I love all the helpful people on this forum that are willing to help us newbies that are scared to death to make a mistake with our pools.
Background - we purchased a used AGP that was already torn down before we purchased it. It is a 33' round and 48" deep pool We think it is made by Wilbar, but don't know the model or what brand name it was sold under.
We originally planned to try and re-use the liner that came with the pool, but we have come to our senses and are going to follow the advice on this forum and purchase a new liner. Before I place the order for the liner I want know if there is other stuff that we should purchase and replace when we set up the pool. Somewhere I think I read that you should also replace the skimmer gasket.
So, here is what I know we will need to have on hand when we are ready to start our pool build. It will be DIY.
-Replacement liner - need to order
-Replacement skimmer gaskets? - do we need to replace these or just use the old ones? Are skimmers standard sizes? Ours measures 14"
long. Would this be considered a "wide mouth" skimmer?
-Patio blocks for the uprights
-Approx 6 tons of sand - don't remember where I got that info, does that sound about right?
-Tools, tools and more tools - DH has a laser level.
-We will have to excavate down about 18" to get to ground level
-We are planning on doing a deep end so will need to excavate that area - will we need more sand because of the deep end?
-Lots of duct tape to cover all of the sharp edges
-Pool came with foam cove - can we re-use that or should we just make a sand cove?
-Pool came with a heavy duty ground cloth - does this go under the sand? - will we still be able to use it with the deep end?
-What about the foam wall liner stuff - does it work to help keep the pool warm? I am concerned we will never get this pool
warm because it is so big. It will receive pretty much constant sun all day long. I don't swim in cold pools
-Solar cover - need to purchase - looking for recommendations
-Need to purchase sand for the sand filter
-Extra large patio slab to put equipment on.
-PVC to bury equipment cords and tubes (just a short run to get it away from the pool)
-Ordered my TF-100 pool kit yesterday so I can start playing with our tap water (we are on a well, so this should be interesting) we
would like to find someone to haul in water because I know our well can not handle this pool. Researching this.
I'm sure I am missing the obvious, please add to my list. We really want to have everything here on hand before we begin because we live about 20 miles from the closest hardware store.
I will try and remember to take photos along the way during our build and post them for you all to laugh at our rookie mistakes. We probably won't start our build for a couple of weeks, but now is the time to get organized and ready.