My parents have a 4 year old 16x32 doughboy oval pool. They have torn
the liner inadvertantly cleaning it and have decided they dont want it
anymore. They just put a salt water system in it last year. The deck
completely encirles the pool and cost a lit of money.
How hard would it be to take this apart and reuse both the deck and
pool at my house? How would you go about taking apart the deck in
pieces where it could be reassembled? I have a tractor and trailer at
my disposal. I appreciate any advice.
Do these things increase/decrease the value of your home?
Decks are usually built to remain permanently in one
place i.e. with no eye to disassembly. Labour costs to
disassemble depend how it was fastened in the first
place (nails, screws or bolts.) It may be overall cheaper
to build new with new lumber. An encircling deck often
costs more than an AG pool.
Pool assembly requires experience or special care
(to prepare sand base etc.) -- perhaps worth hiring a
specialist if you can find one.
Local municipal regulations will let you know whether
you are required to have a deck with an AG pool,
a fence surrounding it etc.
If the deck is screwed together just disassemble it.
If it's nailed together, tear it down and dispose.
Pool disassembly is pretty simple.
If you've never put one together, seek professional help.
A local pool store may provide leads.
I bought a 30' round Doughboy for $100. Getting the ground ready for the
pool was the work. And then all the little pieces were fun to put together,
none of which were marked. But it went together, and the family loved it.
I would never do it again. And a deck would multiply the headaches ten
fold. They add no value to a house, and an above ground pool is looked at
as a problem waiting to happen. It's just a cheap alternative to an in
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