Attach beam to pool wall

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Old 07-23-17, 02:53 AM
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Attach beam to pool wall

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We have just had a semi-overground build using poured concrete. The walls are 20cm (8 inches) thick. I want to build a deck and I'm wondering if it would be possible to use the pool wall to attach beams and reduce the number of posts I need to set. I obviously don't want to drill into the pool wall so is there some other way?

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Old 07-23-17, 05:42 AM
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I certainly would not risk damaging the pool by using it to support a deck. I would build the deck independent and put in the extra posts.
 
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Old 07-23-17, 06:11 AM
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Although the walls are the same as a basement and should easily support I'm with PD that it may just be on the safe side to separate.

Plus dont you typ have a cement skirt around the pool why would you want a deck right on the edge of the pool?
 
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Thanks for the replies folks. There is a skirt around the top but how I saw this working is that the joists would run under this and the surface planks would be roughly the same thickness as the skirt.

The other issue I have is that near the pool is back-filled earth and I suppose I would have to wait a while before setting anything there... or dig deeper.

I live in the south of France by the way, in case that makes any difference.

Concerns RE risk of damaging the pool aside, how would you folks to this if you had to (attach beam to pool wall)?
 
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Old 07-23-17, 12:04 PM
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Did you discuss your plans with the contractor or pool installer ?
 
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Not yet but I will when I see him next.

It's not really a plan at this stage - just scoping out the project and exploring options

By the way, I should add that the pool is only 50cm above ground, so with the thickness of the joists , the support beams would only be 30cm above ground level, or thereabouts
 
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Old 07-23-17, 12:54 PM
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Options/plan..... basically the same thing. We can't see what you are working on which is why I recommended the company that did the work. They should be able to tell you what can be fastened to the pool structure.
 
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So I talked to the contractor who said that drilling 5cm into the wall should be fine... will this be enough to support a 30cm high beam with threaded bars epoxied in?

So given that the pool wall should support the structure - are there other ways you guys would do it?
 
 

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