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    Doughboy built in steps and burying

    We are looking to install an oval AGP on our lot which slopes away from the house.

    We have a bobcat and 12 acres, so we can do the excavating, but still are undecided about the option of burying the pool or just building a wood deck flush with the slope so that we can access all around the pool. Part of me thinks the doughboy is too much money (and getting close to the price of an inground kit).

    One thing I really like the look of are the doughboy doughboy inground steps http://www.doughboy-pools.com/ - have any of you installed these?

    We're really quite confused with all of the options...

    Any advice would be really appreciated!
    Inground 12500 gallon 96 foot perimeter, 24 by 24 pool (6 by 24 of which is a "wet deck" or tanning ledge), intellibrite in spa and pool, 2 pentair LED bubblers in tanning ledge, built in table in pool, spillover spa, pebble radiance, Pentair Mastertemp 400K BTU heater, Blue Square Q360 infloor cleaner, VS2050 pump, auto leveler, Pentair easytouch 4 with wireless controller, Pentair 420 filter, custom natural gas firepit with cobalt glass.

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    Re: Doughboy built in steps and burying

    I can't offer any opinions, I just wanted to say welcome
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    Re: Doughboy built in steps and burying

    Thanks for the welcome, what a great place to ask questions! I'm hoping someone has experience with these steps to comment!
    Inground 12500 gallon 96 foot perimeter, 24 by 24 pool (6 by 24 of which is a "wet deck" or tanning ledge), intellibrite in spa and pool, 2 pentair LED bubblers in tanning ledge, built in table in pool, spillover spa, pebble radiance, Pentair Mastertemp 400K BTU heater, Blue Square Q360 infloor cleaner, VS2050 pump, auto leveler, Pentair easytouch 4 with wireless controller, Pentair 420 filter, custom natural gas firepit with cobalt glass.

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    Re: Doughboy built in steps and burying

    Hi techgirl, The website does not give a person much to go on as to how these would be installed. I have a very good idea but would sure like to see the instructions that come with them.

    I have never installed these on an above ground pool but have dealt with steps on a regular basis in the in-ground vinyl pools I have worked on. They can be the cause of a lot of problems if not installed perfectly.

    I would stay away from these and go with the in-pool steps.

    Dennis
    Pro pool installer for over 35 years
    Shadebuilder.com

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