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    Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Well folks, I thought this would be as good as any ice breaker.....

    When researching options for installing my own AGP, I absolutely fell in love with the wood-walled AGP's I was learning about on the web. Most were from Canada and Europe, with only one or two making them here in the USA. So after inquiring how much a kit would be in the size I wanted (27' round), I put my engineering brain to work and decided to build my own. I'm one of those guys who loves to build stuff with wood (outbuildings, decks, etc.), and I have the patience and perseverance to see my projects through to the end the right way. I knew I'd have fun with this one!

    Working very closely off the plans for the design made by Crestwood, I worked up a bill of materials and priced EVERYTHING out I would need, including earthwork, sand, chemicals, etc. I still came in at under HALF what a new Crestwood kit would cost me. I'm even using some components ordered directly from Crestwood, which I'm sure I'm paying a heavy markup for.

    So, a week and a half ago I started my project. I'm close to dropping in the liner, I just have to wait for some drier weather in NE Ohio!

    I will be doing the BBB/TFPC plan, my TF-100 kit is on it's way, and I scored my filter sand, chlorine bleach and CYA locally for some pretty good sale prices (slow pool season here in Ohio so far).

    Wish me luck!

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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    What! Where have you been? Where are all our build pictures?

    Can't wait to see this!!!!!

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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Sounds awesome!
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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...



    Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    What she said ^^^

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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Wish I was as handy as you! Looking forward to seeing some pictures
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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    What a tease! Welcome to TFP. Now... where are those pics? LOL

    We're like a bunch of picture junkies here...we need a fix darnit!
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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Well, here goes my attempt at getting some pics posted....

    The dig begins :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Almost done digging :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Just about level :


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    Right side of dig from deck :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Pre-assembly of wall section in my shop :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Ring of pavers slightly visible, some of the sand is in place. Pool walls almost completed :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Cables installed, most of top rails in place :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Cable connection detail :


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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Wow! I've never seen one like this before. The wood looks so nice!
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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    This is interesting. Maybe I'll go this route down the line. In for more pics

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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    Very cool ! Can't wait to see the finished product. 😎
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    Re: Because I always gravitate toward a challenge, I'm building my own wooden AGP...

    I am SO in for this one! What kind of wood did you use?

    SWEET!

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