Add depth to my existing pool

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Gcr
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Joined: Sat 19 Mar, 2011 16:18
My Pool: Shallow
Location: Texas

Add depth to my existing pool

Postby Gcr » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 16:25

Is it possible to add depth to an existing in ground pool? Also can more area be added to make it larger?


Gavin Wills
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Posts: 16
Joined: Sat 28 Nov, 2009 17:01
My Pool: verification was 100% wrong it asked me is there a P
in pH but it is clearly not a P it is a p. The 2nd one asked me the colour of a nice clean pool, I was wrong again! there are many different colors it could be.A black epoxy coating will change from dark blue to greeny blue to bluey gray greeny gray ect it all depends on the colour of the sky and the angle you look at it. anyway I'll get the next one right, I will just be a robot and answer the way I am supposed too
Location: Australia

Add depth to my existing pool

Postby Gavin Wills » Thu 24 Mar, 2011 19:34

Hi Gcr,If your pool is concrete you can do to it whatever you like
deeper,longer,wider and add a spa, Islands.It is limitless to what
you can do.I better not get into how to do all this because somebody
will hack on me again and say you can't cut reo bar with a diamond
saw. Regards GW from Australia
PS send me an email if you would like instructions on how to do
any makeover.
czechmate
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Joined: Sat 16 May, 2009 09:20
My Pool: 16 x 32 gunite21000 gal., Diamond Brite Blue, Swimquip XL pump, DE36
Location: Texas

Add depth to my existing pool

Postby czechmate » Fri 25 Mar, 2011 09:47

Gavin Wills wrote:Hi Gcr,If your pool is concrete you can do to it whatever you like
deeper,longer,wider and add a spa, Islands.It is limitless to what
you can do.
I better not get into how to do all this because somebody
will hack on me again and say you can't cut reo bar with a diamond
saw. Regards GW from Australia



You omitted to mention one small thing. There is no reliable contractor that will jackhammer the bottom of a gunite pool, extend and weld the rebar and guarantee you no leak nor separation at the joining area of the old and new concrete. Sure, you may get a warranty.
The question is if the company will still be in town, or they will simply tell you it was a soil support problem not covered in the clause.
It would prove to be cheaper to excavate the old and build new, as most estimators will tell you.
I found the initial question bit strange, but the answer is even more odd.
catharina

Add depth to my existing pool

Postby catharina » Mon 04 Apr, 2011 14:10

This is just an easy construction, you just have to dig deeper and I don't worry cause my construction workers are a graduate of White Card.
czechmate
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Posts: 401
Joined: Sat 16 May, 2009 09:20
My Pool: 16 x 32 gunite21000 gal., Diamond Brite Blue, Swimquip XL pump, DE36
Location: Texas

Add depth to my existing pool

Postby czechmate » Mon 04 Apr, 2011 19:33

catharina wrote: my construction workers are a graduate of White Card.

I bet they also know the language little better. :wink:
BTW, we are not digging a fish pond here.

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