V35038
R E V E LATI ON- I MPULSE-PAN ACHE POOL MODEL
INSTALLATION MANUAL - OVAL POOLS
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Above Ground Pool Safety
Please read before installation
warning
Failure to heed these warnings can result in permanent injury,
paralysis from a broken neck, electrocution or drowning.
This pool is not designed for diving or jumping!
Dangerous injury can result, shallow water!
Your pool contains a large quantity of water, and is deep enough to present inherent dangers to life and health unless the following safety rules are strictly observed. First-time users run the highest risk of injury. Make sure everyone understands. To insure
your pool is used safely you must observe the following safety precautions:
1.No Jumping or Diving
he top rail of your pool is not a walkway and must not be used for jumping or diving. Do not
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permit jumping or diving into the pool from a deck or the top rail of the pool. Diving or jumping
into the pool can result in serious injury.
9. Keep off Top Ledges
Do not walk on top ledges. They can be slippery and they are not a walkway.
10.Pool Cover Safety
2.Never use the Pool alone
The cover must have a tamperproof locking retainer cable that positions the cover around the
pool wall and keeps it securely in place. Never allow anyone, especially small children on the
cover. Asphyxiation or drowning could result. When purchasing any pool cover, please consult a
swimming pool professional.
3.Never Leave Children Unattended
11.Electrical Hazard
Never permit the pool to be used unless it is attended by at least one person other than the
bather. Someone should always be available to lend assistance in an emergency.
Never leave a child alone and unsupervised in or near the pool—not even for a second. There
is no substitute for constant adult supervision.
4.No Rough play
Do not permit “rough-playin” in and around your pool. Surfaces can become slippery and
hazardous when wet.
5.Light the Pool at Night
If the pool is used after dusk, adequate lighting must be provided. Illumination in the pool area
must be sufficient to clearly judge pool depth and all features in and around the pool. For lighting recommendations, consult your local licensed electrical contractor
6.Restrict Access to the Pool
Do not leave chairs or other furniture beside the pool that could be used by a child to climb
up into the pool. Ladders must be removed whenever the pool is unattended. A fence with a
lockable gate around the pool or yard is strongly recommended and may be required by law in
some jurisdictions.
7.No Alcohol or Drugs
Never drink alcoholic beverages or use any intoxicants which could hinder your judgment and
reflexes.
8. Keep your pool Clean and Sanitary
Your filter system will remove suspended particles from the water and the surface skimmer
will remove insects, leaves and other debris from the water surface. Use the correct pool
chemicals as directed to destroy harmful bacteria and prevent formation of algae. Remember,
unsanitary water is a serious health hazard.
Never touch or attempt to service electrical equipment, including the filter when your body and/
or the ground is wet. Electrocution or permanent injury due to high voltage (120V AC) could
result. The pool should be bonded in accordance with Section 680-26 of the National Electical
Code. For further assistance contact your dealer or a local licensed electrician. Do not use pool
during electrical or rain storms.
12.Safety Rope & Pole
Keep a safety rope 1/4" by 50" with a flotation buoy with an outside diamter of 15". Have accessible in a prominent area by your pool. Keep a pole not less that 16 feet (4,88m) long with a
blunt or hook end available at pool side in case of emergencies.
13.Pool Chemicals
Do not place chlorine, chlorine tablets or sticks directly into skimmer, or winterize your pool with
liquid chlorine. Damage to the skimmer, pool liner and filter will result. Failure to obey this instruction will void all component warranties. Always follow Chemical Manufacturer’s instructions
when storing, handling and dispensing pool chemicals.
14.Check for Damage
Periodically check your pool and ladder components for damage and wear. Be sure all screws
are in place. Replace all damaged or worn components and tighten all screws before you use
the pool, deck or ladders. At first sign remove rust and touch up immediately.
15. Pool parts
Never modify the pool or accessories, or remove or drill holes in the pool, deck or ladder components unless instructed. Your pool wall is made of thin metal, there is an inherent cut hazard
with metal so use gloves during installation. Always use Original Equipment Manufactured parts
for your replacement parts.
Follow all Safety Instructions
Read and follow all safety instructions packaged with pool, ladder, deck or any other accessory.
Additional pool safety publications can be obtained by contacting: The Association of Pool &
Spa Professionals (www.apsp.org)
remember
watch
children
important notice read before installation!
The safety stickers must be installed as per following instructions. Failure to properly install warning labels will void warranty.
Failure to mount these safety labels may subject you to substantial liability in case of injury. These warning are not to be removed
under any circumstances! If they become discolored or fall off please request replacements which will be sent at no charge.
place sign on
liner above water
line, opposite entry to pool
place sign on
wall next to
pool entry
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GROUND PREPARATION
Section
1
Read all instructions completely before you begin.
A. DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF YOUR POOL
1. The Terrain
Pay special attention to choosing the right location for
your pool:
• Choose a large area, as flat and level as possible and
well drained. (Image 1)
• Choose a spot on dry, firm earth (stabilizer or other)—do not install the pool on asphalt, tar or oil based
surfaces, gravel, peat moss, wood or chemically treated soil.
• Check with your pool dealer to see if Nut Grass grows
in your area. This type of grass may grow up through
your pool liner. Your dealer will be able to advise how
best to treat the site.
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• Sloped areas will need to be made level by digging
away high spots, not by filling low spots—be prepared
to hire earth-moving equipment if necessary.
(Images 2a & 2b)
• Ensure the earth is well compacted and a wall is
placed to prevent the earth from seeping out.
(Image 2a)
• If you need to install partly in the ground, you must
contact your dealer to see if this is an option for you
and that you meet law requirements in your jurisdiction. (Image 2c)
Important Note:
2a
2b
Ground preparation is one of the most important steps in
the installation process. A proper foundation will ensure
the rest of the pool assembly goes smoothly and that no
problems will occur when the pool is filled with water.
2c
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A. CONT. DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF YOUR POOL
2. Things to Avoid
Do not locate your pool near or on any of the following
(Images 3a to 3c):
• Overhanging tree branches.
Overhanging branches
• Overhead wires and clotheslines.
• Buried pipes and wires. Contact your gas, electric
and telephone utilities to find buried pipes and wires
before you dig.
• Areas with poor drainage.
• Grass, stones and roots. Grass will rot underneath the
pool liner, and stones and roots will damage the pool
liner.
3a
• Areas recently treated with oil-based weed killers,
chemicals or fertilizers.
3. Plan Ahead
• Will you be adding an adjacent deck later?
Be sure to leave room.
Overhanging wires
• Will you be using pool accessories or other appliances that need electricity or gas? Locate your pool near
these services or plan to have them installed later by a
licensed contractor.
3b
Buried pipes/wires
Important Note:
When locating the centre of the pool, be sure to take
into consideration any structures (deck, patio, house)
or relevant items (change rooms, gazebo, etc.) that the
pool may need to line up with and ensure that the pool
is in the most visual pleasing location for your property.
