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    Above ground pool install

    Well after two years with the intex 15 round ordered a 18 round 54 high sharkline matrix. Arrived via trucking on a skid today.

    Decided to use the foam cove along with the 1.5 foam for tthe bottom. In the early stages now of leveling the ground. Its much more difficult then I expected. Anyways this is just the start.





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    Congrats on the new pool! Good luck on leveling! It is by far the worst part of installing the pool and the most important! Keep the pics coming!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Thanks. I think the hardest part was finding the lowest spot because the high spot seemed to be right in the middle of where I wanted the pool.

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Still leveling.



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    Re: Above ground pool install

    It's worth it, I'm about to start leveling myself! You leaving grass all around the pool?

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    I'm currently levelling too... Its a necessary evil and I hate it, but when you get it right its so satisfying.... Congrats on a nice clean level so far....
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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    It's worth it, I'm about to start leveling myself! You leaving grass all around the pool?

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    The circle is a foot bigger then the pool so will probably put rock and a boarder. Not 100% sure just yet.

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Not level yet but sod is gone.

    Thanks - John
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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Quote Originally Posted by burmjohn View Post
    The circle is a foot bigger then the pool so will probably put rock and a boarder. Not 100% sure just yet.

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    So 19' or a 20' circle? Bye bye sod!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    So 19' or a 20' circle? Bye bye sod!

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    Yes... You have to over dig to accompany the post and give yourself room to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    So 19' or a 20' circle? Bye bye sod!

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    Foot bigger on all sides so its a 20 foot circle.

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    The weekend is here. Leveling. Few more hours to go

    Thanks - John
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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Awesome, I like the updates and progress pics!

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Do you think you'll get it up soon?
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Well everything is level. I was unpacking the stuff for the matrix pool from poolsupplyworld and 4 of the bottom cuffs had clips snapped off. Will have to see how long it will take to get them replaced.

    I did run out to home depot and got the pavers and foam. Going to work on getting the pavers in tomorrow.



    Thanks - John
    Pool: Sharkline Matrix 18 Round 54 Deep
    Pool Size: ~8200 Gallons
    Filter Type: Sand
    Pump: Intex 2650

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    Quote Originally Posted by burmjohn View Post
    Well everything is level. I was unpacking the stuff for the matrix pool from poolsupplyworld and 4 of the bottom cuffs had clips snapped off. Will have to see how long it will take to get them replaced.

    I did run out to home depot and got the pavers and foam. Going to work on getting the pavers in tomorrow.

    I had the same issue with my sharkline due to poor packaging from the manufacturer, PSW was fantastic and handled the RMA very quickly

    Good luck with the rest of your build
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    Re: Above ground pool install

    When I got my pool, I had the boxes open that day looking through them. It was mid March and snowing outside! Hubby was shaking his head but I had to see what I had and didn't have and inspect the parts. But you know, you are not the first one to report broken cuffs with the Matrix. I think I read of 3 other members with the same broken tabs. They do replace them but it's ridiculous. I have the Venture and all my parts were perfect! Hope you get them soon and don't have to wait long! They usually send them out without question if I remember correctly.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Hopefully PSW will come through asap.

    Thanks - John
    Pool: Sharkline Matrix 18 Round 54 Deep
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    Re: Above ground pool install

    Quote Originally Posted by tick221 View Post
    I had the same issue with my sharkline due to poor packaging from the manufacturer, PSW was fantastic and handled the RMA very quickly

    Good luck with the rest of your build

    Anything else an issue besides the cuffs?

    Thanks - John
    Pool: Sharkline Matrix 18 Round 54 Deep
    Pool Size: ~8200 Gallons
    Filter Type: Sand
    Pump: Intex 2650

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    Quote Originally Posted by burmjohn View Post
    Anything else an issue besides the cuffs?
    Nope once I got the replacement cuffs it went up nice and easy, we were in it today
    24 Ft Sharkline Matrix , ~15,200 Gallons
    Pentair SD60 w/ 2 speed 1.5 HP Dynamo pump
    Taylor K-2006 --- BBB

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