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TikiP

Active member
Sep 26, 2014
42
Clarksville, Tn
Glad I saw your posts here wilsjay. We are just getting started having almost the same pool built. Mine is 18x36 Deer Creek but everything else I see in the picks is remarably similar to our setup. Even to the placement of the stairs. Not doing mine myself though. They are supposed to start the dig today. Hope it turns out as well as yours appears to have! Its nice to see what mine should look like as it goes through the next few weeks.
 

wilsjay

Well-known member
Jul 20, 2014
57
Northern Cincinnati, OH
Thank you very much! That is awesome and best of luck with your project! I am generally a bit of a perfectionist and am never quite happy with my projects, but am happy with how this one turned out. I have had some great folks help me with this project and do some great work. I got it full of water now, I may post some more pics if I get some nice weather. We really like the steps, hope you enjoy yours as well!
 

RangerBob

LifeTime Supporter
Jun 19, 2014
555
Sanger, TX
Are you happy with your decking because from the photos - it looks really nice, well done, no cracks - no footprints, good thickness etc. Beautiful yard and fall colors by the way - Karen
 

wilsjay

Well-known member
Jul 20, 2014
57
Northern Cincinnati, OH
Thank you. We really like the decking. To be honest my opinion was concrete is concrete and just wanted to make sure we had a good base, thickness and rebar in it. The wife preferred a broom over swirl finish and not the smoothed edges that kind of frames in each section like a box (not sure what that is called) so we got this. We did both want the cantilevered edge around the pool. Went back and forth over doing stamped, or even stained, just a stained edge around the pool etc. In the end went with plain concrete because stained/stamped needed to sealed and most folks said that makes it slippery. I am all for less maintenance so we went the "cheap" route. We have got a lot of compliments on it. Here's to hoping no cracks show up! :)