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3c
Poor drainage
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A. CONT. DETERMINE THE LOCATION OF YOUR POOL
4. Tools Needed
List of required materials
• Straight wood plank
• Material that provides a permanent base (ex. Crushed stone)
• Fine sand (void of debris)
• Cement blocks (5cm x 20cm x 40cm / 2”x 8”x16”) (optional)
• 2x Plywood (60cm x 120cm /2ft x 4ft)
• Wood board (30cm x 20cm / 1ft x 1ft)
• Vinyl covered hooks (to hold wall steady)
• String and stakes & wooden pegs
• Prefabricated cove sections (optional)
• Pool carpeting (optional)
• Rope
• Polyethlyne Plastic Sheeting
• Optical Level
Can be useful for precise
measurements
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
PARTS LISTING - EXPLODED VIEW
Revelation RRR
PREV-YE52RRRRRRI10
Yard Extender
Oval
Important Note:
Make sure you have all the parts necessary before you
start installation.
Important Note:
Do not throw away the extruded polystyrene sections.
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GROUND PREPARATION
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PARTS LISTING - CONTENTS
Product Description:
Product Code:
Index#
Description
Revelation Oval
PREV-YE-52RRRRRRI10
Part #
Length
Revised Sept 2012
Quantity required for installation (by pool size)
1219
1223
1522
1526
1530
1833
A1
Top ledge (round sections)
CG761-001-R
8
8
10
10
10
12
A2
Top ledge (straight sections)
CG761-001-O
4
6
4
6
8
8
CG761-002-52
12
14
14
16
18
20
20801
6
8
6
8
10
10
20
B
Upright
C
T unit
52''
D1
Bottom plate
CG761-20852
12
14
14
16
18
D2
Top plate
CC761-20851
12
14
14
16
18
20
6
8
6
8
10
10
E
Vertical sleeve
20506
51,000''
F
Brace plate
20809
47,000''
H
Collar
I
Stabilizer/bottom rail (straight section)
J
Stabilizer/bottom rail (round section)
J
Stabilizer/Bottom Rail
K
Steel bars
M1
4
6
4
6
8
8
12
14
14
16
18
20
42,000''
8
12
8
12
16
16
55,250''
12
12
16
16
16
20
1325315
54,125''
4
4
4
4
4
4
11823
52,000''
2
2
2
2
2
2
Horizontal sleeve with pen nut
20810
17,000''
6
8
6
8
10
10
M2
Horizontal sleeve without pen nut
20802
17,000''
6
8
6
8
10
10
M3
Extruded polystyrene piece
1000100
6
8
6
8
10
10
SVLOGOM761-1
12
SV761-007
1314215
1525515
N
Logo
14
14
16
18
20
O
Ledge cover (left)
CC761-006-G
55,312''
12
14
14
16
18
20
O
Ledge cover (right)
CC761-006-D
55,312''
12
14
14
16
18
20
4
9
12
15
15
1
1
1
1
Q1
Steel strap 26"
20526
26,000''
3
Q2
Steel strap 60"
20560
59,750''
6
8
1
1
R
Wall
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM12191522
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM12231526
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1530
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1833
1
1
1
1
Hardware bag/wall
1050000054
Assembly bag
SACRE1219
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1223
Assembly bag
SACRE1522
Assembly bag
SACRE1526
Assembly bag
SACRE1530
Assembly bag
SACRE1833
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
PARTS LISTING - EXPLODED VIEW
Revelation RRR
PREV-YE54RRRRRI10
Yard Extender
Oval
Important Note:
Make sure you have all the parts necessary before you
start installation.
Important Note:
Do not throw away the extruded polystyrene sections.
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No Diving or Jumping. Observe all Safety Rules
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
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PARTS LISTING - CONTENTS
Product Description:
Product Code:
Revelation Oval
PREV-YE54RRRRRI10
Revised Sept 2012
Quantity required for installation (by pool size)
Index #
A1
A2
B
C
D1
D2
E
F
H
I
J
K
M1
M2
M3
N
O
O
Q1
Q2
R
Description
Part #
Length
1223
1530
1833
Top ledge (round sections)
CG761-001-R
8
10
12
Top ledge (straight sections)
CG761-001-O
6
8
8
Upright
CG861-002-54
14
18
20
20801
8
10
10
Bottom plate
CG761-20852
14
18
20
Top plate
CC761-20851
14
18
20
8
10
10
T unit
Vertical sleeve
Brace plate
Collar
54,000''
20509
52,875''
20809
47,000''
SV761-007
6
8
8
14
18
20
Bottom Rail (straight sections)
1314215
42,000''
12
16
16
Stabilizer/Bottom Rail (round section)
1525515
55,250''
12
16
20
Stabilizer/Bottom Rail (round section)
1325315
54,125''
4
4
4
Steel bars
11825
54,000''
2
2
2
Horizontal sleeve with pen nut
20810
17,000''
8
10
10
20802
17,000''
Horizontal sleeve without pen nut
Extruded polystyrene piece
Logo
8
10
10
1000100
8
10
10
SVLOGOM761-1
14
18
20
Ledge cover (left)
CC761-006-G
55,312''
14
18
20
Ledge cover (right)
CC761-006-D
55,312''
14
18
20
Steel strap 26"
20526
26,000''
4
Steel strap 60"
20560
59,760''
8
15
15
1
1
1
Wall
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM12231526
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1530
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1833
Hardware bag/wall
1050000054
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1223
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1530
Assembly bag
SACRE1833
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
PARTS LISTING - EXPLODED VIEW
Panache RRR
PPNC-YE52RRRRRRI20
Yard Extender
Oval
Important Note:
Make sure you have all the parts necessary before you
start installation.
Important Note:
Do not throw away the extruded polystyrene sections.
