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I was in this large dining room/family room area with a sauna off one end and a raised hardwood floor. Around the perimeter of the floor is a 1-foot wide slot with a nice oak grill and beneath the grill are the hydronic heating coils. Sliding aluminum window doors on two sides of the room enable it to be opened up to the outside. and I'm thinking to myself, "There's just something about this room - like it's not actually part of the living area of the house or something. What the hell is it and why is this floor raised on sleepers?"

I figured it out.

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ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Found one like that not long ago. Folks did not want the indoor pool and did not want to fill it in so they built a floor over it with access to the old pool. They used the old pool for storage.

The one you found looks almost like the pool was never used.

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Found one like that not long ago. Folks did not want the indoor pool and did not want to fill it in so they built a floor over it with access to the old pool. They used the old pool for storage.

The one you found looks almost like the pool was never used.

I dunno, there was a slight tinge to the air of that room that might have been the residual of long-ago chlorine.

It freaked the buyer's wife out a little but he thought it would be great for his kid to skateboard in - until I pointed out when the kid came up the sides he'd smack his head on the beams and the floor. The kid is barely more than a toddler right now. She and her husband were discussing strategies to conceal the fact that it's there from the kid until he's old enough to safely go in and out of there.

The ultimate place to hide Christmas gifts from the kid!

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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I thought about doing that with the pool we had. But a high water table made it a bad idea. Then I kicked around the ideas of leaving the water under the floor, a styrofam floating floor, barrels full of water, partially filling it up the high water mark, and a few others.

I'm glad now we just filled it with road crush, 60 yards. 5 loads for the local guy with the stone slinger.

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Years ago, a friend of mine was selling his house. His neighbor across the street was also selling. The neighbor had trouble selling because of the in ground pool in the back yard. After a year, he finally got fed up and filled it in and planted grass. He then sold the house a few months later. I heard from my friend that one of the first things the new owners did was install a new above ground pool. I've always wondered if they ever knew what was a few feet under them.

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It freaked the buyer's wife out a little but he thought it would be great for his kid to skateboard in - until I pointed out when the kid came up the sides he'd smack his head on the beams and the floor.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

And your point was?

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The last one I had was a recent addition above an in-ground pool. Every floor joist was attached to the walls of the pool with joist hangers. It was a really damp mess with stuff growing under the subfloor and most hangers were already rusted through.

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So what is holding what up? Are those large beams supported with some sort of hidden bracket?

The beams running the length of the pool support the ferry deck. The others are attached to the underside of those and are nested inside the pool. My guess - minimize vibration and prevent side-to-side movement. It worked.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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