2016 Swimming Pool Kit Construction Pictures

2016 Swimming Pool Kit Construction Pictures

Here are just a few of the 2016 swimming pool kit pictures sent into us by customers all across the USA! Pool Warehouse is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and strives for 100% customer satisfaction for all customers. With over 30 years of swimming pool construction and sales experience you can rest assured we can help you turn your backyard into a private retreat for the whole family. Pool Warehouse sell’s a complete packaged pool kit that includes everything you will need for installation; the only materials you will need to source locally is schedule 40 PVC piping and hard-surface materials like concrete. If you have any questions about building your very own DIY swimming pool kit make sure to give us a call or send us an email now!

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2016 Swimming Pool Kit Construction Pictures

Don’t forget all of our Inground Swimming Pool Kits come with a lifetime warranty on the pool wall panels and wall braces! Pool Warehouse also includes a 20 year warranty on the vinyl swimming pool liner of your choice. At Pool Warehouse we specialize in all shapes and size swimming pool kits, so if you have questions about a in ground pool kit please give us a call now! Pool Warehouse sales staff has over 50 years of experience and can help answer any question you may have about building a DIY pool kit, installing your pools liner or any other aspect of the swimming pool construction process. If you don’t see the shape or size pool your looking for on our site, just give us a call and we can custom design that pool for you!

If you have questions about our 2016 Swimming Pool Kit Construction Pictures please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

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Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation

Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation

The Naeve’s kit is a great example of what your Automatic Pool Cover Installation might look like. This inground pool kit was sold with our ACP 365 automatic swimming pool cover and was installed in the state of Iowa. Also this particular pool kit has also been paired with one of our most popular steel steps. The step is our 20′ wide tanning ledge and step combo. The tanning ledge portion of the combo is 14′ x 6′ and the step is 6′ x 6′ for a total of 20′ providing plenty of room for tanning or an area for kids to play. All of our steel steps are made from 14 gauge steel and come with a lifetime warranty. The polymer pool wall panels also included a lifetime warranty and work well in almost any climate. The ACP 365 automatic pool cover can be purchased with a key pad code controller or it can be purchased with just a physical key control to open and close. Automatic swimming pool covers provide heat retention in the evenings and make opening and closing your pool a breeze. The Naeve pool kit also has one of our most popular swimming pool liners, the Blue Raleigl liner. The 30 mil thick Blue Raleigh offers a deep blue color that resembles the Pacific ocean and has been a top seller for 2 years running. All of our vinyl pool liners are made in the USA and come with a 20 year warranty; also all of our polymer/steel pool wall panels and braces include a lift time warranty!

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Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation

Don’t forget any Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation comes with a lifetime warranty on the pool wall panels and wall braces; we also include a 20 year warranty on the swimming pool liner. Pool Warehouse specializes in all types of automatic swimming pool covers, so if you have questions about Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation (mounted on deck or mounted in a recessed track under deck) please give us a call now! Pool Warehouse sales staff has over 50 years of experience and can help answer any question you may have about Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation.

If you have questions about a Automatic Swimming Pool Cover Installation please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

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Demetrius Inground Pool Kit

The Demetrius Inground Pool Kit build was a beautiful constructed L shaped inground pool kit. Countless customers have fallen in love with our L shaped pool kits because it’s like having two separate pools. One of the pools is a dedicated shallow end pool with plenty of room for the kids to play while the other pool is a dedicated deep end ready for a diving board or slide. The L swimming pool style is also very popular with family’s that are into playing games in the swimming pool! Swimming pool volleyball is probably the most popular shallow end game but basketball is also a pool party favorite!

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Also if you’re interested in a custom style swimming pool kit regardless of shape or size, no worries, we can do it! Just give us a call and we can tweak the length and width or even add in a custom steel step or tanning ledge as pictured in the Demetrius inground pool kit below. Our pools can be ordered with engineered stamped drawing if your city requires them and they take about two weeks to deliver.

The Demetrius inground pool kit pictures are just some of the many sent in by this happy customer and we encourage all diy pool builders to snap a few pictures of there pool kit during every step of the construction process. Pool Warehouse will send a $50 gift card to any customer who sends in pictures of the inground pool build! That’s right $50 just for emailing us pictures of your finished diy pool kit and the construction process.

Demetrius Inground Pool Kit Construction Pics

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Demetrius Inground Pool Kit Construction Questions?

If you have questions about the Demetrius Inground Pool Kit construction please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

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Amish DIY Gazebo Kits

Amish DIY Gazebo Kits

Nothing turns a backyard into an outdoor retreat like one of our Amish DIY Gazebo Kits. When you are looking to build a beautiful shelter where you can escape or enjoy an evening with friends, we can help you design the perfect shade structure to fit your landscape.

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Our Amish DIY Gazebo Kits will be built to your specifications so that it will be the perfect addition to your garden, yard, patio, or poolside. Because Amish Country Gazebos structures are hand-built by Amish craftsmen and come with a lifetime guarantee, you know that your landscape will feature construction that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

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A Few Tools, An Afternoon & A Friend – That’s all it takes!

Our Amish DIY Gazebo Kits come with all the parts you need to assemble, Lincoln Log–style! All parts fit together with ease and a few simple tools are all you need to complete the process. Your gazebo also comes with an easy-to-follow instruction book detailing every step of the assembly process. Our gazebo kits are made in the USA with #1 grade hand-selected and kiln-dried lumber. Amish Country Gazebos guarantee’s the wood or vinyl used in every Gazebo won’t rot or become termite infested for as long as you are in your home.

The Amish have for centuries been excellent woodworkers. Their old world craftsmanship and evident pride in their work are what make our gazebos stand apart. The Beiler brothers – Chet, Leon, Mel, and Tom – are the family at the heart of Amish Country Gazebos. They grew up on a hundred-acre Amish family farm in Lancaster County, where they learned the values that guide the company today.

Amish DIY Gazebo Kits Come With A Lifetime Guarantee

Our Amish DIY Gazebo Kits (Gazebo-in-a-Box) are made with #1 grade hand-selected and kiln-dried lumber. We guarantee the wood or vinyl gazebo won’t rot or become termite infested for as long as you are in your home. Amish Country Gazebos is the only gazebo company with enough confidence to offer a lifetime guarantee. This guarantee applies to both wood and vinyl gazebos.

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Amish DIY Gazebo Kits include:

  • 7 wall panels in kit form
  • 1 door panel in kit form
  • 8 roof panels in kit form
  • Shingles
  • Ridge cap and extra shingles
  • Rafters and fascia boards
  • Hardware and roof center piece
  • Clear assembly instructions
  • Lifetime warranty
Decks, Cupolas, Screens and Electrical Packages are optional upgrades Luke Jones Pool Kit Specialist jones@poolwarehouse.com Phone: 800-515-1747 www.poolwarehouse.com

Health Mate Infrared Saunas

Experience The Benefits Of A Health Mate Infrared Saunas

After two days of exercise, and daily use of my sauna, I have lost 5 pounds, and I can exercise without pain. Because of your sauna, I am regaining my health.– Phil Whalen Health Mate Infrared Saunas The benefits of infrared therapy have been extensively researched for over 40 years. While the practice of sauna usage dates back before the 16th century, infrared saunas now provide the same health and beauty benefits, with a more comfortable and relaxing environment. From pain relief to beauty indulgences, feel the power of infrared.

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Detoxification & Weight Loss

Our bodies are exposed to toxic substances everyday. They are in the food we eat and the air we breathe, and expelling them is our only way to maintain our body’s health. Sweating is one of the ways our body removes toxins. Health Mate sauna sessions are an effective, relaxing way to sweat out toxins, removing more toxins than traditional saunas. No time to exercise? Injuries limit your exercise ability? Depending on the length of your session and your preferred temperature, you can burn up to 1500 calories or more per week. Proper weight maintenance and blood circulation similar to exercise is possible with a Health Mate sauna, ensuring your body gets the valuable benefits it needs to stay healthy. Health Mate Infrared Sauna

Fights Illness

Feeling like your coming down with something? Sauna sessions can help boost your immune system, helping you recover from viruses like the common cold and flu quicker, saving you sick days, and getting you to optimal health. Infrared therapy can also help a variety of other illnesses, including:
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Acne & blemishes
  • Allergies
  • Cellulite
  • Eczema

Healing & Pain Relief

The therapeutic benefits of a Health Mate sauna include healing and pain relief from numerous ailments, including:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Insomnia
The infrared heat focuses on your body directly, targeting your muscles and joints, relaxing them and providing pain relief, increasing mobility of sore and tired muscles, and helping your body recover from injury and pain in less time.

Mental Health

If you find your mood changing negatively with the seasons, or need a haven to relax and take care of yourself, a Health Mate sauna might be what you are looking for. Infrared therapy can help fight depression, and with our additional Chromotherapy lighting, you can use lighting to gain a better outlook, and focus on your needs as you relax in a therapeutic sauna session. Personal time is hard to come by, as our schedules demand so much of us. Take care of yourself, and your whole family, by investing in you. Health Mate Sauna Luke Jones Pool Kit Specialist jones@poolwarehouse.com Phone: 800-515-1747 www.poolwarehouse.com

Troubleshooting Your Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Troubleshooting Your Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Troubleshooting Your Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Do not cut your liner until it is 100% set!!!

If need be (when you have too many wrinkles), pull the replacement pool liner out of track and let it lay in the bottom to contract over night when no sun is hitting the vinyl liner.

    1. Remove any and ALL water from the pool, that means ALL of it.
    2. Check the pool liner position and reset it if needed, that means taking it out of the track and starting over.
    3. Install 2 large shop vacs opposite each other on the long walls of the pool. *2 shop vacs will provide added suction.
    4. Make sure the vinyl liner is sealed and no air can get behind the pool liner, (typically you can duct tape the liner to the vac hose so there is no loss of suction) turn vacs on.
    5. After vacs are turned on, make sure again that you have no loss of suction from any opening.
    6. Walk in the pool and take a broom and push the pool liner where needed, to see if wrinkles will go away. Try and work any wrinkles out towards to the wall of the pool.
    7. Once you have worked out all the wrinkles, start adding the water back in.
    8. Baby sit & check every hour, no more than 2 hours to keep everything going smoothly
    9. Once you have 3”-6” of water in the shallow end, you may begin cutting in your pool steps.
    10. Once the water is deep enough that the replacement pool liner is flat against the wall panels, you may cut in the skimmers, lights, and returns out.

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In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System

Selecting The In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System

Thinking about converting your existing swimming pool (or a brand new pool kit) from standard chlorine to a In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System? How do you get started? What kind of system do you need? Don’t worry we’re here to answer all those questions! Salt water chlorinators or salt water generators convert plain table salt into chlorine that sanitizes your pool, this is done through electrolysis. The salt water passes through the T-cell where the molecules of salt (Na & Cl) are broken down into just pure organic CL…otherwise known as Chlorine! A salt water chlorine generator converts a small amount of salt – approximately one teaspoon per gallon of pool water – into a virtually endless supply of fresh, pure chlorine.  This environmentally friendly and self-renewing process produces up to 1.45 pounds of chlorine a day. There are a number of reputable brands and In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System available. At Pool Warehouse we recommend the Hayward AquaRite salt generator system. No matter what system you choose, the key in getting the right amount of chlorine into your pool is choosing the right size of salt chlorinator.

In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System

For example let’s say that you have a 25,000 gallon pool kit. We always recommend over sizing your pools salt water system. You don’t want to install a salt chlorinator made for pools up to 15,000 gallons because it wouldn’t be able to generate the amount of chlorine your pool needs. I would steer clear of a chlorinator for a 25,000 gallon pool, even though it says it’s good for pools up to 25,000 gallons. Why not a 25,000 gallon system? Chlorine demand in a pool can increase due to a variety of factors.

Factors That May Raise In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System Usage

  • Heat
  • Direct Sunlight
  • Increased Pool Usage
A In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System designed for swimming pools up to 25,000 gallons will have to work at 100 percent output just to keep up with normal chlorine demand, which can put a lot of strain on the salt cell causing it to need replacement more frequently. Once you start using your swimming pool in the hot summer months, the chlorine output of a 25,000 gallon salt cell won’t be able to keep up with the chlorine demand for your pool. We recommend getting a T-cell that is rated for a pool kit at least 1/3 larger than your pool size. For example, we would use a 40,000 gallon system on a standard 25,000 gallon inground pool kit.

How Hayward AquaRite Works

Selecting The Right Salt For Your In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System

The right salt for a In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System is non-iodized salt, yep that’s right, plain old table salt! Table salt can purchase it in bulk from Pool Warehouse or a local hardware store. It’s usually sold in large bags labeled pool salt as well. As far as how much salt you will need to add, follow the recommendations in the manual for whichever salt system you decide to use. Any time you add salt into your pool water, walk around the pool distributing it evenly, and use a pool brush to stir the salt until dissolved. Pool Warehouse recommends Sure Soft Pool Salt for our in-ground pool kits or any other pool converting to a salt generator chlorinator system. SureSoft meets or exceeds the standards set by leading chlorine generator manufacturers and has earned the official certification of the National Sanitation Foundation.

Swimming Pool Salt

Pool Salt Directions
  • Pool Salt should be distributed over the greatest water surface area possible to result in the fastest dissolve rate. Follow the Salt Chlorine Generator Manufacturer guidelines for quantity and frequency of adding salt. Avoid piling the salt on the pool surface and brush as necessary until fully dissolved.
  • A pool that is between 16,000 to 18,000 gallons will still require about 500lbs of salt when starting.
  • Monitor pH and adjust as needed.
  • Monitor salt level using a reliable method and adjust as needed.
  • Monitor conditioner/stabilizer level and adjust as needed.
  • Clean your salt system cell after every three months of use.
  • Keep 2-3 bags of Salt on hand to adjust levels as needed.

In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System Usage Chart

To determine the exact amount of salt you will need in your In-ground Pool Salt Water Chlorinator System please see the chart below. Find your pool size at the top of the chart, then find the amount of salt currently in your pool (ppm) on the left side of the chart. This will allow you to get a very accurate estimate of how much salt you should add to your swimming pool kit. This works for inground and above ground pool kits.

Swimming Pool Salt Usage Chart

Work To Eliminate Phosphates

Phosphates are the primary food source for algae, but also act as glue for contaminants that can cause scale build-up inside your salt cell. Phosphates can enter your swimming pool from
  • Body fluids
  • Lawn fertilizers
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaners
  • Decaying plants
  • Rainwater
  • Various other sources
Phosphate test kits are inexpensive and easy to use. Any phosphate level below 200 PPB is safe, but it should be below 100 – 125 PPB. You can never completely remove phosphates, but the closer you can get to zero, the better.

Maintain Salt Water Levels & Enjoy!

In most cases, a salt cell will last anywhere from three to five years, when maintained properly. Pool Warehouse carries a complete line of replacement T-Cells from Hayward and can have one shipped out at the start of the season or when needed. Once your salt water generator is up and running you will no longer need to add costly chemicals, just sit back and let the salt chlorine generator do all the work! Remember you will need to add salt when your chlorinator reading gets low, and clean your salt cell when it needs it (check your manual for guidelines). You also need to continue testing your pool regularly. The easiest way to keep a pool in check is through constant testing with an FAS-DPD test kit.

Hayward Aqua Rite Replacement Cell

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Swimming Pool Kit Options

Swimming Pool Kit Options

There are several great choices to look at when selecting the best inground pool kit style for your family. Inground pools can be designed/built a few different ways.
  • Steel Walled Pool Kits
  • Polymer Walled Pool Kits
  • Gunite (Not A Pool Kit)
  • Fiberglass Shell Pool Kits
  • Above Ground Pool Kits
There are several things to consider when thinking about installing a swimming pool in your back yard. First of all, and probably the most important is your budget. How much can we afford to spend comfortably? What is the actual cost going to be? Things to remember:
  • Pool Kit Cost
  • Installation Cost
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  • Landscaping Cost

Inground Swimming Pool Kits

Most inground pool kits are customizable with the exception of Fiberglass Pools. All of our Vinyl lined inground swimming pools can be customized to almost any size and shape you can think of. The bottoms can be finished in a number of different ways as well.
  • Standard Diving: which has a shallow end and a deep end (deep enough for diving). (This can be customizable as to depth arrangement)
  • Sport Bottom: This has two shallow ends on each side with a deeper area in the middle. This type of bottom is ideal for fun and games. Great for volleyball! (This can be customizable as to depth arrangement)
  • Wedge Bottom Non-diving: This bottom typically starts at a standard 3’ deep with a gradual slope running down to 6’ deep. (This can be customizable as to depth arrangement)
  • Flat Bottom: Flat 4′ deep and 5′ deep pools are also very common.

Vinyl Lined Inground Swimming Pool Kits

Vinyl lined steel or polymer wall swimming pool kits come in a complete package. These packages usually include everything you need to get the swimming pool to an operational point. These kits can be installed by a do-it-yourselfer, a professional pool installer, or a contractor. Vinyl lined swimming pools are probably the most popular inground swimming pool options across the country because of a few things – The ease of installation, cost, and ease of maintenance. Vinyl liner pools can be installed in as few as three days! The excavation is done, then the panel walls are bolted together, the floor material is poured and troweled, the liner dropped and spread across the floor. Liners typically last 15 years, but warrantied for 20 years. Swimming Pool Kit Options Things to consider:
    • Cost: The cost of a vinyl lined swimming pool kit is the most cost effective choice and provides more features than a Gunite or Fiberglass pool kit.
    • Customization: You can do just about anything you can dream of with a vinyl lined swimming pool.
    • Winterization: Winterization is simple on a vinyl lined swimming pool. You simply drain the water below the skimmer level, blow out your lines, and cover the pool.
    • Replacement Liners: Replacement vinyl pool liners cost is minimal compared to resurfacing a concrete/gunite, or repairing cracks or fading in fiberglass pools.

Fiberglass Swimming Pool Kits

Fiberglass swimming pool kits can be beautiful and fairly low maintenance over the years – if you get a good shell. These pools have the least amount of customizable options, and usually come in certain shapes and sizes. You can typically only get a fiberglass pool in a 16’ width. You can get them in a number of different colors, and even have tile options to go around the top edge. Chemical usage is generally about the same with vinyl liner, and fiberglass pools. Gunite pools have a much greater need for chemicals, and more difficult to keep the ph balanced. The shells are very difficult to transport, and this adds a lot to the price of the pool. Fiberglass pool kits can be the most expensive on overall installation. Things to consider:
  • Cost: These pools are more expensive than vinyl, and in overall installation and all equipment.
  • Shells: Fiberglass pools are solid shells. They have a tough time with earth shifts, heavy rain with flooding, and UV exposure over time – the Fiberglass Shell Will Crack Over Time.
  • Maintenance: Generally easy to maintain like vinyl liner pools.
  • Restriction: You are very restricted on sizes and types of pool floor options.

Gunite Swimming Pools

Gunite swimming pools deliver the ultimate in custom free-form shape. These pools can be very expensive, but very rewarding if you have the budget. These pools are completely customizable, from the size & shape, to the lighting you can install. Gunite pools can be difficult to maintain chemically, and replastering can be extremely expensive. With the ability to build a pool as if it were a blank canvas makes it fun and interesting! When considering a gunite swimming pool you have to be ready to shell over some benjamins. Things to consider:
  • Cost: These pools can be extremely expensive to build, maintain chemically, and maintain physically.
  • Customization: You have the total ability to make these pools any way you can dream.
  • Maintenance: Day to day chemical maintenance can be difficult to keep up with. Replastering can be very expensive. Gunite pools are overall much more expensive in all areas.

