Hi all, new to the forum! My name is Matt, im from Washington, PA. Been browsing for a little while but have some questions regarding moving an agp.
My mom has a circa 1998 (I believe) Johnny Weissmuller 18' x 33' oval that she does not want anymore. The liner was poked thru about 4 years ago so it has been sitting empty for a while. The pool is all aluminum, the walls are aluminum slats that join together.
She is giving me the pool for free so its hard to pass up, im just wondering what kind of mess im going to get myself into. (never installed a pool before)
The site I want to put it up at has had a pool on it before. The sand is all still there and the old pool has been completely removed.The old pool that was there is a little smaller than the one I want to put there so there may be a tad bit of grading to do, not much tho. I realize new sand will have to be brought in once the pool is up.
A few questions I have are...
1. What type of blocks do I need to set down to level up the posts? I have access to a transit level so leveling shouldnt be an issue.
2. Since the pool is oval, I know there are straps underneath for sidewall support. How difficult will it be to dig these up from the old location and reinstall?
3. How many inches of sand will I need to put down before the liner goes in? And should I have the sand dumped inside before putting the walls up?
4. The big question, Is it worth it for me to do all this work tearing down and rebuilding or should I just buy a new pool? I dont want to end up getting myself into a huge mess that isnt worth it and would have cost me just as much money to go buy a new pool.
Thanks all! Any additional input is greatly appreciated.