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Old 08-29-2015, 06:59 AM   #16
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Ah, it's the height that scares people.
Look at above ground pools, doesn't seem like much is holding back all that water weight. You basically have ribs, thin metal sides, and a liner.
You can now purchase blow up pools that are 3 feet deep.



If you listen to the people here your just going to spend a fortune and probably end up not doing what you envision.
There are many ways you can do this, pick a look and let us know...
https://www.google.com/search?q=abov...roIMjA#imgrc=_
Some nice looking pools. I was thinking something like this. Hope this gives a clearer idea.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:35 AM   #17
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stadry said,
" why not just hang the *^[email protected]#$%^* thing from a skyhook instead ?"

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Old 08-30-2015, 01:05 AM   #18
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Have you thought about insurance.?

If it was me..
I would have this as a roof top pool with the deck flowing into it.?

It's easy to install one of these.

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Ideas.?
Thoughts.?

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The deck you are showing is no different than the one I imagined you wanted. Is there habitable space below a portion of the deck?--that's a complication--for the deck, not the pool. The structure required for the pool is essentially a crib, it's simple. Keeping your lap pool a lap pool will reduce the cost (simple shapes). There are two approaches, make the deck framing part of the house or frame it independently. Framing it independently makes the structural picture simpler. Simplifying the interface between deck and home will reduce cost, and may contribute to a better design. You need to decide on a pool system, liner, integral liner, modular system, etc. Your greatest structural challenge may be the foundations and grade.

Ron's link with the disappearing edge pools, structural glass--entirely possible. Not on your budget, and especially given your disdain for consultants, however. The structure for your planned deck/pool is simple, the complications will come from you trying to do it all yourself.

Good luck with it.
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It's possible that the deck could be supported with a cantilever, which may eliminate the need for deck footings. The 60' long pool would create some challenges to a cantilever wider than the building. Before you can support it, you need to design it with the structure desired in mind. If I was designing that for a cantilever, the massing would be different.

Below is a modular pool system which is self supporting, customizable. (It's just an example.) There are many architectural problems that would need to be solved. I'm not talking about aesthetics, but about how you build it.


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Unfortunately Ron, prefabricated pools haven't arrived here yet. Probably also still be more expensive than building the pool from RC. Also I would still need to know what size/strength of columns to build the sunken supporting deck on.

Keymaster The deck is RC, built into the main structure of the house. There is a lower floor but that will not be under the pool.
I am considering building the pool structure independently from the main structure which would help reduce stress particularly when considering possible earth tremors. If taking this route I would need to cantilever the deck to get near the pool.
Would love to cantilever the whole pool but "too much, too soon"! Probably also too expensive
The paddling pool is not a necessity.
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This is why I suggested a roof top, the building underneath could serve as a man cave etc..
You could enter from the deck or from building below.
Also the concrete structure below the pool could be fill with dirt or any suitable material such as sand etc..

http://www.aeconline.ae/solidpool-pa...2987/news.html








There are lots of ways you need to pick an idea first then go with the specs.
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i would LOVE to see pictures of this! please keep us informed.

this next bit is just wild conjecture, i have no experience with what you plan. .. but what i pictured was similar to building a structure in very similar way to a concrete bridge but obviously not as wide and then on top of this bridge put a steel framed horse watering trough, i.e. the lap pool.
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