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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    Update on DIY liner: had to redo several times from cold welds not holding, but looks good now.
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    Heater/Pool Equipment Location

    I had the same issue and decided to locate the heater next to the gas service due to the expense of the unground gas line. When the water is moving at 20+ gpm the heat loss in the PVC lines is negligible. Consider that solar pool heaters are loops of small diameter lines and not 1.5" or 2"...
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    Installing a 5 year old, new old stock liner!

    I had some anxiety about the liner for my project since I purchased it via Craigslist for $350. It had been purchased 5 years ago and never installed, I don't know the whole story. Liner was 20 mil, made by Loop-Loc, with a full pattern. I built the pool to fit the liner based on the...
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    DIY Stair Add-On -Inground Vinyl Liner

    I didn’t even consider that algae growth on it could be a problem. Thanks for the advice. I guess we will stick with the ladder for now!
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    DIY Stair Add-On -Inground Vinyl Liner

    I’ve read about a few people who have built composite stairs in their pool as an alternative to vinyl over concrete stairs. Has anyone tried building stairs from stone ontop of the vinyl liner? I’m thinking of using stacking garden wall block and then using the same coping stone for the steps...
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    Raised Bond Beam Construction - Vinyl Liner Steel Wall Pool

    jamjam, Thanks for the reply. I agree - I had planned to build this wall atop the liner track. I also contacted Pool Engineering (Pool Engineering, Inc., Structural Design of Swimming Pools and Residential Improvement Structures) who had some really helpful detail drawings on their website...
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    Raised Bond Beam Construction - Vinyl Liner Steel Wall Pool

    Reading through the forums it doesn't look like the raised bond beam is as common with vinyl liner pools, so I'm looking for some insight from someone who has seen this done. I need an 18" raised bond beam at the deep end of my pool. My plan had been to pour a continuous concrete bond beam...
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    Deep End Hopper Collapse - Loose Sand - How to Repair

    We are building a 16' x 36' DIY inground pool. The excavation was completed 3 weeks ago. We noticed right away that below 36" we had loose sand and the hopper walls (sloped to 8' deep end) didn't have much strength. It was even difficult to get the steel walls in place around the 2' overdig...
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    Seeking any plans on building a retractable pool cover for 14x34 freeform lagoon pool

    My thoughts: 3’ down the side is narrow, I prefer 4’, if you’re concerned about the size of the deck you should consider making your deck larger at only one end (16’) and don’t split the deck between two ends of the pool (10’/10’) Although not out of the realm of possibility, I can’t imagine a...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    Project started as a single rectangular pool, which I already have the liner for. I had enough steel panels to add 8’x14’. My preference was originally to add it as a tanning ledge, but to modify the liner was going to be $2200. Instead we opted to make it a separate pool which gives us the...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    Steel wall, poured concrete bottom. I found a custom liner company who quoted $750 for the liner, which is reasonable. I have this craigslist liner now, so I just might try it for fun. I'm not too worried about the consequences of a leak - it's a small pool. I hadn't heard of ecofinish -...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    Purchased two sets of steel walls, reconfigured into a 16’ x36’ main pool and a 8’x14’ tanning/wading pool. Hole was dug last week, took two days with a mini excavator and bobcat.
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    Hmmm. My thoughts were that if the liner is sized correctly, the forces are low - 838 pounds of water sounds like alot - but it is less than 10 pounds per square foot (practically 0 psi). I still like the idea of doing a small test pool. I'm going to order an Amazon hot air PVC welder and give...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    @jimmythegreek - I read your previous post that covered most of this, but I thought it would be helpful to put a drawing together to help summarize your suggestions. Let me know if I've omitted anything. Comments welcome! Best practices for installing a steel wall pool. 1. Over dig 24"...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    That’s a great suggestion! I didn’t want to destroy a perfectly hood liner if it doesn’t work, but I think your right- test it on a smaller scale and see what happens. Stay tuned. I’ll post some photos of the test liner.
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    I’m building a 8’ x 14’ wading/plunge pool as an accessory to a larger pool. Local liner companies said they’re only making larger inground liners this year. So, I bought a Craigslist 10’x24’ liner and was going to attempt to cut it to size and weld the seams using a heat gun and PVC welding...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    Yes - Complete DIY project. Walls going in tomorrow, concrete base beam poured on Tuesday.
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    We started on our inground pool build today. 16x36’ plus a separate “tanning pool” 8’x14’. Trying to do it right, but as economically as possible. I’ll post pictures and details as we progress. So far, I’ve got used 42” tall galvanized steel walls from a 14’ x 20’ and 16x32 purchased for $300...
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    Used Pool Walls: Tanning / Wading Pool - Cheap Liner Options?

    All, We've started digging today for a budget pool build. We purchased two sets of used steel walls and are going to reuse them for a 16' x 36' inground pool (purchased a liner that was ordered the wrong dimensions). My question is this: I have enough walls to do the complete 16' x 36' pool...