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Old 06-03-2010, 04:39 PM
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Have a very small back yard. 30'x50' and would like to have an in-ground pool installed with enclosure. I have double french doors that lead out to a covered back porch(tiled) and plan on having the enclosure connect to house.
I would like to have enough area around pool (which I plan on tiling) for entertaining/kids playing.
I am considering a 15x20 pool and I realize this will pretty much take up my entire back yard.
I have no experience on pool prices of what to look for (or not) with pool installers. Basically I am dumb as a stump when it comes to this subject.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-04-2010, 05:03 AM
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Is there room enough to get a "skid steer" in to make a hole and remove the dirt?
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray Zor View Post
Have a very small back yard. 30'x50' and would like to have an in-ground pool installed with enclosure. I have double french doors that lead out to a covered back porch(tiled) and plan on having the enclosure connect to house.
I would like to have enough area around pool (which I plan on tiling) for entertaining/kids playing.
I am considering a 15x20 pool and I realize this will pretty much take up my entire back yard.
I have no experience on pool prices of what to look for (or not) with pool installers. Basically I am dumb as a stump when it comes to this subject.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Ray
Ray,

I have a friend who builds pools and we considered doing one ourselves and he told me there is minimun dig price so talk to different builders and see what they say. You also should be able to contact theirformer customers and get the skinny.

Hope it helps.

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Old 06-04-2010, 05:28 AM
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Ray, access for the hole digging is a basic necessity, but so is the building code for set-backs in your area. Call the Inspections Dept and find out how close a lanai or pool deck can be to the property line.

If we assume that you can go to within a foot of the line with both, and you want at least 6' on the back property line (1' set-back, fence, 4' walkway), then a 10' wide pool would leave you 14' from the back door to the pool. Draw it out on the ground and see if that's something you can live with; because that 14' leaves not much space for table and chairs and a walk-around area. Of course, a 15' pool would leave you with 9'
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