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Homemade inground pool? Dig a Hole & Throw in a Liner?

Homemade inground pool? Dig a Hole & Throw in a Liner?


Old 05-16-04, 02:31 PM
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Homemade inground pool? Dig a Hole & Throw in a Liner?

Can I dig a 6 foot deep hole in my backyard, take a Pool liner and throw it in the hole & secure the liner around the edges. Then buy one of those walmart type of Pool filters where you can let the hoses hang underwater from the side of the pool as it filters and cleans my new pool?

Ok this sounds Funny, but I see no sense in spending $20,000 on concrete and contractors if I dont have to.
I live in a Sandy area of Central Florida so there will be little to no rocks to puncture my liner as it sits underground.

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Old 05-17-04, 07:51 AM
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Dont think it will work to good down here. Daughter tried it with above ground pool in the ground. For one the water can get up under the pool with out a in ground pump under it . if you cant get the liner to lay flat the over lap will start to break and leak. Walls will try to cave in . On and on. Been there done that Id say dont. They now have a cement pool after all that.


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