Above Ground Swimming Pools

Above ground Pools are typically the most affordable swimming pool kit options. This could be the perfect pool for you if you are in a time crunch, or not wanting to make the larger responsibility of putting a somewhat permanent fixture in your back yard. Above ground pools typically come in two different arrangements (round & oval) and in many different sizes. If you are ready to have some serious summer fun, then this may be the fastest and most economical route to take. Above ground pools can be moved if necessary. Making some updates to the backyard and want it somewhere else, move it! Also, if you move you can take it with you or sell it. Things to consider:
  • Cost: Above ground swimming pool kits are a fantastic choice for people that are looking for a relatively inexpensive way of having endless summer family fun…

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Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Liner Inground Pool Kits

Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Liner Inground Pool Kits

Pool Warehouse has been selling Fiberglass and Vinyl in-ground pool kits online for over 18 years and we are often asked which type of pool kit is the best. So we’ve put together this list showing once and for all which option is the better choice, Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Liner Inground Pool Kits
  1. Variety of Shapes & Sizes
    • Vinyl liner inground pool kits offer a variety of shapes and the sizes. You can even customize them to exact shape, size and or design.
    • Fiberglass pools are formed to a mold, the available sizes, depths, are per-determined and limited – customization is not possible.
  2. Variety of Finishes
    • Fiberglass pools are typically available in either a white or blue finish or color. Some manufacturers are experimenting with more elaborate color choices and finishes and starting to offer more choices. Be mindful that if you choose one of these “new” colors, you will have difficulty making repairs to the surface finish that match the original color from the manufacturer. For this reason, a standard blue or white finish is the way to go. Remember if a fiberglass pool wall is damaged you will need to use epoxy’s that usually don’t match to try and patch your fiberglass pool wall.
    • Vinyl lined inground pool kits on the other hand offer a vast variety of liner patterns and colors available to better suit the look of your back yard environment desires. If your liner is every damaged you simply replace the liner, it’s usually less than $1,000.00 for a new vinyl liner.
  3. Flexibility
    • Vinyl lined pool kits offer the ability to change the color of your pool simply by replacing the liner. Maybe you just re-painted your house or want to freshen up the look of your backyard, some pool owners have been known to change the liner every 5 years just to give there backyard a new look.
    • Fiberglass pool kits can not be updated or freshened up, what you see is what you get.
  4. Structural Integrity
    • Vinyl liner pool walls come with a Lifetime Warranty. If installed properly they will last forever with no fear of cracking, discoloration, or blistering of the finish.
    • Fiberglass pool kits do not come with a Lifetime Warranty. The major reason for not offering the warranty is cracking and blistering. Fiberglass pools can crack and blister over time and this is related to the top gel coat finish. This top coat is particularly vulnerable during the transportation of the pool to the job site. Should the pool be bounced around, bumped, hair line cracks can develop and spread over time. Although these cracks to the gel coat don’t necessarily mean that the integrity of the structure has been comprised, they are unsightly and difficult at best to repair in the field. Fiberglass pool kits are known to be made of a flexible material. What this means is that if there are changes in pressure on either sides of the pool wall, the walls can bow and flex. This condition can lend itself to further cracking of the gel coat finish and even more distressing is plumbing connections being threatened and thus the possibility of underground leaks. It is critical that a fiberglass pool remain filled with water and back filled with ¾” or smaller clean, gravel to help maintain this equal pressure ratio. Because of its settling characteristics and the added pressure when saturated with water, avoid sand (commonly used and recommended) as a back fill material.

    Fiberglass Pools Crack & Fade Over Time

Fiberglass Pool Cracks And Fadding Fading and Cracking are the two main reasons most homeowners buy a steel wall or polymer wall pool kit over a fiberglass shell. Steel Wall & Polymer Wall Pool Kits Have A Lifetime Warranty!

  • Accessibility To The Construction Site
    • Vinyl liner pool kits consist of manageable components that create the size and shape of the pool, these components can be easily transported to the construction site for installation. Typically all you will need is a passage way as wide as a 53″ wide pallets to move materials to your back yard. You can expect about 3 pallets. No cranes needed.
    • Fiberglass pool kits require a crane to remove the pool from the track and then to set the pool in your backyard.
  • Cost of Product
    • Depending on where a fiberglass pool is manufactured, shipping and delivery charges often can be more than the cost of the pool kit itself. Also remember you will need a crane to unload the fiberglass pool kit.
    • Because of the component nature of vinyl liner pools, shipping and delivery costs are minimal by comparison. All pool kits are delivered LTL and come with free curb side delivery.
  • Customer Satisfaction
    • Over the last 18 years of selling inground pool kits online (both vinyl lined and fiberglass) Pool Warehouse has found the 90% of customers are more satisfied with a vinyl lined pool over a fiberglass pool.
    • How do you know that? We have customers call back 5, 10 or 15 years later with questions on how to fix, repair of more often how to replace their fiberglass pool kit with a vinyl lined pool. So with that in mind Pool Warehouse always recommends going with a vinyl liner in-ground pool kit the first time. If you have questions about Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Liner Inground Pool Kits please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Fiberglass Pools VS Vinyl Liner Inground Pool Kits
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Above Ground Pool Liner Bead Types

Above Ground Pool Liner Bead Types

Pool Warehouse offers the three of the most common above ground pool liner bead types: Standard Beaded Pool Liners, Overlap Pool Liners and Unibead Above Ground Pool Liners. This article will help explain the differences between the different pool liner beads and decide which is best for your above ground pool. Beaded Pool Liners: Beaded pool liners are the easiest to replace and come in a wide array of designs. Using a bead receiver that hangs over the top of an above ground pool wall, the Beaded pool liner simply snaps into the receiver giving you an even and consistent look. Because they install evenly around the pool wall, Beaded liners flaunt beautiful designs and patterns including wall borders and tile trims.

Beaded Above Ground Swimming Pool Liners

Overlap Pool Liners: Overlap pool liners are the most economical option and are easy to install. They attach to the pool wall with coping strips that hold the liner to the pool wall. A coping strip is a piece of plastic that acts like a wide paper clip that runs along the top of your above ground pool wall. Since it “overlaps” the swimming pool wall from the inside, the copingstrip ensures that the liner is held firmly in place. Multiple coping strips are used to precisely contour the entire length of the pool wall. Because overlapping may cause unevenness when installing, Overlap designs are typically limited to a solid color or uniform patterns. Many attractive styles are available and add a hint of style to a pool.

Overlap Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

Unibead Beaded Liners: Unibead pool liners are the ultimate in versatility and have a two-in-one feature that allows you to replace an Overlap liner with a Unibead liner. Unibead liners have the option to be used with a bead receiver or as a J-Hook liner. If you don’t have a bead receiver, simply hook the line onto the rim of the pool wall. If you have a bead receiver, carefully remove the J-Hook portion of the Unibead system and install like a beaded liner by snapping the liner into place. Both give you a clean, professional look without any excess material hanging over the edge like in an Overlap liner. The Unibead provides all the benefits of protective liner and the freedom to use patterns found only on beaded liners.

Unibead Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

Which Above Ground Liner Bead Type Is The Best

With several different above ground pool liner bead types available customers always ask, which bead type is the best? One of the main differences to note is that with an above ground beaded pool liner you would need to purchase a bead receiver track, which is what the pool liner would snap into. While an overlap above ground pool liner does not need this same bead receiver as it just hangs over the swimming pool wall and is held in place by being clamped down. The upside to a beaded or Unibeaded pool liner is that you can purchase them with patterns along the top of the liner. This is only possible because the pool liner is going to be uniformly distributed around the pool, and not pulled too far one way or another. With an overlap pool liner, since you are just pulling it tight yourself, it can sometimes be uneven and not look quite as nice as a beaded liner. The most versatile and easiest to use is above ground pool liner option is the UniBead. With a UniBead liner you can use it as a J-Hook style or as a Standard Beaded liner. This is accomplished in a matter of minutes by location where the seems meet on the liner, using a utility knife to cut along the seam betweend the standard bead and the J bead. Once cut you simply pull the cut seems between the two beads and completely remove the J-hook bead.

Unibead Above Ground Swimming Pool Liner

To sum it up, no matter which one of the above ground pool liner bead types you select all the liner material will be of the same quality, you just will have more pattern options and easier installation with a UniBeaded liner.

Above Ground Pool Liner Features

vinyl above ground pool liner material Made of 100% Virgin Vinyl Material Above Ground Liner Protected Against Chemicals and Fading cold crack resistance above ground pool liner Cold Crack Resistance

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Inground Swimming Pool Liner Measuring & Installation FAQ’s

Inground Swimming Pool Liner Measuring And Installation FAQs

On Pool Warehouse’s website there is an abundance of information available regarding measuring and installing inground swimming pool liners. Most of the questions you have will probably be answered under the various categories listed under the Swimming Pool Liners tab on our website. Below are some Inground Swimming Pool Liner Measuring And Installation FAQ’s. We’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions over time and hope to have an answer to the most common questions – remember if you don’t find an answer to a question you have or need clarification, please give us a call at 800-515-1747.

Inground Swimming Pool Liner Measuring And Installation FAQ

Q. How do I order a pool liner? A. We will need the dimensions of your swimming pool. You will need to complete a replacement inground pool liner order form available on our website found under the Swimming Pool Liners tab. You can either complete the form online or you can print the form and complete and fax to us at 888-491-1236. Once payment is made your order will be processed. Q. How long does it take until I receive my order? A. All replacement inground pool liner liners are custom made regardless if they are a standard shape and size. Once an order is processed, it takes between 3 to 5 business days for the pool liner to be made. Then it is just a question of transit time for the liner to be delivered from the manufacturer to you. You should expect delivery within 10 to 14 days after being ordered. Express service is available for expedited 24-48 hour service. Q. If I have to measure the swimming pool liner myself, how accurate do the measurements have to be? A. If you don’t have a drawing showing the dimensions your swimming pool was built to, you will have to measure the pool liner yourself. If you do have a drawing, it’s best to verify the accuracy of the dimensions on the drawing. For measurement tips, click on the Swimming Pool Liners tab. As to accuracy, there is a little wiggle room in regards to accuracy due to the nature of the material. But, the more accurate the better in assuring a good to perfect fitting vinyl pool liner. Q. What’s the difference between 20mil, 28mil, and 30mil vinyl pool liner? A. The thickness of the material, the larger the number the thicker the vinyl material. Q. Is thicker vinyl liner material better? A. Only if you have unusual activities happening in your swimming pool such as large dogs that might claw at the sides of the pool, or heavy activity over and beyond normal swimming activity. You will pay more for the thicker vinyl material and receive the same warranty as the standard 20mil vinyl material. Some patterns are only available in the thicker material so it might be worth the extra cost for this reason. Q. How long does it take to install a new vinyl inground pool liner? A. The time will vary depending on the size and shape of the swimming pool, the condition of the pool and whether or not repairs are necessary, and how much help you have. The most time spent will be draining and refilling the pool with water once the new vinyl liner has been installed. Expect to spend 2 to 4 hours removing faceplates, gaskets, and the old vinyl liner, positioning and installing the new liner prior to refilling the pool with water. For pool liner installation tips and to view a vinyl pool liner installation video, click on the Swimming Pool Liners tab on our website or call us at 800-515-1747 for clarification. Q. What is the best way to drain a swimming pool prior to replacing a vinyl liner? A. If the valve on top of your filter has a drain to waste cycle, start in this mode until you drain the water down below your skimmer. Then use a submersible pump to drain the remainder of water. Q. How do I remove the old vinyl pool liner? A. After the swimming pool is drained, begin by removing the faceplates and gaskets that seal the various fittings/ openings to the liner, skimmer(s), main drain(s), returns, step, and light. Then, using a razor knife, begin to cut the vinyl liner up into manageable pieces for removal. After the pool liner material is removed, remove the gaskets that are attached to the various fittings under the removed liner. Sweep and or vacuum the pool floor to remove any debris, if necessary patch any areas of the floor that may be damaged, use wall foam if pool walls are damaged or are in rough condition, attach new gaskets to fittings and openings. Note: it’s always best to replace all the gaskets and faceplates when replacing a vinyl swimming pool liner. Q. What does the warranty cover on a new replacement inground swimming pool liner? A. The warranty covers the craftsmanship of the pool liner, the seams and the bead attached to the top of the vinyl liner. It does not cover issues beyond the control of the manufacturing process. Q. After removing the old pool liner and hanging the new vinyl liner, how do you know if the liner is positioned properly? A. Once the replacement vinyl pool liner is hung or the bead is inserted into the pool liner track, use a vacuum or shop vac with the nozzle inserted between the liner and the pool wall (seal off the opening around the nozzle with a wet towel or duct tape), turn on and suck the air out from behind and under the liner, this should take just a few minutes. Visually inspect the pool liner, you should have equal amounts of material in each corner, the seam lines should run parallel with the shallow end and deep end walls. If necessary, turn the vacuum off, and shift the material around until it is properly positioned. Q. When do you re attach the new faceplates, gaskets, and cut the vinyl liner material out of the openings? A. For the main drain(s), wait until you have a few inches of water in the bottom of the pool floor. For the other fittings, wait until the water is just below the fittings, this will allow for the vinyl liner material to stretch into place. Q. Can I do this and what is the benefit? A. Only you know your own capabilities. You will need some help to maneuver the new vinyl pool liner into place, this is a difficult project for one person. Aside from this, if you can follow instructions and possess common sense, the answer is absolutely you can do this! The benefit and reward is the pride of accomplishment and the several thousands of dollars you will save by replacing your own pool liner yourself!

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Point-To-Point Vinyl Inground Pool Liners

Point-To-Point Vinyl Inground Pool Liner Measurement Tips

Learn how to measure free form or point to point vinyl inground pool liners using the tips listed below. It takes time to measure for a replacement inground pool liner so be patient and in the end you will save thousands of dollars by not hiring a contractor to do the installation! A free form Point-to Point is a very easy and a relatively quick way (usually less than 1 hour) to define the shape of an inground pool kit. It is used to get accurate dimensions of an odd-shaped pool, such as a kidney, mountain lake, or other free forms. Point-to-Points can also be used on simple pools like rectangles that might be out of square. There is no limit to size or shape of a pool that can be measured with a Point-to-Point. Read the following steps completely before doing the Point-to-Point. Locate X and Y points: Locate two points, approx. 15’ apart (not less than 10’ apart). These two points will be referred to as “X” and “Y”. The X and Y points need to be the same distance from the pool edge, at least 3’. When drawing an imaginary line the length of the pool, that line should not cross over the perimeter of the pool edge. Point-To-Point Vinyl Inground Pool Liner

Mark Points Around The Swimming Pool

Next, using a pencil, go around the perimeter of the pool making a mark on the coping every 2’. We recommend starting at one side of the shallow end break with Point 1, then proceed marking the points around the perimeter of the pool edge. Points can be less than 2’ apart, but not more. It is helpful to number the marks on the coping; this will help prevent any confusion while recording measurements. While making marks on the coping, look for the shallow end and deep end breaks. If a mark is close to a break line, go ahead and place the next mark at the break line. Be sure to note these points on the order form provided for Shallow End and Deep End Break. Notice that points 14, 23, and 37 on the pool diagram above were adjusted to fall on the break lines. Inground Pool Liners

Measuring The Points

Place the end of the measuring tape at point X and record the distance to each mark around the pool edge on the order form provided starting at point 1. Next, place the end of the measuring tape at point Y and record the distance to each mark around the pool edge starting with point 1. All points on the perimeter of the pool will have two measurements, one to the X point and one to the Y point. After finishing with the points around the perimeter, measure the shallow end and deep end depths measuring from the bead track. Next, measure the back and side slopes around the hopper, length and width of the hopper pad, length of slope and length of shallow end as you would any other pool. If the pool has water in it, measuring the hopper dimensions can be done by using a long pole (usually a telepole). With someone holding the pole straight up in the pool, someone else can measure the distance from the pool edge to the pole.

For Homeowners Who Have A Hydra Pools Inground Swimming Pool Liner

It is not necessary to mark a point every 2’ unless you or your builder has changed the dig specs dramatically. Instead make your marks at each panel joint around the perimeter of the pool. Being the manufacturers, Hydra can determine the individual panel characteristics. Also, it will be necessary to measure to the break lines as described above.

Sketching The Layout

After finishing with all the measurements, draw a clear sketch showing the general shape of the pool and where the X and Y points are located. If there is a step, indicate if it is curved or a straight step and sketch the hopper and slope. It is recommended that if the slope curves, or does not follow the normal contour of the pool, to get the dimension of the side slope halfway down the length of the slope. This will help our designers determine the shape of the slope. Note: If a pool is directional, you must specify the direction on the order form. At Hydra Pools, we determine the direction the pool turns (left or right) by standing in the shallow end and looking towards the deep end.

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Inground Pool Liner Measuring Mistakes

Top 10 Inground Pool Liner Measuring Mistakes

Check out the top 10 most common Inground Pool Liner Measuring Mistakes before ordering your replacement vinyl pool liner. It’s always best to get your order right the first time! Vinyl Inground Swimming Pool Liner Installation
    1. Not using the pool liner manufacturers measuring sheets. Manufacturers have invested heavily in hardware and software to improve the accuracy and throughput of their design and cutting departments, and their inground pool liner measuring sheets have been set up to work with their software. Not using the manufacturer’s measuring sheets can and will create unnecessary errors and delays in processing your orders. ALWAYS completely fill in the swimming pool liner measuring sheets.
    2. Assuming standard specs for any part of a swimming pool (i.e.: Pool Wall Heights, Corners, Depths, Liner Bead Types, etc.) when most companies have multiple standards, and the manufacturer will not know the one you are dealing with. Remember that there are over 10 corner sizes, 3 corner types and 10 wall heights that are considered standard by someone.
    3. Incorrectly measuring the pool Wall Heights and Depths. All depths must be based on the location of the liner bead receptor. Wall heights should be from the liner bead receptor to where the swimming pool floor meets the pool wall. Deeper depths should be taken in several places, the most important being the corners of the pool pad based on the slopes you have provided.
    4. Not consistently using the same measuring units. Use Imperial Units (Feet & Inches preferred not inches alone) or Metric Units. This makes it easier to check additions of profiles ((shallow end + front slope + pad + back slope must = length of pool), (and left side slope + pad + right side slope must = width).
    5. Not providing diagonals to confirm the swimming pool is square. An inground pool kit can be far enough out of square, but not visible to the human eye, to cause fitting problems. This mistake occurs most often with Rectangles, Grecians, Lazy “L”s, and Square “L”s. Always check diagonals and show them on the pool liner measuring sheets.
    6. Adjusting measurements. Do not adjust measurements taken of the swimming pool. Vinyl inground pool liner manufacturers do that for you when they create the cutting specs for your liner.
    7. Mismeasuring or not measuring break locations. Break locations on Lazy-Ls, Square-Ls, Kidneys, etc… are used by the manufacturer to determine where to start or stop adding in material for changes in depths of your pool kit.
    8. Stating the hand of a swimming pool (i.e., Right or Left) without taking into consideration the pool liner manufacturers requirements. Do not confuse Reverse End Pools with reverse pools. Reverse is used by some companies to indicate opposite hand to their standard plans. Reverse End is used to indicate that the deep end of a pool is being switched with the shallow end on pools that have differences between the two. Always give the finished hand after the ends are reversed – a sketch is always helpful.
    9. Not providing a separately measured perimeter on shaped inground pools. Perimeters are used for checking CAD plots for Kidneys, Figure-8s, Cloverleafs, etc… It is also used to spot check finished vinyl pool liners.
    10. Not measuring vinyl lined pool stairs fully. All the risers should add to the pool wall height and all treads should add to the stair depth. Do not forget to measure the length of the stair as well (they are not all 6’ long). Other information needed on stairs is the corner detail on the top tread, whether or not there is a set back from the inground pool wall and it’s detail, and if you require loops to hold the stair in place.
Follow these guidelines and avoid common inground pool liner measuring mistakes, make sure to give us a call with any questions that you may have when measuring or ordering your vinyl inground swimming pool liner. Check out our inground pool liner measuring tips for more information on how to measure your pool liner. Inground Pool Liner Measuring Mistakes

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Automatic Swimming Pool Covers

Automatic Swimming Pool Covers

Pool Warehouse offers only the best automatic swimming pool covers on the market today! These American made auto pool covers can be added to almost any rectangle style inground pool kit. Our automatic swimming pool covers are constructed to give pool owners the most convenient option in pool cover safety. Our automatic pool cover systems run real-time user diagnostics to prevent problems, and to quickly locate potential maintenance needs. Built with commercial grade hardware, our units deliver more than 1500 pounds of torque, meaning your pool kit can be safely concealed or opened up in about 60 seconds or less depending on the length of your swimming pool. You’ll notice that pool chemicals last twice as long, in addition to a decrease in water evaporation, heating costs, pool-cleaning time and our favorite benefit, a longer and safer swimming season! This will add up in year-to-year savings and overall pool time enjoyment.

