Good afternoon AG pool owners,
I am new to the forum but have about 7 years of pool ownership under my belt. I was reading some of the great posts on AG modifications and builds, and thought I would share my own pool build.
I love, love, love my pool but as any AG pool owner knows it does have it's share of limitations. Personally I am happy to just float on my raft sipping a margarita, but when my 3 year old granddaughter comes over she wants to swim. I do not really like for her to be hanging off of the ladder for a place to hold on, so that generally means she's hanging on to me! Holding her constantly in the water is slowing down my teaching her to swim.
So after endless hours researching the internet for above ground pool furniture, swimming decks, and every other search term I could think of, I decided to try and build something myself. More research on marine materials that would not tear or puncture my pool.
My concept was to have some sort of removable step or stool that would be heavy enough to remain in the pool while not in use. I headed down to Lowes and bought a ton of different PVC fittings, PVC pipe, and a composite deck board. After making a rough sketch, I thought my little DIY project would be a piece of cake....I was wrong!!
Well after many hours of measuring and cutting and cutting some more, I accomplished the vision I had in my head. I wanted my platform to be wide enough that the baby would feel safe, tall enough that she would be at least half way out of the water, and short enough that it wouldn't take up a ton of space in the pool.
Dimensions: 22"H x 38"W x 48"L
My platform is perfect for the littles to feel safe and doubles as a bench for the adults. It will easily hold 350 lbs, yet is easy to move around the pool. 10599903_788807691139558_1282295292_o.jpg20150506_123817.jpg
**If anyone is interested in the build information, I would be happy to post it.