I've been lurking around here for a couple months. Even made a couple of posts on other's threads. Figured it was about time that I actually posted for my own build. I recently managed to get a 16 x 48 Intex Ultra frame at a great price. Sometimes it's good to have friends that are tired of the upkeep. To be honest I thought about telling him about TFP, but then I might not have gotten the deal I did. Anyway, I'll get on with the pics, I know how much everybody around here likes them.
Original location of my beginner pool:
My original thought was to build a square from 2x8's. Level the frame and fill with sand. Little did I know at the time that that much sand was gonna be hard to pack properly. Then the "new" pool came around and I suggested to my wife that we move the pool closer to the house. Where it would easier to connect my current front porch/deck to the pool or a deck frame that I've had up for a couple of years.
Marked the pool perimeter:
You can see one my reasons for having a pool. She loves the water along with all my other kids.
I started by scraping the "sod" from the paint lines. Then starting at the low side of the grade, started leveling the perimeter.
I've currently made it about half way around the circle, leveling it as I go. I figure it's going to take me a while to get this done, hence the reason I started in September. I plan on having ready by mid april.
Just for my own curiosity and start on the back deck as well, I put down one 8' 2x6, although it didn't exactly get 8' of surface covered. Guess I'd better start getting longer boards.