1-8
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
Section
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PARTS LISTING - CONTENTS
Product Description:
Product Code:
Index#
Description
Panache Oval
PPNC-YE-52RRRRRRI20
Part #
Length
Revised Sept 2012
Quantity required for installation (by pool size)
1219
1223
1526
1530
1833
12
A1
Top ledge (round sections)
CH761-001-R
55,223''
8
8
10
10
A2
Top ledge (straight sections)
CH761-001-O
42,142''
4
6
6
8
8
52''
12
14
16
18
20
B
Upright
C
T unit
CB761-002-52
20801
6
8
8
10
10
12
14
16
18
20
12
14
16
18
20
6
8
8
10
10
D1
Bottom plate
CH761-20852
D2
Top plate
CB761-20851
E
Vertical sleeve
20506
51,000''
20809
47,000''
4
6
6
8
8
12
14
16
18
20
42,000''
8
12
12
16
16
55,250''
12
12
16
16
20
1525315
54,125''
4
4
4
4
4
F
Brace plate
H
Upright crown
I
Stabilizer/bottom rail (straight section)
1514215
J
Stabilizer/bottom rail (round section)
1525515
J
Stabilizer/Bottom Rail
K
SV761-007
Steel bars
11823
52,000''
2
2
2
2
2
M1
Horizontal sleeve with pen nut
20810
17,000''
6
8
8
10
10
M2
Horizontal sleeve without pen nut
20802
17,000''
6
8
8
10
10
M3
Extruded polystyrene piece
1000100
6
8
8
10
10
SVLOGOM761-2
12
14
16
18
20
N
Logo
O
Ledge cover (left)
CC761-006-G
55,312''
12
14
16
18
20
O
Ledge cover (right)
CC761-006-D
55,312''
12
14
16
18
20
3
4
Q1
Steel strap 26"
20526
26,000''
Q2
Steel strap 60"
20560
59,750''
R
10
6
8
12
15
15
Wall
1
1
1
1
1
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM12191522
1
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM12231526
1
1
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1530
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1833
1
1
Hardware bag/wall
1050000054
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1219
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1223
Assembly bag
SACRE1522
Assembly bag
SACRE1526
Assembly bag
SACRE1530
Assembly bag
SACRE1833
Instruction DVD
36876
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
PARTS LISTING - EXPLODED VIEW
Panache RRR
PPNC-YE54RRRRRI20
Yard Extender
Oval
1-10
No Diving or Jumping. Observe all Safety Rules
Important Note:
Make sure you have all the parts necessary before you
start installation.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
Section
1
PARTS LISTING - CONTENTS
Product Description:
Product Code:
Panache Oval
PPNC-YE54RRRRRI20
Revised Sept 2012
Quantity required for installation (by pool size)
Index #
A1
A2
B
C
D1
D2
E
F
H
I
J
K
M1
M2
M3
N
O
O
Q1
Q2
R
Description
Part #
Length
1223
1530
1833
Top ledge (round sections)
CH761-001-R
55,223''
8
10
12
Top ledge (straight sections)
CH761-001-O
42,142''
6
8
8
Upright
CB861-002-54
54,000''
14
18
20
20801
8
10
10
Bottom plate
CH761-20852
14
18
20
Top plate
CB761-20851
14
18
20
8
10
10
T unit
Vertical sleeve
Brace plate
Upright crown
20509
52,875''
20809
47,000''
SV761-007
6
8
8
14
18
20
Bottom Rail (straight sections)
1514215
42,000''
12
16
16
Stabilizer/bottom rail(round sections)
1525515
55,250''
12
16
20
Stabilizer/bottom rail (round sections)
1525315
54,125''
4
4
4
Steel bars
11825
54,000''
2
2
2
Horizontal sleeve with pen nut
20810
17,000''
8
10
10
20802
17,000''
Horizontal sleeve without pen nut
Extruded polystyrene piece
Logo
8
10
10
1000100
8
10
10
SVLOGOM761-2
14
18
20
Ledge cover (left)
CC761-006-G
55,312''
14
18
20
Ledge cover (right)
CC761-006-D
55,312''
14
18
20
Steel strap 26"
20526
26,000''
4
Steel strap 60"
20560
59,760''
8
15
15
1
1
1
Wall
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM12231526
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1530
Hardware bag/pool
SACIM1833
Hardware bag/wall
1050000054
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1223
1
Assembly bag
SACRE1530
Assembly bag
SACRE1833
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36876
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Important Note:
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
GROUND PREPARATION
B. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
1. Mark out the Area
a. The next following steps will show you how to
mark out the area you need for the oval pool.
This marked area will be larger than the pool size
itself, but this space is needed. Find a site where
the ground is stable, level and well drained. Once
you have selected your site, determine where the
middle of your pool will be.
See Diagrams:
1
Please see pg 14 for an example on how to correctly mark
your pool area. Please verify your pool’s footprint for
correct measurements on the last pages of this Section 1.
b. Drive a peg into the ground at the centre point.
(Image 1)
c. Once the center has been established, you must
now determine the outer limits of the perimeter of
your pool. Add 12” (30 cm) inside this measurement
to determine pool perimeter. (Image 2)
2
d. Now you must make the round ends that will be
the oval part. In order to do so, you will have to
determine the center of the radius on each side and
drive a peg into the ground. (Image 3)
3
e. Using a length of string tied between the peg and a
can of spray paint mark the circles on the ground.
(Image 4)
4
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B. CONT. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
f.
Mark areas along both straight sides of your oval.
Use pegs and string as a guide for the can of spray
paint to mark straight lines. (Image 5)
5
g. You now have the space marked out that is needed
for your oval pool. (Image 6)
6
2. Remove the sod
a. Remove the sod from the area you have just
outlined. (Image 7)
b. Remove all debris (rocks, roots, etc) using a rake.
Then compact the ground to achieve a firm base.
7
Important Note:
Your pool must be perfectly level. Take the time you
need to be sure your foundation is perfecty level.
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B. CONT. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
Example on how to mark out pool area for an 18 x 33
Please be sure to use your pool’s footprint for your
pool size on the last pages of this Section1.
33'-2 3/16"
4xØ15 (54-1/8")
transition track
bottom only
16x Ø17'6"
straight
track
4'-7 9
/16"
9'-
'-7
21'-4"
6"
6"
/1
4'-11 3/4"
15 places
/1
"
5/8
6"
11
"
13/1
'-4
16
11
23
5/
'-4
Gap between
tracks 1.94"
23
17'-11 3/8"
'-9
17'-4
15'-2 3/4"
"
12
2'-2 1/8" 10 places
.
R8'-11 11/16"
/16
15
.
.
03
Upright
20x Ø15 (55-1/4")
track
Pool Limit
12" (30cm)
Outer Limit
Perimeter 1043" (hole to hole)- Track length measured in track slot-All dimensions are in inches
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B. CONT. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
3. Make the area flat and level
a. Remove all the high spots with a shovel, hoe or
rake. To make sure your pool is stable, compact the
ground well before adding the sand. Be prepared to
hire earth moving equipment if you need to level
a large area. Remember, your pool must be level
across the diameter of the pool.
(Image 8)
b. Small dips and hollows may be filled in, but the soil
must be hard-packed with a tamping tool.
8
c. 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. (Image 9)
d. The material used should be spread around the
perimeter of the pool to a width of 24” (60cm) and
a thickness of 2” (5cm). (image 10)
e. Recheck the outer perimeter of the oval shape,
where the pool wall will be placed. Compact the
ground and make sure there are no high or low
spots. The bottom edge of the pool wall must rest
flat on the ground and have no gaps under it.
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Helpful Hint:
Use the optical level to ensure that the ground is
perfectly flat and level.
Important Note:
Your pool must be perfectly level. Take the time you
need to be sure your foundation is perfectly level.
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GROUND PREPARATION
C. PRE-ASSEMBLY OF THE T JOINTS (BUTTRESS)
1. Assembling the buttress joints
a. Insert the horizontal sleeves in the buttress joints.
On each side insert two or three (depending on the
side) 6.35 cm (2.5”) mechanical screws with nuts.
Outside of Pool
Inside of Pool
Note that the sleeve with the anchor holes should
be installed facing into the pool. (Images 11 & 12)
Important Note:
Do not throw away the extruded polystyrene sections.
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Outside of Pool
Inside of Pool
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b. Insert the vertical sleeve. (Image 13)
Important Note:
Outside of Pool
The opening of the vertical sleeve must be facing the
outside of the pool.
Inside of Pool
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b. Insert the three 6.35 cm (2.5”) screws with nuts in
the vertical sleeve. (Image 14)
Outside of Pool
Inside of Pool
IMPORTANT: If your pool has steel bottom plates,
Do not permanently fasten the vertical sleeve with
screws. You will need to remove the sleeve again in
order to fit the bottom plate over the T more easily,
before replacing and attaching the vertical sleeve.
Important Note:
The opening of the vertical sleeve must be facing the
outside of the pool.
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c. Insert the extruded polystyrene pieces into the
opening of the horizontal sleeves with pen nuts
(located inside the pool).