Additionally, our automatic swimming pool covers are built to meet and exceed industry safety standards (ASTM-1346). APC’s coated vinyl fabric auto pool covers are the longest-lasting in the industry. Automatic Pool Covers

With our automatic pool cover you get a solar, winter, and most importantly, a safety cover – all in one!

Automatic Pool Cover Kits

Our swimming pool kit pros have taken special care to match select Rectangle swimming pool kits with the perfect automatic pool cover system. These premium American made automatic swimming pool covers are perfectly fit for each size listed and that price includes the complete inground pool kit and automatic pool cover. This type of automatic pool cover is mounted under the coping and recess into included high density storage box, located under the deck. The complete unit includes a high-density poly box, coping, electric motor drive, flush lid, premium grade vinyl and Invisa-Rope. Our inground pool kits are American made and the perfect project for any do-it-yourselfer who wants to save money on a new swimming pool! Automatic Swimming Pool Covers

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Automatic Swimming Pool Covers – APC365 Specs

  • Our automatic pool covers can be used with an 8′ diving board.
  • Comes with Chemical resistant webbing
  • Our automatic pool covers are available in 7 different colors.
  • Comes with unique Invisa-Rope that matches non-skid coping.
  • Recess into a High-density polyethylene box housing for pool cover.
  • Our automatic pool cover will save money on chemicals, water and cleaning time.
  • All of our automatic swimming pool covers include an automatic pump to keep rain water off the surface of your cover.
  • Includes a water resistant, 3/4 HP electric motor that delivers 1500 lbs of torque.
Automatic Pool Cover Specs

Automatic Swimming Pool Cover APC365 Features:

  • The APC365 automatic swimming pool cover includes a 5 year limited warranty.
  • The APC365 meets industry safety standards (ASTM-1346).
  • The APC 365 includes our Personalized PowerTouch operation to secure pool in 45 seconds.
Auto Pool Covers
Automatic Pool Cover Keypad Included!

American Made Auto Pool Covers & Inground Pool Kits

All of our automatic swimming pool covers purchased with an inground pool kit include your entire pool kit and automatic pool cover. Pool Warehouse doesn’t sell “Economy” Pool Kits that are missing essential parts or come with sub standard equipment that will need to be upgraded later. All of our inground Polymer & Steel Wall Pool Kits come standard with Premium Pool Equipment and top of the line Hydra Swimming Pool Panels! Pool Warehouse offers a complete line of polymer and steel wall pool kits, both inground pool kits will come with all the equipment need for installation. Also we take care to buy and use American made products in all of our pool kits. Every ingroud pool kit wall panel (steel or polymer) and every vinyl swimming pool liner has been manufactured in the USA.

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Allison Polymer Wall Inground Pool Kit Construction

Allison Polymer Wall Inground Pool Kit Construction

Another diy swimming pool kit in the ground! Check out the Allison pool kit excavation and construction pictures and see why you should start working on building your own diy swimming pool kit. “I did all the work except excavation and concrete deck. Thanks for all of your help!!” The Allison pool kit is just another great example of how easy it is to turn your backyard into your own private resort! The Allison’s added a few great additions to this pool kit like the 6′ durobeam diving board, a nice Wild Ride slide, and a custom made waterfall. At Pool Warehouse we always encourage our customers to take pictures of there pool kits excavation and construction process every step of the way. We also offer any homeowner who send in pictures a $25 gift card just for emailing them in! This diy pool kit was built using polymer wall swimming pool kit wall panels. All of our inground pool kit wall panels and braces come with a lifetime guarantee and will never rust, rot or corrode! The best part is all of our pool kits are 100% American made! At Pool Warehouse we stand behind our swimming pool kits and all of our pools come with a lifetime warranty and a 20 year warranty on the inground vinyl pool liner!

Swimming Pool Kit Excavation

Pool Kit Excavation

Allison Polymer Wall Inground Pool Kit Construction

Small Inground Pool Kit

Small Swimming Pool Kit

Build Your Own Swimming Pool

Allison Polymer Wall Inground Pool Kit Construction

The Answer Is YES! You can build your own diy swimming pool kit! Our job at Pool Warehouse is to help you understand how easy it is to build your own inground pool kit so please make sure to give us a call with any questions you have about building your own polymer or steel wall swimming pool. We provide all the tools you will need to learn how to build your swimming pool, from installation pictures to educations videos, all the resources you need are at your finger tips. To access our diy pool kit educational materials just look under the resources tab located at the bottom of any page on our website. Pool Warehouse also provides a toll free tech support telephone line direct with the manufacture on all of our swimming pool kits!

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Brewer Steel Wall In-ground Pool Kit Construction

Brewer Steel Wall In-ground Pool Kit Construction

Another swimming pool kit in the ground! Check out the Brewer’s pool kit construction pictures and see why you should start working on building your own in-ground pool kit. “I just wanted to share with you our new pool. My Husband who is pretty talented 🙂 Did the entire project himself along with my son and 2 brother in laws. I included a few pics. I will send you some real nice ones once we clean up. For this size pool we had obtained a quote for fiberglass of $42,000.00 This pool plumbing, electric, and concrete all done per US was $18,000.00 final price and it is a HUGE pool saltwater system with a mock hottub area (cozy cove) WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH OUR PURCHASE!!! The easiest part was the liner installation. I even helped with that!!! LOL thanks for such a GREAT quality Purchase and of course will will be in touch!” Denise Brewer B1 DSCN3090 Pool 021 Steel Pool Kit Construction Brewer Steel Wall In-ground Pool Kit Construction small pool kit

Brewer Steel Wall In-ground Pool Kit Construction

YES! You can build your own in-ground swimming pool kit! Please make sure to give us a call with any questions you have about building your own polymer or steel wall pool kit. Our job at Pool Warehouse is to help educate our customers and ensure that they are buying the right equipment needed for any type of pool kit configuration imaginable. We provide all the resources you will need to learn how to build your pool kit, from installation videos to our full 31 page construction manual, all the tools needed are at your finger tips. Just look under the resources tab located at the bottom of any page on PoolWarehouse.com and you will find all the info you need. Pool Warehouse also provides toll free tech support direct with the manufacture on all of our in-ground swimming pool kits!

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Polymer And Steel Wall Pool Kit Installation Questions

Polymer And Steel Wall Pool Kit Installation Questions

These frequently asked questions may help you during the installation process. Whether you are installing a Polymer wall swimming pool kit or a Steel wall pool kit, these tips are sure to help! Q. How tight should the swimming pool kit wall panel bolts be? A. All inground pool kit wall panel lines need to have the bolts tight and secure. Do not over tighten. Two of the pool kit wall panel lines properly connect one panel to the next. One of the pool wall panel lines (Pinnacle) has stud/socket alignments Q. How level should the pool kit wall panels be? A. As with any construction project involving walls and footing, the inground pool kit wall panels need to be level, square and plumb (perfectly vertical) before the footer/collar is poured. After the swimming pool wall panels are bolted together, they need to be leveled by using the transit to level all panels to every other panel. While this step is progressing, continue to square the swimming pool kit also. After the pool wall panels are level and square, make sure they are plumb. After this is complete, and after the pool kit wall braces are all set, it is time for the concrete collar to be poured. Q. How do I bolt the swimming pool kit wall panels to the pool step, in-wall ladder, cozy cove spa or swimout? A. After leveling the polymer or steel pool step following the manufacturer’s instructions, clamp the pool wall panel to the pool steps so that the flanges on the side of the step align with the top and face of the pool kit wall panel. If wall stiffeners are in your way, mark all holes with a marker, remove polymer pool step from pool wall panels and drill holes where marked on polymer pool step flanges. Q. My soil is too rocky or hard for the polymer stakes, what can I use? A. Steel stakes are available as an up charge on all in-ground pool kit wall panel lines. Hydra, Cornerstone,Pinnacle. Sampson Steel pool kit wall panel systems come standard with steel stakes. Q. What consistency should the concrete for the collar (bond beam) be? A. When ordering concrete for the bond beam/collar, it should be 3,000 psi rating with a minimum of 5″ slump. This allows the concrete to flow around the swimming pool kit wall braces. NOTE: Always check walls for straightness and plumb before concrete sets. Polymer And Steel Wall Pool Kit Installation Questions

Pool Kit Coping Installation Questions

Q. Do I need to cut the pool kit coping to fit? A. Both our bull-nose and cantilever pool kit coping require some cutting to fit. This can be done with a hacksaw, sawzall, jigsaw or a compound miter saw with a metal cutting blade. Q. Some of the swimming pool coping clips pop off.How can I correct this? A. Make sure the joint where the coping sections meet is even. You may have to tap one or the other with the palm of your hand to align them evenly. Take the pool coping clip and bend it slightly into a tighter radius. Take a small amount of clear silicone and apply to the inside of the clip before installation. Q. I have cantilevered coping. Where are my pool coping clips? A. Cantilever pool kit coping does not require clips. You will need self-tapping screws only. Q. During installation, my swimming pool coping was scratched. How could I repair the finish? A. This can be touched up with paint supplied where you purchased. It is a specially formulated paint for the pool coping. It is sold in 12 oz cans and the part number is HO2974. Q. Can I tape the swimming pool kit coping to protect it when pouring the swimming pool deck? A. Painters tape can be used along the pool kit coping edge. Apply just prior to pouring the swimming pool deck. If there is adhesive transfer, use a rag and a product called GOOP or GOO GONE to remove. This is available at most major home-improvement centers.
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Inground Pool Kit Excavation Tips

Inground Pool Kit Excavation Tips

Take a look at the inground pool kit excavation tips from Pool Warehouse. These tips will most assuredly help with the construction and building process of your new DIY swimming pool kit.

Question: How deep should I excavate the shelf/shallow end of an inground pool kit from Pool Warehouse?
Answer: Once you establish the in-ground swimming pool kit elevation-benchmark, dig/excavate 42″down, which is the height of the standard height of the Hydra, Pinnacle, or Cornerstone polymer or Samson steel in-ground swimming pool kit wall panel without the aluminum coping attached. This is depth of the shelf around the entire swimming pool kit where the pool wall panels will sit. This pool wall shelf is the same in the shallow end as well as the deep end. The entire shallow end of the pool should be excavated to the same depth as the pool wall panel shelf. You will constantly be using two terms, dig dimensions and finish dimensions. Be sure you understand both terms and how to move between then during the construction of your in-ground swimming pool kit.

Question: How deep should the swimming pool kit hopper in the deep end be excavated?
Answer: Always dig the inground pool kit hopper in the deep end 2″ deeper than the swimming pool kits finish depth. Example: If the finish depth of deep end is 8′, dig hopper area to a depth of 8’2″ from the benchmark or the top of the 42″ swimming pool kit wall panel without aluminum pool coping installed. This will allow for the installation of 2″ of bottom material, such as vermiculite (pool krete/pool crete) or sand-and-cement mixture in the bottom of the swimming pool hopper.

Question: Will excavating the shelf area around the swimming pool kit leave enough room for the swimming pool wall braces?
Answer: The in-ground swimming pool wall panel line you have will dictate the brace size and the amount of over dig in the shelf area. Requirements are as follows: Hydra swimming pool kit wall panels require a 24″ overdig, Cornerstone swimming pool kit wall panels require a 24″ overdig, Pinnacle swimming pool kit wall panels requires a 36″ overdig, Samson Steel swimming pool kit wall panels requires 30″ overdig, Extreme requires a 24″ overdig. These are minimum requirements to allow room for the inground pool kit wall brace and to work in the shelf area.

Inground Pool Kit Excavation Tips

Inground Pool Kit Excavation Tips – Finish Dimension

Question: What do finish pool kit dimensions refer to?
Answer: Finish pool kit dimensions refer to several areas of the swimming pool. Most of the time they refer to the interior of the pool, both length and width, as well as depth measurements. Example: A 16′ x 32′ rectangle swimming pool kit that is 40″ finish in the shallow end and 8’ finish in the deep end would measure 16′ wide and 32′ long on the interior of the swimming pool kit walls. The depth of the pool would be measured from the top of the pool kit wall (without coping attached) to the finish bottom material. The swimming pool bottom material comes 2″ up the pool wall panels to the finish grade following the entire inside perimeter of the pool kit. Our Polymer inground pool kit wall panels have a scribed line at the 2″ mark.

Question: What standard dimensions are on the drawing you receive with your inground swimming pool kit package?
Answer: All dimensions on your inground swimming pool kit drawing are finish dimensions, with the exception of the pool wall panel-shelf detail. Remember to add 2″ to all depth dimensions to allow for the 2″ of bottom material needed later. This applies to the pool wall panel shelf as well. The pool kit wall panels are 42″ high, and the finish inside the pool is 40″, up 2″ on the pool kit panel. All depth measurements are from the top of the pool wall panel with no aluminum pool coping installed.

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Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Replacing your old in-ground swimming pool liner is easier than you might think. Read the following tips and learn how to save several thousand dollars by replacing your old vinyl pool liner on your own. General Pool Liner Storage Information Your vinyl in-ground pool liner should be stored in areas with temperatures above 50 ̊F to prevent excessive shrinkage and permanent folds in the vinyl material. Cold Weather Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation When installing an vinyl in-ground pool liner in temperature of 65 ̊F or lower, store the liner at 70 ̊F to 80 ̊F for at least 72 hours prior to installation. When the pool bottom is finished, bring out the swimming pool liner and put it in as quickly as possible. Try to install the vinyl pool liner while in direct sunlight to help seat/fit it properly. Do not leave a boxed vinyl swimming pool liner exposed to the outdoor elements. Tools Needed For Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation
  • Commercial vacuum(s) (MightyVac recommended) or equivalent Shop Vac, Screwdrivers, Phillips & Flat Head
  • A Razor Knife
  • A Garden Hose
  • A Broom
  • Two & Up To Four Friends To Help

Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Your vinyl in-ground swimming pool liner installations can be fast and easy – just follow these installation guidelines! 1. Before you begin installing the in-ground pool liner, insure that the pool kit bottom is free of any stones, sticks and footprints. Vacuum with shop-vac thoroughly before starting. 2. Use duct tape to tape all pool kit wall panel joints. 3. Use caulk to secure gaskets to the pool main drain and pool skimmer. 4. Insure swimming pool coping liner track is clean and free of any sand, concrete, etc. 5. If pool steps are used, refer to the pool STEP section before continuing with the in-ground swimming pool liner installation. 6. Place the replacement swimming pool liner box at the deep end of the pool kit, with arrows facing the right direction. Open the vinyl pool liner box carefully, be cautious with sharp knives or box cutters that could puncture the swimming pool liner. Make sure to carefully unfold the pool liner. Have two people take the shallow-end corners and pull the vinyl pool liner to the shallow-end (see Figure 22), keeping the swimming pool liner away from any sharp edges. AVOID DRAGGING YOUR VINYL SWIMMING LINER ACROSS THE POOL BOTTOM.

Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation

7. From the outside of the swimming pool kit, snap the liner bead into the liner track in each shallow-end corner (see Figure 23). Continue snapping the bead into the track across the shallow end of the swimming pool kit. Now, start down the long sides, toward the deep end. Several feet past the breakpoint, stop and square the vinyl pool liner over the break point, using the seam as a guide. When the swimming pool liner is square, continue snapping the bead into the track, being careful not to overstretch the vinyl liner. Push the vinyl liner bead into the liner track completely to insure proper locking.

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8. After the vinyl liner bead is completely installed in the pool liner track, adjust the pool liner in the corners, as required, to achieve a smooth, loose fit in the corners. Do not stretch the pool liner tightly over inside corners. Make sure there is enough material in the shallow end to allow the pool liner to rest against the entire shallow-end wall containing the step with NO space between the pool liner and the step at the floor. The material needs to be flat against the step area. Place sand bags (you should have several for the across the entire shallow-end wall if necessary. The material in this area has to stay in place. The deep end of your replacement swimming pool liner has more material than the shallow. It is designed to stretch. 9. When the replacement swimming pool liner is positioned correctly, remove a small area of the liner bead from the liner track, close to the break point, and insert approximately 36″ of vacuum hose behind the liner. DO NOT ALLOW THE VACUUM HOSE TO TOUCH THE POOL FLOOR! Use duct tape to tape the hose in place and seal the opening around the hose to create a vacuum behind the pool liner. NOTE: Larger in-ground swimming pool kits may require two vacuums. 10. Turn on the vacuum(s). As suction starts to pull the replacement swimming pool liner down, continually adjust the fit by pulling the excess material on the floor toward the base of the pool kit walls. If you can’t get all the wrinkles out, shut off the vacuum(s), reposition the vinyl liner in the pool kit, turn the vacuum(s) back on and start the process again. 11. When the pool liner is pulled down snugly, with no wrinkles, you are ready to start installing the pool kit main drains. By feel, locate the screw holes in the top of the main drain, under the vinyl liner. With the gasket in place, screw the faceplate to the pool main drain, following the manufacturer’s instructions. CAREFULLY, use a razor knife to cut out the pool liner material INSIDE the main-drain frame and install the main-drain cover. 12. Using a standard garden hose, place the hose end in the hopper and start water flow. Once there is 1’ to 2’ of water in the bottom pool hopper, the remainder of the pool can be filled from the garden hose or a water truck. DO NOT ALLOW A STRONG STREAM OF WATER TO DIRECTLY HIT THE POOL BOTTOM. 13. When the swimming pool kit water is 6″ deep in the shallow end, remove the vacuum(s) and the sand bags. Install the liner bead in the liner track. If pool steps are used, install the step faceplate now (see Figure 24).

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14. When the pool water is at least 12″ to 18″ deep in the shallow end, locate the returns and the skimmer(s). Install the gaskets/faceplates, following the manufacturers’ instructions. Carefully, use a razor knife to cut out the vinyl liner material INSIDE the returns and skimmer(s).

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15. DO NOT REMOVE THE VACUUM(S) WITH LESS THAN 6” OF WATER IN THE SHALLOW END AND DO NOT ALLOW THE VACUUM(S) TO RUN WITH MORE THAN 12″ OF WATER IN THE SHALLOW END. IF THE VACUUM(S) ARE SHUT OFF FOR ANY REASON BEFORE THE WATER IS 6″ DEEP IN THE SHALLOW END, THE WATER MUST ALSO BE SHUT OFF UNTIL THE VACUUM IS RESTORED.

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Grading Your Swimming Pool Kits Floor

Grading Your Swimming Pool Kits Floor

Grading your swimming pool kit floor is a very important part of your pool kit construction process. Read more to learn how to grade your pool floor, this is done after excavation and panel layouts. The Final Grad For Cement & Sand. Your in-ground swimming pool kits floor must be graded 2″ below the finish dimensions in the Dig Dimension and Panel Layout drawings sent to you for approval. Once completed this will be finished with a 2″ layer of Mason Sand and Portland Cement (in a 5-to-1 ratio) or a suitable swimming pool base floor material, Pool Warehouse recommends a product called Pool Crete.
  • Locate the sides of the swimming pool kit hopper pad by stretching parallel strings from the break point to the end wall. At the same time, locate the front and back of the hopper pad by stretching strings between the sidewalls of the pool kit.

Grading Your Swimming Pool Kits Floor

  • Find the pool floors finish grade by dropping a plumb bob at the intersection of the strings to the depth shown on your Dig Sheet Dimension Drawing. Drive a stake into each corner of the pool hopper beneath the plumb line and string a level line between stakes at the required depth to indicate the exact position and finished grade of the pool kit hopper.

Grading Your In-ground Pool Kits Floor

  • Once you have located the hopper pad, use stakes and strings in the same manner to mark the  grade of the hopper walls, as shown on your Dig Dimension Drawing.
Remove at least 2” of earth from below the strings. Tamp the entire area thoroughly and remove all stones, twigs and rocks.

Swimming Pool Excavation

  • In each corner of the pools shallow end, measure the required depth from the top of the pool kit panel to the pool bottom and place a marker. String a level line between markers to indicate the grade of the bottom.

Pool Kit Floor Material

  • When the swimming pool kits finished grade has been established remove at least 2” of earth from below the strings. Tamp the entire area thoroughly and take away all stones, twigs and rocks.

