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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    And then, the electrician. The electrical work was great! Gave us an extra outlet by the house, upgraded the garage subpanel to 50 amps, put a switch on the outside of the garage for the light by the pool... But absolutely no idea of how to bond a resin pool. Or any pool, really. Or what a...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    So far so good, here is the pool, with saltwater generator attached. The unicorn's name is Marshmallow Strippy-Stripe. The dog's name is Oscar.
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    And here is a picture of the pool finally, finally getting filled! No more liner wrinkles now. o
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Here's the bend in the wall before filling the pool. It has just about returned to normal with the weight of the water and the pliability of the resin.
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    So we put the liner in again. Went on much better with an actual 27' round liner! Except we again went clockwise round the pool instead of installing by 8 sections (N/S/E/W/NE/SW/NW/SE). What happens is the bottom of the liner drags a little bit compared to the top, and you get wrinkles. So I...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    And we arrive at the liner, what was quite possibly the low point of all of this. Normally when you buy a 27' round liner, and the box says 27' round liner, and the tag on the liner says 27' liner, you expect a 27' liner. We did not get a 27' round liner. We got a weird, defective liner. It...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    All resin. We went back and forth in April about whether we wanted to get a pool due to COVID. By the time we decided to go for it, The only 27' pool we could find was this all resin monster. But I like have the SWG and we may end up doing a partial bury, so that will work out.
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Armor shield going in. Should I have put it down first instead of the cove so it went under it? Probably. Should I have put it down first so the rain was less likely to wash away sand? Probably. Should I have paid more and got the 27' pad instead of buying the 28' pad and spending an hour and...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Hey look more rain. That's sand leaking out of the low side of the pool. I really really wanted to get the liner in over the weekend, but the pavers, sand, rock dust, rail install, wall install, and foam cove just ate up too much time. You can see there's no Armor Shield yet. Luckily I had extra...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Level, tamp. Level, tamp. Level tamp. That's the top of the chocolate lab checking things out up there.
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    And wall is up! Took me and three (strong and handy) friends to do it. 27' pool makes for a heavy wall! It's staked down although if I did it again I'd use bungee cords and tent stakes. Uprights going up. Yes, the pool is level to within an inch across 27' Between being dug into a slope and the...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Here is a bunch of sand and rock dust. Rock dust went down in a 2' ring around the circumference of pool where rails would lie. Compacted it with hand tamper down to level of top of pavers. Good workout. Decided to go with 3 inches of sand, armor shield, and foam cove. Actually bought enough...
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    Partial bury or retaining wall WWYD?

    Thanks all, we have the pool up and running and are still deciding on the wall vs. backfill. Wall will cost around $8-9K. Ouch. We could get a nice deck for that. For partial bury I would hire someone to backfill using pipe at the base of the pool, 18-24" of gravel (both deep and wide), and...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Thanks for the bump, I owe everyone more pictures! Short answer is we had some adventures in bonding the pool, and the skimmer leaked, and I added too much CYA due to not getting the Taylor kit right away, and the two younger ones both got swimmer's ear... OMG I forgot the liner issue. That...
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    Pool bonding question - all resin pool

    Yeah, he already talked to the inspector and claims the inspector told him that the county requires four points of bonding to the bolts of the uprights. And I've told him three times the bolts don't actually exist. Which means the inspector is not up to date either. I asked him for the name of...