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    Info gathering / saving for a pool. Feedback would be great.

    Hi,

    I found this site when my wife and I started kicking around the idea of putting in a pool. We have been lurking and reading posts for a couple weeks now.

    Our backyard has about a 25 foot long / 40 degree up hill slope. At the top of the slope is about a 1/4 acre of mostly flat ground. We figured putting in a pool would make the most out of our yard. We would eventually add stairs up the hill to connect the pool with our house. So at this point we are in the info gathering / saving phase and need some knowledge from those that have been through the process.

    We live in Maryland and would love to hear from anyone that has put in a pool recently. We are looking for a standard rectangle shaped pool with the standard decking size and either gunite or fiberglass.

    Where to start? (A build seems like it can be a daunting task)
    Who did you work with and what was your experience?
    What is a ballpark price?
    Better to build in certain seasons?

    We literally have no pool knowledge other than scouring your site so any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    chaz

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    Re: Info gathering / saving for a pool. Feedback would be great.

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Sounds like you may want to take a look at the articles here to get started: Pool School - Construction

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    Re: Info gathering / saving for a pool. Feedback would be great.

    Yes, thank you. There is so much to figure out. Thanks!

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    Re: Info gathering / saving for a pool. Feedback would be great.

    A very helpful read. The vinyl liner option does not sound as bad as I thought. Thank you for the suggestion.

    Any Marylanders out there with some recent pool experience?

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    Re: Info gathering / saving for a pool. Feedback would be great.

    I'm not in Maryland but have some experience with putting a fiberglass pool in on an unusable sloped yard...pictures in my signature.

    As for how much pools cost? I'd start thinking about $50k (tree removal, lots of decking, etc) and if your pool builder can bring it in cheaper you can have extra money for landscaping and pool toys
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    Our pool build--> Our Pool Solved Our Sloping Yard Skippy's Cheap Pool Cooler -->Skippy's New Fountain

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