By Anonymous - 10/06/2019 20:00

Today, after I finally got the money for a pool, I built a deck, filled it a quarter of the way, then all the 4x4 beams collapsed. The pool ripped in half, flooding the yard. FML
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For such a job you should ask a structural engineer.

a deck typically goes around a pool, the pool sits at ground level and the deck goes around it level with the top of the pool. water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, several thousand gallons is going to weigh alot, a deck isnt going to support the weight of all that water. You used chipboard for the deck-not a great choice of material Now you know next time dont cheap out just hire a professional.

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For such a job you should ask a structural engineer.

a deck typically goes around a pool, the pool sits at ground level and the deck goes around it level with the top of the pool. water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon, several thousand gallons is going to weigh alot, a deck isnt going to support the weight of all that water. You used chipboard for the deck-not a great choice of material Now you know next time dont cheap out just hire a professional.

I was just about to say this. The pool goes in the hole in the deck and sets on the ground.

I'm sorry-did you really think 4x4s could hold up what probably weighs more than your entire house?

Wait, did you... did you actually put the pool ON TOP OF the "deck"? Why? Why would you do that?

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