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Placement Of Sand Your Cement Mixture Or Pool Crete

To save effort when adding the sand and cement, pool crete or pool floor base mixture, dump it near the area to be troweled first. A certain amount will roll down, but it is easily re-positioned when made to the right consistency. Particular care should be taken with the troweling of the in-ground swimming pool kit bottom. The smoothness and evenness of the bottom will determine the appearance of the vinyl inground swimming pool liner when it is placed in pool. (There must be NO exposed aggregate) In order to get maximum compaction and surface smoothness, only thoroughly washed, mason sand (DO NOT USE RIVER SAND) should be mixed with portland cement in a 5-to-1 (sand-to-cement) ratio. This will allow the finishing operation to proceed smoothly. Inspect the sand finish for sharp, over-sized aggregate.

Note: If a purchased swimming pool base is used, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Both sand/cement and pool crete must be mixed using a mixer.

How To Pool Crete Pool Crete Your In-ground Swimming Pool Kit

How Much Sand And Cement?

The correct sand-to-cement ratio is 5-to-1. The example below should help.
  1. Calculate the surface area of the pool. (Example: 20′ x 40′ = 800 square feet)
  2. Multiply by 15% (.15). (Example: 120)
  3. Add lines 1 and 2 to arrive at the area to be covered by sand/cement. (Example: 800 + 120 = 920 square feet)
  4. Divide line 3 by 162. This will tell you how many cubic yards of sand you’ll need. A cubic yard of sand is equal to one ton in weight. Some suppliers will sell by the cubic yard and some will sell by the ton. (Example: 920 ÷ 162 = 5.7 cubic yards, or 11,400 pounds)
  5. Divide the pounds of sand by 5 to arrive at the 5-to-1 ratio. This will determine how much cement you need. (Example: 11,400 ÷ 5 = 2,280 pounds)
  6. Divide line 5 by 94 pounds. Most bags of cement are 94 pounds type II (2) Portland cement. This will tell you how many bags of cement you’ll need. (Example: 2,280 ÷ 94 = 24.3 bags)

NOTE: Always order a few extra bags of pool crete, we recommend 10 extra bags. If you use sand and cement and have any excess sand, use it in plumbing trenches.

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Inground Pool Kit Plumbing

Inground Pool Kit Plumbing Tips

Before starting your inground pool kit plumbing make sure to check with your local building or zoning office for applicable codes! This is a very important part of your swimming pool kit construction process.

Pool Kit Main Drains

Note: Your main drains must be done before bond beam is installed. TWO main drains must be installed or NO main drains – Make Sure To Remember, It’s The Law. To start Dig 2 holes at least 3′ apart in the hopper, 1′ diameter and 18″ deep. Partially fill the holes with approximately 14” of rock. When the pool main drains are correctly positioned in each hole, the top of the drains should be at the finish grade, and there should be 4″ to 6″ of each main drain exposed above the rock. The remainder of the hole must be filled with concrete to secure the pool drains in place. THE SWIMMING POOL MAIN DRAINS MUST BE SET IN CONCRETE. To install your inground pool kit plumbing lines, dig a small trench in the hopper, starting at the main drain, crossing the hopper, up the side or back wall slope (whichever is closest to the filter), and out under a panel. Set your line, cover and tamp. Leave the swimming pool main drain faceplate and gaskets off until the vinyl in-ground swimming pool liner is installed.

Inground Pool Kit Plumbing

Installing Main Drains Is NOT Required.

If installed they MUST be installed in accordance with “Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act”.

Make Sure Your Pool Main Drain Installation Meet’s These Requirements!

THE COLLAR OR CONCRETE BOND BEAM

When you pool kit main drain plumbing line is run, you are ready to pour the concrete collar around the swimming pool. Make sure there are no gaps under the pool panels or pool step. If there are gaps, tamp dirt to fill the openings. Now stretch a string line down the length of each straight wall at the back edge of the coping and insure all panels are flush with the string. Next, begin pouring your concrete bond beam/collar. The concrete should be poured 8″ to 12″ thick. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL BUILDING AND OR ZONING OFFICE FOR APPLICABLE CODES. Make sure to pour concrete SLOWLY to prevent forcing the walls out of alignment. After the concrete is poured, recheck all pool kit wall panels for proper panel alignment, using a plumb string. When pouring concrete under the pool kit step, insure that the concrete touches the underside of the first tread for proper support. You may need to build a form to insure there is enough concrete to support the bottom step.

Optional SONO Tubes

Grasp the pool deck supports and break the polymer rings free from the center of the pool kit brace. Push the rings into the sockets until they lock into place then place a 6” tube (cardboard or DWV pipe) into the supports and cut to proper length. Pour the tubes full of concrete when you pour the concrete collar. This will provide a vertical column to support the deck. Pool Brace With Sono Tube Polymer

Swimming Pool Kit Skimmers

The skimmer pool kit wall panel is pre-cut for your convenience. Simply slip your pool skimmer through the cutout (See fifigure 13), install the shim kit (if a shim kit is needed) and fasten the skimmer to the wall panel following the manufacturer’s instructions. Using this method of installation, gaskets are NOT required until vinyl inground swimming pool liner installation. DO NOT CUT THE VINYL LINER UNTIL WATER IS AT LEAST 12” DEEP IN THE SHALLOW END OF THE SWIMMING POOL. For Aqua Genie skimmer installation, see the Aqua Genie manual. *The Aqua Genie Is Much Easier To Install & Is A Superior Skimmer Over Traditional Skimmers. Inground 1084 0r 1085 Pool Kit Skimmer Installation

Inground Pool Kit Plumbing Continued

Your inground pool kit return fittings can be located on any wall, as long as they produce a circular flow pattern (counter-direction) on the surface of the water, toward the pool skimmer. Drill a 3” hole in the panel, 12” to 14” down from clockwise the top of the panel (NOT to the top of the coping). Drill from the back to eliminate hitting the cross bracing on the pool kit panels. Slide the pool return fitting through the hole inside the swimming pool wall and install the lock-nut. Tighten snugly. Leave the fitting faceplate off until the vinyl inground swimming pool liner has been installed and the water is at least 12” deep in he shallow end of the pool. The Aqua Genie has built in returns, any wall returns are optional. Note: Pool Step returns are different than pool wall returns. Your swimming pool kit wall returns have screws in the faceplate to attach to the walls, step returns have no screw holes. Swimming-Pool-Return The picture below is a great example of how you plumb your swimming pool when using the Aqua Genie skimmer system and a Hayward salt system.

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Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step

Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step

The Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step is our best selling above ground pool step! The Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step is the newest above ground swimming pool stairs from Confer! These above ground pool kit entry steps are designed to impress any onlookers, and manufactured to last for years to come. The attractive two-tone color is a warm grey panel and handrails system accented by grey step treads. This above ground step system will compliment any pool, while still maintaining the strength and durability to hold up to 400 pounds! When you pair this with CCXAG2 from Confer Curve you can create the perfect drop in step system! The new Confer drop in above ground pool step CCXAG has an attractive two tone color and an easy snap together construction, handrails are included! The Confer system has a total Weight limit of: 400 pounds, Step Tread width: 27″, Step Tread depth: 10″, Step Riser height: 11″ Height to top step tread: 47″ Handrail height (from top step): 30″ Product Condition: Remember the Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step can be added to any above ground pool kit from Pool Warehouse. This step system can also be used for inground pool kits! Simply drop the pool step in place, lock the arms and you’re ready to go.

Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step Features

  • Above ground pool step
  • Start with the base pool step unit and then expand into a complete system at any time
  • Four tread unit for Above Ground Pool Kits
  • Above Ground base unit treads can be installed curving inwards or outwards as customer desires
  • Eye-catching, graceful sloping handrails
  • Two tone color – gray treads with warm gray (beige) sidewalls and handrails to complement any pool
  • Oversize deck mounting brackets to reach across any top seat
  • Adjustable base pads to compensate for slightly dished swimming pool floor
  • Easy assembly with no installation hardware required

Confer Drop In Above Ground Pool Step On Step Features:

  • Pool Step Add-on
  • Start with the base pool step unit and then expand into a complete system at any time
  • Four tread unit for Above Ground Swimming Pool Kits
  • Above Ground base unit treads can be installed curving inwards or outwards as customer desires
  • Eye-catching, graceful sloping handrails
  • Two tone color – gray treads with warm gray (beige) sidewalls and handrails to complement any pool
  • Oversize deck mounting brackets to reach across any top seat
  • Adjustable base pads to compensate for slightly dished pool floor
  • Easy assembly with no hardware required

Also Can Be Used As A Drop In Step For In-ground Swimming Pool Kits!

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Inground Swimmig Pool Kit Wall Installation

Inground Swimmig Pool Kit Wall Installation

The inground swimming pool kit wall installation is one of the most important steps when building your own DIY pool kit! Please make sure that to wear gloves when handling steel panels and components during your inground swimming pool kit wall installation. Safety first! Make sure to start the installation by laying out all pool kit wall panels on the panel shelf. Place a pool wall brace and necessary bolts (depending on the brand of pool wall panel) at every panel joint, as indicated in the Swimming Pool Layout and Pool Kit Dig Dimension Drawing supplied to you by Pool Warehouse after your purchase.

Inground Swimmig Pool Kit Wall Installation

Starting in the appropriate place for the shape of the swimming pool kit being built (see pg. 9), fasten all pool kit wall panels and wall braces together using the supplied bolts. Align the swimming pool wall panel joints for a tight fit and hand tighten (snug) the supplied non-corrosive bolts. MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!!

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Positioning The Pool Skimmer

Most inground swimming pool kit wall panels are available with pre cut holes for most commonly used pool skimmers. Position the skimmer panel according to the following steps:
  1. Pool Skimmer’s should always be placed on the long swimming pool wall, with prevailing winds blowing into the skimmer.
  2. If you are building a hopper style swimming pool, locate the pools skimmer as per supplied drawing.
  3. Insure the pool kit skimmer panel will be clear of the wall-mounted safety-rope anchors.
  4. Locate pool returns on walls opposite the skimmer, to push surface debris towards the skimmer.
  5. Aqua Genies skimmers do not require additional returns, see the Aqua Genie Manual for details.

Step 1 – Rectangular Inground Swimming Pool Kits Only

Begin in a shallow-end corner. In 4’ radius pools, start by bolting the two corner pool wall panels together, with a brace offset panel joint. Then connect the corner pool wall panel assembly to an end-wall straight panel, with a brace offset from the flanges (see figure 8). Continue to assemble the pool wall panels and braces according to the pool kit layout spec sheet and Dig Dimension Drawing. If steps are present, determine their location before starting panel assembly and complete the step installation process when you reach their position.

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Step 1 – Oval Inground Swimming Pool Kits

Begin at a straight side wall and bolt the straight pool kit wall panels and braces together. Repeat this process for the other straight sidewall. Square both sidewalls by measuring diagonally across the swimming pool at both the top and the bottom of the panels. Drive stakes a few inches into the ground at the ends of the straight sections to hold them in place. Begin to assemble the radius ends. Bolt the curved wall panels and braces to the end of a straight sidewall. If required, use 5° wedges (see Figure 9) to adjust the radius, as indicated in the Pool Kit Layout and Dig Dimension Drawing. Continue to assemble pool kit panels and braces according to the Swimming Pool Kit Layout and Dig Dimension Drawing. If steps are present, determine their location before starting the pool wall panel assembly and complete the step-installation process when you reach their position. Insure the radius is true by driving a stake halfway between the sidewalls, stretching a tape measure from the stake to the radius panels, and checking the distance at various points on the curve. All measurements should be the same. If not, slightly shift the curved panels until a constant radius is achieved.

Inground Swimming Pool Kit Step or Swim Out/Cozy Cove Installation

Inground swimming pool kit steps and swim outs are installed in the same manner. Start by setting the swimming pool step in the excavated area according to the Swimming Pool Layout and Dig Dimension Drawing. Use supplied pool step support system. With the step in place, clamp the neighboring pool kit wall panel to the swimming pool step, insuring that the face of the step is flush with the pool wall panel and that the top of the panel is flush with the bottom of the pool step coping-receptor nose. With the pool wall panel and step clamped tightly together, drill 3/8″ holes through the panel holes into the pool step flange. Use stainless-steel bolts to secure the panels/braces to the pool step.

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Installing Aluminum Swimming Pool Kit Coping

Two types of swimming pool kit coping are provided with our swimming pool kit systems, straight and pre-shaped. Start by installing all pre-shaped pool kit coping; this includes 6″, 2′, 4′ and 9′ radius, Roman End, 45 degree, True L and Lazy L coping. Start by positioning the pre-shaped pool kit coping on the appropriate panels, insuring that the coping lip fits snugly against the face plate. Using the self-tapping screws, secure the pre-shaped pool coping to the pool kit wall panels, starting at the ends of each piece of coping and continuing every 12” along the length of the pool coping. Next install the straight coping to the panels using self taping screws provided. When installing the straight coping, insure the coping joints do not line up with any of the pool wall panel joints, except at the junction of the straight and pre-shaped coping. Finally, snap the coping clips over all the pool kit coping joints.

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Stake & Secure The Swimming Pool Kit

At this point the inground swimming pool kit wall panels are ready to be secured to the ground. First, use a hacksaw or sawzall to detach. polymer stakes from the pool wall braces. Place the stakes in the channels at the back of the braces and drive them into the ground, using a sledgehammer. SAFETY GLASSES MUST BE WORN WHEN DRIVING STAKES! Leave 1″ to 2″ of stake visible above the top of the stake channel. Snap the locking pin off the brace and use it to secure the brace to the stake. Next, drive 3/8” rebar through the pre-drilled holes in the bottom of each pool kit wall panel. This keeps the bottom of the panels from shifting when pouring the concrete collar. Use 18” pieces of rebar, driven 12” into the ground. Finally it’s time to brace the pool step. Use 3/8″ rebar and 2″ by 6″ wooden plank as shown in figure 11.

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Finally Check Of Your Inground Pool Kit Walls & Braces

Once all inground swimming pool kit wall panels, braces and steps have been bolted together and the aluminum coping has been secured to the panels, it’s time for one final check. A few extra minutes spent verifying the shape of the pool kit at this stage of completion will lead to a proper vinyl swimming pool liner fit and ultimately a job well done.
  1. Check diagonal measurements across the swimming pool, at both the top and bottom of the panels, and verify that they are the same.
  2. Level all swimming pool kit wall panels, using patio block or bricks at the panel joints, so that the top of the panel is level with benchmark set at the start of construction.
  3. Check all pool kit wall panels for vertical alignment using a carpenter’s level on the face of the panel.
  4. Check all straight walls for horizontal alignment. To do this, stretch a string the entire length for each straight wall, at the top of the panels, insuring that each panel lines up with the string.

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Hayward ColorLogic 320 LED Pool Kit Lights

Hayward ColorLogic 320 LED Pool Kit Lights

The Hayward ColorLogic 320 LED Pool Kit Lights are ideal for discreet pool and spa lighting, or highlighting water features, baja shelves, steps, landscaping and more! Available in two brightness levels and able to be installed wet or dry, these versatile lights can meet the needs of any backyard application. Featuring the same 10 fixed colors and 7 color-changing shows as Universal ColorLogic, ColorLogic 320 & 160 lights offer total color coordination of all water environments. These low-voltage lights also use far less energy than incandescent bulbs, saving you money and lasting up to 10 times longer to virtually eliminate service calls to replace bulbs. With ColorLogic, you can expect a striking, expertly coordinated environment for all backyard occasions. Put your backyard in the spotlight. Bringing your backyard and water features to life at night is easier than ever with Hayward ColorLogic 320 LED Pool Kit Lights. These versatile lights are bright enough to light an entire pool or spa, or highlight more focused features such as waterfalls, spillovers, or even palm trees or walkways. ColorLogic lights make it easy to set the theme for your backyard—whether it be for a romantic evening, a holiday party, or the big game this Sunday. Discover how these vibrant lights can spill brilliant color into every corner of your backyard environment to transform it before your eyes.

Hayward ColorLogic 320 Swimming Pool Kit LED Light

Performance
  • ColorLogic Pool, Spa and Backyard Lights last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Low-Voltage
  • ColorLogic Pool, Spa and Backyard Lights are low-voltage and UL-listed for safe wall and floor installation.
Energy Savings
  • Save money on energy costs by switching to LED lighting.

 Hayward ColorLogic 320 LED Pool Kit Lights

Hayward ColorLogic 320 LED Pool Kit Lights, The Best LED Money Can Buy!

  • Best solution for low-profile pool/spa lighting, or feature accent lighting
  • Total Color Coordination of all water environments
  • Complete synchronization with Universal ColorLogic colors and shows
  • Ideal lights for Steps, Jets, Bubblers, Baja Shelves, Fountains, etc.
  • 2 Brightness Options Available and multiple cord lengths
  • Can be installed wet or dry
  • Available in Stand Alone or Network
  • 101 Colors and 11 Color-changing shows available in Network mode
  • Vinyl, Fiberglass, and Concrete low-profile Installations
  • UL and cUL listed
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Hayward Omnilogic Pool Automation System

Hayward Omnilogic Pool Automation System

Introducing The Hayward Omnilogic Pool Automation System – the simplest, most intuitive swimming pool kit automation system ever! CONTROL MADE SIMPLE. Now you can control nearly every aspect of your backyard from one device. The OmniLogic user interfaces are intuitive and easy to use thanks to an icon-based graphics touchscreen and iPhone, iPad, Android and web apps that are designed to do more with fewer button pushes. Customize it to fit your family’s needs and preferences. Set up to 50 Favorites icons and 25 customizable themes you can change with the touch of a button. AS FLEXIBLE AS WATER. OmniLogic’s modular configuration gives you the ultimate in flexibility and scalability. Never again will adding a feature or enhancement require complex system upgrades. Want to add a heater? A porch fan? Landscape lighting? Now you can seamlessly and painlessly add devices with plug-and-play expansion. PLUG INTO THE FUTURE. Forget costly and time-consuming upgrades — OmniLogic is future-proof thanks to its USB port, which allows you to upload new capabilities as well as install and restore configurations quickly and easily so you’re always on the cutting edge
  • Any pool or pool/spa combination
  • Built-in touch display for easy configuration and programming
  • Wired full-function touch screen wall-mount display for indoor or protected outdoor use
  • Salt ready – Optional TurboCell: 15,000, 25,000 or 40,000 gallon depending on pool size
  • Ability to add a relay bank and 2 individual relays for a total of 6 additional relays for further feature control
  • Hard wire with Cat 5 Ethernet cable or Go wireless/mobile by purchasing optional Wireless Network Antenna
  • Mobil App With Full Touch Screen Controls

OmniLogic Base Panel

  • Any pool or pool/spa combination
  • Single and Dual Equipment*

Hayward Standard Features

  • Built-in touch display for easy configuration and programming
  • Fully programmable, automatic control of every output
  • 4 High-voltage Relays upgradeable to 10
  • 4 Valve Actuator Relays upgradeable to 8
  • Controls up to 16 EcoStar Pumps without a Relay
  • Controls up to 5 Heaters
  • 125A Sub Panel with 12 Breaker Slots
  • 50 Favorite One-Click Buttons
  • 25 Unique Programmable Themes
  • Salt Chlorination Ready

Identify Power Control Needs

  • Ability to add a relay bank and 2 individual relays for a total of 6 additional relays for further feature control

OmniLogic System Expansion (optional)

  • I/O expansion board plugs directly into base unit and provides 4 additional valve actuating relays, 4 additional low-voltage relays and 4 additional temperature sensors.
  • Expansion panel adds an additional system panel with the same capabilities as the base unit

Choose Remote Control

  • Wireless bridge for web use (if wired ethernet unavailable)
  • Wired full-function touch screen wall-mount display for indoor or protected outdoor use
  • Wireless waterproof full function touch screen remote for pool, spa or indoor use*
  • Free app for Apple iPad, iPhone and Android™
  • Free website for backyard control from any internet device

Identify Sanitization Needs

  • Salt ready – Optional TurboCell 15,000-, 25,000- or 40,000-gallon depending on pool size
  • Optional Sense and Dispense – fully integrated chemistry automation

With Hayward Omnilogic Pool Automation System you can:

  • Eliminate complexity. With the most intuitive, icon-based user interface on the market right on the base unit, set your controller to fit YOUR needs and preferences quickly and easily. Setting up familiar names for pool and spa features, as well as other automated activities eliminates guessing games.
  • Customize to fit your lifestyle. Adjustable Favorites buttons allow you to set the features you use the most at your fingertips. And with dramatically expanded backyard themes, each family member has the ability to personalize themes for custom ambiance.
  • Minimize Maintenance.Designed to be salt-ready, and compatible with Sense & Dispense, let OmniLogic keep your chemicals perfectly balanced. Easily set schedules and maximize energy efficiency for cleaning and filtration processes.
  • Easily Expand. Thinking about adding a water feature? Possibly more landscape lighting? OmniLogic can accommodate you. With simple expansion hardware, it’s easy to seamlessly add features – from heaters to pumps to lighting.
  • Stay Cutting Edge. OmniLogic is designed and engineered to advance with automation technology. The system’s unique architecture allows for effortless access to the latest software upgrades, new capabilities, or even restoration of previous configurations.
  • Conveniently control your world.Seamlessly access your backyard via your mobile device, smart tablet, home network, wireless and wired remotes, or the base unit itself depending on where you are or what you’re doing.

