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Covering a retired swim pool and spa

  • March 20, 2013

mosinguy
mosinguy
mosinguy
mosinguy

Well, I got tired of those empty holes in the ground and couldn't afford a "professional" solution. Took some measurements, drafted up some drawings and this was the end result. I'm a reverse "snowbird" so the pool will never be used again and now I can clean out my outbuilding and use the under space to store outside items. I also will be installing a pump with a float activated switch to pump any water that will accumulate during the summer monsoon season.

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  • Love your solution, but wondering if it could be used as a pool at a later date?
    By station34, on March 23, 2013

  • Very practical and beautiful. Thanks for showing all the steps.
    By pattymere, on March 23, 2013

  • I suppose the pool could be used again but I did remove all the exterior plumbing, pump, NG heater, and filter. It would require new plaster, plumbing, etc. And the water bills were atrocious as was the electricity. We had a couple pool companies over to estimate a resize/rebuilt. 28k-40K was the range of bids, way, way more than I wanted to spend. What you see was done for under 4K.
    By mosinguy, on March 23, 2013

  • Very nice looking. We had the same issue with a swimming pools that would have cost too much to fix ($7k). I filled it full of dirt and turned it into a Koi pond.
    By John Spinella, on March 27, 2013

  • Your pool is about the same size as ours. We turned ours in to the Garden Pool.
    By Gardenpool, on April 14, 2013

  • Very creative. And Beautiful!
    By Pdub, on April 19, 2013

  • Impressive, thanks for sharing.
    By thorpedo, on April 28, 2013

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Covering a retired swim pool and spa

by mosinguy
Mar 20, 2013

Well, I got tired of those empty holes in the ground and couldn't afford a "professional" solution. Took some measurements, drafted up some drawings and this was the end result. I'm a reverse "snowbird" so the pool will never be used again and now I can clean out my outbuilding and use the under space to store outside items. I also will be installing a pump with a float activated switch to pump any water that will accumulate during the summer monsoon season.