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    1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Located in North Florida. Beginning renovation on my 18x36 vinyl liner pool which was built in 1978. Replacing old plastic coping and concrete deck with travertine coping and pavers. Also replacing steps. Advice suggestions welcome.





    18x36 vinyl liner. Built in 1978. Currently under construction.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    HA! Not only do I get another FL person but one from my home town!

    HI! Yeah it looks like it is time to redo the pool. I see someone has already started in on the decking. How does the plumping and equipment work?

    Are you replacing the steps just because it has been so long or is there anything wrong with them?

    Will you be doing the work or hiring someone?

    Ask us any questions you might have. Someone will have an answer and it might even be right! LOL

    I do what to suggest you get a good test kit like the one in my siggy as I KNOW for a fact our pool stores tests around here will cause more harm than good.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Welcome to TFP! That is a great place to float in a pool!

    Seems like all the pools in Tallahassee are green though?
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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    This is going to be a DIY project. I have a construction background and have access to the needed tools. Still debating on doing the actual liner replacement myself or hiring someone. I have replaced the filter and pump recently (Hayward) so they are good to go! Basically the only issues are the liner, coping and the deck. The pool steps were cracked and chipped in several places so we opted to replace them. They were delivered from Royal Pools this morning. I will update as we progress. Thanks for the feedback.




    18x36 vinyl liner. Built in 1978. Currently under construction.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Seems like all the pools in Tallahassee are green though?
    Hey now..........them are fighting words right there mister!

    I will get his pool clear and pretty again! Now that pond outside.........mother nature has to take care of that!

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    LOL! Sorry Kim, couldn't resist!

    DIY liner replacement seems to be fairly doable with some help. I just scanned through quite a few threads where it was done.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    I have heard of many people replacing their own liners. A couple of like minded friends and burgers on the grill and you are good to go. There are videos on you tube to show how............oh and a couple of shop vacs to such the sides in.

    Do you have a good test kit yet? If not look in my siggy for find the one we use and love.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Thanks, it's gonna be awhile before I need a test kit!


    18x36 vinyl liner. Built in 1978. Currently under construction.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Good luck...gonna keep my eye on this thread since a redo may be in my future before long
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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation



    Upgraded my sledge hammer and made some progress today. The travertine coping will replace the existing plastic coping. The remainder of the space where the concrete has been removed will be travertine pavers all which should be delivered tomorrow.


    18x36 vinyl liner. Built in 1978. Currently under construction.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    I am looking forward to see how this project turns out, my pool is only 2 years newer than yours.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Wow, nice work! Travertine is nice!
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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    WOW your poor shoulders! Good job!

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation



    Travertine came in today so I had to play with the pattern a bit to get an idea of what it's going to look like . I purchased a commercial grade travertine from Travertine Mart. It has a lot more holes and character than a premium grade but it's about a third of the cost.


    18x36 vinyl liner. Built in 1978. Currently under construction.

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    OH I like that! Nice work!

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Very nice! That's going to look really sharp when it's finished.


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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Love the pavers! We ordered ivory swirl travertine pavers from travertine mart... Still need to get them installed though...

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    I plan to do a 1' x3" concrete footer around the outside of the wall to thinset the coping paver to. Then install the additional pavers on sand.


    18x36 vinyl liner. Built in 1978. Currently under construction.

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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    Are you certain the liner needs replacing? Do you know how old it is?

    Reason I ask, that looks like a fairly modern pattern from Plastimayd.
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    Re: 1978 18x36 vinyl liner complete renovation

    It has several patches and I'm replacing the steps which are a different size than the existing.


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