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Sliding Lawn Reveals Hidden In-Ground Pool

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It can be tough to choose between having a lawn or a swimming pool in your backyard, at least in a first world problems kinda way, but one homeowner discovered a way to bring the best of both worlds to his backyard.

Engineer and backyard enthusiast Gil Klar installed a sliding astroturf deck that looks like a lawn when closed, but slides back at the touch of a button to reveal a full sized in-ground swimming pool hidden underneath.

Gil was nice enough to share a video of how he created this amazing backyard engineering marvel, and it looks so easy to make that anybody can do it! On second thought...

-Via Geekologie


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Where is the protective fencing? Most states require a kid-proof fence around in-ground pools. Who's to say that someone won't forget to cover the pool (or the mechanism will malfunction) or lose track of a curious or clumsy kid?
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