With Hayward Omnilogic Pool Automation System, you choose to make your backyard easier to maintain and easier to enjoy!

  • Built for your needs. Customize Hayward OmniLogic to fit your family’s unique personality. Set up to 50 Favorites icons to access the features and functions you use most, quickly and easily. Build up to 25 customizable themes to create the atmosphere for a romantic evening or a lively pool party, all with the touch of a button.

What You Will Need To Add Salt To Your Hayward Omnilogic Pool Automation System

  • Hayward T-cell (15k, 25k or 40k)
  • Hayward P Kit (Flow Switch)
  • Want To Automatically Add Chemicals With Your Salt System? Add Optional Sense & Dispense For Automatic Chemical Disbursements.
Luke Jones Pool Kit Specialist jones@poolwarehouse.com Phone: 800-515-1747 www.poolwarehouse.com

Hampton Pool Kits

Hampton Pool Kits

Pool Warehouse is excited to announce the new re-designed Hampton swimming pool kit! These diy in-ground pool kits come with cantilever coping and will lock beautiful in any backyard. Our Hampton Pool Kits are designed for those looking for a sleek elegant look. This modern design is achieved by adding the reverse radius corners that add an upscale look that make this pool kit one of our top sellers. The Hampton pool kit can purchased with a full end 3 tread steel step. The vinyl pool liner covers the step and adds to that upscale look. All of our Hampton pool kits come with all the equipment needed for installation and a 20 year warranty on the swimming pool liner of your choice, that warranty comes at No Extra Cost to you! We go the extra mile by including the small things like sand for your filter and installation rebar. Our pool kits are American made and can be installed by a local builder or any DIY do-it-yourselfer who wants to save money while transforming their backyard into a private resort worthy of Martha’s Vineyard!Hampton Pool Kits

Best Price Guarantee

Pool Warehouse is North America’s largest wholesaler of Hampton pool kits we simply sell more swimming pools a year than any other company. Because we buy in such volume we are able to offer our exclusive best pool kit price guarantee, find a better in-ground swimming pool kit price anywhere online, and we will make every effort to beat that price!

Top Shelf Hampton Pool Kits

Pool Warehouse doesn’t sell “Economy” Hampton Pool Kits that are missing essential parts or come with sub standard equipment that will need to be upgraded later. All of our in ground Polymer Pool Kits come standard with Premium Pool Equipment and top of the line Hydra Swimming Pool Panels! Pool Warehouse offers a complete line of Hydra polymer and steel wall pool kits, both pool kits will come with all the equipment need for installation. Also we take care to buy and use American made products in all of our pool kits. Every pool kit wall panel (steel or polymer) and every vinyl swimming pool liner has been manufactured in the USA. If you have questions about our Hampton pool kits, need help navigating the site or just have a general swimming pool related question, please don’t hesitate to call us or send an email!
Luke Jones Pool Kit Specialist jones@poolwarehouse.com Phone: 800-515-1747 www.poolwarehouse.com

In-Ground Pool Kit Excavation

In-Ground Pool Kit Excavation: Step 3

Note: All of the dimensions in the supplied Pool Layout and Pool Kit Dig Sheets are grades, so your in-ground pool kit excavation should always be 2″ deeper than your Pool Layout and Pool Kit Dig-Dimension drawing. This allows the needed space inside your swimming pool walls for the pool base material (Portland cement/Sand mix, PoolCrete,etc.).

Set Your Pool Kit’s Elevation

The top of your pool kit wall panels should be no less than 8 inches above the existing grade. 12″ is always suggested to keep all drainage away from the swimming pool dig site (see Figure 3). Okay now stretch a string line to each of your pool layout stakes at the level of the top of the pool (see Figure 4). If you are using a laser level make sure to set the proper benchmark.

In-Ground Pool Kit Excavation

Poo Wall Panel Shelf

Your swimming pool kit wall panels and braces should be assembled, set up and leveled on the pool wall panel shelf. The panel shelf width will be determined by the brace and panel type/line/brand that you are installing. Note: Always refer to the manufactures installation, excavation and assembly guide. THE PANEL SHELF IS DUG 42” DOWN FROM THE STRING LINE OR FROM YOUR BENCHMARK. This should be undisturbed earth, so use caution when digging the pool wall panel shelf. MAKE SURE TO NOT OVER DIG!!! This is also the finish depth of the shallow end of your in-ground pool kit excavation.

Pool Kit Shallow End

Excavate your pool kits shallow end to 42″ below the bench mark. If pool steps are to be installed dig 2′ to 3′ wider than the pool kit step and 4′ past your pool wall panel shelf. (see figure 5).

Swimming Pool Kit Dig Sheets

Pool Kit Deep End

Once your pool kits shallow end has been dug, paint a line across the pool to represent the break point. To understand the shape of the deep end on a standard hopper pool kit, envision the pool hopper as an upside-down pyramid, whose top has been cut off (see Figure 6). In order to achieve this shape, start by dividing the length of the slope by four and marking four equal sections on the wall of the overdig. For example, a 14′ slope would have four sections, 3’6″ each. Then divide the wall height by four and mark the side and back wall into four equal sections. For example, a 4′ sidewall would have four 1′ sections. Now start excavating the hopper at the break point. As the dig proceeds down the slope, use the marks you have made as boundaries for the dig. For each mark you pass on the slope, move your dig boundary in and down one mark on the sidewall. Using our earlier example, as the dig moves 3’6″ down the slope, the dig boundary on each side would move in 1′ from each sidewall toward the center of the pool kit, and 1′ deeper. The backhoe operator or excavator operator should continue this process, tapering all sides, until the end of the slope is reached. Now, continue with the same dig boundary for the length of the hopper. The back wall should be tapered to the same slope as the sidewalls at the hopper. Caution your operator to work slowly and accurately, and monitor the in-ground pool kit excavation and digging process closely. DO NOT OVER DIG OR UNDER DIG YOUR POOL KIT!

In-ground Pool Kit Dig Sheet

If Ground Water Conditions Are Present

Ground water is the term typically used for the water table. If you should encounter ground water while digging your pool kits hopper, don’t panic. Just follow these simple recommendations:
  1. Over dig just the bottom of the pools hopper by 1′ or 2′.
  2. Use pea-sized rock or gravel to bring the hopper back to grade.
  3. Set a foot valve, available at a plumbing supply or hardware store, in the pea stone and plumb it to outside of the swimming pool kit.
  4. Run a plumbing line from the pool hopper to near the filter. (see Figure 7).
  5. Hook the foot valve to a pump and keep the pump running continuously until the liner has been dropped and your swimming pool kit is full of water.
  6. When your in-ground pool kit excavation and installation is complete, cap the plumbing line, leaving it available for use in the future, should the pools vinyl liner need to be replaced.

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Pool Kit Location Selection

Pool Kit Location Selection

Choose your swimming pool kit location selection is very important, as a less desirable pool site can increase your construction time, building costs and effort during installation. Please consider the following items when selecting a site for your pool kit:
  1. Make sure the final pool kit location selection is clear of all property lines and variances.
  2. Make sure that a minimum 10′ wide opening for access to the swimming pool site by large equipment, back hoes and even concrete trucks.
  3. Make sure the swimming pool site is clear of all underground pipes, tanks, wires and overhead wires.
  4. Usually level ground is preferred but not required when building. Water drainage away from all sides of the pool kit is necessary.
  5. The pool kit location selection site should be in a sunny area with few, if any, trees around the swimming pool.
  6. Always try to position the long wall with the skimmer facing the prevailing winds.
  7. Building on back-fill areas is never recommended, try to avoid this.
Pool Kit Location Selection

Rectangle Pool Kit Location Selection

Rectangle Pool Kit Location Selection All rectangle in-ground swimming pool kits have a two foot to three foot over-dig (depending on panel line and the brace combination) to form a shelf for the wall panels. Start by driving four stakes in the ground to make a box two feet to three feet larger than the pool you are installing. For example: A 20’ x 40’ swimming pool requires a box that measures 24’ x 44’ or 26’ x 46’. Square the box by measuring diagonally from stake to stake, ensuring all measurements are the same. (see figure 1) Rectangle In-ground-Pool-Kit-Layout Oval Pool Kit Location Selection All oval in-ground swimming pool kits have a two foot to three foot over-dig (depending on the wall panel line and pool wall brace combination) to form a shelf for the wall panels. Start by driving four stakes in the ground to make a box that is four feet wider than the swimming pool layout, but that measures the same in length. For example: A 18’ x 36’ pool requires a box that measures 22’ x 18’. Square the box by measuring diagonally from stake to stake, ensuring all measurements are the same. To create the radius ends of the swunnubg pool, locate the center point of the 22’ width and drive a stake. Holding the end of a tape measure on the stake, move out 11’ and paint an arc, connecting the ends of each straight side. (see figure 2) Oval-In-Ground-Swimming-Pool-Kits Octagon Pool Kit Location Selectiont All octagon in-ground swimming pool kits have a two foot or three foot over-dig (depending on the panel line and brace combination) to form a shelf for the wall panels. Start by driving a stake at the center point of the pool. Holding the end of a tape measure on the stake, move out one-half the width of the swimming pool, plus two feet for the over-dig, and paint a circle around the center stake. For example, a 24’ octagon would require a circle 14’ from the center stake.

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Have Questions?

If you have questions about the Pool Kit Location Selection process please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

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Swimming Pool Kit Construction

Swimming Pool Kit Construction Part 1 – Tool Check List

Before beginning your swimming pool kit construction, check the pool kit component list and read the entire installation manual provided by Pool Warehouse. During the various steps of installation, refer to the swimming pool kit construction manual, the pool kit installation video and the appropriate “dig spec” drawing supplied to you. As always check any state or local buildings codes before proceeding with construction.

Construction Sequence

  1. Check with utility company in regards to underground utilities (gas, electric, phone, etc.) In many states there is a toll free number you must call prior to digging.
  2. Obtain all necessary building permits.
  3. Hire a licensed electrician if needed.
  4. Hire a excavator if needed.
  5. Arrange for water to be delivered if necessary.
  6. Arrange for concrete delivery if necessary.
  7. Arrange for fencing around the pool area and check local codes for requirements.
  8. Follow this installation manual carefully and complete only the steps that pertain to a Hydra in-ground swimming pool kit you are installing. REMEMBER, Hydra Pools has 3 different polymer pool kit lines and one steel pool kit line.

Tools Needed for Installation

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Screwdrivers
  • Socket set
  • 25’ and 100’ tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Extension chords
  • String line
  • Drills and assorted bits
  • Shovels and round Trowel (Pool trowel 14″)
  • Carpenter’s square and level
  • Wheelbarrow
  • 3″ hole saw
  • Hacksaw
  • 2″ hole saw
  • Large channel-lock pliers
  • Broom
  • Shop Vacuum
  • Tamper
  • Sledge hammer/regular hammer
  • Hose
  • Duct tape
  • Transit (laser level preferred) (rent)
  • Rakes
  • Mighty Vac or commercial shop vac
  • Pick axe
  • Caulk gun
  • Cement mixer/plaster mixer (needed for installation of vermiculite bottom—rent if necessary)
  • Marking spray paint (for marking ground)
  • Leather Gloves
  • Heavy Equipment Needed (hire if necessary)
  • Backhoe or Mini-Excavator
  • Bobcat
  • Dump truck

Note: A qualified operator is needed for heavy equipment.

Swimming Pool Kit Construction
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How To Refurbish In-ground Swimming Pool Kits

We love it when our customers take the time to send us in pictures or videos of their construction process. Our customer, Mike Gaughan, wanted to let folks know how to refurbish in-ground swimming pool kits. He graciously took the time to document his experience buying a pool kit and some basic steps need to rebuild and existing pool kit. A Rectangle pool kit is easy to instal and that’s what Mike bought from us; our steel wall pool kit comes with a lifetime warranty and all the equipment needed for installation. Just let us know if you have any questions on how to refurbish in-ground swimming pool kits. Our sales staff has experience and can help you pick all the right options for your rebuild.
How To Refurbish In-ground Pool Kits By Pool Warehouse, The Swimming Pool Kit Pro’s!

Pool Warehouse Reviews

Pool Warehouse reviews come and daily and we just received this email earlier today and wanted to share it with you.  Customers like Lincoln continue to prove why Pool Warehouse continues to be America’s largest retailer of polymer and steel wall in-ground swimming pool kits. At Pool Warehouse we strive for unmatched customer service and sales expertise, our goal is to provide you with the perfect pool for your backyard. Our sales staff has is committed to customer satisfaction and helping making your dream of owning a swimming pool a reality. Make sure to send in your Pool Warehouse reviews!

To whomever it may concern, I’ve recently purchased a pool from Pool Warehouse and I thought I should take the time to give you some well deserved feedback. I can honestly tell you that the reason I purchased the pool from you had nothing to do with price, your web site, or customer reviews. Being from South Dakota, I have no one to go to as far as pool contractors go nor do I claim to know anything about pools. After calling many different pool distributors, I remained unsure that I was going to buy the right product and was snubbed by numerous sales people and company’s that would not return my phone calls. Frustrated and ready to throw in the towel, I called your number. Drew Crabtree answered my call and my response was “Sorry I’m not better prepared, I didn’t think anyone would answer” (because of my previous experiences). He laughed and said “wow, you are serious”. I want to tell you that your salesman “Drew Crabtree” was a breath of fresh air. He went above and beyond any of my expectations. He s should be commended on his professionalism and willingness to help answer absolutely any and all questions that I had. His personality was also perfect. He was patient with me as I made numerous changes to the pool design. His advise was top notch and he went out of his way make sure that I would receive the pool of my family’s dreams. Its not very often that you run into salesman like that anymore. To be honest, I put every bit of my trust in him and his judgment so I couldn’t even tell you if I got a good deal or paid too much. I just don’t care, he sold me. I have also worked in customer service for years and I know that a satisfied customer is the key to any business’s success. Maybe everyone at Pool Warehouse is the same way, that I don’t know? What I do know, is that you have someone working for you that made my experience with Pool Warehouse a very pleasurable experience. Quite often, good employees go unnoticed. I hope he is appreciated because he is a big asset to your business and thank you for everything. Sincerely, Lincoln Feistner Letcher South Dakota

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Not only does Pool Warehouse continuously receive great reviews from very satisfied customers but we are also A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau

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Steel Wall vs Polymer Wall In-ground Pool Kits

One common question we are always asked is, steel wall vs polymer wall in-ground pool kits, which is better? So we’ve decided to provide a quick comparison between the two that will help you decide which pool kit is best for your family.  For starters the differences between the two different styles of pool kits are only minor and both pool wall systems are built to last a lifetime.  For the last 16 years Pool Warehouse has exclusively sold only premium pool kits manufactured by Hydra Pools.  Hydra has been manufacturing swimming pool panels and braces since 1984 and is the exclusive manufacture of our unique Cornerstone Polymer and Steel wall Panel, which 100% American made.  When you combine Hydra’s quality and years of manufacturing experience with Pool Warehouse’s sales and service your guaranteed to have the swimming pool you’ve always dreamed of!

Simply click on the pictures below to learn more about each type of swimming pool kit wall panel.

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  • As a base material, steel walls are stronger than polymer walls however with that strength comes weight. steel is much heavier in making the wall panels more cumbersome when moving around.
  • As a base material Polymer is much lighter weight than steel and easy to handle when working alone.
  • Steel wall panels are treated with a G-235 zinc rust preventative coating. This is the strongest galvanization process in the industry and is the highest rated galvanization that steel can be treated with.
  • Polymer pool wall panels require no galvanization process and over time offer superior corrosion resistance.
  • Steel offers much more flexibility in custom design features as bent radius and custom steel steps are easier to make.
  • Polymer panels cant be bent and cannot be used to make some tight radius’s.
  • Never Use Steel Braces With A Polymer Wall Pool Kit As This Will Void Your Warranty With The Manufacture.
Polymer-In-ground-Swimming-Pool-Kit Some swimming pool builders require that polymer pool kits be back filled with gravel only and they feel it’s okay to back-fill steel pool kits with just packed excavated dirt but this is a bad idea.  At Pool Warehouse we recommend back filling all styles of swimming pool kits with only non-expansive materials, such as gravel, to prevent settling issues and to ensure strength. Deciding on Steel Wall vs Polymer Wall In-ground Pool Kits can be difficult at first, feel free to give us a call to help walk you through the process.

Please feel free to give us a call with any questions you have about our Steel Wall vs Polymer Wall In-ground Pool Kits comparison, 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com. With over 15 years of online sales experience you can feel confident that Pool Warehouse is the #1 source for buying swimming pool kits!

Steel Wall vs Polymer Wall In-ground Pool Kits

Steel Wall vs Polymer Wall In-ground Pool Kits

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Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series

Take a few minutes and read why the Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series the best, premier and most versatile all in one Grill, Roaster, Smoker and Oven on the market today! We are confident that this will be the last charcoal grill you will ever buy. For starters Grill Dome was were the First company to start giving warranties on Kamado style cookers.  Grill Dome was also the First company to start giving LIFETIME WARRANTIES and Grill Dome the First and only company to offer Stainless Steel STANDARD hardware on our line. Peace of Mind, Rust-free design, industry-best hardware and ceramics, endless color variety, superior performance through better manufacturing and lifetime warranties all go a VERY long way when your considering purchasing a charcoal smoker.

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Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series Performance & Innovation

  • Our Ceramics are TWICE as thick as any ceramic grill in the market today!
  • Twice the thickness means more heat retention capacity and superior thermal efficiency compared to our competitors.
  • Grill Dome uses TERAPEX Ceramics – a high grade, more porous and more insulating ceramic than any other.
  • Our Featherlite Stainless Steel Auto-assist hinge makes it so easy to lift our lid, even though it’s twice as thick – and twice as heavy – as our competitors!
  • We have been manufacturing our line for 25 years.
  • We fabricate all of our components, including our 304 Series Stainless Steel Hardware – which will not RUST. These best-in-category components are far superior to our competitors’ powder coated models/ hardware.
  • We don’t use glazes! We bake on our paint! What does this mean, exactly? It means NO Cracking or Crazing! We bake on our enamel to avoid the glaze-crazing that plagues other ceramic cookers, and each unit goes into the oven 3 times! Ask our competitors if they “are going to replace the glaze job if it crazes and cracks?” They won’t, and the buyer, then, is stuck with it!
  • PRECIX Technology delivers better quality Kamados!
  • We construct a precise and symmetrically shaped ceramic unit EVERY time without ANY ovalty or unwanted cross sectional variations.
  • Our Grills are 4-5 inches taller than our competitors which creates a cylindrical/ chimney effect, and also allows for greater separation of meats from heat source and better heat insulation and temperature consistency!
  • Our PRECIX Technology is why our gaskets last many times longer than any of our competitors and is also why our lids don’t fall out of our hinges!
  • Our thick-walled ceramic grills absorb heat far better than gas grills’ thin, metal surfaces…this is much safer for the family! At 525 degrees internal heat, Grill Dome is 205 degrees on the exterior…vs. BGE’s 300 degrees!
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Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series Color Options

Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series is manufactured in 5 stock Colors (and 3 sizes: XL, L, and Small):
  • Red
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Copper
Grill Dome can create ANY single or 2 Tone Color Combinations imaginable, and we can match Pantones precisely and accurately. Our Custom Color Program allows Buyers to select a unit specific to their exterior living area’s color palette, or to match their University’s Colors or Favorite Professional Sports Team’s color combinations. Grill-Dome-Colors  

Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series Advantages

  • Grill Domes come pre-assembled and ready to cook, unlike our competitors. With Grill Dome, you don’t have to spend countless hours assembling the unit while wrestling hinge assembles.
  • Grill Dome is eco-friendly…TERAPEX Ceramics can withhold much greater heat levels than any other ceramics. Capturing and retaining more of the heat means much less fuel burned throughout the cooking process… our own line of Lump Charcoal burns hotter, longer and Cleaner with no additives or fillers! No need for Gas/ propane!
  • We are the Manufacturer! No 3rd party design, construction or outsourcing like our competitors! This means better efficiency by being integrated, and we don’t compromise quality for cost!
  • We are American Engineered!
  • We are known for our First Class Customer Service! Call us, and we will answer and offer solutions and sound advise about maximizing your Grill Dome utility and experience!
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Have Questions?

