New Pool Construction


Old 09-01-08, 06:15 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
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New Pool Construction

I am trying to build my own pool. The only way I can think of to get an inground, concrete pool without hiring a lot of subcontractors is to make it out of poured concrete.

My question is: Should I pour the pool floor first, then form up the walls on top? Or, pour the walls first (on footings), and then pour the floor inside the walls?

I think either way will work but the first option is a little easier.

Pool size is 13' x 20' at most. Depth is 5'. Plan to tile the inside surface.

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Old 09-08-08, 03:02 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So. Calif.
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either way would work, I would suggest pulling permits from your building dept., they should have plans for you to follow, steel normally is 12 " on center both verticle & horizontal, and again 6 " on center verticle & the slope from shallow to deep where the pool is deper than 6 ft. , plus 3 3/8 " rebar running continously around the perimeter of the pool where the bond beam is the upper 12 " x 12 " be sure to allow for a light by unstalling a light niche & besure to add a # 8 bond wire [ unbroken ] to light niche connected to rebar and run back to equipment area, also the plumbing suction & return lines , the skimmer, the main suction fittings , normally refered to as " main drain " in the bottom should be 2 a minimum of 36 " apart tee in the middle generally the concrete should be a very rich mixture, a minimum of 8 " thick with the exception of the bond beam,....

rember your local county, city will have specs, you need to follow, plus the national electrical code, you will need to follow


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