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SWIMMING POOL PLAN PLAN TABLE OF CONTENTS
There is something about a swimming pool that appeals to most people, whether it be children, who will spend all their summer vacation swimming under a hot sun, or adults who prefer to lounge at pool side, watching their youngsters have a wonderful, summer's afternoon. It isn't hard to imagine the enjoyment, that would come from having one's own pool in the backyard. Round and oval above ground pools are, affordable, very popular, and satisfactory for many people. But maybe you would prefer a larger pool, with a deep end for a diving board, or waterslide, and a deck around it, but commercial installation price tags, have been holding you up. An alternative is, of course, to build your own, using local materials for for the pool walls, specialized equipment from your local pool dealer or DEB Design, and step-by-step construction plans, by which to put it all together. By building your own, you will be able to have a beautiful, professional looking pool, for a little more than what your neighbor spent on his15' by 30' above ground oval. I had the help of a long time friend of mine, a pool professional who builds, and maintains pools for a living. It was by his help that I was able to build and put together this plan, for a pool with the following features:
* 18 ft wide by 36 ft long with an 8 ft deep hopper style end
* A 4 ft by 8 ft fiberglass pool entry step assembly with spa jets
* A hard, flat, and attractive pool bottom
* A beautiful 20 mil. customized liner
* Aluminum liner track (not plastic) that accepts lumber, or concrete decking
* A pool light
* A main drain
* A skimmer
* A high capacity sand filter
* An automatic chlorinator
* Dual return water lines
If you are like me, you could initially be intimidated by this project, but don't be. This plan will guide you through from start to finish as you construct what could be, one of your most enjoyable and rewarding projects, ever.
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Perhaps you already have an idea of where you would like to install your new pool, and what it's elevation should be. And maybe you're doing this project in steps, like I did, with the pool going in this year, and the deck, diving board, waterslide, changing rooms, etc., later, as funding allows. My own pool was built 2' above grade so it was at the same height as the first floor of our house. Later, a deck was built between the house and the pool, which did much to keep sand out of the house, and pool. It is not my intention to cover here, all the various considerations for location and elevation of your own pool. I will, however, relate any relevant experiences, from building my own. If you would like more information about some of these considerations, visit your local library and pick up a book about pools and spas. It will be filled with information, about pool location and layout, including pictures and landscaping ideas, which you could use for your own pool. It will also provide instructions for water treatment and pool maintenance. This pool plan will yield a pool that measures 18' by 36' with an 8' deep end. Your own pool could be built to what ever size, or design you prefer, using the same construction methods. My family and I have found, though, that this size works out quite well. One element that is essential is to plan for future expansion. Having a long range plan will help reduce the possibility of oversights, when future building elements are added, such as changing rooms, equipment storage room, sauna, spa, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions And Answers
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