(Image 15)
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GROUND PREPARATION
D. GROUND PREPARATION FOR THE BUTTRESS
1. Measuring for the buttress trenches
a. In order to measure where trenches need to be
dug for the placement of the buttress, you must
first draw a perpendicular line in order to create
a perfect 90 degree angle. From the pool center,
trace a straight line to the oval perimeter. (Image 16)
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b. In order to ensure that your line is perpendicular,
measure from each radius center to the top of your
line. The measurement should be exactly the same
on each side. If not, adjust until both are the same
and you will now have a perfect perpendicular line,
therfore creating a perfect 90 degree angle.
(Images 17 & 18)
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c. Repeat the first two steps to create a perpendicular
line in order to create a perfect 90 degree angle
for the other side of the oval pool.
Important Note:
It is very important that when you follow the instructions
on the next page, that you apply the next steps to only
one side of the pool at a time. It is imperative that you
follow the next steps in order.
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D. CONT. GROUND PREPARATION FOR THE BUTTRESS
2. Digging the buttress trenches
Odd number of trenches;
a. If your oval pool contains an even number of
buttresses, please proceed with next step. If your
oval pool contains an odd number, position the
buttress temporarily on the straight center line from
the middle. (Image 19)
b. Trace around the buttress and dig a trench.
Depending on the size of block that you will place
underneath, dig the hole so that the buttress and
the block will fit. Dig deep enough so that the top of
the buttress joint is level with the ground. (Image 20)
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Important Note:
This first buttress that you install will be the reference
to install the remaining butresses, therefore ensure that
measurments and placements are exactly where they
need to be.
Even number of trenches;
c. If your oval pool contains an even number of
buttresses, measure from the center line out 22 1/2".
Position the buttress temporarily off the straight
center line from the middle. (Image 21)
d. Trace around the buttress and dig a trench.
Depending on the size of block that you will place
underneath, dig a hole so that the buttress and the
block will fit. (Image 20)
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Important Note:
This first buttress that you install will be the reference
to install the remaining buttresses, therefore ensure that
measurments and placements are exactly where they
need to be.
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D. CONT. GROUND PREPARATION FOR THE BUTTRESS
3. Install Patio Stones (Blocks)
a. Insert and level two concrete slabs or their
equivalent, which should measure about 20 cm x
40 cm x 10cm (8” x 16” x 2”), allowing one of the
slabs to extend past the inside end of the T.
b. Add approximately 2cm (3/4”) of compacted stone
dust under the concrete block (patio stone etc.)
which is at the exterior of the pool to raise the
vertical sleeve slightly toward the interior of the
pool in order to counterbalance the weight of the
water. (Image 22)
A
A = Vertical Sleeve
B = Patio Stone (blocks, concrete slab)
C = Stone Dust
Inside
B
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C
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D. CONT. GROUND PREPARATION FOR THE BUTTRESS
4. Finish trenches & patio stone installation
a. Continue to finish one by one the remaining
trenches with patio blocks for the buttress
installation. It is important to finish one side of the
oval only.
b. Once all the trenches are dug and buttresses with
patio stones are installed, on the one side only.
Remeasure each buttress to ensure that they are
level and not tilting left or right. (Image 23)
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d. From the first buttress, check to see that second
buttress is 45” from center and continue to ensure
that all measurements between each buttress is
equal.
e. *Now add crushed stone around the buttress (do
not cover) and be careful not to move the buttress.
Take measurements at every upright and then
check measurement again. (Image 24)
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*Important Note when installing second side:
As soon as you are done installing the second side of
the buttresses, measure the two intersecting axes FIRST
before adding crushed stone.
Ensure that the two straight sections are parallel. If
they are not, you MUST rectify.
Once all is perfectly parallet, you may add crushed stone
and continue with assembling straps and pressure plates
on the remainging side.
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GROUND PREPARATION
E. ASSEMBLING THE BUTTRESS STRAPS AND PRESSURE PLATES
1. Assemble the buttress straps and brace
a. Place a steel strap and a pressure plate on the
buttress base, 1.14 m (45”) from centre to centre,
place only one screw, but do not secure it tightly.
This will enable you to align them correctly.
(Image 25)
b. When installing the second pressure plate, it will
overlap from the first pressure plate. Do not forget
to put straps first. (Image 26)
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c. Continue to install the remaining steel straps
and pressure plates (one the one side only), as
described in the previous step. Do spot checks to
ensure everything is equal. (Image 27)
d. Once you have finished installing straps and
pressures plates on the one side. Ensure that they
have all been remeasured and that measurements
are perfect and square. Permanently affix the
pressure plates to the buttress bases by inserting
2.22cm (7/8’’) mechanical screws directly into the
welded nuts on the horizontal sleeves.
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e. You may now go back to step 2-Digging the
buttress trenches, to continue for the remaining
side of the oval.
Important Note:
If the holes do not align, DO NOT drill holes! Verify the
alignment of the structures.
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f.
Once both sides of the buttresses have been
installed perfectly, check that all is measured again
perfectly. (Image 28)
g. Add the remaining straps that join across to other
straps. Make sure the screw heads are facing
upward. Remeausre and tighten screws. Recheck
measurement again. (Image 29)
Important Note:
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Ensure that the straps raise higher in the middle,
therefore you may need to put a little more stone dust
underneath, appx 1/2".
h. Measure the two intersecting axes to ensure that
the two straight sections are parallel. (Image 30)
Note:
It may feel tedious to be always measuring, but this
only helps to ensure proper installation and avoiding
problems further on.
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19'-4 3/16"
/2"
4'-6
1
.
8'
-5
11'19
5/
8"
14
'-2
/16
"
15
Outer Limit
Upright
Pool Limit
12" (30cm)
15'-5 15/16"
.
2'-2 1/8" 3 places
8x Ø17' 6"
straight
track
7'-2 1/2"
4'-11 3/4"
6 places
4xØ15'(54-1/8")
transition track
bottom only
Gap between
tracks 1.45"
12x Ø15 (55-1/4")
track
"
/16
15
'-2
14
R6'-0 7/8"
12'-1 5/16"
/16
"
Perimeter 631" (hole to hole)- Track length meAsured in track slot-All dimensions are in inches
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GROUND PREPARATION
23'-2 1/8"
11'-0 1/2"
.
2'-2 1/8" 4 places
12xØ17'6"
straight
track
"
4'
16"
6
1
1/
16
'-6
8'
11'-
-6
17
"
/8"
5/
Outer Limit
Upright
Pool Limit
12" (30cm)
15'-5 15/16"
16
"
Perimeter 723" (hole to hole)- Track length measured in track slot-All dimensions are in inches
4'-11 3/4"
8 places
4xØ15 (54-1/8")
transition track
Bottom only
R6'-0 13/16"
Gap between
tracks 1.76"
16
5/
'-6
16
.
12'-1 5/16"
12x Ø15 (55-1/4")
track
.
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26'-4"
4'-7
1
/8"
9
8'-
9/1
6
"
12
'-1
Upright
.
18
'-8
.
14'-
3/
7/1
6"
Pool Limit
12" (30cm)
2 5/
8"
Outer Limit
18'-3 9/16"
12x Ø17'6"
straight
track
11'-5"
4'-11 3/4"
9 places
4x Ø15 (54-1/8")
transition track
Bottom only
R7'-5 1/2"
Gap between
tracks 1.75"
16x Ø15 (55-1/4")
track
16
3/
'-8
18
.
