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Old    Matt B. (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-24-2008, 9:35 PM Reply   
Looking to build a pool setup in my backyard in the next couple weeks. Whats a rough estimate of what i will have to spend? Looking at 2 pools an A-frame and some type of flat box. Any suggestions or things i should know about?
Old    Ryan Lacefield (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-24-2008, 11:34 PM Reply   
if i was doing one on my property i would rent a bobcat and dig it out. use some of the dirt you pull out and build up the outsides to make it a little deeper. the cost of renting the bobcat should be the same as building wood boxes. maybe a little cheeper. if you have the room do about 75 feet for the starting pool and probably around 50 for the landing pool. i'd put a wallride, a frame and a flat bar you can always switch them around too.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-25-2008, 9:10 AM Reply   
to make it even cheaper... get all your friends who will be riding it and tell them to bring a shovel ;)
(granted it will take longer)

I've seen pictures where hay bails are used to outline the pool with tarps draped over to hold the water. so if you have cheap access to hay bails then that might work too.

All in all i personally have almost no experience but have seen some pics ;)
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-25-2008, 5:09 PM Reply   
yea if you have the land its going to be way cheaper, safer, and will last longer to dig the pools even if you rent a bobcat. building the pools is a hard thing to do to make it stable and last more than one day. it doesnt seem like it but theres alot of force being put on the walls of the pools when you push the water while riding around
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-25-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
HAHA a bobcat will be way cheaper those liners are like 10k. Dig a hole and get to work. If you need a winch give me a call.
al
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-26-2008, 8:44 AM Reply   
Maybe trying renting a backhoe or something larger than a bobcat. I dont know how hard your ground there is but I rented a bobcat to build some stuff at my house and couldnt get it to dig more than an inch or two per pass. Took me 4 days to get down what I thought I could do in 1. Our ground here is f'ing hard though
Old    Matt B. (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-26-2008, 2:13 PM Reply   
I live in florida so grounds sand which is fine but i would still need a liner though im thinking just some tarps will work. Idk if i want to dig holes at my house though
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-28-2008, 8:05 PM Reply   
If I were doing it, I would dig holes. Plan it out so that they look good and increase your property value.
Old    Mike McMillen (mikemcmill)      Join Date: May 2002       01-28-2008, 10:18 PM Reply   
i would switch the measurments around. 50 start pool 75 landing! Sorry ryan! and if you are digging it just dig it as long as you possibly can so you dont even have to mess with riding over land.
Old    Dooie (dooie)      Join Date: Feb 2007       01-29-2008, 2:45 AM Reply   
is this what you had in mind?
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=40365 59
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-29-2008, 7:40 AM Reply   
Wow, those guys are crazy! That last one looked really bad.
Old    Matt B. (mxflyer281)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-29-2008, 6:57 PM Reply   
yah dooie something exactly like that i think i have decided to dig holes just gotta get a tractor to my house wish i would have never sold mine seems like the cheapest way haybails are expensive who would've thought lol

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