I just wanted to post the images of our pool that we had installed / deck. We installed a 16 x 32 Doughboy into the ground (mostly) anyways. It has a 7 foot deep 'middle" (Think sport pool) with two main drains at the bottom. I do not have pictures of those (sorry).
Anyways, I was hoping people could look at the images and tell me what they might have done differently, for future reference. We have some friends / family who are looking at doing what we did.
First off our pool installer told us we could not sink it completely in the ground due to the skimmer (said it had to have a certain amount of clearance from the ground). The pool was sunk 3 feet into the ground, however due to elevation of the yard one end of the pool sticks out (skimmer side) compared to the other end (Short end of the deck).
I guess my question is, was he telling me the truth? I now, after doing ours see people have put theirs almost completely into the ground.
We did the deck about 3 inches lower than the pool to be able to put the winter cover on and also for future vinyl liner changes. Did we screw up on that? No going back now I suppose!
Anyways, take a look at the slide show and please give any feedback (good or bad). We have yet to complete the steps around the deck