Thread: My own pool(s)
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Old 10-06-2022, 02:52 PM
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I had a small pool that I never set up because of privacy issues. So, I got rid of it. But the neighbor solved the problem. I didn't want to put up a big privacy fence...but he did! And I was gifted a small pool. Two, actually.

One is an inflatable kiddie pool. Huge, though. Inside dimension 4x8 feet. About twenty inches deep. It's enough to float a single-wide air mattress. I've had that one out a few days.

The other is a one-piece 13-foot round pool, 33 inches deep, that is narrower on the top than it is on the bottom, so it's like a huge bowl of water, where the shape of the thing holds the water. This is like the one I got rid of, but bigger, I think. It even has a pump and filter, though I expect that thing to be noise as it is a cheap piece of crap. This pool will be big enough to float a double air mattress. It's too tall for Spry Girl and other large guests to step over, but I'm going to put it next to the patio, which will make that side easy enough to step over, and I'll have to rig something on the inside of the pool to step onto. I'll also have to level the lawn and lay a lot of sand.

Speaking of sand, I already bought that. I had sixteen bags that I use for stressing inflatables, and I bought another sixteen bags for the pool base, and before I use it for the pool, I'm going to load up an air mattress with 1600 pounds of sand, plus 600 pounds of weight plates, plus a couple hundred pounds of other weights, plus me. Because science!

It's been a cold spring. I have lots of the thermal pool cover material and I've used it on the kiddie pool and it works well. The public pools are still really cold, though.
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