The Used Above Ground Pool Is Up
(Inland Empire, Ca.)
Deck/pool at old location
Now that I have the used 18" X38" Secard pool up and full of water, I have to establish how to put the deck up to it. Main problem is that the pool is a long oval and the deck is 15'X 6' rectangle. It IS in 3 sections though. Do I have to cut it out or??
Also, I'm trying to avoid putting the filter pump under the deck. The way these Hesperia guys set the skimmer was closer to the end of the pool whereas I needed it on the side. Was thinking of getting longer hoses for it, but don’t no if that'd be bad or not? It came with six footers and I'm wanting to get more 10 foot and 12 footers,etc. I've been told to leave the six footers but don’t know.
I find that putting a deck over a filter is awkward. Many people feel that it helps to protect the filter and hoses by putting it under the deck. As long as you have plenty of access to work on the filter either way is OK. Cutting an access door in the deck so that you can remove the skimmer lid and basket is pretty easy to do.
Moving the filter is easy also. If you are going to go any longer than six or eight foot with the hoses I would switch to Flexible PVC Pipe. It is very easy to convert a filter to PVC and then you can install the filer any place you want.
It seems to me that a 15' deck would fit along the straight side of the pool just perfect. I'm not sure why you would have to do any cutting but it is wood, and wood is very easy to work with. It can be custom fit easily by cutting a little here and maybe adding a little there.