Phase 2 of the Home Renovations: Fixing the Pool!

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As my regular readers know, I am sort of the queen of DIY around the house.

I don’t do many crafty things…but throw a hammer, PVC Pipes and Fittings and a bucket of paint my way, and I’ll do something super cool…like remodel my family room! As the deadline approaches for our Master Permit, we are almost done with the changes that needed to be made in order to bring our illegal additions up to code.

I took a break while preparing for my in-laws to visit this week, but will hopefully complete my project next week and have my master inspection completed by the end of February.

Everyone keeps asking me, “What’s your next project?” because let’s face it – home improvement is addicting! After tearing down a wall, installing new flooring, replacing all of the interior doors and lighting, our friends and family know that we have caught the DIY bug!

The funny thing is, I already know exactly what we will be doing next: taking down our above ground pool and putting it back up properly!

When we originally put up the above ground pool, we just threw it up in an afternoon – we didn’t prepare the ground or buy any additional materials. Over the last two years, the pool has begun to sick and has ended up slightly lopsided! We already know that we need to buy some schedule 80 pipe and a truck load of sand for leveling out the ground; that should prevent the pool from sagging and sinking into the ground like it is now.

After working with my dad on the electrical, before we brought in the electricians, I feel pretty comfortable working with PVC and all of the connectors and adapters. I think that my husband and I could take care of building the support system for the pool ourselves, including the schedule 80 CPVC fittings.

I think that setting the pool back up shouldn’t take more than a day…and then we can concentrate on building out a deck to go around the pool! I am so tired of climbing up the rickety ladder, and I am always nervous that my nephew and nieces will fall off when they are getting into the pool!

Does anyone else have an above ground pool? I am curious to see what modifications others have done to theirs to make them more sturdy!

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  1. says

    One of our friends has a deck built up around their above-ground pool. The deck comes directly from their back door. Makes it seem like an in-ground pool. It’s very nice.

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