Genevieve Parks Backyard November 27th, 2018 - 01:57:09
I thought I would share what we did to install an above-ground pool with a backyard that has a severe slope. I did this actually about five years ago, I did a 12 foot by 24 foot, oval Doughboy, my deck was existing, but I had to plan the pool to get as close to the deck as I could, and then I had to do about a foot and a half extension to get under the tap Top cap top cap of the top rail. The slope was the about 5-foot downgrade, so I built a retaining wall, packed it down added drainage and installed the pool with laser levels to get to the existing height that I wanted. It to match the deck just give you a quick, quick view of my existing deck, so you can give everyone a better idea of what we were working with.
This is a timber tech deck. I installed this probably eight years ago when timber tech first came out. I had to do it over again. I would certainly use a different product with hidden fasteners, but it's here so you could see where I had the original desktop and then I had to put the 1-foot piece and certainly had to change the railings. There were 12-footsteps here going down to the backyard change the rails on this side. This rail, you could see where it attaches to the deck, is one of my that's called an invention, because I couldn't stand how the other one attached. So this is just PVC piping and a flange works.
Well, as I said, this was an about a five-foot drop to get the pool level doesn't look it, but it was I'm going to walk around the other side, all the research I did. Everyone said you know, dig down the virgin ground. You can't raise the ground, you can't do a retaining wall, my thought was they built roads, overpasses train, trestles, everything with retaining walls. Why can't I put a pool, I'm extremely happy. I did and I didn't come down to the yard. You know to find a more level spot. So if you're in this situation, just remember with a little hard work, it can be done again. This particular pool was a 12 by 24 oval Doughboy, pretty much stock. Everything it's going on five summers. Now you see one of my drains that I buried around the perimeter of the wall to collect rainwater and such and it comes out of there. This pole is in southern New Jersey, so it sees all the harsh winters it freezes. It does everything that the northeast has to offer. So we're quite happy today is supposed to get around at least 95 so I'll be in. It hopes you enjoy it