14'-10 15/16"
16
"
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4xØ15 (54-1/8")
transition track
bottom only
R7'-5 1/2"
16x Ø17'6"
straight
track
.
'-1
30'-0 15/16"
-1
21
'
15'-1 15/16"
6"
/1
13
1
.
6"
3/
1
/16"
4'-7
3
9
8'-
6"
11
/1
'-1
21
12
Gap between
tracks 1.73"
16x Ø15 (55-1/4")
track
.
14'-10 15/16"
18'-3 9/16"
Upright
5/8
"
Pool Limit
12" (30cm)
2 7/
8"
Outer Limit
Perimeter 927" (hole to hole)- Track length measured in track slot-All dimensions are in inches
4'-11 3/4"
16 places
14'-
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16x Ø17'6"
straight
track
33'-2 3/16"
15'-2 3/4"
4'-11 3/4"
15 places
/16"
4'-7 9
9
"
/16
'-0
3
12
'-9
5
/
16
"
15
'-7
Upright
.
17'-4
23
.
'-4
11
5/8
"
Pool Limit
12" (30cm)
13/1
6"
Outer Limit
21'-4"
4xØ15 (54-1/8")
transition track
bottom only
R8'-11 11/16"
Gap between
tracks 1.94"
20x Ø15 (55-1/4")
track
6"
/1
11
'-4
23
.
17'-11 3/8"
2'-2 1/8" 10 places
/1
6"
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OVAL FOOTPRINT - 18 x 33
Section
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. INSTALLATION OF BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
1. Bottom plates - straight section
a. To install the inferior bottom plate in the straight
section, you need to remove the centralplate of the
bottom plate with a hammer. (Image 1)
Important Note:
PLEASE SEE NOTE ON NEXT PAGE IN REGARDS TO THE
DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF BOTTOM RAILS.
1
b. Insert the end of each bottom rail into the bottom
plate. Leave a gap between the ends of the bottom
rails. (Image 2 & 3)
See Diagrams:
2
Please refer to your pool’s footprint for gap measurement,
c. Insert the assembled bottom plate with bottom rail
into the vertical sleeves. It is preferable to be two
persons to accomplish this step. (Image 4)
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IMPORTANT NOTE
There are three types of bottom rails;
1- Straight Section
2- Round Section
3- Transition (End of the Straight Section).
To differentiate which bottom rail is which;
• The Straight Section will measure the shortest in length
• The Transition Section will measure will measure longer than the straight section, but shorter than the round section.
• The Round Section will be the longest measurement.
Straight Section
Transition Section
Round Section
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. CONT. INSTALLATION OF BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
2. Bottom plates - transition section
a. Continue the installation of the bottom plates of the
transition sections. Insert the end of each bottom
rail into the bottom plate. The bottom rail will stop
at the side of the steel upright. (Images 5 & 6)
NOTE: the length is different between the transition
bottom rail and the straight bottom rail.
3. Bottom plates - round section
a. Continue the installation of the bottom plates of the
round sections. Insert the end of each bottom rail
into the bottom plate. Leave a gap between the
ends of the bottom rails. (Images 7 & 8)
5
Rail stops here
See Diagrams:
Please refer to your pool’s footprint for gap measurement.
Straight bottom rail
Transition bottom rail
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8
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. CONT. INSTALLATION OF BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
4. Patio Stones (Optional)
Contact your Dealer:
Please contact your dealer for more information about
using patio stones.
a. Concrete patio stones may be placed at the base
of each upright of your pool. (Image 8)
b. Each bottom plate will show the location for a patio
stone. Make a mark in the ground at each base
plate.
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c. Remove the bottom rails and bottom plates and lay
out the patio stones around the circle where the
bottom plates were.
d. The patio stones must be sunk into the ground so
the tops are flush with the soil around them. Use
the carpenter’s level to make sure the patio stones
are perfectly level and flush with the ground. Use
either the carpenter’s level and a 2-by-4 (5cm x
10cm) wood plank, or the optical level between
patio stones to make sure the stones are level with
each other. (Image 9)
e. Do not install blocks or rails on loose sifted soil or
sand. There must be no space between the ground
and the bottom of the rails. All patio blocks must
be flush with the ground, solid and level with each
other in all directions.
NOTE: Installing patio blocks is optional and the blocks
may shift due to temperature changes.
Contact your Dealer:
Please contact your dealer for more information about
using patio stones.
Important Note:
Make sure the patio stones are perfectly level and flush with the
ground. All patio blocks must be flush with the ground, solid and
level with each other in all directions.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. CONT. INSTALLATION OF OF BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
5. Measure the perimeter of your pool
a. Measure the perimeter of your pool and hammer
nails into the ground to keep the bottom rails into
place. These nails are to be removed only at the
last step-when filling up the pool. (Images 11 & 12)
Important Note:
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Use a soft measuring tape to meaure around the perimeter of
the pool. Measure from the inside of the bottom rail, the measurement should equal the wall length.
6. Fill inside the pool area
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a. Fill sand under the pressure plates first, make sure
it is well compacted.
b. Pour sifted sand in the centre of your pool. Ensure
that you will have enough to spread approximately
2" (2.5cm) around the inside pool area. (Image 13)
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. CONT. INSTALLATION OF OF BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
c. Spread the sand inside the pool area. Make sure
not to spread the sand onto or beyond the bottom
rails. Compact the sand manually or mechanically.
(Image 12)
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B. INSTALL UPRIGHTS FOR STRAIGHT SECTION
1. Installation of uprights - straight section
a. Insert all the straight section uprights into the
vertical sleeves. Slide the upright all the way down
to the bottom plate. Ensure that the upright is
correctly inserted into the bottom plate. (Image 13)
(You will insert the uprights for the round section
after the wall installation).
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
A. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
Do not attempt to install the pool wall in the wind, wait for a calm day.
It takes at least 3 people to install the pool wall.
1. Preparing for the wall installation
a. Bring the following items into the middle of the
pool foundation before you start uncoiling the pool
wall: plywood, some extra sand or fine dirt to make
the cove and a ladder to climb out after the wall is
assembled.
b. Make sure the skimmer and water return holes are
located where you need them to be. The skimmer
and water return holes are positioned towards the
end of the wall, (the section before where the wall
started).
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2. Set the pool wall in place.
a. Unpackage the coiled pool wall and stand it on the
plywood at the place close to where you need to
install the skimmer. (Image 1)
(Remember the skimmer and water return holes
will be placed at the section just before where you
started the wall installation).
b. Start uncoiling the wall, guiding the bottom edge
into the curved bottom rail. The starting end of the
wall must be positioned in the centre of a bottom
plate, and the skimmer and return holes should be
positioned where the pump and filter will be.
(Image 2)
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c. As you erect the wall, install the stabilizers
temporarily to obtain greater stability. You should
also use heavy vinyl-covered hooks and rope to
hold the wall steady. Ideally, however, you should
work with several people. (Image 3)
d. When uncoiling the wall, the skimmer and return
holes are positioned toward the end of the wall.
Important Note:
It is preferable to use very fine sand that is easily
compacted. Be careful not to spill sand on the bottom
rails.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
A. CONT. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
3. Join the ends of the pool wall
a. Line up the holes in the two ends of the pool wall.
