New Guy about to buy a pool

Titus

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2010
47
Nevada, TX
Hello... just wanted to introduce myself. I have been lurking on the forum for the last few weeks. After contacting forum member Cheri (who live near me), she was nice enough to invite my wife and I over and take a look at her pool. We were sold within minutes, and met with the same guy that sold her hers the next day. As soon as the installer gets out to the house (tomorrow) to confirm the installation prices the dealer gave us, we will be placing our order. The plan calls for a DoughBoy 32x16 Autumn Breeze, partially buried, with 7' deep end a DE filter with 2 speed pump, and several other options. I will be sure to post pictures. :wink:
 

Titus

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2010
47
Nevada, TX
257WbyMag said:
Welcome to TFP! I'm sure you are excited about getting a new pool. If any questions arise, don't hesitate to post them.
Thanks! I already posted my first question over in the pumping station. :lol:
 

Titus

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2010
47
Nevada, TX
OK... The order is placed... now to wait for an install date! I updated my signature with the highlights of my order. I also added a second return, the larger skimmer, and underground PVC pipes to where the filter will live about 60 feet from the pool. Now I am crossing my fingers that I will be swimming for father's day!
 

oasis1

LifeTime Supporter
Apr 18, 2010
205
Central Illinois
Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

Thanks
 

Titus

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2010
47
Nevada, TX
oasis1 said:
Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

Thanks
We are doing a 2.5' bury. The installer said that is the maximum He will bury without doing a slurry fill. He had just finished doing a full bury of a Doughboy for someone else and showed me pictures. That one was flush to the ground, cement slurry filled all the way around, and then 5' of concrete splash deck all the way around. It was very nice, but the installation cost the owner over 3 times what I am paying for my 2.5' bury with no decking.

I have visited forum member Cheri to see her pool, which is the same as mine, with the same bury. She has had hers for 2 years with no problems.
 

Titus

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2010
47
Nevada, TX
oasis1 said:
Would you please post a pic when the job is done?

and what exactly is slurry fill?
I will take pics throughout the process. Excavation starts Wednesday. ;-)

As I understand it, the slurry they use on full buries is a mixture of sand and concrete.
 

Titus

Well-known member
Jun 3, 2010
47
Nevada, TX
Well, they showed up this afternoon (half a day early). One guy is unpacking the pool while the other guy is busy digging with the bobcat. We are very excited right about now! I am taking pictures and will start a build thread later this evening in the construction section.
 

Cherie

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 23, 2008
507
Wylie, Texas
Titus said:
oasis1 said:
Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

Thanks
We are doing a 2.5' bury. The installer said that is the maximum He will bury without doing a slurry fill. He had just finished doing a full bury of a Doughboy for someone else and showed me pictures. That one was flush to the ground, cement slurry filled all the way around, and then 5' of concrete splash deck all the way around. It was very nice, but the installation cost the owner over 3 times what I am paying for my 2.5' bury with no decking.

I have visited forum member Cheri to see her pool, which is the same as mine, with the same bury. She has had hers for 2 years with no problems.

I think the pics he showed you were probably of our neighbor, down the road. They had the same pool fully buried, but with slurry and a big cement deck all around it -- and now have an enclosed hot tub to go with it. Looks really great. They are doing BBB also.
 

GrandmaJoyce

New member
Jun 4, 2011
2
We've have a doughboy pool since 1986 it's 30ft round and it goes to 7ft in the middle it's buried about 2 1/2 ft in the ground, and the deck goes around about a 1/3 of it. We just replaced our liner for the first time last year. It's a clorine pool, I've tried all the other chemicals except salt water over the years and still go back to clorine. Good Luck with your new pool. We've really enjoyed ours over the years.
 

Cherie

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 23, 2008
507
Wylie, Texas
Titus said:
oasis1 said:
Hi i am wondering how much you are burying your pool. We are looking into doing the same thing. Do you know of anyone that has a partially buried pool? has it worked out with no problems with walls caving or anything like that?

Thanks
We are doing a 2.5' bury. The installer said that is the maximum He will bury without doing a slurry fill. He had just finished doing a full bury of a Doughboy for someone else and showed me pictures. That one was flush to the ground, cement slurry filled all the way around, and then 5' of concrete splash deck all the way around. It was very nice, but the installation cost the owner over 3 times what I am paying for my 2.5' bury with no decking.

I have visited forum member Cheri to see her pool, which is the same as mine, with the same bury. She has had hers for 2 years with no problems.
I think the person your builder was referring to, with the cement deck, is my neighbor down the street. Their entire pool area (with covered hot tub) is VERY nice. You'd never know it's an AGP! Y'all used the same installer. And our pool/deck are doing great, practically maintenance-free (except for the hornets/wasps under the deck)!