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    Squaring the walls??

    Hello,

    18x36 IG DIY under construction....

    I've got the steel panels in place and am in the process of squaring things up. Should I expect the panel dimensions to be exactly 18x36 ??

    For example, at the deep end, i can only get the width down to 18' 1" before the end wall starts to bow out. there's no swim-out......just straight wall. (also, all measurements are taken at the base of the panels, not the top)

    I'm to the point that I don't think I'm going to be able to get a net measurement of 18x36.

    if everything is plumb / level / square and the dimensions end up being an 1" or so bigger, will that work?

    Thanks for any advice...

    TH
    18 x 36, 2' Radius Corners, Steel Walls......DIY Construction started May 2103.

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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    I think 1" off is too much, mine was within 1/4" or less.

    What do you mean the walls will bow out? Can you post a picture?
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

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    Thanks for the response...I marked the corners I'm measuring with orange ribbon. At the base of the walls, from ribbon to ribbon, , I expected this measurement to be right at 18'.

    Instead, it's at 18' 1" and if I squeeze it tighter, the back wall (with the light cut-out) bows inward from the pressure.

    This is my first pool project, so I wasn't sure if these measurements were expected to be exact or not...
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    I imagine you are fine but that advice needs to come from where you bought the panels. I assume they are supplying the liner as well so they will know FAR more about tolerances than any of us just looking at a pic.

    The liner has quite a bit of stretch....if you're square, I'll bet you're ok.
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    This may sound dumb but what kind of tape measure are you using? If it is a cheap vinyl type being suspended in the air the sag could account for quite a bit. I had a similar issue on mine but it was the long side. Just a thought.
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    That's a good point....and not a dumb question.....but in this case I'm using a steel tape stretched tight.
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    All set now....looks like the guy (me) lining things up didn't have his head on straight.

    Just took a little more jockeying things around to bring the walls into square.

    I'm blaming it on the steady rain that's been falling since I dug my hole......I think it may have clouded my judgement......
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    Glad it was an easy catch. Just posting back because I forgot to mention your DIY work looks very nice.
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    Re: Squaring the walls??

    Glad its working out for you now!
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