(Image 4)
b. Now that you have installed the wall you can be
faced with three scenarios.
1) The wall joints align perfectly, if so, move on to
the next step (c).
2) Your wall appears to be too short. It is not.
However the space between the bottom rails must
be decreased by lightly tapping the bottom plates
towards the inside of the pool. You can also tap the
wall lightly with both hands in the desired direction.
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(Image 5)
You MUST recheck the gaps at each and every one
of the bottom rails so that they are all equal in gap
size.
3) Your wall appears too long. It is not. However the
space between the bottom rails must be increased
by tapping the bottom plates lightly towards the
outside of the pool or by tapping the wall with both
hands in the desired direction. (Image 6)
You MUST recheck the gaps at each and every one
of the bottom rails so that they are all equal in gap
size.
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Important Note:
Bottom rails must always be held in place in the bottom
plate.
Important Note:
You MUST recheck the gaps at each and every one of
the bottom rails so that they are all equal in gap size.
c. Recheck the position of the upright, refer to your
pool’s footprint diagram.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
A. CONT. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
d. To fasten the wall joint, overlap the two steel bars,
one on the inside and the other on the outside.
Tighten the mechanical screws on the inside and
the nuts on the outside. Ensure that all bolts and all
the holes are used. (Image 7)
Important Note:
Stick a screwdriver through two of the holes to help line
up the ends of the wall.
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When tightening the screws start from either
the top and go down or vice versa. Do not start a
few screws from top and a few from the bottom
to meet in the middle, this can cause problems
later on.
e. Adjusting the pool to the proper shape may cause
the bottom rails and bottom plates to slip out of
alignment a little. Recheck all of the bottom plates
to make sure each one is centred where the bottom
rails meet.
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f.
Cover the seam and bolt heads on the inside/
interior of the pool wall completely with 2” (50mm)
duct tape. (Image 8)
Important Note:
The pool must be level across the perimeter. A pool that
is not level is dangerous and may collapse.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
B. ASSEMBLING THE COVE
1. Make the cove
a. If you are using sand, bank the sand against the
wall to form a cove of 3” to 6” (7.5cm to 15cm) high
and 8” to 12” (20cm to 30cm) wide at ground level.
This will prevent the liner from creeping under the
wall, and it will also protect the liner from any metal
edges of the pool framework. THIS STEP IS NOT
OPTIONAL, IT MUST BE DONE. (Image 9)
b. Water the sand to compact it and use a trowel to
spread it evenly. (Image 10)
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c. Since earth containing chemicals can cause
discoloration or corrosion, it is suggested that you
place polyethylene plastic sheeting under the cove
around the perimeter of the wall, so no earth comes
in contact with the metal. Since the presence
of such chemicals is beyond the control of the
manufacturer, such damage is not covered under
warranty. (Image 11)
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d. If you are using styrofoam cove pieces instead of
sand, insert them in the bottom rail and refer to
the installation instructions that are provided with
them.
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Important Note:
The cove is an important part of the pool structure. Take
your time to make a complete, full-size cove.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
B. CONT. ASSEMBLING THE COVE
e. A vacuum cleaner can later be used to remove
the air from between the liner and the wall. This
technique enables you to remove folds in the liner.
(Image 12)
However the following precautions should be taken:
Do not use an industrial vacuum cleaner which
could be too powerful.
Tape the end of the vacuum hose before inserting it
into the wall so as not to damage the liner.
Insert the nozzle until it is about 4” (10cm) above
the cove (insert through the water return outlet or
the skimmer depending on the diameter of your
hose). Make sure you will be able to remove the
hose later on.
Tape the hose to the wall.
f.
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Close the skimmer opening with cardboard and
adhesive tape so that the suction of air works
better. (Image 13)
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
1. Set the liner in place
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2
3
4
a. Open the carton. Do not use anything sharp to
open the carton.
b. Unpack and unfold the liner and spread it out in
the sun to warm it up. Inspect all the seams and
surfaces for holes.
c. Remove your shoes to avoid damaging the base or
tearing the liner.
d. Spread out the liner, smooth side down. Unfold the
liner from the centre of the pool toward the sides.
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(Image 14)
e. Use the liner’s bottom seam(s) as a guide and
make sure the seam(s) are parallel to the straight
sections and to the imaginaryl ine which links
points A and B in the illustration (Image 15). It is
recommended that you begin installing the liner in
a round section.
f.
Use the liner’s vertical seam as a guide and make
sure the seam is vertical and perpendicular to the
wall and bottom.
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g. Make sure the seam between the wall and bottom
is centred on the cove (Image 16)
h. Smooth out all the wrinkles in the bottom. Do not
leave any space between the liner and cove.
Important Note:
If possible, unfold the liner on the grass one to two hours
before installation. Be careful not to leave the liner too
long or you may damage the grass.
Important Note:
The liner is generally smaller than the support structure
of the pool. It will stretch more easily when warm. It is
important that the liner is installed on a warm sunny
day.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER - OVERLAP
Please ensure to follow instructions that match the type of liner you may have.
2. Fasten the liner place (OVERLAP ONLY)
a. Starting at the liner wall seam, hang the liner over
the wall making sure that the seam is straight up
and down, perpendicular to the floor. (Remove
stabilizers gradually as you fold the liner over the
top of the wall. )This will assure you that the liner
begins going over the wall straight. (Image 17)
b. As you put the liner over the wall you can secure it
by using the plastic coping strips to keep it in place.
If you end up with excess material, continue around
the pool, pulling excess liner evenly, and distribute
over the wall until the excess is gone. (Image17)
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c. Fasten the liner to the top of the wall with plastic
coping. Let the liner hang slack for now. Do not pull
the liner tight. (Image 18)
Plastic Coping
NOTE: Some liners may fit very tightly, it is better to
install uprights, top plate and rail before going onto
next step. See Section 4.
d. Turn the vacuum cleaner on and push the liner
outward with your feet to iron out any wrinkles.
Once finished, turn off vacuum cleaner.
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Outside Pool
Wall
Liner Overlap
e. Start filling the pool with water. As the pool fills,
work out all the wrinkles and smooth the liner to
the wall. Remove the plastic coping around the top
edge of the wall one piece at a time and adjust the
liner. Keep smoothing out the wrinkles.
Important Note:
Do not trim off the excess liner. (If the liner ever needs to
be removed, trimming the liner will make re-installation
very difficult.) Instead, roll up any excess liner and tape
it in place near the top of the pool wall.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER - OVERLAP
f.
After all the wrinkles in the liner are removed, trim
any extra length of plastic coping so there is no
overlap. (Image 19)
g. Roll up any excess liner hanging below the plastic
coping and tape it in place near the top of the pool
wall. Important: Do not trim off the excess liner.
(Image 20)
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Important Note:
Do not trim off the excess liner. (If the liner ever needs to
be removed, trimming the liner will make re-installation
very difficult.) Instead, roll up any excess liner and tape
it in place near the top of the pool wall.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER - HUNG/J OR V-BEAD
4. Fasten the liner in place
(HUNG/J or V-BEAD LINER ONLY)
a. With a V-Bead liner you will not use the plastic
coping strips. Coping strips only apply to pools with
overlap liners.
b. The top of the wall of the liner has what is called
a “V-Bead” welded onto it. Simply open up the
bead with your fingers and hang it directly on
top of the pool wall. When this is done properly,
the only portion on the outside of the pool wall is
approximately 1” of the V-Bead. No printed liner
material is actually going over the top of the wall to
the outside of the wall. (Image 21)
c. Make sure the bead is on evenly around the entire
pool, and that the liner is hanging straight down
from the top of the wall. The liner should not have
creases in it because it is twisting around the pool.
