Actual size of freeform pool

jszotkie

Member
Aug 3, 2018
7
Elkton MD
I am waiting for spring for completion of my pool. I have a question about the actual size of a freeform pool. I originally planned on a 16X36 freeform pool, but after it was marked out, I decided to go with 18X36 pool, at an increase of 2300.00. No one came out and re marked the dimensions, and fortunately I was there 2 weeks later when the excavator arrived and showed him the updated contract. He moved a few of the flags and stared digging. After the Gunite was done and the coping and concrete was done, I took some measurements. The highest measurement I get is 17'3'' in the shallow end and the highest in the deep end is 15'4". When I mentioned this to the project manager, he said that the size is correct because it is a freeform pool. He even said that if I wanted 18" width I should have went with a rectangular pool. I used a ruler and checked the pool layout detail drawing It says drawing scaled at 1/8"
My measurements show the shallow end at 18' and deep end at 16'. I think what I actually have is a 17'X36' pool. I am planning on requesting a 1100.00 reduction to my final payment. If anyone has a 18X36 freeform pool, please let me know what the actual measurements are.
 

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PoolguyinCT

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Jul 21, 2014
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Without a standard cited in your contract, there is no real metric.

Is there a a distinction of interior to interior dimensions vs outside shell dimensions?
 

jszotkie

Member
Aug 3, 2018
7
Elkton MD
The longest length is 36' located exactly where it shows on the pool layout diagram. The largest measurement anywhere for width is 17'3" When I measure the width on the pool layout, the shallow end is 18' and the deep end is 16' The actual measurement between the hooks in the walls for the safety rope separating the shallow end from the deep end measures 15'3' There is no place where the width measures 18' My thoughts are if the 1/8 scale equals 36' where I measure 36', then where the 1/8 scale equals 18', it should be 18' or real close to it. There are a couple measurements in the shallow end that are only 16'10'' Don't get me wrong, I am happy with the looks of the pool, but in my opinion, I didn't get what I paid for.
 

jszotkie

Member
Aug 3, 2018
7
Elkton MD
Without a standard cited in your contract, there is no real metric.

Is there a a distinction of interior to interior dimensions vs outside shell dimensions?

The longest length is 36' located exactly where it shows on the pool layout diagram. The largest measurement anywhere for width is 17'3" When I measure the width on the pool layout, the shallow end is 18' and the deep end is 16' The actual measurement between the hooks in the walls for the safety rope separating the shallow end from the deep end measures 15'3' There is no place where the width measures 18' My thoughts are if the 1/8 scale equals 36' where I measure 36', then where the 1/8 scale equals 18', it should be 18' or real close to it. There are a couple measurements in the shallow end that are only 16'10'' Don't get me wrong, I am happy with the looks of the pool, but in my opinion, I didn't get what I paid for.
 

jszotkie

Member
Aug 3, 2018
7
Elkton MD
Measurements for freeform should be at its widest and longest points. My pool just finished and measured exactly or a few inches in the positive for me.
Thanks for the response . On my pool I get 36 ' for the length, but the highest measurement I get for width is 17' 3".