Is this idea completely outlandish?
My wife and I are buying a house that has an inground pool, my wife requires that we fill in the pool or rip it out as a condition to buy the house to ensure our young ones don't end up being a statistic. A friend and I both thought it could be unique and cool to make the outdoor pool into a dedicated home theater space. Building a roof above the pool, but using the cement pool as a basement foundation. It could possibly be very cool!?!?! The slope in the pool could make for riser seating, the built in stairs to the shallow end making the drop down to the seating area accessible from ground level. This is really just a concept question at this point. Is it feasible? Is it ludacy? Would it be structurally strong enough to not cave in without water pressure over time?
This particular pool is about 26x16 and oval shaped.
Picture of the pool
Rough concept sketch
This is all just brainstorming at this point. I don't even know the true dimmensions or pool layout since the house is a foreclosure and it's covered and I didn't care that much since I had fully expected we'd be ripping it out or filling it in.
Heating and cooling could be tricky. (power should be easy - pool pumps usually require big power and the pump is already wired outside and right next to the pool)
Have to walk outside to walk into the theater (year round)
Probably wouldn't add any value to the homePros
Could make it completely dark with no windows
Could sound proof it from the rest of the home fairly easily
Could have a tall front AT screen with cool riser seating
Would be unique
Could play with infinite baffle under the floor if bowl shaped pool bottom (I'm not even sure at this point what the bottom of the pool looks like since the only picture we have is from google maps and it's too distant to tell.
Really I'm just wondering if the idea is just too far out there to even consider... (even acknowledging that the feedback here might be slightly biased from the theater enthusiasts perspective)