30' Rockwood Semi-inground Pool Build

Dwporter

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Mar 27, 2021
5
Oklahoma
New member here, also my first post. June 2020 the wife and I decided to sell the boat and put a pool in the backyard. When our kids were younger we had a Kodiac soft wall pool with a metal frame around the top, so I knew some about pool maintenance. The new pool is a 30' Rockwood semi-inground (Latham pools) with 52" walls. What a project it has been, it has been the wife and I working on it except I did hire out the concrete patio pour (I formed and installed rebar)and a friend did the final electrical tie-in. So we did the excavation, pump house, plumbing, vinyl liner install, retaining wall. Currently, I'm cutting granite pavers down 4.5" x 10" (Pavers were free) to be installed around the perimeter of the pool (I did not want concrete up to the plastic pool coping in case I need to replace some coping). After the pavers around the pool are complete then I will install the cable fencing around the pool deck then back granite and do a dry stack install on the retaining wall. Here are some photos of the build so far. Pool 2.jpegPool 3.jpegPool 4.jpegPool 5.JPGPool 6.jpeg
 
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jrumms

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May 24, 2021
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New philadelphia, Ohio
New member here, also my first post. June 2020 the wife and I decided to sell the boat and put a pool in the backyard. When our kids were younger we had a Kodiac soft wall pool with a metal frame around the top, so I knew some about pool maintenance. The new pool is a 30' Rockwood semi-inground (Latham pools) with 52" walls. What a project it has been, it has been the wife and I working on it except I did hire out the concrete patio pour (I formed and installed rebar)and a friend did the final electrical tie-in. So we did the excavation, pump house, plumbing, vinyl liner install, retaining wall. Currently, I'm cutting granite pavers down 4.5" x 10" (Pavers were free) to be installed around the perimeter of the pool (I did not want concrete up to the plastic pool coping in case I need to replace some coping). After the pavers around the pool are complete then I will install the cable fencing around the pool deck then back granite and do a dry stack install on the retaining wall. Here are some photos of the build so far. View attachment 321112View attachment 321113View attachment 321114View attachment 321115View attachment 321116
how did you do your inground steps? and how did you make it work with the liner?
 

Dwporter

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Mar 27, 2021
5
Oklahoma
how did you do your inground steps? and how did you make it work with the liner?
The steps ($1800.00) were part of the kit I purchased from The Pool warehouse.

If you have this kit and want specifics on how I installed them exactly, let me know.
 
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