We decided to do an inexpensive above ground pool after getting some quotes for doing an in ground pool. Well, our "inexpensive" project is quickly escalating with all the other associated costs. The pool was the cheap part. Doing an Intex Ultra Frame 16' X 48" round pool with upgraded Intex 2650 gph saltwater system and sand filter pump (plan to hard plumb). Started the project a couple weeks back and it has been slow going as I have been doing the majority of this solo when time allows. Anyways, enough with the words. Here are some pics to document the progress. More to come as we move along.
The future home of our Intex pool. That giant tree in the corner must go. Crazy intrusive roots, too much shade for the pool and it drops all kinds of crud.
Tree removed and stump/roots getting ground out
Removing sod. Dang those sod rolls can be heavy
Sod removed and sprinklers re-routed. Got the ground close to what I thought was level using a 10' 2X6 and carpenters level. Also built a pad and small retaining wall in the back corner for the equipment to go
Made a water level to double check my work only to discover the ground was WAY off and needed a lot more work to get where it needs to be. Let the digging begin!
Dig, measure, dig, dig, measure, then dig a bunch more. You can see the jug of blue windshield washer fluid for my water level hanging on the back fence. Simple technology that works great. Thanks science!
Did I mention there were a few roots in the ground from that old tree? This made things FUN!
Days of digging in 2 hour spurts and the rough level cut is complete. Time for a beer or 10!