If you have questions about our Grill Dome Kamado Infinity Series, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

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Mesh Vs Solid Safety Swimming Pool Covers

Every winter we get thousands of call from customers seeking advice on mesh vs solid safety swimming pool covers. Most pool owners are wanting to make an upgrade from their standard “tarp” style winter cover to a much stronger, more permanent “safety” style in-ground swimming pool cover. Tarp covers are very poor winter pool covers and much like a solid cover they require a pump to keep water from puddling on the top. Most tarp style pool covers will only last 1-2 years and have no safety value. The following is a list of pros and cons that will help determine the difference between mesh vs solid safety swimming pool covers.

Mesh Safety Pool Cover Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Mesh safety pool covers allow precipitation to pass through them into the pool while screening out leaves and other debris. This flow-through enables wet leaves and debris that collect on the cover to dry and blow away, concentrating your need to sweep off your cover to big snowstorms. Note, however, that excessive precipitation may periodically require use of a sump pump to drain excess water out of the pool.
  • Mesh safety pool covers typically cost less than a solid vinyl pool cover. In most cases, the price difference between the two is $200-$600.
  • Mesh safety pool covers typically last longer than vinyl covers, however both of the covers offered by Pool Warehouse come with a 15 year warranty.
  • Mesh safety  pool covers do not need a pump on top because they just let the pool water pass through. These pumps can be rather costly, often times around $200-$250 each.
  • Mesh safety pool covers are made from light-weight material and can be taken on and off by one person in most cases, unlike solid covers which generally require at least two persons to take on and off.
Cons
  • Fine sediment, water washed over dirty leaves, and some UV light gets into your pool.
  • UV light passing through the pool cover frequently stimulates algae and bacteria growth.
  • Spring cleanup is more time consuming because of the sediment that’s needed to be cleaned out and water treated to remove algae.

Solid Pool Cover Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Solid swimming pool covers do not allow sunlight to pass through. This is important because in the Spring when the pool water starts to warm up, algae will grow on the walls if it has contact (as it does with a mesh cover) to sunlight.
  • Solid swimming pool covers keep water out of the pool as well. For example, when leaves fall on your pool cover during the winter and it rains, the leaves will cause the rain water to become very dirty a solid cover it will keep that dirty water out, allowing the pool water to stay much cleaner.
  • Cleaner water usually leads to very little brushing, vacuuming, chemicals, etc in the Spring to get the pool swimmable, unlike a mesh covered pool which will likely need a few days of vacuuming , brushing, and filtering before it is ready for the new season.
Cons
  • Solid pool covers require maintenance throughout the winter. Snow, rain, and other debris must be swept or pumped off the solid safety cover.
  • Excessive weight will cause your solid pool cover to sag, impairing its function and reducing its useful life, so owners must be vigilant throughout the season.
  • Some solid pool covers have a small center drain that eases some of the maintenance burden. The solid cover will keep most of the precipitation and sediment out of the pool, but the small drain alleviates potentially harmful weight buildup, for example, in the event of a heavy rainstorm. The tradeoff is a slightly more labor intensive spring opening.

Mesh Vs Solid Safety Swimming Pool Covers

Mesh Vs Solid Safety Swimming Pool Covers

Have Questions?

If you have questions about Mesh Vs Solid Safety Swimming Pool Covers or any of our other in-ground pool covers, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com. Make sure to rememmber that all of our pool covers are sewn in the USA and come with a 15 year warranty!

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Swimming Pool Kit Base Floor Options

There are several different swimming Pool Kit Base Floor Options. The purpose of the swimming pool base is to provide a smooth surface for the swimming pool liner. A smooth surface is less abrasive on the pool liner and makes it easier to keep the swimming pool clean. There are four choices to use for the pool base.
  • Sand is the most economical and works well in play pools that do not have a steep slope. The amount needed will vary by pool size. The sand should be mason’s quality and spread about 1″- 2″ thick. Note: A sand bottom pool will leave foot prints and impressions on the floor over time.
  • The most common used pool base throughout the years has been a mixture of sand and portland cement. Portland cement is available from your local hardware store.
  • Thmost economical pool base for most homeowners is the sand, portland and Vermiculite mixture. It is economical and provides a smooth soft surface. This is also a way for pools in high water table and hard freeze areas to minimize the amount of sand used in the base. Vermiculite can be purchased in 4 cubic foot (average weight 20lbs – 30lbs) that must be mixed with Portland cement or in 42lb bags that is already mixed with Portland cement. The vermiculite and portland cement mixture can be purchased in two forms. The pre-mix also known as pool-crete  and is simply mixed with water.
  • The BEST option and what Pool Warehouse recommends is Pool Crete. This portland cement/vermiculite mixture can be purchased in 40lbs bags and is mixed with water using a paddle mixer or cement mixer. This is the simplest and most effective product for finishing your pool kits floor.

Swimming Pool Kit Base Floor Options

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Swimming Pool Kit Base Floor Options

Mixing and application information is provided in the Inground Swimming Pool Installation Manual.

Pool Size Sand (Tons) / Portland* Portland* / Vermiculite Pre-Mix Bags

12 x 24 3 / 7 6 / 13 26

14 x 28 4 / 10 8 / 16 32

16 x 32 6 / 13 13 / 25 50

16 x 36 7 / 16 16 / 30 60

18 x 36 8 / 17 17 / 34 65

20 x 40 9 / 20 19 / 38 75

24 x 44 10 / 25 20 / 40 80

16 x 41 x 26 9 / 20 19 / 38 75

20 x 45 x 30 12 / 26 25 / 50 100


*94 lb bags of portland cement
The actual amount of material needed will vary depending on the dig and thickness of the swimming pool base used. This table can be used as a guide. It is based on a 2″ thick swimming pool base. The sand/portland mix is generally the best choice for most homeowners. The Portland/vermiculite or Pre-mix should be used for high water table areas and hard freeze areas. Swimming Pool Kit Base Floor Options By Pool Warehouse, the swimming pool kit pros!

How To Install An Inground Swimming Pool Cover

Installing A Rectangular Swimming Pool Cover

1. Remove all swimming pool ladders and handrails 2. Measure the swimming pool and the pool cover. This will determine the overlap of the pool cover. Take the difference on width and length and divide by two. The overlap can vary from 10 to 15 inches. 3. Place cover over the swimming pool carefully so you do not snag or damage the cover. The cautionary label should be facing up. Adjust to the overlap determined in step 1. Use something on the straps to hold the pool cover in place (buckets of water or bags of sand). 4. Mark the anchor points at the center of each wall. They are located 18 inches from the edge of the swimming pool cover. Install the anchors. (See anchor section) 5. Attach straps to the springs, then place the springs on the anchors 6. Continue with the anchor points for the rest of the pool cover. With all anchors and springs installed, recheck all the anchors and straps to make sure they are secured and adjusted with equal tension. Keep reading for more information on how to install an inground swimming pool cover. How To Install An Inground Swimming Pool Cover

Installing A Free Form Swimming Pool Cover

1. Remove all swimming pool ladders and handrails 2. Measure the pool and the pool cover. This will determine the overlap of the cover. Take the difference on width and length and divide by two. The overlap can vary from 10 to 15 inches. 3. Place cover over the pool carefully so you do not snag or damage the pool cover. Thecautionary label should be facing up Adjust to the overlap determined in step 1.Use something on the straps to hold the cover in place (buckets of water or bags of sand). 4. Mark the anchor points as shown below .They are located 18 inches from the edge of the cover. Install the anchors.(See anchor section) 5. Attach straps to the springs, then place the springs on the anchors 6. Continue with the anchor points for the rest of the pool cover. With all anchors and springs installed, recheck all the Anchors and straps to make sure they are secured and adjusted with equal tension.

Swimming Pool Deck Anchor Installation

WARNING: Always wear goggles or other appropriate eye protection while installing deck anchors or other pool equipment using power tools. After the cover has the initial anchors, layout the remaining straps (18″ from edge of cover).On rectangles you can use a chalk line to make sure the anchors are in a straight line. Tools needed: • Rotary Hammer Drill • 3/4″ Concrete Bit • Chalk Line • Hammer • Goggles/protective Eyewear Swimming Pool Cover Deck Anchors

Installing On Concrete Swimming Pool Decks

1. Drill about 2-1/4″ inches into the pool deck using a rotary hammer drill with a 3/4 inch masonry bit. Vacuum or flush out the concrete dust in the bottom of the hole. 2. Remove the anchor insert from the anchor. Place the brass anchor into the hole and tamp it down carefully until flush with the swimming pool deck using the tamper tool. Do not drive the anchor in with the anchor insert in place. 3. Screw the anchor insert into the anchor with the hex key, with around 1/3 of the anchor insert above the deck to secure the spring. Give us a call if you have questions about How To Install An Inground Swimming Pool Cover.Pool Deck Anchor

Installing On Other Swimming Pool Deck Surfaces

1. For Brick, Pavers, Stone (or for wood decks less than 1-5/8″) to be installed, you will need a 3/4″ I.D. conduit or pipe that is 15″ in length. Drill into the pool deck using a rotary hammer drill with an appropriate size masonry bit. Vacuum or flush out the concrete dust in the bottom of the hole. 2. Remove the brass insert from the anchor. Place the brass anchor into the pipe and drive the pipe into the hole and tamp it down carefully until flush with the deck using the a block of wood. Do not drive the anchor in with the anchor insert in place. 3. Screw the brass insert into the casing with the hex key, with around 1/3 of the anchor insert above the swimming pool deck to secure the spring.

Swimming Pool Cover Spring Installation

Swimming Pool Cover Springs

Installing Pool Cover Springs Onto The Anchors

1. Place the installation rod through the round end of the spring with notch in rod facing away from pool cover. 2. Place the end of rod over the anchor insert. 3. Pivot the rod away from the edge of the swimming pool cover until the spring slides over the anchor insert. 4. Rotate the installation rod until the rod is free. 5. The springs should be compressed 50% 6. After initial installation recheck the spring tension to make sure it is correct the cover should fit tightly. A loose cover can sag and become damaged. Give us a call if you have How To Install An Inground Swimming Pool Cover. Pool Cover Installation

Removing Your Swimming Pool Cover

1 Place the installation rod over the spring where it connects to the anchor. Make sure the notch is facing away from the pool cover. 2. Rotate the installation rod until the spring is over the end of the installation rod. 3. Pull the rod toward the cover so the spring slides up the rod and relieves tension. 4. Using the Hex Key provided rotate the anchor insert until it is flush with the insert. How-To-Remove-Your-Pool-Cover

Caring For Your Swimming Pool Cover

1. Make sure the pool kits water level is never allowed to fall below 18” from the main deck level. Allowing a low water level will result in cover and/or spring damage during periods of snow accumulation. This type damage will not be covered under the warranty. 2. Do not walk on the pool cover unless their is an emergency situation. It should not be jumped upon like a trampoline. Walking or jumping on the swimming pool cover could result in damage not covered by the warranty 3. Proper chemical treatment is necessary when closing the pool kit for the winter. The chemical levels should be checked in the spring, adjust as necessary. 4. Strips to protect against abrasion are sewn to the cover to protect against normal coping wear. 5. It is up to the installer to, when necessary, add protective padding to sharp corners or very rough areas of the pool kit. 6. The swimming pool cover should be stored in its storage bag when not installed. Any leaves and debris should be cleaned from the cover before storing. 7. The pool cover should be stored in an area free of rodents. 8. Never swim in your swimming pool kit with the inground pool cover when it is partially installed. 9. Check the pool cover periodically to be sure the cover is secured tightly on the pool. Adjust the straps to achieve the proper tension. 10. Do not to drag the pool cover on decking or over the cover springs. Tears resulting from mishandling will not be covered under the warranty. Give us a call if you have questions about How To Install An Inground Swimming Pool Cover.

How To Install An Inground Swimming Pool Cover

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Choosing An Above-Ground Pool Kit

Choosing an Above-Ground Pool Kit: The Answer to the Hot Summer Months Many people dream of one day owning their own swimming pool. For most, that dream consists of an in-ground pool with all of the bells and whistles that can be added. Unfortunately, this dream can be fairly expensive and out of the budget of a lot of people. So is there an affordable alternative that will ease the summer heat? Can you still have your dream of a pool on a budget? The answer is an above-ground pool kit. With so many options to choose from, the above-ground pool market is no longer strictly one-size-fits-all. There are benefits to choosing an above-ground pool kit that may make it the right choice for you. Choosing An Above-Ground Pool Kit

Choosing An Above-Ground Pool Kit

1. You can select the right shape for your location. Depending on your space you may be limited as to what style of pool kit you can add. Round and oval are your two above-ground options, both of which are attractive in any location. You can also choose the right size and depth for you. If you have small children you may not want to go with a 54” depth. It may be that a 48” depth is more appropriate. As you look at your options consider your practical needs, because no matter which model, shape, and depth you choose you can know that you will be satisfied with your choice. An above-ground pool kit is easy to assemble and comes with a warranty so you can enjoy it for many years to come. Knowing that your investment is covered makes it a wiser route. Also, there is no need to dig up your backyard, making the above-ground option perfect for renters. 2. Add a deck. If the in-ground pool kit is what you want, but an above-ground is what you can afford, you can take steps to make it seem as permanent a fixture as possible. A lot of people love the idea of entertaining by the pool and laying out by the water. If this is something that is appealing to you then you need to add a deck. Building around your swimming pool will give it the feel of permanence and will increase your uses. The deck can be as simple or as elaborate as you would prefer, but if you will be spending a lot of time by the pool, this is an area that you will want to add for sure. Invite friends over, relax on lounge chairs, and give the kids a larger area to play in, and with the perfect deck you will have plenty of room to do it all. If built correctly you will create a look of an in-ground pool. With the luxury of your above-ground addition you will never know the difference. 3. Easy to take down is a huge factor when choosing an above-ground pool kit. Depending on the style you choose, you may be able to take down the pool kit at the end of the season. The benefit to storage is the extended life due to protection from the elements. This is ideal in any situation, but it is perfect for renters who may need to take it with them if they move. Also, the lack of digging is ideal when putting it on rented property. Choosing the right above-ground pool kit will give you many years of use, no matter where you are living. The durability of materials in modern-day above-ground pools and pool liners makes them an investment worth making. You can expect to use your pool for many years to come without the fear of rust or damage from the sun. The steel structure makes the difference, so as you are considering pools and pool covers, make sure that they are made with quality materials that are made to last. The flexibility of above-ground pools makes them the ideal solution for most pool owners. With sales on the rise, it’s no wonder why. The one-time investment gives you a swimming pool that can be used virtually anywhere. The only requirement is a yard big enough to accommodate the size pool you are looking for. You can select the shape, size, and depth to give you the perfect addition this summer. You and your children will be in the pool every chance you get. That makes it worth the investment!

How To Winterize Your Swimming Pool Kit

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How To Winterize Your Swimming Pool Kit

Tips For Winterizing Your Inground Pool Kit

1 – Locate all your swimming pool winterizing supplies. This should include the swimming pool cover, the water tubes, the plugs for the skimmers (Gizmos) AQUA GENIE WINTER COVER (See Below) and return jets and your winterizing chemicals. You will also need an air compressor or a powerful shop vac. You need these items for proper winterization. If you are using the green Gizmos to plug your pool skimmers, check them out and make sure that they are not cracked. This is very important when dealing with gizmos. Gizmos with holes or cracks will not work! 2 – Backwash the swimming pool filter very well to clean it out. Drain DE pool filter tanks and leave backwash valve open. On sand pool filters, unplug the filter drain plug and leave off. Put drain plug with other removed items in the pump basket. Make sure multiport valve has no water in it. Blow it out with a compressor or shop vacuum if necessary. Please note that it is not recommended to “acid wash” DE filters at the time of the pool closing. This is best to do in the Spring so that you can immediately run pool water through the system. It is not good to use muriatic acid on a DE swimming pool filter and then just rinse it off and put it away. The acid may degrade the filter parts over the winter. 3 – Disconnect your swimming pool pump and filter. Make sure that the pool pump is totally drained out of any water. Turn pool pump upside down once to make sure! Remove any drain plugs from the pool pump. It is a good idea to store any small plugs or parts in the pool pump basket. This way you will be able to find them easily in the Spring. 4 – If there is a pool heater, drain it and make sure there is no sitting water inside. Blow it out with a compressor or shop vac. Drain the pool heater totally and remove all drain plugs (if any). Put drain plugs in the pump basket for safe keeping. We do not recommend to remove the pool heater tray. You can remove it if you want, but you may have trouble putting it back in the Spring. It is not necessary on most units. 5 – Unscrew and loosen any quick disconnect fittings or unions at your pool kit pump and filter system. Remember, the name of the game is “no freeze cracks”. If the water is all drained out of your pipes and fittings, it cannot freeze and expand and crack. 6 – Remove all internal return pool jet fittings (the entire fitting!). Use steady even pressure to turn the jet. If you crack a pool jet while removing it, don’t panic!! You can get a replacement come Spring. Remove all pool kit skimmer baskets. Put fittings and any other items that you remove in one of the skimmer baskets or the pool pump basket to avoid loss (this includes the dive board bolts too). Remove the air valve on the Cozy Cove and pour RV antifreeze down the line and replace air valve. 7 – Blow out all swimming pool return jet pipes using an air compressor or shop vac. Hook up air compressor or shop vac to the return lines at the filter system – or – some people prefer to screw the compressor fitting into the drain plug of the pump. This will give a good seal and allow you to blow out the entire system from that one spot – but this is up to you. Keep the air blowing until the air bubbles start to become visible from the return jets in the pool kit. Put a plug in the fitting under the water when you see the bubbles blowing at full force. This will mean that 99% of the water is out of the pipe. Make sure plug is in tight ! This is most important. 8 – Blow out all pool kit skimmer (suction side) pipes in a similar fashion as noted in #7. Put a Gizmo- type screw in plug in the skimmer when bubbles start to become visible. We know that this is sometimes difficult, but proper gizmo installation is important. Make sure that you put Teflon tape on the gizmo threads before installing. This insures a tight seal. If you don not want to use Gizmo plugs and want to use black rubber-type plugs instead, that is OK as long as there is something in the skimmer to allow for water expansion when it freezes. Usually a closed plastic empty soda-type bottle will work. This is very important! Do not just plug the swimming pool skimmer lines and forget about them. Water can easily freeze in a skimmer and crack the plastic. This would be bad! Also, if you have a slide, an auto vacuum system or a waterfall, you will have to drain and blow out those pipes as well.Pour RV anti-freeze in the lines to help prevent freezing. 9 – Blow out the swimming pool kit main drain line (if any). No, you don’t have to dive down and plug the drain pipe. When you see bubbles coming out of the drain, plug the pipe on your end or close the gate valve quickly. This is as much protection as you can give to a pool main drain line. By doing this you will cause an “air lock” in the line and no more water should enter the pipe from the pool side. 10 – Put duct tape on all exposed pipes to prevent anything from getting into them. Use a lot of tape, it’s cheap! Also tape over the the pool kit skimmer deck lid. 11 – Remove rope and floats from pool and put with the rest of the supplies. 12 – Remove dive board and ladders. Put in a safe spot – a shed or the garage. Put the inground pool kit pump and filter in the shed or garage as well. You probably are not going to want to move your filter if it is a sand filter. You can leave that outside ! Remember … do not lose dive bolts or pool ladder bumpers. Put them in the skimmer or pump baskets. 13 – Mix any granular winterizing chemicals in a bucket so that they are totally dissolved. Dump mixture into the swimming pool. You want to avoid any un-dissolved granules from settling on the pool floor and staining the liner. This is very important. If you are using any liquid winterizing chemicals, pour them in the swimming pool kit as well. Test the pool for PH and Total Alkalinity. Adjust to normal levels using PH PLUS or MINUS and ALKALINITY PLUS. PH should be between 7.2 – 7.6 and Alkalinity between 100-150 ppm. Make sure one of your winterize chemicals consists of a SHOCK-type product. You want the chlorine level in the swimming pool to be rather high (over 3.0 for wintertime). 14 – Water level. This is an area of a little controversy with some people, so we are going to tell you how to winterize your swimming pool kit the way we like best. You do not have to drain any water out of the swimming pool provided that you have properly blown out and plugged all your underground pipes as outlined above and you do not have a swimming pool that has decorative ceramic tiles at the water line. Some people are used to their pool kit being drained down past the skimmer. This is usually done instead of blowing out the pipes and using gizmos. Realize that the higher their water level is through the winter, the better it is for the pool cover. Swimming pools that are drained down low cause a lot of undue stress on the pool cover thereby shortening its life – as well as exposing the vinyl swimming pool liner to the air and causing it to prematurely dry out. The use of gizmos prevents the pools skimmers from cracking, plugs the pipes and allows the water level to remain high for the pool cover so that rain water does not cause a lake on top of the cover – possibly causing it to fall in. We feel that the way we have stated to close a in-ground swimming pool kit is the proper way. You really only have to drain the water down in a swimming pool if it has tile at the water level because the surface water will freeze and expand over the winter and this could cause those tiles to crack. Aside from this situation, we feel that there is no valid reason to lower the water in the swimming pool. Also, you do not have to remove or “lower” the pool kit light provided that you keep your water at the normal level. 15 – Place the cover on your swimming pool kit. If there are rips or tears in the cover that are repairable, patch them with either vinyl pool patch (for vinyl covers) or with pool cover patch tape ( for lightweight covers) or with a heavy duty duct-type tape. Remember, if your cover was declared legally dead a few years ago then patching probably is not the right thing to do ! It is probably time to get a new inground swimming pool cover. If there are sharp points that extend into the pool, like step units then it is a good idea to put rags or cardboard between the cover and the points on the pool which extend out. Do this right or the cover may rip on those stress points. 16 – If you use water tubes, lay out the water tubes, placing them through loops on cover. Fill tubes with water to approx. 85% and tightly seal all tubes. Do not overfill the tubes – when they freeze you do not want them to expand and split. Tubes should ideally be touching each other end to end. However spacing them one (1) foot apart is OK. If you find that tubes are leaking do not fill them. Replace them with new. It is not a good idea to patch the old tubes unless you absolutely have to. Remember…do not overfill tubes. They should not be totally filled with water. Allow enough slack in the tube for water expansion! This is General Information on how to shut down an inground swimming pool in harsh winter areas. For more detailed instructions please ask your swimming pool builder or a service tech in your area.

