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    DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    O.K. It is time I posted some pics. We started on 07/05 and had water in it on 07/12. On 07/15 we poured the patio. I paid a grade school buddy to finish the concrete and pool krete. Other wise some good buddies and i did the rest. These pics are the first day.
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    DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner 1Hp 2 speed super pump, Hayward Swim Clear cartridge filter, Pentair 12v Intellibrite 5G, MX8 suction pool cleaner.

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Second Day
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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    I'll just start adding pics now.
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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Here are some more.
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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    I have to take some more of the finished product. I finished the fence the other day. If anybody would like detailed pics of a certain part let me know. Thanks to all the help and info on this site the build went great except the heat we had to deal with, that was by far the worst.
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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Awesomely fast, and very nicely done! Many professionals could not have done that so quickly. This must not have been your first??
    Permitting, inspections, weather, equipment, (and learning curve) must have all been lined up in perfect harmony.
    Way to go, Nice Job
    I especially like the flat bottom, was that a special order?
    Would you care to share your costs?

    Thanks,
    John
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

    Owner DIY build, steel/liner kit, 18x36 Deer Creek, sport depth, approx 17,500 gal,
    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
    My DIY Pool Build

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    A few more.
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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Thanks, I have been reading how to do this for over a year. This is my first pool build. I had a good network of friends that also put in long days to help me. The neighbor across the street is having a pool put in. His builder came over and told me he would have charged me $40,000 for my pool/patio. I did it all including the fence for under half that. I had a dig plan and then ordered the liner for the plan.
    DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner 1Hp 2 speed super pump, Hayward Swim Clear cartridge filter, Pentair 12v Intellibrite 5G, MX8 suction pool cleaner.

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Nice pool. Just got started on very similar project. How many returns? Wall suction? Skimmers? It looked like you ran all 2 " plumbing, then gated it down at the valves.
    Chris
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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Everything is 2" including plumbing at pad. I have two skimmers and a low suction i use for the cleaner MX8. And 4 returns. I put ball valves on everything.
    DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner 1Hp 2 speed super pump, Hayward Swim Clear cartridge filter, Pentair 12v Intellibrite 5G, MX8 suction pool cleaner.

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    NICE BUILD and great looking pool!
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Looks great. What's the depth? Any reason you didn't put main drains in?

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    Thanks. Is there a reason or advantage of 2' corners over 6". Just curious. Hope to be setting my walls soon. I am all on my
    own, so my progress will be delayed.
    Chris
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    THE REST IS UNDECIDED

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    The depth is 54" . I didn't put in main drains because of the shallow depth, didn't want people stubbing toes or walking on them. Also just a personal choice on it. There are pros/cons to them. I went with the 2' radius corners because I was told it was easier to set the liner/keep it in track. It was easy on both. Thanks Waste.
    DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner 1Hp 2 speed super pump, Hayward Swim Clear cartridge filter, Pentair 12v Intellibrite 5G, MX8 suction pool cleaner.

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    Re: DIY 18x36 Vinyl Liner

    I think the main drains are somewhat overrated too, especially in a shallow pool. Our skimmers and MX-8 seem to do all the cleaning. I wish we'd had recessed our drains more because they are a toe stubber. Ours are Watercos, about 1 1/2" high. I wonder if there are less obtrusive but still safe and legal covers?
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

    Owner DIY build, steel/liner kit, 18x36 Deer Creek, sport depth, approx 17,500 gal,
    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
    My DIY Pool Build

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