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    Weird question - deep end walls..

    Obviously I should have thought of this question before I started my build. But why do concrete or gunite deep end walls go straight down and vinyl walls are sloped inwards losing square footage?
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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    Hard to make a good tight corner with vinyl I reckon.
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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    Gunite has the structural integrity to be vertical. The slopes of vinyl liner pools are just dirt covered with a thin layer of vermiculite mix.

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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Gunite has the structural integrity to be vertical. The slopes of vinyl liner pools are just dirt covered with a thin layer of vermiculite mix.
    Kind of what I was thinking, had never thought of it until now and looking at my pool, I wish it was something I considered in choosing vinyl or gunite.
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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    Well the plus side of vinyl is the pool looks nice and big but it's less water you have to treat

    I know with mine it did surprise me when I first swept it how the sides go down a bit and then angle to the bottom. That and how the steps flex under your foot getting in an out.
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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    True! Less water is a positive but hoping not to hit my head diving too lol


    New Build started April 2015, 20x30x40 Lagoon Style Vinyl (indigo marble/blue granite), 27,500 GAL, IG, 839 square feet, 9' tanning ledge/baja shelf, 9' radial bench, 8' classic Waterfall, 3'6" to 8'Depth, Sand, Pentair 2 speed Superflow 1 1/2 HP, SWS, 2 Pentair LED Intelibright 5 G lights, Pentair Legend Platinum II pool cleaner, 2 skimmers, 3 returns. 1080 square feet of Silver Slate stamped concrete.

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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    Quote Originally Posted by karynkjd View Post
    True! Less water is a positive but hoping not to hit my head diving too lol
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    You pool is slightly larger than mine, it's probably Type 3 (water invelope, see http://www.srsmith.com/media/47241/0...i-standard.pdf), so you will be fine with diving. Also sloped walls give extra fun element for kids or adults just to hang out on the deep end.
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    Re: Weird question - deep end walls..

    That's what my best friend said today! Thank


    New Build started April 2015, 20x30x40 Lagoon Style Vinyl (indigo marble/blue granite), 27,500 GAL, IG, 839 square feet, 9' tanning ledge/baja shelf, 9' radial bench, 8' classic Waterfall, 3'6" to 8'Depth, Sand, Pentair 2 speed Superflow 1 1/2 HP, SWS, 2 Pentair LED Intelibright 5 G lights, Pentair Legend Platinum II pool cleaner, 2 skimmers, 3 returns. 1080 square feet of Silver Slate stamped concrete.

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