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    Default Adding a pool in the backyard

    Hi there I have a question;

    Is it ok to install a pool in the backyard, when the backyard is a Ravine sloping down and away from the house?

    If yes, what is the maximum slope allowed to install one?

    Thanks a bunch,
    Joe

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    Default Re: Adding a pool in the backyard

    "Is it ok to install a pool in the backyard, when the backyard is a Ravine sloping down and away from the house?"


    It's OK (allowed) to install a pool on your roof. But its not always practical.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Adding a pool in the backyard

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Razzo View Post
    If yes, what is the maximum slope allowed to install one?

    That would be up to the engineer designing the installation of the pilings to support the pool.

    I'd also be concerned about falling over the edge and into the ravine - not a pleasant thought or outcome.

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    Default Re: Adding a pool in the backyard

    My yard was sloped as you mentioned so we leveled the grade out for the pool and have it terraced down from the rear of the home down to the pool.

    You don't want to get into having to place piers under the shell unless you want to shell out some big bucks.

    rick


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    Default Re: Adding a pool in the backyard

    Don't forget to check your Home Owner's Insurance! A pool is "an attractive nuisance" and even with posted signs and a fence, you can be liable for two teenagers ignoring it all and jumping in anyway (probably the night you added all the chemicals....)
    And you can be held responsible no matter how stupid they were.


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