If the liner is twisting, it is because it is not sitting
properly in the pool. Make necessary adjustments
before proceeding.
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NOTE: Some liners may fit very tightly, it is better to
install uprights, top plate and rail before going onto
next step. See Section 4.
Important Note:
Do not trim off the excess liner. (If the liner ever needs to
be removed, trimming the liner will make re-installation
very difficult.) Instead, roll up any excess liner and tape
it in place near the top of the pool wall.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER - BEADLOCK/SNAPBEAD
3. Fasten the liner place
(BEADLOCK/SNAPBEAD LINER ONLY)
a. With a snap bead liner you will not use the plastic
coping strips. Instead, you should have received a
beaded liner track (referred to as a “coping bead
receiver” in Image 22).
b. The beaded liner track should be installed onto
the pool wall all of the way around the pool. These
pieces should be as close together as possible.
Leaving spaces between bead tracks can cause
liner problems later on.
c. Once all of the beaded liner track is on the wall, you
can snap the liner bead into the beaded liner track
at four random points around the pool. After that
is done, and you are satisfied with how the liner is
situated within the pool, you can continue snapping
the remainder of the liner into place around the
pool.
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d. Go around the entire pool again making certain
that the liner is securely snapped into the track.
This is important to confirm so that the liner does
not pull out while under the pressure of being filled
with water.
NOTE: Some liners may fit very tightly, it is better to
install uprights, top plate and rail before going onto
next step. See Section 4.
Important Note:
Do not trim off the excess liner. (If the liner ever needs to
be removed, trimming the liner will make re-installation
very difficult). Instead, roll up any excess liner and tape
it in place near the top of the pool wall.
5. Proceed to Section 4 Installing the Pool Frame
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
A. INSTALLATION OF THE UPRIGHTS - ROUND SECTION
1. Install the uprights - round section
a. The wall joint is hidden behind the upright on most
pools. This assures that the skimmer and skimmer
return holes are not obstructed.
b. Insert an upright into the bottom plate. Ensure that
the upright is correctly inserted into the bottom
plate. (Image 1)
c. Proceed with the installation of all the uprights that
remain for the round section of the oval pool.
(Images 2 & 3)
1
Important Note:
Use the ridges in the pool wall to make sure the upright
column is straight up and down.
Important Note:
Ensure to leave a gap between the two bottom rails.
2
See Diagrams:
Please refer to your pool’s footprint for gap measurement.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
B. INSTALLATION OF THE STABILIZERS AND TOP PLATES
1. Install stabilizers and top plates
a. Install the stabilizer on the wall while ensuring to
leave a gap between each end. You must insert the
stabilizer inside the vertical tabs that are at the
top of the upright. Theses tabs will allow a better
solidity of the assembly and will also facilitate
installation. (Image 4 & 5)
b. Place the top plates on the top of the upright. Align
the holes on the top plate with those on the top of
the upright. The stabilizer must be inserted inside
the back of the top plate. To facilitate the top plate
installation, we suggest that you begin the insertion
of it by the interior side of the pool and then clip it
forward. (Image 6)
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c. Ensure that the upright is level.
d. Attach upright to the top plate using screws.
(Image 6)
Repeat until you have installed all the stabilizers
and top plates. (Image 7)
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Important Note:
Ensure to leave a gap between the two stabilizers.
See Diagrams:
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Please refer to your pool’s footprint for gap measurement.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - BRACELESS OVAL POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
C. INSTALLATION OF TOP LEDGE AND LEDGE COVERS
1. Install top ledge and ledge covers
a. Place top ledges on the wall. Align the holes on the
top ledges with those on the top plates. Make sure
the space left between each top ledge is uniform
all around and that the space in question can be
covered by a ledge cover. Attach the top ledges to
the top plates using the four special plastic screws.
(Image 8 & 9)
Important Note:
We suggest that you install all the top ledges on the
wall before attaching them.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
C. CONT. INSTALLATION OF TOP LEDGE AND LEDGE COVERS
b. You must now install the top ledge covers (one on
the left side and one on the right side of each top
ledge). Fit the finishing pieces onto the openings of
the top ledges. (Image 10)
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c. Start the top ledge cover installation by positioning
the piece into an angle of 45 degree to insert the
interior clip into the openings of the top ledge.
Pivot the piece and insert the other side into the
openings of the top ledge. (Image 11)
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d. Install the crown at the top of the upright. Insert
the central coupler into the holes and clip on the
two extremities behind the upright. (Image 12)
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e. Install the logo. (Image 13)
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
D. FILL YOUR POOL WITH WATER
1. Finish filling the pool
a. Turn off the vacuum and carefully remove it from
the pool.
b. Fill the pool with water to 2” (5cm) below the
lowest opening. Make sure you remove any creases
from the liner in the bottom of the pool before the
water level gets too high.
c. While the pool is filling, remvoe the nails that were
holding the bottom rails in place.
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d. Your pool is now installed. You must now install the
filter and pump, the skimmer and water return inlet.
Please follow the installation instructions that come
with these products.
Important Note:
Before making any openings inthe liner, fill the pool with
60cm (24”) of water to stretch the liner fully. When
filling your pool, begin with a garden hose until there
is about 30cm (12”)of water in the pool. This will allow
the liner to stretch gradually. You can then use a heavier
flow to finish filling it up.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Please refer to the safety page at the beginning of this instruction manual. You must follow the rules and
information regarding placement of safety stickers on your pool.
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POOL MAINTENANCE
MAINTAINING YOUR POOL
POOL MAINTENANCE
Keep your pool wall and frame clean. Always wash away any deposits of pool chemicals which land on the frame of
your pool. Wash periodically with a mild soap solution (no abrasives). At least once a year use a clear non-yellowing
household wax on all metal components.
Your pool and liner must be inspected regularly for leaks, corrosion, scratches, and punctures. If any problem is found
IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION MUST BE TAKEN. Small repairs and punctures in your liner may be easily repaired
using repair kits available at your local dealer. Scratches on your pool wall & frame must be touched up with anti-rust
enamel. Wire brush all rust and add a coat of enamel primer followed by a coat of color matching paint. Pool water is
full of various caustic chemicals, which will corrode metal parts. If any corrosion is allowed to continue, failure of the
pool structure may occur which could result in excessive property damage as well as bodily harm.
The skimmer & return area and below it are particular areas that must be carefully and regularly inspected. If
this area is wet, and remains wet for any length of time, it usually means there is a small leak. Skimmer/skimmer
return gaskets must be replaced when they become defective. Water must not be permitted to continually run
down the wall, if neglected pool will break. If proper skimmer/skimmer return gasket care is not maintained,
your warranty will be void!
Important Note:
Be sure to follow all local and state safety regulations when installing any accessory to your pool.
Any decks, and all entries, must be carefully monitored for safety and access to pool. Installing
any other manufacturer’s deck or slide is strictly forbidden!
