Building an infinity edge pool

aktillery9July 29, 2014

Our gunite went in a few days ago. So exciting!

Our new home build is on a sloped lot. First we had to build up the lot ten feet using large blocks (aka butter sticks) and fill. The pool went in next. Now we still have to build up another six feet to the pool's edge. It has been a long and arduous process and we haven't even poured the concrete foundation yet for our home.

I thought I would share some of the processâ¦


Starting the build up of our property

Wall and fill starting

View from the back wall starting

Ten feet of fill complete

Form for pool

Interior before gunite

gunite with pool form

Interior of pool

Infinity edge wall and basin

Pool Design (has been tweaked since this photo) but you get the idea

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Forgot to mention that the Pool Builder is Anthony Sylvan Pools and the dimensions are 27X16.5, 3ft on the shallow end and 6ft on the deeper end.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2014 at 8:03AM
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That looks awesome! Keep the pics coming.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 9:21AM
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Keep an eye on that cleaning head on the entry step that ended up way out by the nose. That is a lot of plaster or pebble if they plan to float it with just the interior surface material. That head should have been a couple inches in.

Looks very cool! Crazy how high out of the ground it looks now. Compaction compaction compaction on that sub base!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 10:04AM
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Can't wait to see pics of finished pool. Looks great.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 11:30PM
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Thanks Flip and Shad!

Natural, thanks for the advice and info.

Will keep you posted!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2014 at 9:23AM
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The blocks are very cool.
Do they pin together somehow?
I don't get how they structurally work for support.
That pool, as well as the soil is going to put a lot of weight on it.
Will be awesome when complete.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 8:29PM
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