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    What has the wife done......

    My wife just bought a 21x43x54 agp with a hopper. I am the lucky one who gets to install this thing. We have never had a pool before. I am looking for someone who may have done a hopper install before that can point me in the right direction, and maybe have some pics, and advice! I hope!

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    Looks like she bought you a MONSTER! I have never put up an oval pool, let alone a hopper in an above ground pool. I do believe a few years ago there was a guy here who was going to take on this monumental task but I don't know if he ever completed it and I wouldn't even know where to begin to search for the thread with key words n such. I know he had some issues regarding the straps which are needed to keep the pool from blowing out and where the hopper was to begin.

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    You have a very large task ahead of you man, that's a big oval pool.
    Just wanna say: measure and level!!!!

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    and level . . . and level . . .

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    I don't think it will be to bad on the leveling part since only half of the pool is actually level and I have a nice laser level and tripod, its only time! My concern is the hopper and how to go about it. I guess maybe I will start looking at in ground pools to get some ideas. They seem to be a lot more common to have a deep end.
    43x21x54" Sharkline/Wilbar Above Ground with hopper, 26,000 Gal
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    Re: What has the wife done......

    And lots of liquid on those hot days! Just get most of your leveling out of the way first!

    Oh and we need lots of pics cuz you're gonna be our hero! I know why your wife bought such a big pool... it's so we can come over and check out your awesomeness when it's done! I do believe we could all fit in that pool!
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    I would root through the installation guide and see how many straps you have and where the last one will be (how far from the wall) because the hopper should start after the last strap on either side of the pool.
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    Re: What has the wife done......

    What is a hopper? That is a huge pool. You are my idle man... I want a gargantuan oblong pool. I drool... Pics! Even if its just the boxes!
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    Re: What has the wife done......

    I think a hopper is what I would call the deep end part of the pool.
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    Re: What has the wife done......

    Wow... I've never heard of an above ground pool with a deep end! We are going to need LOTS and LOTS of pictures
    Offer accepted on short-sale... let's see how long this process takes, I want to swim!!!

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    Quote Originally Posted by solincia
    Wow... I've never heard of an above ground pool with a deep end! We are going to need LOTS and LOTS of pictures
    I hadn't until after purchasing my pool!

    I want!!


    (I think a couple people on here have round pools with one half being the hopper "side.")

    Edit - I know I've seen others, but this one is awesome!
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    Rob B
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    Re: What has the wife done......

    We have a pool essentially that size, but no deep end. I LOVE having a pool that size. My kids practice for swim team at home. It's great for swimming laps. And be sure to put up the volleyball net and play some water volleyball!
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    Re: What has the wife done......

    our-pool-and-deck-build-we-re-finished-t17148.html?hilit=our pool build

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    This is simple. Ask her when the contractor arrives and you tell her when you will be back from vegas to swim in it.

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    Re: What has the wife done......

    Wow, I thought my ag pool was big (18x33). Looking forward to some pics. Laser level is your friend. Aligning the oval liner was the toughest part for mine.
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