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POOL MAINTENANCE
WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
Along with the cool nights of autumn comes the end of the swimming season. During the
winter your pool is subject to more stress than in the summer, and any breakage that is
caused by incorrect winter procedures is not subject to any warranty with this company.
All of our pools are designed to be left up all winter, but nonetheless are
subject to the warranty that was purchased. Continue to chlorinate and
filter until the pool is closed down. If you follow our recommendations,
you will be able to winterize your pool properly in a few hours.
Properly winterizing your pool will protect it from
damage and make it easier for you to reopen it when
spring arrives.
The key to fast and easy winterization lies in regular
treatment of the water until the start of the cold season,
even if you haven’t been using the pool.
Routine maintenance becomes easier and less
frequent as the water gets cooler. In order to keep
the water clean and clear and to prevent the liner
from staining, we recommend closing your pool as
late as possible, i.e. toward the end of September
when the water temperature is about 10°C (50°F).
Waiting until you have finished closing the pool before
shutting off the filtration system will prevent
hoses still connected from freezing.
Follow the instructions on the following pages or
contact your retailer for further information to
ensure that you are protecting your pool properly.
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POOL MAINTENANCE
WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
WINTERIZING INSTRUCTIONS
For areas where water freezes make sure to follow these instructions before the water is frozen,
otherwise do not touch the frozen water, this may damage the pool.
a. Towards the end of the summer season or around mid-August, check for leaks by
verifying if the pool’s water level is stable. Draw a line on the liner marking
the water level and wait 10 days. If after 10 days the level has dropped,
then there is a leak. It is important to seal off any leaks you find. Leaks
left unsealed when freezing begins can seriously damage your
pool and even cause it to collapse.
b. Vacuum carefully to remove all leaves and debris.
c. Lower the water level so as to leave between 5 to 20 inches
(12.5cm to 50cm) below the water return. Depending on
your area and if the freezing point is more aggressive,
for example 50% is frozen into ice, we strongly suggest
to lowering the water to lowest point. Depending on
how great the deep freeze in your area we suggest
you consult with your local dealer about procedures
on lowering the water level throughout the winter.
We also suggest throughout the autumn season
to continually check this level before freezing
season starts, as it must not reach the skimmer
holes at any time during the winter. Remove any
snow which may accumulate on the top ledge.
d. For the winter cover we suggest to lower the water
level to 1 inch (2.5cm) below the water return. In
some areas your dealer may ask you to install it
differently in order to protect the pool and the
cover. Contact your local dealer to verify the
correct procedure for your pool.
e. Remove and store the filter, ladder and all other
removable parts from around the pool. The
filter should be clear of any foreign objects and
water should be removed from the filter and pump.
See the manufacturer’s instructions. Store the pump
in a temperature controlled environment (so that it
is not damaged by changes in temperature).
Important Note:
An unsealed leak may comprise or cancel the guarantee on your pool.
Never leave water in any of the filtration system components due to the risk of damage
during freezing.
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WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
WINTERIZING INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED
f. To maintain water quality, use a winter kit which contains an algicide and chlorine
especially designed for this purpose. When it’s time for spring cleaning, this will save you
hours of work and reduce the cost of chemicals needed to restore your water
quality.
g. If using an autumn cover, make sure to place a ball underneath so
that rainwater falls into the pool. An accumulation of too much
water on the cover could place pressure on the pool, causing
damage and invalidating the guarantee. Depending on how great
the deep freeze in your area we suggest you consult with your
local dealer about procedures on leaving the pool cover
throughout the winter.
h. If your pool has a bottom drain, you will have to use
pool antifreeze to prevent it from freezing during
the winter. Unscrew the hose from the base of the
skimmer and attach an extension. Pass the extension
over the wall of the pool, making sure it remains well
attached. Pour antifreeze into the extension and
thread a winterizing plug through the hose (tie a
knot at the end of the tube that is to be inserted
into the hose). Leave the valve open so that
water can drain from the skimmer.
At the start of winter and spring, inspect the base of
your pool for leaks.
IMPORTANT
Never let more than 30 cm (1’) of snow
accumulate on the pool wall; the wall is
designed to support the lateral pressure of
the pool water, not vertical pressure. With
spring thaw, if water leaks from the skimmer
or return outlet opening, place a tube at the
opening so that the water will run off as far
away from the basin of the pool as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not strike or hit a frozen
pool. This would damage it. Do not disturb
the pool till spring. If you have left the winter
cover on the pool, make sure to remove
accumulated snow after heavy snowfalls.
Important Note:
Whatever the type of valve or extension hose used, you must follow the
technique described above to close your pool, otherwise your guarantee may
be cancelled. Make sure to use antifreeze designed for pools.
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POOL MAINTENANCE
SPRINGTIME CLEANING OF YOUR POOL
PREPARING YOUR POOL IN THE SPRING
At the end of winter, allow the ice in the pool to thaw completely. When the temperature
reaches approximately 10 °C (50 °F), you have to restart your filtration system, since
algae and bacterial form more quickly as it gets warmer. Here is how to prepare
your pool in a few simple easy steps.
a. If your pool is equipped with a pool cover, remove the cover and
cushion. Carefully remove with a hose any rainwater that has
accumulated on the cover so it does not fall into your pool.
Clean your cover and cushion and let them dry. Store
them in a dry clean place.
b. Attach the return inlet and skimmer to the filter. Bring
the water level up to the middle of the skimmer. Get
your filter working. Clean the bottom of the pool with
the vacuum, taking care to place the filter in the
“waste/drain” position. In this way you will eliminate
particles of dirt without disturbing the sand in the
filter, and will considerably reduce the need for
“backwash rinsing” of the filter.
c. Now that you have purified the water, you have
to test it. It is very important that the pH level of
your pool be between 7.6 and 7.8 and the pool’s
alkaline content be between 80 ppm and 130 ppm.
If you are unable to attain these levels, please
contact your retailer who will gladly do these
tests for you.
Important Note:
Do not drain your pool to clean the water unless absolutely necessary (the water
is recyclable). If you do empty your pool, don’t leave it empty for too long or
expose it to direct sunlight, as the liner may shrink.
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SPRINGTIME CLEANING OF YOUR POOL
PREPARING YOUR POOL IN THE SPRING CONTINUED
d. When the pH and alkaline levels are ideal, apply a shock-treatment or chlorinate your
water. Let it filter for 24 hours and again verify both the pH and free chlorine l evels.
NOTE: Add chemical products to your pool after sunset, as sunlight
rapidly destroys chlorine.
e. Let it filter for several days until the water is clear and the pH and
free chlorine levels have stabilized. Add a conditioner/stabilizer
by carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions. This
will stop the chlorine from evaporating quickly in sunlight.
Add the quantity of algicide required to prevent algae.
f. You may now begin regular maintenance of your pool.
Don’t forget to obtain a new set of solutions for your
water analysis kit every spring. The old solutions may
give false results.
g. Make sure that the skimmer (screws and adapter)
is properly in place and tighten the water return
fittings to prevent leakage and premature rusting
of the pool wall or the lower part of the bottom
rail.
HAVE FUN!
IF YOU FOLLOW THESE TIPS AND ASK YOUR DEALER FOR ANY OTHER ADVICE YOU MAY NEED,
YOU WILL HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO GET YOUR POOL OPERATING AGAIN.
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