to be a sweet reward when you are floating in that pool. Keep at it!


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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    Quote Originally Posted by laceygirl View Post
    Thanks mac.dblues... But now I've got to go and pull everything back down and I'm moving the whole frame hopefully about 30-50cm to the right..... I don't like the actual positioning of it at the moment, so more work to do today....
    Better to decide you don't like it now than after you get it set up and wanting to be in it come summer!

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    First Fill May 2014, Deck finished June 2014, Mods happening probably on a continuous basis. Stay tuned.....

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    Re: Laceygirls New Pool - Intex 18 x 9 x 52....

    I think we've cracked it finally.... We did some re-jigging and re-measuring and we think we've finally made it fit, WITHOUT HAVING TO MOVE THE FENCE....

    Its just awesome really... I was lucky to have found about 10 different fully assembled 18 x 9 intex pool photos that were really detailed, and with the intex footprint details, we were able to make an educated guess as to how much room we would need....

    The sleepers do stick out underneath the boundary fence, but not by very much at all.... Mission Accomplished....

    This is the rough final placement...




    As you can see, we've still got room at the front door, and I'm going to repave in front of the door and fill in the rest of the pathway with the heaps of leftover pavers we have.....That's Genevieve the site manager....



    See? We didn't have to go too far out under the fence at all.... Nice compromise....



    More when the electrician has been on Wednesday....
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