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    Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    If anyone has been contemplating installing an AG pool on their own, here's a few pics to show you can do it! It has been time consuming but well worth the $3000 we saved on just the pool install alone. Purchased the 27' x 54" pool online, installed it and then my husband built the deck! Installed the pool last year (April 2014) and finishing up the deck this year. We still have a little left to finish but we are definitely at a point now to just relax and enjoy our pool!
    Prepping the ground. We did have the advantage of already owning the backhoe, but only needed it since we were installing on a hill.
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    My son couldn't wait and had to test it out!
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Looks great!
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    And we're almost done! A few more boards and a little more stain left to go!
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    The deck n pool look great but why does the pool base look built up with sand in the 2nd pic down?
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Very nice! Hilarious pic of your son doing the backstroke.
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    I think that picture may make it appear a little more built up than it actually was. the area inside the pool was compacted really well so I hope they did it correctly.
    There is now a retaining wall on this side of the pool which was back filled and packed with dirt.
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    The pic looks like it is built up more the a few inches with sand. That's good you have a retaining wall on that side.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    The pic looks like it is built up more the a few inches with sand. That's good you have a retaining wall on that side.
    I tried telling my husband it would be best to not build it up AT ALL. I'm assuming, based on your question, that I was right. I haven't noticed any shifting in the year since we installed it but do you think that could have compromised the stability of the pool with it being built up at all?
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Looks great! Which design is that liner? Boulder Bay or maybe Boulder Swirl?
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls234 View Post
    Looks great! Which design is that liner? Boulder Bay or maybe Boulder Swirl?
    Thank you! It's Boulder Swirl
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    One of the prettiest AGPs/deck I've seen.
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    One of the prettiest AGPs/deck I've seen.
    Thank you so very much! I'm so proud of my husband's handiwork on this - didn't know he had it in him!

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    Looks great!
    Thank you so much!
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    I tried telling my husband it would be best to not build it up AT ALL. I'm assuming, based on your question, that I was right. I haven't noticed any shifting in the year since we installed it but do you think that could have compromised the stability of the pool with it being built up at all?
    You never want to build up with sand! The only product suitable for build up is crusher because it it is as strong as concrete. You said you have a retaining wall on that side? It should help keep it but one never knows. I hope you will get lucky cuz the deck looks great!

    Just imagine grabbing a handful of dry sand n gripping it. It is impossible too keep in your hand because it falls through your fingers and is completely unstable to build upon. Again, lets just hope the retaining wall n dirt is enough to keep it in place.,
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Very nice! Hilarious pic of your son doing the backstroke.
    Thank you! I should add that we were filling the pool directly from our well, in April, so the water was freezing - didn't phase my son one bit!
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    I think all that wood is worth more than the pool! Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    You never want to build up with sand! The only product suitable for build up is crusher because it it is as strong as concrete. You said you have a retaining wall on that side? It should help keep it but one never knows. I hope you will get lucky cuz the deck looks great!

    Just imagine grabbing a handful of dry sand n gripping it. It is impossible too keep in your hand because it falls through your fingers and is completely unstable to build upon. Again, lets just hope the retaining wall n dirt is enough to keep it in place.,
    He also poured cement around the outside edges of the pavers that the uprights are sitting on, before covering with dirt. Certainly hope that's all enough, love the deck but more importantly my kids are in this pool a lot! I will definitely be doing regular inspections. Thanks!
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    Nicely done!
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    Nicely done!
    Thanks Divin Dave!
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    Re: Pictures of our DIY AG pool and deck build!

    what size deck?

    I'm looking at doing something similar in size to that, but all the way around our pool. Looks like you have PLENTY of room.

    Just curious what size.
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