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    what size is my pool?

    Just received a free above ground pool. Everything is in immaculate condition.
    Person I got it from, got it from another person and never got around to setting it up. They said they were told it is an 18', but I hate to order a liner and have it be the wrong size.
    Bead reciever and rail are 56" each, and there are 11 of each.

    What size is it??

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    Re: what size is my pool?

    My creative algebra tells me it is in the 24 to 26 foot range, but don't go by me. The best way to tell would be to lay out the bead receiver in a circle and measure it across the circle at the widest point.
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    Re: what size is my pool?

    Welllllllllllll...........if you have 11 pieces that are 4'-8" long each, that would create a circle with a circumference of 51'-04". That assumes absolutely NO overlap of the pieces. If they all overlap an inch or so each or fit into each other that much.........that would leave you a circumference of about 50'-0 wihich would equal a 16 ft. round pool..... MAX. The circumference on an 18'-0 round pool would be 56'-06". Somebody check my math!
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    Re: what size is my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    My creative algebra tells me it is in the 24 to 26 foot range, but don't go by me. The best way to tell would be to lay out the bead receiver in a circle and measure it across the circle at the widest point.
    Hmmmmmmmm...a circle has a widest point! Pretty sure she meant to measure the diameter...............not just any random chord.
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    Re: what size is my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Welllllllllllll...........if you have 11 pieces that are 4'-8" long each, that would create a circle with a circumference of 51'-04". That assumes absolutely NO overlap of the pieces. If they all overlap an inch or so each or fit into each other that much.........that would leave you a circumference of about 50'-0 wihich would equal a 16 ft. round pool max. The circumference on an 18'-0 round pool would be 56'-06". Somebody check my math!
    Agree with math.

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    Re: what size is my pool?

    They don't overlap at all. Actually when the bottom rail sits in the pieces for the legs, there is about a 1/4" spacer in there to keep them from contacting. 12 legs, so 12 1/4" gaps is another 3" so 51' 7"?

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    Hmmm, just went out and looked, and there are 12 legs and 12 leg top covers. It appears I may be missing a bead reciever and a bottom track.

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    Re: what size is my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdiam1980
    They don't overlap at all. Actually when the bottom rail sits in the pieces for the legs, there is about a 1/4" spacer in there to keep them from contacting. 12 legs, so 12 1/4" gaps is another 3" so 51' 7"?
    If You're close to right-------the diameter is 16'-6. Odd duck I think.
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    Re: what size is my pool?

    Well if there are supposed to be 12 sides with no overlap, that puts you very close to 18'.

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    Re: what size is my pool?

    That's what I see too jbliz.

    I get 18.1 feet, so I would assume 18' is right if their are 12 "cords" that end to end measure 56.25" (adding the 0.25" between). By the way, I adjust my calculation to account for the fact that your measurement was end to end and not the length of the cord, though not adjusting gave me ~17.9 feet, so that would have been enough to figure it is 18 feet.
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    Re: what size is my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by mdiam1980
    Hmmm, just went out and looked, and there are 12 legs and 12 leg top covers. It appears I may be missing a bead reciever and a bottom track.
    Missin' a piece = mystery solved.
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    Re: what size is my pool?

    I have 12 uprights on my 18'. If that helps any.
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