I am sure you have heard stories like mine a million times...but, I was looking for an inexpensive-ish pool for the summer (and hopefully years to come) and turned to CL to start my hunt. I did ultimately find what I thought was a great deal on a pool that needed a liner. It was an older pool...with some light surface rust on the outside of the pool wall but over all with an exception of a couple things the pool appeared to be in really good shape. So, we loaded everything up and got it home and started the fun of getting ready to set up the pool. We are running into a couple of issues and seeing that we have never set up one of these pools before...we are just kind of the blind leading the blind over here so I was grateful to find this community online!
The pool was listed as a "Doughboy-Type" pool...and it is (or is supposed to be) 12x24x52.
it is a buttress-free pool. The first issue we are having is the straps seem to have slack in them if we measure the walls out to 12'...AND....as we start to get the bottom track loosely laid out....it is measuring more like 12.5'?!?!?!
Trying to locate any info on how the bottom track is supposed to go (ie, the railings are different sizes) AND...if we pull the straps tight, then the pool will be slightly wider then 12FT....but the guy swears he bought it used as a 12x24x52 and replaced the liner as a 12x24 replacement.
I have already purchased the liner via ebay as a 12x24 but I am freaking out over the seemingly .5 foot difference!
I cant find anything on the pool to tell me who makes it. The only thing I have found (ironically) is an old thread on this board from someone with the same pool wall pattern also seeking the manufacture info to get instructions/help with the pool.
Here is the old thread:
and here are pictures of MY pool wall (also showing the same stamped VP 99 as mentioned and shown in the previous thread by another user.
I was hoping that after the time that has passed since the last thread, someone may have some more info and can point me in a positive direction.