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  1. eyedoc_01

    Pool bonding question - all resin pool

    Hi all, Is what we have here safe? My question is about how much of the bonding wire needs to be in contact with the ground, and also why it needs to go all the way around the pool. As the pictures show, the wire is only touching ground where I have dirt piled up. The wire does travel about...
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    Pool liner hanging funny?

    Hey all, Finally got the right liner for our pool (tip: don’t try to install an 18x33 liner on a 27’ round pool). It’s a unibead installing as a J hook. Started on west end and worked aroun 180 degrees. At that point one of us went back to where we started and began working around the other...
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    Pulled wall off track during install - received the wrong size liner

    Hi all, I have a 27' round that now has two sections off the rails. We ordered a 27' round x 54" unibead liner. Got a box that said 27'x54". Unrolled the liner inside the pool, sticker said 27'x54". Turns out it was an 18'x33'x54" oval liner. Turns out that when you try to install that on a...
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    Partial bury or retaining wall WWYD?

    Hi all, I did not plan out our above ground pool installed as well as I should have. We have a sloped yard. Was thinking about putting up a retaining wall but cost will be expensive and will take me a long time. And our soil is almost all clay and so will slide down around the pool with any...
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    Pool Build St. Louis 2020 Saltwater Aurora 27' AGP

    Hey all, Thought I would catch up on our pool build install. We are going with the all-resin Saltwater Aurora. We took a while to decide to get an AGP and by the time we did, supplies were scarce! Also pool installers were booked up. Turns out our long time handyman has installed many pools...
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    Foam cove..jamming in last piece?

    Hi all, 27' round all resin pool, getting close to finishing install. I was on the Gladon site and they said to cut the last piece of foam 1-1.5" long and jam it in to account for wall stretch when the pool is filled with water. But the Gladon has adhesive backing, and I'm planning to use...
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    Not going to beat the rain on install

    Hey all, Our 27' round all resin pool install is proceeding...slowly. Walls are up and staked in, have our sand base pretty darn level, will double check diameter and wall level at multiple points tonight. Next steps are to put down the armor shield, then foam cove, then liner. I had help...
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    Help-Urgent - pool going up this afternoon and need clarification about when to fill!

    Hi all, Putting up an all resin 27' diameter circular pool. Using a unibead liner with J-hook install. I've gone over directions several times and still not clear on when to fill the up the pool up with water. Once the wall is up with sand, cove, gorilla pad, etc and liner goes in, do I fill...
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    Best way to get pavers in exact position to each other

    Hey all, I am setting up our 27' pool mostly on my own (until we get to the wall install of course). I am in the process of getting my 4x8x16 pavers level to themselves and level to each other. I laid out the pool ring so it was circular and checked at multiple spots that opposite upright base...
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    New AGP build, summer 2020 St. Louis

    Hi all, I was encouraged to start a pool build thread on my experiences, so I thought I would share in the hopes that someone can learn from my mistakes experience. We decided to get a pool due to coronavirus concerns about going to the large public pools. As you see from the picture, we do...
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    Should I dig center of pool slightly lower than outer rim?

    Hi all, Putting in a 27' round AGP. I have things level to within an inch now. Going to get pavers in this week and hopefully install this weekend! I have seen some people mention (and seen a picture) of pools where the middle section (maybe half of the pool area) is about an inch or so lower...
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    Should I use XPS foam for this build?

    Hi pool people, Question is about XPS foam. I am putting in a 27' Saltwater Aurora above ground pool. I've dug down to undisturbed ground, and getting the final level done. I have seen seen builds that incorporate XPS foam sheets. In my case, I can just put down 3" of sand and level it. Or I...
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    Paver and base questions - rock dust/fine mortar?

    Hi all, I am leveling for a 27' AGP (Saltwater Aurora), and found this in the instructions: Take material such as rock dust or fine mortar that can conform a solid, permanent base and deposit this material around the rim of the basin. The material used should be spread around the perimeter of...
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    Installing on a slope

    Hey all, First time pool owners, installing a 27' Saltwater Aurora. Need help on how to deal with slope and water drainage. Our yard had pretty steep drop of 2 feet or so from the back corner to where the pool base is going to be. In fact the pool area is over what used to be a problem low...