Saltwater Aurora all-resin pool build thread!

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I sooo wish I would have ordered a foam cove & made them install it ! My sand cove is messed up in one spot so there’s a lovely wrinkle i have to watch/ clean now 😩 since my pool is “freshly” buried I don’t want risk draining just to fix that. I’ll just have to wait & live with it a while so the soil will be well compacted.

Oh no!

All the reading I did said that sand coves are hard to get right. We have really sandy topsoil here and I had nightmare visions of it all just eroding away!
 

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$700-$900 to level a spot that is already flat, and no bushes, trees or plants to worry about? I don’t think so!

Dang it, I thought my leveling days were over. Anyone have a pack of teenagers that will work for junk food?
 
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$700-$900 to level a spot that is already flat, and no bushes, trees or plants to worry about? I don’t think so!

Dang it, I thought my leveling days were over. Anyone have a pack of teenagers that will work for junk food?
I agree, That seems pricey.
The installers who did mine charged $500 xtra for the dig (3ft on one side) the rest (normal digging to get to solid ground up to so many inches) & install was included in the pool price. They earned every penny that day
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There is only one maybe 3ft section of my pool that i can see the bottom ring the wall sits in. Its a good thing too because i am only 64” tall so i can barely reach over a 54” pool wall🤣🤣 I have to vacuum from inside the pool to get that side & the middle - short people problems ....
 

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There is only one maybe 3ft section of my pool that i can see the bottom ring the wall sits in. Its a good thing too because i am only 64” tall so i can barely reach over a 54” pool wall🤣🤣 I have to vacuum from inside the pool to get that side & the middle - short people problems ....

I prefer to consider those of us who are 5’4” as average height!
 
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$700-$900 to level a spot that is already flat, and no bushes, trees or plants to worry about? I don’t think so!

Dang it, I thought my leveling days were over. Anyone have a pack of teenagers that will work for junk food?
Yeah I paid $750 or so to level a spot for our 26' Intex. Was 5.5" off level before the dig started. No plants. They made it flat and hauled away the excess dirt.
 

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Yeah I paid $750 or so to level a spot for our 26' Intex. Was 5.5" off level before the dig started. No plants. They made it flat and hauled away the excess dirt.

Your pool is a lot bigger than mine!

Interesting about how off-level you were. I really have no idea so I may be surprised when we figure it out.
 

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I used the foam cove. Originally wasn't going to but decided I wasn't good enough to do it with sand.
 

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Yeah I paid $750 or so to level a spot for our 26' Intex. Was 5.5" off level before the dig started. No plants. They made it flat and hauled away the excess dirt.
Lord, 5.5 inches ain’t nothing! Ours was over a foot off level before we started digging!! We did about half of it ourselves before realizing we were way in over our heads and paid a company $500 to finish the job lol
 

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Lord, 5.5 inches ain’t nothing! Ours was over a foot off level before we started digging!! We did about half of it ourselves before realizing we were way in over our heads and paid a company $500 to finish the job lol
......... so you SAVED $500 by starting it yourselves. Sweet !! Well done
 
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......... so you SAVED $500 by starting it yourselves. Sweet !! Well done
At least!!!!! The job definitely would’ve been at least $1,000 had we hired it out from the beginning. I would’ve had a longer swimming season, though. We didn’t get the pool up and running until the end of July 2019. 😢
 

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