Now that the pool is installed I am building the deck. Not going too large since my existing deck is already 22x34. For our first Pool we went with a 24' round AG for a few reasons. First off was resale of our home. Since homes is north eastern Ohio with pools are a relatively low demand I didn't think it would be appropriate for our current home. Our yard is fairly flat so the site prep was minimal and only required about a 5" dig to level. I would have liked to have done a partial inground option but thinking again about resale I opted to keep it simple. The deck design in fact is an overlay onto our existing deck and the support beam at the pool will be free floating.
My design of the whole project makes removing the pool and deck a very easy process in the event that the new owners would not want a pool or required the removal of the pool as part of the deal. So by removing some bolts and anchors, tearing down the pool and spreading 5 yards of topsoil the house returns to its original state. Hindsight being what it is I wish I would have dug about 4" deeper for the pool. That would have eliminated one step .
Pics coming in the next post.