How To Winterize Your Swimming Pool Kit – Aqua Genie

We recommend using the patented AquaGenie Winter Cover ,to order ask for part # H03116N or visit our shop and look for the Aqua Genie replacement parts in the pool skimmer section. Installing Winter Cover Gasket To install gasket 1. Start at the top center of the gasket channel (See Sketch#1) 2. Gasket is installed with narrow side of the gasket installed in channel(See Sketch #2). Work gasket into channel making sure is well seated. how to winterize your swimming pool kit
Assemble You Winter Cover 1.Place threaded rod through hole in winter cover ,assemble in the correct order. (See Sketch#3) Note : O Ring goes between Knob and cover. Aqua Genie Winter Cover
Installing The Aqua Genie Winter Cover 1. Remove Aquagenie Cover to gain access for installation .(See Sketch #5) 2. Orient brace from top to bottom corner of cover ,with supports facing down. (See Sketch #4) 3. Guide the assembled Winter Cover through Weir opening (you do not have to remove weir assembly) (See Sketch #5). Brace goes behind lip in pressure throat 4. Hold the cover against the faceplate with one hand and rotate the brace until it is horizontal 5. Turn knob by hand until gaskets seats on faceplate.Brace will tighten against lip on pressure throat. (See Sketch#6) (Caution: over tightening will distort the gasket) 6. Drain water in basket well and follow pump and filter manufacturer’s winterizing recommendations
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How To Winterize Your Swimming Pool Kit

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Hydra Pools Replacement Swimming Pool Liner

Buying a Hydra Pools replacement swimming pool liner from Pool Warehouse has never been easier! No need to spend countless hours scratching your head trying to figure out how to measure your swimming pool liner. Pool Warehouse can help you make order entry a snap, no need to measure, no need to wait for all measurements to add up. Simply give us a call and we can access your pools exact dimensions using several techniques exclusively offered by Pool Warehouse. We sell Hydra Pools replacement swimming pool liners across the USA to all cities and states. Why chose a Hydra Pools Replacement Swimming Pool Liner? We know your pool liner has to do more than just look good through years of sun, water, chlorine, ultraviolet light, heat and cold, as well as everyday wear. It has to fit perfectly. No wrinkles, No bulges, Not now. Not ever. It has to be as trouble-free years from now as it is today. The material has to be the best available. Seams have to be sealed absolutely water-tight. Hydra uses the most advanced high-technology equipment, improved construction techniques and materials that only the space age could create. So while many pool liners are warranted for ten years or less, ours is warranted for a full 20 years, on a prorated basis.

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Try These Measuring Tips & Helpful Hints!

To avoid some common errors, please read the tips and instructions below, before you begin measuring your vinyl in-ground pool liner.
    • Never assume your pools liner is standard. All swimming pool liners are different & detailed measurements are needed to ensure your new pool liner will fit exactly.
    • Actual pool liner measurements are needed, even if the original pool kit plans are available. Slight variances may have occurred during construction, or the plan may not have been followed precisely.
    • Do not make allowances for weather conditions, temperature or the fact that vinyl liner can shrink and expand. These factors are taken into account during the manufacturing process.
    • You don’t need to drain your swimming pool kit to measure it. Draining does make the process easier, but most measurements can easily be taken from outside of the pool kit.
    • If you can, have another person help you. Measuring is much quicker & easier with two people.
    • Provide all measurements in feet & inches. Round each measurement up to the nearest 1/4 inch.

Hydra Pools Replacement Swimming Pool Liner

Hydra Replacement Vinyl Swimming Pool Liners Pool Warehouse service has become a legend in the swimming pool industry. We pull out all the stops to provide Hydra Pools replacement swimming pool liners to our customers promptly. We offer a 5 working day production on custom vinyl in-ground pool liners and even offer a 48-hour express service By Pool Warehouse, the swimming pool kit pros!

DIY Polymer In-Ground Swimming Pool Kits

JT explains what to expect when buying DIY Polymer In-Ground Swimming Pool Kits from Pool Warehouse. He explains everything that comes in your kit from pool pump, filter, step and hand rails to the pallets of polymer wall panels.  JT also shows how to set your polymer pool wall panels and braces around the perimeter of your pool.  While this video is about polymer pool walls, this same method can be used for understanding the delivery and installing our steel wall pool kits.

DIY Polymer In-Ground Swimming Pool Kits


Excavation is the most important part of the installation process. It’s important to make sure that the grade and all of your levels are accurate before setting your pool wall panels. For more information on “How To Install Your Pool Kit” please see our installation manual. The manual can be found at the bottom of any page on our website, simply scroll down and look under “Resources”. Our diy polymer in-ground swimming pool kits can be installed by not just seasoned professional builders but by savvy homeowners who have construction experience. The installation of an in-ground swimming pool kit is a complicated construction project. The owner’s manual accompanying your in-ground pool kit contains detailed information regarding the correct installation and assembly of your swimming pool. The incorrect installation and assembly of your pool, including but not limited to incorrect excavation and site preparation, will impair the life span of your pool, cause your pool to leak. Installation of a swimming pool kit may require you to obtain advanced permitting and/or approval of local government agencies as well as compliance with applicable regulations, if any, such as perimeter fencing for your property.

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Installing a Swimming Pool Kit

Increasing the Value of Your Home: Installing a Swimming Pool Kit!

As a homeowner, there are countless things to think about concerning your future. You may not want to stay in your current home forever, so certain renovations can really increase the resale value of your home. We all know doing things like remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can add significant value to your home when you’re looking to resell it. Updating fixtures, color schemes, appliances, and finishes are also small ways to modernize your home and increase its value in a competitive market – but what about a bigger, more luxurious add-on? Installing a swimming pool pool kit in your backyard has great resale potential, depending on your location and market. With easy to install pool kits and professional services, you can take your home from good to great. Let’s explore some of the benefits of adding a pool to your home. Installing a Swimming Pool Kit

Location, Location, Location

Many homeowners are looking for a way to increase their home’s value in a reasonable way. One surefire way to do this is by adding a swimming pool. Including a pool kit in your backyard automatically increases the luxury and sophistication of your home. Adding a pool is a real investment, with many things to think about before you take the literal plunge. Some argue that installing a swimming pool kit can actually decrease the resale value of your home. This can be true in some cases. For example, if a family with small children is looking for a home, they may be wary of the safety issues that come with owning a swimming pool. The same is true for older couples that may not want to commit to the constant upkeep a pool requires. You need to spend time researching your neighborhood and surrounding areas before you commit to installing a swimming pool kit. If you live in a neighborhood where a lot of the homes do not have pools, you could be at a disadvantage. This most likely means that people in this area aren’t really looking for a pool kit, or don’t find the value in owning a property with a swimming pool. Conversely, if you live in an area where a lot of other homes have pools, you may want to consider adding one. Owning a home without a swimming pool in an area where a lot of other homes do have pools could put you at an advantage. This means that people in this area are looking to invest in a home with a swimming pool. Potential buyers are more likely to consider your home if it does have a pool and your home won’t get lost in the shuffle of other, more ordinary homes. The next thing to consider is the geography of your home. It’s proven that homes in more southern areas of the United States tend to have more swimming pools. Florida for example has a high ratio of homes to pools. In warmer, southern climates, it can be almost unusual to find a home without a pool. If you live in the South, installing a swimming pool kit should be a relatively risk-free investment. If you live in the North East or Midwest, pools tend to be less popular. You have to consider the grueling winters the north tends to endure. Homeowners are less willing to spend thousands of extra dollars on a home with a pool that can only be used for half of the year. Installing a Swimming Pool Kit

Investing and Installing

By now, you’ve narrowed down what’s best for your home based on neighborhood, location, and geography. If you’ve decided a pool kit is a worthwhile investment, it’s time to think about what kind of pool you want to install. The choices are truly limitless, so finding the perfect fit is imperative. Do you want an above ground or inground pool? Will you hire a team of professionals or will you use a pool kit to install your own pool? Luckily, Pool Warehouse offers great deals on in-ground swimming pool kits you can actually install yourself. If you’re a builder at heart and want something truly custom for your home, Pool Warehouse has the resources for you. Our pool kits come with everything you need to create the pool of your dreams; after all you want a pool you’re also going to love during your time at your home. We offer free curbside delivery and lift-gate services. You may need to hire a company to do some excavating to prepare the pad for your new pool. Other than that, our pool kits come with everything needed to build your dream pool. So if you’re ready to take the plunge, installing a pool kit is not only great for you, but also your home! By Pool Warehouse, the swimming pool kit pros!

Keep Your Swimming Pool Kit Clean

Your Next Swim Could Be Your Worst!

Your swimming pool is a blue, sparkling, pristine oasis in an otherwise boring trend of back yards where there is nothing better to do than sit on a chaise lounge. No, in your back yard, you have a personal gym, a masseuse, a way to cool down in the summer, and a great centerpiece for any party – after all, who doesn’t love a pool party? The problem is… Unless you are on top of keeping your pool kit clean, it poses a greater danger to you than any other element of your home. Lurking in that water are a variety of substances, bacteria, chemicals, and more, waiting to infect you and anyone who gets into your pool. What, pray tell, could possibly be in your pool? After all, you put chlorine in it occasionally, and you have a filter, and there aren’t any leaves or dirt in your pool, so what’s the problem? Your pool is clear and clean and ready for swimming!

Everybody Does It

First of all, there are feces. Yes, we don’t like to think about it, but the average swimmer contributes – according to the Centers for Disease Control – at least 0.14 grams of fecal matter to pool water, and typically within the first 15 minutes of entering the pool. In fact, a CDC report found that nearly one in eight pubic pools posed serious violations that threatened public health, resulting those pools be immediately shut down. We’re all thankful for that, but just remember: every time you get into your pool, you’re… “contributing.” Feces are just the start of it, though. The CDC sampled water from 161 pools in the Atlanta area alone, and each showed signs of E. coli, the bacteria most commonly associated with the aforementioned and apparently very popular fecal matter. While kids can occasionally be pointed to as the culprits, adults share their fair amount of blame as well – after all, do you rinse with soap and water before entering the pool every time? If not, then you are introducing fecal matter, and therefore potentially E. coli, every time. Cryptosporidium, otherwise known as Crypto, is a parasite that can cause a diarrheal disease. The biology of the parasite is such that it can survive in chlorine-treated water for up to ten days, meaning that even a well-maintained pool can contain it. The leading cause of pool-related diseases, the best way to prevent Crypto from spreading is good hygiene at the pool! Keep Your Swimming Pool Kit Clean We Didn’t Start the RWIs Other recreational water illnesses, or RWIs, are commonly caused by germs that can be spread by swallowing contaminated water in any body of water, including in-ground swimming pool kits, hot tubs, water parks, lakes, and even oceans. The most common RWI is diarrhea, but others include infections of the gastrointestinal system, your skin, your ears, your respiratory system, your eyes, or a wound. Why? Well, chlorine and the other disinfectants used to keep a pool clean do not instantly kill germs. Furthermore, when urine and sweat is mixed with the chlorine in a pool, it uses up part of the chlorine in the pool already, chlorine that would otherwise have killed the RWI-causing germs. Enough About Problems, What About Solutions?

Keep Your Swimming Pool Kit Clean!

So, what’s the solution if you don’t want to risk becoming violently ill every time you go swimming? Well, first, wash your hands often, both before and after swimming. Shower as well, for good measure! Beyond staying clean yourself, you can protect yourself by avoiding swallowing pool water – yes, it is hard to do so sometimes, but you must try your best! Of course, the best way to avoid all of the aforementioned illnesses is by having a in-ground swimming pool kit of your own and taking extra-special care of it. Staying on top of the chlorine treatment, making sure the filter is clean, regularly scrubbing the walls and floor of the pool kit, and other precautionary measures will ensure that your own pool kit is much cleaner than the public pools surveyed by the CDC. Ultimately, it is up to you to protect your own health! You can help keep your pool clean by also providing – and insisting upon – a separate shower for swimmers, and checking your children for illness before they enter the pool (if you have any!). With that said, don’t let your fear of disease stop you from having fun; all of these illnesses are very easy to avoid with these simple, easy-to-implement practices! Pool Warehouse, the swimming pool kit pros!

Pool Krete Application Tips For In-ground Swimming Pool Kits

What is Pool-Krete?

Pool-Krete® Premix is a quality blend of expanded vermiculite, portland cement, and admixtures designed to be mixed with water and troweled to form a long-lasting hard bottom for in-ground vinyl-lined swimming pool kit. Theses Pool Krete Application Tips For In-ground Swimming Pool Kits are for the proper use of Pool-Krete – This product will enhance the quality of the swimming pool kit installation and prolong the life of the vinyl pool liner. Pool-Krete is a porous but rigid liner base which offers numerous benefits to both the pool kit installer and the pool owner. With no waste and minimal clean up, this professional approach to hard bottom installations results in greater customer satisfaction and can result in increased referral business. Tools Required:
  • Shovels
  • Trowels — approximately 4″ x 12″ round-edged and flexible
  • Mortar Mixer (5 cubic foot capacity or larger) or Pool-Krete® Mixer/Pump
  • Five Gallon Bucket
  • Fifty-five (55) Gallon Drum
  • Wood Floats – approximately 4″ x 18″
  • Wheelbarrow
About the Excavation Naturally, the excavation of the swimming pool area should be as accurate as possible after carefully reading the pool manufacture’s specifications. The recommended thickness of the Pool-Krete should be between 1″ to 2″.If the inground pool kits manufacturer’s specifications are finished dimensions, an extra 1″ to 2″ will be needed to accommodate the hard bottom and hopper walls. Carefully set up string lines to accommodate the proper thickness of the Pool-Krete. Use re-bars to connect the lines as illustrated. Pool Krete In-Ground Pool

Accurate Pool Kit Excavation is Important!

The accuracy of the excavation will determine the number of bags of Pool-Krete needed for the pool job. If the hole is cut too deep or too large the requirements will increase. Note: After excavation, the bottom and hopper wall should be fine graded with a shovel to the line and raked free of excess loose dirt. Loose dirt and rocks should be removed. Do not tamp or attempt to pack loose debris as this will result in a non-suitable base for the Pool-Krete and will encourage erosion of the bottom and sides. Any recesses left by over digging or rock removal should be dry-packed with Pool-Krete and allowed to stiffen before the bottom is installed.

Benefit: Pool-Krete properly installed will outlast packed sand or sand/cement bottoms due to its high adheasion characteristics which prevents wash-outs and liner abuse due to abrasions.

Conditions to Observe Before Installation – Moisture in the Excavation Area

Extremely wet hopper walls and bottom resulting from recent rainfall should force postponement of the Pool-Krete® installation for at least a day or until the walls dry out. Pool-Krete® will not adhere properly to mud. The adhesion of Pool-Krete will not be adversely affected if the walls or bottom are merely moist. Note: Installation of Pool-Krete on extremely hot days can be simplified by slightly wetting down hopper walls and bottom with a gentle mist. This will prevent the dry dirt from absorbing moisture out of the Pool-Krete® too quickly. This practice will minimize cracking and ensure proper setting-up. Swimming Pool Hopper Wall Seepage Pool installation in geographical areas where water seepage is observed to be a problem can be remedied and controlled. Seepage occurring where the hopper walls converge can be controlled by digging a trench approxi-mately 6″ wide by 6″ deep into the wall; filling 1″ washed gravel; covering with visqueen, polyethylene or empty Pool-Krete bags; then dry-packing with Pool-Krete. After Pool-Krete has stiffened, installation of the Pool-Krete onto the hopper walls can proceed. Swimming Pool Hopper Bottom Seepage This problem will not go away unattended. One recommendation is to excavate the hopper bottom a foot or so deeper than specifications require; spread approximately 4″ of washed gravel into the bottom; install a small sump pump on top of the gravel with a flexible drain hose inserted up through the trench outlined on page 6 (see Illustration 2); and backfill the bottom with an additional 8″ of washed gravel. Cover the bottom with visquee and then proceed with Pool-Krete installation. The drain hose mentioned above should extend out of the pool area, as a permanent fixture and should be plugged after the removal of the groundwater, subsequently used again if the need arises. The pump should continue to run, removing all water after installation of Pool-Krete and until liner is installed and pool filled with water to the level of the wall panel bottoms. Only then should the pump be shut off. If seepage occurs across one or more of the hopper walls, the following recommendation can be used. Repeat steps outlined in next sections and above (see Illustration No. 2). In addition, add a horizontal trench connecting into the above (see Illustration No. 2), as well as a vertical trench running from the middle of the horizontal trench into the hopper. This procedure should be repeated for each wall where seepage is observed. Pool Crete Application For Inground Pool Kits Mud in the Swimming Pool Hopper Bottom A muddy condition in the hopper bottom resulting from rainfall can be remedied by working hydrated lime into the problem area at a rate of 100 lbs. per 9 square feet. After stiffening, Pool-Krete® installation can proceed. This procedure will be more effective and less costly than simply adding dry Pool-Krete to the muddy areas. Rain During Inground Swimming Pool Kit Installation Although Pool-Krete should not be used during a rain, there will be occasions when the weather simply rolls in quickly during installation. If possible, cover the pool area with polyethylene. A light mist will generally not affect the Pool-Krete Large drops or heavy rainfall, however, will cause the wet Pool-Krete to pock-mark or even wash out.

