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Building an infinity edge pool

Posted by aktillery (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 29, 14 at 7:55

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 process…

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Starting the build up of our property
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Wall and fill starting
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View from the back wall starting
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Ten feet of fill complete
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Form for pool
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Interior before gunite
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gunite with pool form
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Interior of pool
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Infinity edge wall and basin
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Pool Design (has been tweaked since this photo) but you get the idea
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Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Building an infinity edge pool

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.

RE: Building an infinity edge pool

That looks awesome! Keep the pics coming.

RE: Building an infinity edge pool

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!

RE: Building an infinity edge pool

Can't wait to see pics of finished pool. Looks great.

RE: Building an infinity edge pool

Thanks Flip and Shad!

Natural, thanks for the advice and info.

Will keep you posted!

RE: Building an infinity edge pool

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.

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