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    Above ground swimming pools

    I want a pool but my budget says no to building one. A mate has put me onto above ground pools by Intex. I'm looking at the 15ft by 42in metal framed one.
    http://www.bouncyhappypeople.co.uk/s...ls.asp?id=2273 (About 34,000 baht with a normal chemical set up or 58,000 with a chlorinator/salt set up)

    I intend cementing over some land and building a deck around the pool, so it will be a permanent fixture. Does anyone have any experience with these types of pool?

    Any input appreciated.

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    Before anyone pages me..........I don't know fukall about pools geddit?

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    Gallowspole,

    15 feet by what mate? I am assuming the 42 inches is the depth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Gallowspole,

    15 feet by what mate? I am assuming the 42 inches is the depth?
    Sheesh AO. I know fukall about pools but at least I know that above ground pools are round!!!!!!!!!

    15 foot diameter!


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    Well fuck me, just deep enough to come up to my hmmm.. 42 inches eh?

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    Ahhhh, but do you know why they are round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Ahhhh, but do you know why they are round?
    Sort of but not that I can explain it well enough.

    The physical properties of a cylinder versus a rectangle/square shape and the strengths blalh blah blah therefore the pool will only collapse when a right fat bastard jumps in.

    Alternatively it stops people like Mrs. Q pissing in the corners!

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    What about draining the damn thing? Or replacing the liner?

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    The one I'm looking at is a round one although they do do a rectangular one.

    This is the round one



    http://images.google.com/images?q=tb.../15ftframe.jpg


    And this is the rectangular one.


    http://images.google.com/images?q=tb...FRAME_POOL.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    What about draining the damn thing? Or replacing the liner?
    Wouldn't want to drain it. There isn't a liner, it's a 3 ply sheet sort of thing - bit like a tarp. That's what I'm a bit concerned about - is it strong enough for all year round use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Wouldn't want to drain it. There isn't a liner, it's a 3 ply sheet sort of thing - bit like a tarp. That's what I'm a bit concerned about - is it strong enough for all year round use?
    I would enquire about degridation from the sun.

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    degridation
    is that a real word????

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    If it's spelt right, then yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    If it's spelt right, then yes.
    Degradation marmers, no charge!

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    Cheers mate!

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    Comes in handy havin' a English Teacher on board don't it?

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    ok I'll rephrase the question....

    I'm going to have an erection in my backyard. Will the cover of said erection give sufficient protection over a prolonged period of robust entry and exit?

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    gallow, it's probably best to keep that sort of thing in your bedroom, maybe neighbours over look your property and that

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    I've got a big bamboo growth

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    Not bragging, though.

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    I have had crabs before, nasty experiance that was, I feel your growths are probably worse though

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    you should consider the foam siding that goes in against the walls before you install the liner. it cost a bit extra but if you get a hole in the out side metal it could save your pool liner. I have had a lot of experiance with this type of above ground pool. make sure you sit it ontop of cement. also bevel the sand at the bottom where the floor meets the walls other wise your kids or drunk friend might accedintaly put there big fat toe through the liner . consider putting some kind of dome netting over the top to keep the leafs out and provide some shade. stay ontop of the chemicals during the rainy season or it will turn -green -green -green and the only way to get it off the liner is to -scrub -scrub -scrub

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    Above ground pools are way redneck...
    Just git yerself a good ol pick up and some plastic.


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    hahaha, good pic. they may be redneck but when it is smokin hot out it sure does cool the old hound dog down

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    Above Ground Pool Suppliers

    Just researching above ground pools and have found two Thai based companies.
    1.www.pattayapools.net
    This company claims to be an authorised dealer/supplier for Intex above ground pools. They want paying upfront before delivery.

    When i checked with Intex for a list of authorised Thai suppliers they only came up with one:

    2.www.toyznet.com
    They also want money before delivery and the website is not as detailed or helpful as pattaya pools.

    I am guessing that pattaya pools opereates from said location but the other firm only have an email contact address so no idea where they are based.

    Have any members had dealings with these companies or do you have any info on credibility/trustworthyness?

    Many thanks, glad i found this old thread, very amusing.
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