Pool Krete Application Tips For In-ground Swimming Pool Kits

Helpful Hint: Pool-Krete that has pock-marked can be easily repaired by first sweeping the surface lightly, re-moving the irregularities and then with plaster-wet Pool-Krete® mix, lightly trowel over the affected areas with a thin top coat. This will restore the bottom to its intended surface texture.

Pool Krete Mixing

Mortar Mixer A conventional mortar mixer five cubic feet capacity or larger can be used to mix Pool-Krete with water. Naturally, the larger the mixer the larger the batch. Approximately five to six gallons of water should be poured first into the mixer followed by a bag of Pool-Krete. Helpful Hint: Weather conditions will dictate the amount of water needed to properly mix one bag of Pool-Krete. Hot, windy conditions will dry out the Pool-Krete® faster than will cool, cloudy conditions. An additional two or three quarts per bag may be necessary on a hot, sunny day. The extra water will allow easier troweling and minimize cracking of the Pool-Krete. Hairline cracks can be expected to occur using any cement-based product and should not cause alarm. Stress cracks can be caused by too rapid hydration and, if desired, can be cosmetically eliminated by lightly troweling some dry Pool-Krete over the affected area. Mixing Time After the Pool-Krete has been added to the water, mixing time should not exceed two minutes. Mixing should continue until all dry pockets of Pool-Krete have disappeared into a wet, uniform consistency. Over mixing will cause the vermiculite particles to break down and can result in troweling problems. Benefit: The vermiculite in Pool-Krete provides the porosity necessary in a lightweight concrete. This poros-ity is a primary benefit to the hard bottom as it is responsible for allowing water to pass through during periods of rising water tables. In an empty pool, the water will pass through the hard bottom and unseat the liner. As the water table recedes, the water in the pool will reverse its passage down through the Pool-Krete hard bottom. This important benefit is an advantage over other types of pool bottoms since it prevents shifting, wash out, cracking, and expensive bottom repair. Pool-Krete Mixer and Pump This specialized piece of equipment used by builders who annually install high volumes of pools adds speed, efficiency, and further consistency to the installation of hard bottoms. With the pump and 75′ hose, the Pool-Krete can be placed accurately into the pool without wheelbarrows and buckets. Labor saving speed is the key factor when using a Pool-Krete machine. A unique feature of the Pool-Krete mixer is the contra-blend paddles used to mix the Pool-Krete and water. Unlike a mortar mixer, the Pool-Krete machine folds the mixture gently without degrading the vermiculite particles. Mixing time, however, should not exceed 1 minute. Benefit: Yields of Pool-Krete in these machines will increase dramatically as a result of the special designed paddles. After mixing, the Pool-Krete should be discharged out of the mortar mixer (if used) into a mortar box or wheelbarrow. After discharge, it is important to repeat the first step of adding water to the mixer for the next batch regardless of the time interval between batches. This will prevent any leftover material from adhering to the paddles or mixer causing unnecessary clean up or down time. Helpful Hint: For ease of installation, one recommendation is to set up the mortar mixer at one corner of the shallow end. This can be accomplished by backfilling the selected corner with dirt. Setting the mixer close to the pool wall allows the Pool-Krete to be discharged over the wall to a waiting wheelbarrow, resulting in time savings and eliminating excessive moves of the mixing operation as the installation proceeds into the shallow end. Helpful Hint: When setting up the mixing operation on the outside corner of the pool, drape a sheet of polyeth-ylene over the pool wall to avoid splattering of the Pool-Krete®. This will eliminate any extra clean up.

Placement of Pool-Krete

Prior to the placement of the Pool-Krete, form a dam on the outside of the swimming pool kit wall to fill any large gaps between the bottom of the pool wall panels and the ground. This can be accomplished with either the concrete footing used to anchor the wall braces or packed backfill. (See Illustration No. 3.) Helpful Hint: The 55 gallon drum recommended allows the mixer operator a continuous and ample supply of water not always available through a common garden hose. Prior to beginning the hard bottom installation, the operator should have a batch mixing and another already in the wheelbarrow. This will allow the mixer operator to work slightly ahead of the troweling operation. Installation technique can vary, but one recommendation is to start in the hopper and work toward the shallow end. When installing by this method, begin by applying the Pool-Krete to the vertical areas where the hopper walls join. (See Illustration No. 2.) Work from the top to avoid reaching over in-place Pool-Krete or accidentally sliding dirt over the troweled areas. The Pool-Krete should be troweled 1″ x 2″ onto the pool wall panels and gently tapered down onto the top of the hopper wall. (See Illustration No. 3.) Swimming Pool Krete Application Helpful Hint: On particularly hot days, troweling can be made easier by dipping the trowel into a water bucket kept nearby. Helpful Hint: The angles created by the joining of the sloped hopper walls should be as sharp and as well de-fined as possible. Avoid creating a radius at these junctures as it could result in liner wrinkles. After connecting all the hopper walls, complete the hopper bottom and work toward the shallow end, placing the Pool-Krete® first on either side and working toward the middle of the slope. Helpful Hint: The placement of 2″ by 2″ wood stringers halfway up the hopper wall, parallel to the pool bottom, will allow for accurate placement of desired Pool-Krete® thickness assuring the builder straight slopes. Installation of Swimming Pool Liner The vinyl swimming pool liner may be installed immediately upon completion of the Pool-Krete hard bottom; however, it is recommended that there by no traffic in the pool until the Pool-Krete has had sufficient opportunity to harden. This period will normally be two days depending upon temperature. Traffic in the pool prior to sufficient hard-ening will result in unsightly indentations which serve as collection points for dirt and potential algae. The pool, however, may be filled immediately after liner installation.
Pool-Krete Usage Chart
This chart represents the typical number of bags of Pool-Krete Premix needed for various types of pool kits. Usage will vary depending on soil types and individual builders, but this table will provide a rough guide for supplying the proper amount of Pool-Krete for different size and type pool kits. We Recommend Adding 5-10 Extra Bags When Ordering.
Pool Krete Application Tips For In-ground Swimming Pool Kits

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Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liners In Knoxville Tennessee

Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liners In Knoxville Tennessee

Looking for a replacement in-ground swimming pool Llners in Knoxville Tennessee? Pool Warehouses offers our exclusive, White Glove Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Installation Service! We not only supply your swimming pool liner but also have it installed by one of our certified pool liner installation specialists! Our vinyl pool liner installers have years of experience with vinyl lined swimming pools and are prepared to not only replace your old swimming pool liner but can also remodel or restore any vinyl lined pool that’s not been well maintained.

Our “White Glove Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liner Installation Service” includes:

  • No Need To Measure Your Liner Or Fill Out Replacement Pool Liner Forms
  • Draining Your In-Ground Swimming Pool
  • Removing Your Old Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner
  • Replacing Your Pools Plastic Skimmer &  Return Faceplates
  • Replacing Your Protective Wall Foam If Needed
  • Repairing & Patching Your Swimming Pools Floor As Needed *Two Bags of Pool Crete
  • Installing Your New Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liner
  • Installing Pool Liner Lock To Ensure Your Pool Liner Doesn’t Slip Out Of The Coping Latter.
  • Cutting In Your New Replacement Swimming Pool Liner

Call with any questions about our Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liners In Knoxville Tennessee. 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liners In Knoxville Tennessee

All Swimming Pool Liners Are Made In Tennessee!

Our replacement vinyl in-ground swimming pool liners are American made by Hydra Pools! Hydra operates their stat of the art vinyl swimming pool liner manufacturing plant in Sweetwater Tennessee, only 45 minutes from Knoxville! Hydra Pools has a 20 year track record of making long lasting, quality swimming pool liners right here in the state of Tennessee! If you have questions about our replacement in-ground swimming pool liners in Knoxville Tennessee please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

Knoxville Tennessee Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liner Installation

Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liners In Knoxville Tennessee

Pool Warehouse offers replacement in-ground swimming pool liner installation service to all cities and towns in the state of Tennessee including: Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Murfeesboro, Clarksville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Franklin, Johnson City, Kingsport, Sevierville, Jackson, Cookeville, Maryville, Hendersonville, Brentwood, Oak Ridge, Cleveland, Crossville, Morristown, Alcoa, Greeneville, Germantown, Gallatin, Bristol, Lebanon, Columbia, Elizabethton, Jonesborough, Lynchburg, Maryville and more. Make sure to remember Pool Warehouse is your source for Replacement In-Ground Swimming Pool Liners In Knoxville Tennessee!

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2014 Replacement In-ground Swimming Pool Liners

Yes, that’s right we have 2014 replacement In-ground swimming pool liners in stock and ready to ship! These new vinyl liner patterns are beautiful and are new patterns for 2014. Due to high demand supplies are limited so make sure and order now to ensure your liner pattern doesn’t sell out. Our swimming pool liners are made from 100% virgin vinyl making them highly resistant to tearing, puncturing and cracking. Also all of our inks contain a built-in fungicide that reinforces the effectiveness of regular chlorine and algaecide treatment while keeping your pattern from fading over time.  Check out the new 2014 replacement in-ground swimming pool liners below!

2014 Replacement In-ground Swimming Pool Liners

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Need Your Replacement Swimming Pool Liner Fast!?

Have a birthday or pool party this weekend and need your replacement pool liner fast? At Pool Warehouse we offer a 24 hour express service on pool liners, order today and it will ship tomorrow. All other pool liners will be made and shipped within 5 business days, so if your not in a rush this is probably your best option. If you have questions about our 2014 Replacement In-ground Swimming Pool Liners please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

2014 Replacement In-ground Swimming Pool Liners Tim, our swimming pool liner specialist, has been selling swimming pool liners for over 14 years and will be personally quoting your replacement vinyl liner!

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Valentines Day Swimming Pool Kit

Valentines Day Swimming Pool Kit

Why not surprise your family with a Valentines Day Swimming ? Make this years Valentines impossible to top with a Heart shaped in-ground swimming pool kit from Pool Warehouse! We’ve designed the perfect shaped swimming pool just for all you love birds out there so why not let skip the chocolates and go for a pool. This in-ground pool kit is a unique one of a kind design that will be remembered for years to come. We include all the equipment necessary for installation including your swimming pool pump, filter, step, vinyl liner (with 20 year warranty), deep end entry ladder and much more.  We also offer romantic upgrades like jetted cozy coves, bench seats, led pool lights that change color and heaters for those late night swims. So why not surprise your special someone with a gift that will make bring years of enjoyment!

Valentines Day Swimming Pool Kit

In-Ground Pool Kit Questions?

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Hall In-ground Pool Kit

Hall In-Ground Pool Kit

The Hall in-ground pool kit was is just another great example of how easy it is to install your own pool! The Hall family chose a standard steel wall pool kit and really turned it into a beautiful backyard work of art. They added a few great features like outside the pool water jets (pictured) and paired that with a fabulous deck with outside living area. The great thing about any of our pool kits is they can be bought as standard off the shelf items like the Hall’s did or a kit can be completely customized to any shape or size imaginable. We’ve got lots of great pools to post so stay on the look out for our next update!  This pool kit installation was a cornerstone steel wall swimming pool and the panel design is exclusive to Pool Warehouse.  We designed the Cornerstone panel to be the best in America.  Each of our steel wall inground pool kit panels are coated with a unique G235 zinc rust preventing coating that will keep your panel intact for generations to come.  All of our steel and polymer pool kits come with a lifetime warranty and every panel is 100% American made!  Make sure to contact us with any questions you might have about pricing or designing your own swimming pool.

Steel Wall In-Ground Swimming Pool KitYour Panels Will Arrive On PalletsInGround Swimming Pool Kit Construction PicturesExcavation Begins When It’s Dry.Steel Wall Swimming Pool Kit ConstructionPanels Are Very Easy To AssemblePool Kit ConstructionKids Can’t Wait To Start Swimming!

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Hall In-ground Pool Kit

Hall In-Ground Pool Kit Questions?

If you have questions about the Hall in-ground pool kit please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

 

Burton Pool Kit

Burton Pool Kit Pictures

The Burton pool kit went in the ground quick!  These folks were extremely happy to get a few warm days so they could dig there pool kit hole and set the panels.  The Biurton pool pictures are just 1 of many sent in by our satisfied customers! At Pool Warehouse we always encourage homeowners to take detailed pictures of there in-ground swimming pool kits construction every step of the way.  We also give customers who send in pictures a $25 gift card just for emailing in pictures of their completed swimming pool and the construction process.  These pictures are a great reminder of how a family can completely change their backyard into there own private getaway!  This pool installation was a cornerstone polymer wall swimming pool kit.  Our Cornerstone polymer wall in-ground swimming pool kit panels will never rust, rot or corrode and are 100% American made!

Burton Pool Kit Pool Kit InGround Pool Kit

Burton Pool Kit Questions?

If you have questions about the Burton pool kit please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-515-1747 or send us an email, sale@poolwarehouse.com.

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Proper Pool Kit Maintenance 8 Easy Steps

Build Your Own Swimming Pool Kit, and Care For It Too

Owning a swimming pool is a privilege few people have the pleasure of experiencing. Regardless of how you choose to use your pool – for relaxation, parties, or exercise – you will find that it changes how you choose to spend your leisure time, as well as whose house your friends prefer to spend their time at! Yet, as popular as swimming pool kits are, this is also their curse: the more people that use the pool and the more often it is used, the more maintenance it will require.  This short article on proper pool kit maintenance 8 easy steps will help you care for your new or old pool.
Proper Pool Kit Maintenance 8 Easy Steps

Proper Pool Kit Maintenance In 8 Easy Steps

Precious Fluids Swimming Pools are, after all, a mere few inches of rock, plastic, and other materials, all of it containing a delicate balance of water and chemicals and minimally maintained by a simple pump, drain, and filter system. It doesn’t take much in the way of negligence to see a pool completely stop working, which will then require that professionals be called in to repair the pool. This can cost quite a bit – potentially even more than the installation of the pool kit itself, depending on the level of damage done to the pool! To head off this kind of trouble, it’s a good idea to make certain maintenance practices a daily, weekly, and/or monthly habit. To start with, check the water regularly – at least two or three times every week, if not more. It’s a quick test, one that won’t take more than a few minutes at most. All you’re doing is checking to ensure that the pH of the water is in balance and that the chlorine in the pool is in proportion to the water. Without the right amount of chlorine, after all, your water can quickly become a health hazard. When you do test, if you find that the chemicals need adjusting, it’s something you can’t waste time attending to. Algae and other unpleasantries can form when the chemicals in your pool are not present in the correct amounts. Even after you’ve kept an eye on your pool’s chemicals, it’s a good idea to occasionally give your swimming pool a “chlorine shock treatment,” so that that any organic compounds that have built up in the pool can be eliminated. The Two Laws of Pool Robotics There is more to your swimming pool than the water and the chemicals in it, of course. The pool pump is a surprisingly delicate and precise piece of machinery, and it if is not working correctly, you may find that your pool is susceptible to precisely the kinds of organic and chemical buildups that can make a pool unusable for lengths of time. What good is a pool that nobody can swim in? Speaking of which, make sure that your pool filter is regularly cleaned, with the occasional replacement as well. The walls and lining of the pool do a lot to protect and maintain your pool, but you have to protect and maintain them in turn. You should clean and scrub them regularly with a nylon brush. This will prevent algae and other undesirables from forming; as useful as vacuuming is, it just isn’t as powerful as a scrub. Daily scrubbing isn’t necessary, of course, but regular brushing will do far more for your pool than regular vacuuming alone. Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands When you’re building a in-ground pool kit, these are all elements that have to have special attention paid to them – the swimming pool liner, the pump, the filter, the water itself. It’s easy for a contractor to make a mistake that will cost you quite a bit of money in repair fees later on down the line. To avoid these costs – as well as save quite a bit of money in the pool’s construction – you can build your own pool using the DIY swimming pool kits available from providers like Pool Warehouse. Building your own in-ground pool kit is actually far easier than it sounds, and you can be sure that it is designed and built exactly to your specifications when you are doing it yourself. You can get guidance online or from the swimming pool kit provider themselves whenever you’re at a loss, but the instructions included will be more than enough for a competent DIY enthusiast to build a in-ground swimming pool kit that will last for years to come… so long as proper maintenance and care of the pool is practiced.  If you have questions about proper pool kit maintenance 8 easy steps please don’t hesitate to ask!

History Of Swimming Pools

Backyard Paradise

There’s something about water that means relaxation to many people. The sound of water lapping and flowing helps to drown out the chaotic cacophony of the rest of the world. Being in water helps to give you a feeling of weightlessness, easing and soothing the burdens you might carry throughout the day. So much so in fact, that it becomes a determining factor for many vacation destinations. Swimming is not just a great means of relaxation, but also a fantastic means of exercise for athletes in peak physical condition and people who suffer from arthritis and mobility issues alike. With so many positive aspects, it’s no small wonder that pool kits are becoming widely sought after. Transforming the backyard into a private paradise, your own oasis to help you get away from the rest of the world, if only for a quick dip. The history of swimming pools goes back for centuries as societys around the world have all agreed that have your ow pool brings relaxation, fun and fitness. History Of Swimming Pools Cannon ball or swandive, you decide. Photo Taken by Ian Britton

Make it Your Own

Perhaps one of the best aspects to building your own pool is you get to build it the way you want. You can not only match your landscaping, but also your own personal sense of style and design. Rectangular pools too boring and overused? Check out some of the other shapes available such as the lagoon, kidney, or build your own custom shape. Who says you can’t go swimming in a guitar? Perhaps you want your guest to feel like they just stumbled into a pristine pond out in the rocky wilderness. Here you can use natural features, such as large stones and other things to compliment your backyard landscaping. Design and layout aside, you also have the freedom to choose what goes with it, a diving board for the perfect cannon ball or perhaps a high dive for the ultimate and near impossible “triple lindy”. Maybe you give in to your inner child and put in a water slide. The possibilities are endless when you build your own pool.

History Of Swimming Pools

The History of Swimming Pools
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High Tech Oasis

Sure, maintaining a swimming pool can take a little effort, but with the right equipment, not nearly as much effort as you might think. When assembling your custom pool kit for your own backyard paradise, take a look at some of the accessories to make your life easier. From pool filtrations units and pool plumbing kits, even salt systems that help reduce the maintenance by automatically balancing your pH levels. Tired of the shock from cold water? You could add a pool heater, or save some energy and implement a solar heating solution. Couple that with some in ground pool lights, and you can swim comfortably even after the sun has gone down. The point of your pool kit is to build your perfect and private oasis, not something that you have to worry about and deal with at the end of the day. Fortunately there are several options that can not only help you save money, but also take out the hassle of having a pool.
Safety First
There is always some measure of concern about having a pool in the backyard, especially if there are small children around. Fencing is another important option to consider for your pool kit. Having a fence around your pool helps to keep little ones away from the water without supervision. If you’re still concerned, consider using a pool security device. This nifty bit of technology actually monitors disturbances in the water, triggering an alarm indoors to let you know when something, or someone, is in the pool when it shouldn’t be. Helpful pointers for the perfect dive.
Your Dreams: A Reality
Owning your own pool allows you to enjoy a myriad of benefits. No more community pool passes, which can actually be more expensive per year than pool upkeep. You never have to worry about the quality of the water again. You can now turn a vacation into a staycation, and enjoy the sun and the comfort of the water from your own backyard. Birthday parties for the kids are always a guaranteed splash, as well as offering the perfect place to host a summer cookout. Whether you decide to go with an in ground or above ground pool kit, either way is a great way to make the most of your summers and enjoy a little hard earned relaxation time for this summer and every one for years to come.  Join the long and relaxing history of swimming pools and build your own this summer!