Is our pool sloping too much?

mguzzy

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I just can't resist it... I have been staring at the title of this thread for over a month and I just can not let such a wonderful set up line go to waste...

No, I don't think your pool is sloping too much... otherwise the swimmers would fall out.
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Windylou

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May 11, 2017
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Groveton, Tx
Him indoors is adamant the wood will rot. I must admit we had some treated decking in the earth and it was pretty much rotted 2/3 years later...

He wants to put concrete down instead of the slabs next time we empty it...

Goodness this is a flippin nightmare 😪😪😪

Thank you everyone for your help
I’m really surprised that it rotted like that so soon. Maybe it wasn’t treated well? You can also order the pressure treating chemical to do yourself, but that’s more money & more time. Mine are good. They are in great shape & ive even had a couple of huge hiccups that have left them soaking in water for quite awhile. Once for about 2 weeks & once for a couple months, I suspect, but I’m not positive, it was winter & I rarely go out there then. I plan to upgrade to an XTR next year & I plan to replace them at that time just bc it is wood & it won’t last forever. But I want this next pool to.lol
 
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kellyfair

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I think it also depends on climate. Wood rots pretty fast here due to heat and ridiculous humidity. But look at it this way - if you use PT wood and it only lasts a few years, that’s a heck of a lot longer than the pavers lasted.
 
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Jackie G

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I think it also depends on climate. Wood rots pretty fast here due to heat and ridiculous humidity. But look at it this way - if you use PT wood and it only lasts a few years, that’s a heck of a lot longer than the pavers lasted.
Yes very true. Its a case of convincing him now 🙄
 

Jackie G

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Jul 19, 2017
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untreated wood would definitely rot out in two or three years. Pressure treated wood (the green stuff) won't. The treatment helps keep it from rotting. How do your think they get telephones poles to last for years? If he wants to pour a concrete slab, even better.
Yeah, not liking the idea of concrete simply because it feels a bit more permanent and we have neighbours who complained and i ahd to show it was a temporary structure 🙄🙄
 

Jackie G

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I’m really surprised that it rotted like that so soon. Maybe it wasn’t treated well? You can also order the pressure treating chemical to do yourself, but that’s more money & more time. Mine are good. They are in great shape & ive even had a couple of huge hiccups that have left them soaking in water for quite awhile. Once for about 2 weeks & once for a couple months, I suspect, but I’m not positive, it was winter & I rarely go out there then. I plan to upgrade to an XTR next year & I plan to replace them at that time just bc it is wood & it won’t last forever. But I want this next pool to.lol
Yes, I'm not sure you can class decking as being pressure treated in quite the same way can you? That is what rotted as we used some old decking to box in an area for a border
 

Jackie G

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I just can't resist it... I have been staring at the title of this thread for over a month and I just can not let such a wonderful set up line go to waste...

No, I don't think your pool is sloping too much... otherwise the swimmers would fall out.
:mrgreen:
Ok ok, have to admit, I chuckled at that one...🤣
 

Windylou

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May 11, 2017
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Groveton, Tx
Yes, I'm not sure you can class decking as being pressure treated in quite the same way can you? That is what rotted as we used some old decking to box in an area for a border
I’m not really sure what you mean. Decking is either PT wood or composite. Composite certainly wouldn’t rot & PT wood should last 15-20 years with just average maintenance. Did you purchase that wood new?
 

Jackie G

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I’m not really sure what you mean. Decking is either PT wood or composite. Composite certainly wouldn’t rot & PT wood should last 15-20 years with just average maintenance. Did you purchase that wood new?
Oops, only just seen this. No, it wasnt new, we inherited it with the house. It was decking, we used it for making a box in the earth and it rotted really quickly. I
 

Brett S

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Oops, only just seen this. No, it wasnt new, we inherited it with the house. It was decking, we used it for making a box in the earth and it rotted really quickly. I
It’s also worth noting that there are several ‘classes’ of pressure treated wood. There is just regular pressure treated wood, which is designed to withstand rain and weather and such. Then there is also ground contact pressure treated wood, which as the name implies is designed to be in contact with the ground. I wouldn’t be surprised if the decking was not ground contact rated.
 

Jackie G

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Jul 19, 2017
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It’s also worth noting that there are several ‘classes’ of pressure treated wood. There is just regular pressure treated wood, which is designed to withstand rain and weather and such. Then there is also ground contact pressure treated wood, which as the name implies is designed to be in contact with the ground. I wouldn’t be surprised if the decking was not ground contact rated.
Yes good point, thank you!
 

mac1911

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Jul 31, 2019
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Been working on my pool spot for years, each increase in size I get it more level. If you dont know whats under your spot it can “sink” over time. For example if you dont know there was a old tree stump under some earth as it decays it will sink.

also always take away from the high side dont try to build up low side . A laser level is a good thing to borrow/rent. Works well for leveling the ground and the pool frame. 1/2” or less at any point this year!E67AF144-02AB-4B4A-915B-D69F10B2F87A.jpeg