Building the Temporary Pool Cover

After gloating over the Edmonton Oiler’s win over the San Jose Sharks last night, Paul and Bryan were on the project site fairly early on Sunday morning.

We had to get some supplies from Ace Hardware (go figure) and then started in earnest.

Laying out the first panel.

Laying out the first panel.

Our plan was to make the ‘box’ first, and then fill in the joists and put the 1×4 strings on the bottom of the joists.

Paul drills the end joist to complete the first 'box'

Paul drills the end joist to complete the first

It was a struggle but we managed to fit the 3/4 inch tongue and groove plywood deck and complete the first panel.

The first 8 foot panel is now complete.

The first 8 foot panel is now complete.

The second panel was a much more difficult to build as the plywood was warped.
Putting another sheet of plywood in place on the second panel.

Putting another sheet of plywood in place on the second panel.

Moving another sheet into place.

Moving another sheet into place.

Deck in place now.

Deck in place now.

It was getting dark, but we were pleased with our progress during the day.
West view of the completed pool cover

West view of the completed pool cover

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