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Old 04-01-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Has Anyone Did Their Own Liner Pool?


So...like the post says... I am thinking about one of the pool kits...and was wondering if anyone else has done it. Or maybe, I will try a fiberglass shell. Thoughts?
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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Jay, I did my own pool 6 years ago now. It is a 16x32 rectangle with
6" radius corners, 8' center step. It is called a "sport" pool or "bow tie" pool as the center is deep and the two ends are shallow.
The hardest part is just excavating all the right angles. A friend of mine is an excavator so he breezed through that part. I'm sure with your equipment experience I don't think you would have a problem.
After that, it's all assembly work and following directions.

One thing to add the ground around me has a lot of clay. If your ground is loose sand it will be harder to excavate the slopes.

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i'm knitting one now
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That's the easy part. Can you knit the filter and salt system for it too? Now THAT would be real talent.
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I worked for a pool builder fresh out of high school.
I enjoyed the work alot - biggest problem I remember encountering was the water table - ground water.

Some jobs didn't have an issue at all,...other well - fighting back the water was a pain - but do able.

Building pools was rather enjoyable to me - mostly just labor intensive - not bad when your young.
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I have never had the chance to be on site for a pool build, and where my new home is, it is really sandy....like beach sand. I might save my pennies and get a fiberglass pool shell....I can see it would be so much easier.
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I am in the middle of installing an above ground oval pool in the ground. We will see how it turns out. I'm doing it at night after work. So it might take a while.
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inground vinyl kits last 15 to 25 years and requiresbasic skills with dirt compact metal wall assembly leveling squaring etc..... vinyl liners can be replaced with different colors and patterns over the years for a new look. liners last 5-10 years. Fiberglass goes in fast with one guy installing with helpfor a few hours when initial surface prep. Fiberglass will last 15-35 years. Initial surface prep and install 2 days one guy who can be very meticulous with bottom sand prep, compaction is key, then as water goes in one guy who maintains proper elevation with top coping edge by means of jacking lip and feeding sand water slurry mix under bottom of pool floor is critical for a firm bottom and level pool top. Both are great ways to get a pool Good luck, get apool today. Look online for natural pools with no chems but using fish and plants for a greener pool.
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Plastica make nice pool kits. Built one at my parents house and it was simple. whats nice is they can be built as in ground or out.

I aint got pics of me parents one but heres the model they got. comes in a few different sizes as well. think the whole kit includeing everything was about $6k+ install. not sure if they are avalible in the US though but might be worthing looking into.




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