New above ground oval 18x33 install

April

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Apr 20, 2014
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Oh no!:taped: I would be so angry!

Could you not buy a Intex or slash pool and put it up yourself? You have done such a great job with the setup of the pump and site prep.
 

cowboycasey

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Oh no!:taped: I would be so angry!

Could you not buy a Intex or slash pool and put it up yourself? You have done such a great job with the setup of the pump and site prep.
we are actually relieved, 3 weeks ago we were mad, not now... just a bad situation that we are out of now... we will figure it out and start over...

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Casey! Unreal! SIGH..................

Kim
I know Kim, thanks for the support :)

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All that work! Can you find another installer?
we went through 5 before this guy, so 6 installers and none of them will install an oval pool...
 

PAGirl

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Jun 5, 2012
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The hard part is sometimes getting the ground prepped. You have done a good job of that.... Maybe you could research a bit, like on a quality pool forum, lol, and DIY.
 

Casey

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I would try to put the pool up yourself but... I guess you got your money back from the pool place. I'm just so sorry n I feel so bad.
 

kimkats

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CASEY!!!!!!!!! What have you done? I am so happy for you and your family! All of your work was good for something!

This will let you know if you want to go up a step to the inground one day.

HUGS! You did it!

Kim
 

cowboycasey

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So excited and TIRED :)

We did a lot of talking and looked at finances.. The in ground pool we want will cost too much for us right now...

So Intex it is... Called around and found a 16x32 at Atwoods for 1200, went to lowes and got Styrofoam, 12x12 blocks, and gorilla tape..

First, I want to see someone put this pool up in 90 minutes with 2 people like intex say's... :)

I already had everything for 2 suction side and 2 returns, all hardpipe, valves, skimmer, and everything else needed to do an above ground :) from all the help, directions, and pictures from this site I had no issues installing this pool, so thank you all :)

on to the pictures




I used the fence and the truck to keep the sides straight because I needed to do the hard pipe PVC connections (*****be careful, there is major pressure on those straps*****)




once up I started filling and finished placing all the blocks..




I started by trying to cut the holes for the returns and the pool cleaner suction side. I first tried to use a hole saw heated up by a heat gun


That did not work, so I tried to use the hole saw with the drill, that also did not work, then I tried a torch and the holesaw, also failed... hmmmm, what to use, A soldering iron on high :)









I also worked great for the corners of the skimmer







Now I did all the PVC pipe, I will take the pictures of the returns today and post later..




this was about half full, connected up the pool cleaner, primed the pump and turned it on



Thank you all for cheering us on, it turned out awesome... We have a pool :)
 

kimkats

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Casey oh happy day! This is the best of both worlds! A pool to see if it is something you will use and love. Time to save up for THE pool to last until the end of days!

Casey did you order your test kit yet?

I am waiting for THE Picture! The one of you floating in the pool with an adult drink in your hand!

All of your hard work sure paid off!

Kim
 

cowboycasey

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Casey oh happy day! This is the best of both worlds! A pool to see if it is something you will use and love. Time to save up for THE pool to last until the end of days!

Casey did you order your test kit yet?

Kim
You're so funny, I have had my test kit a year before the pool :) that's what everyone does, right... HEE HEE :splash: