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    ABG put inground, pics included

    Here are pics of my ABG being put inground in June 08... enjoy!
    Yard before we started...

    Dig Dig Dig

    Bottom Liner

    Walls up

    Liner going in

    Water....

    Woohooo! We're done!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Cool -- If I ever commit to a "real pool" I think I'd strongly consider doing this too.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Looks inviting!

    I imagine you're gonna put a deck of some sort around it? How did you make the ladder work? Saw off the outside legs or extend the inside?
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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    I sawed off the outside legs. Since then I've added a few pavers to make a stepping pad for ladder. I have been waiting 2 years to do the deck... hopefully I can get it done sometime this year. The vision is there just not the wood!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Wow, just found this thread and I am impressed. Wish I had know it were possible to 'bury' our AGP when we got it, heck I wished I'd known a bunch of things regarding the pool then

    Hmmm .... maybe I'll drain ours next spring and do what esim13 did then

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    I love it like this. My only complaint is that I haven't been able to build the deck yet. I also found out that they're now making ABG's out of resin, made for burying. If mine ever fails, collapses or rusts out - resin here I come, unless of course I'm financially able to go gunite!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Quote Originally Posted by esim13
    I love it like this. My only complaint is that I haven't been able to build the deck yet. I also found out that they're now making ABG's out of resin, made for burying. If mine ever fails, collapses or rusts out - resin here I come, unless of course I'm financially able to go gunite!
    I hear ya

    Reading around the forum, if I want to do our pool in a similar manner, looks like all I'd have to replace is the liner. I have to admit, I look at your pictures at least once each day as I haven't seen any other threads where people have done it ... and I really want to do it - just gotta convince the wife

    If we do end up doing it, it'll be done next spring. Regarding a deck, that's another reason I want to bury the pool as the cost of building one would be cheaper

    Please post some pictures when you get your deck done.

    Pool details:
    14613 Gallon AG Round
    Filter: Pro-Clean PCCF200 with Cartridge Filter. Pump: Century LASAR 2.5 HP with High and Low setting

    No longer being ripped-off by the Baquacil pimps thanks to TFP.

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    This is what it looks like today...


    Just built mini deck this past weekend. Still not the deck of my dreams but what ya gonna do?!?!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    It looks great, I love that you have the cost of an above ground with the privacy of an inground.
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    Former Pool:Buster Crabbe resin and steel 30'x15' oval 52" ABG pool Pentair sand dollar filter 1.5 Pentair Dynamo pump13,500 gallons

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Looks great,like the color of your liner as well

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    I like it too! Looks very nice!
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    Intelliflo VS pump; two Hayward C-1500 Star Clear cartridge filters (150 sq. ft. each); 4x suction PoolCleaner

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    glad to see someone else with wood decks! I love mine...
    as far as cost of deck, having one raised 4-5 feet above ground is not any more expensive than 1 foot off ground- and wood you want raised slightly to prevent bugs/rot...
    33ft x 52in AGP (partially buried) 26000 gal
    sand filter, 200#, 2.5 hp 2 speed pump
    Wood deck (still in progress...)

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    We're doing this same thing and I would like to know about the pump. Can you tell me what we need to do to have the pump on top of the ground? thanks.
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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    I didn't do anything special with my pump. I hardpiped my lines then ran them underground from pool to pump just like you would do with an inground pool. I have my pump about 40 ft from pool behind my shed. Hope this helps!
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Would you mind posting a picture of the pump side of the pool.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Sure looks great!
    18x33 AGP, 17,300 gal, Hayward Sand Filter, 1.5 HP 2 Speed Hayward Pump

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    It's been raining cats and dogs today. I'll post a pic of pump side as soon as I can get back out there.
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Here's a pic of the skimmer side...


    Here's a pic of pump from skimmer...


    Here's a pic of pump up close...


    Here's a pic of latest additions and sparkypoolitis!...
    10,408 gallon, 21' round, 52 in' deep AG, half in ground
    Artesian Clear Master Plus Sand Filter, Artesian Turbo King 2 hp pump, installed June 08
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    GEAUX TIGERS!
    Pics taken 2012
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0606.jpg
    http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad25 ... CN0607.jpg

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    Re: ABG put inground, pics included

    Thanks. I love how you've done your pool!
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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