INSTALLATION MANUAL - ROUND POOLS Esprit II

V35046
INSTALLATION MANUAL - ROUND POOLS
Esprit II-Evolution-SouthportGlx-Pretium POOL MODEL
12.15
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!
Carefully read, understand and follow all information in this user manual before installing and using the swimming pool.
These warnings, instructions and safety guidelines address some common risks of water recreation, but they cannot
cover all risks and dangers in all cases. Always use caution, common sense and good judgement when enjoying any
water activity. RETAIN THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE USE.
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 and
encourage all users especially children to learn how to swim. Learn Basic Life Support (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-CPR)
and refresh this knowledge regularly. Instruct all pool users, including children, what to do in case of an emergency. Keep a
working phone and a list of emergency phone numbers near the pool. This can make a life-saving difference in the event of an
emergency. To insure your pool is used safely you MUST observe the following safety precautions:
9. KEEP OFF TOP LEDGES
NO JUMPING OR DIVING
1. The top rail of your pool is not a walkway and must not be used for jumping or diving. Do not
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.
2. NEVER USE THE POOL ALONE
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. Designate a
competent adult to supervise the pool each time it is being used. Vigilant supervision of weak
swimmers and non-swimmers by a competent adult is required at all times, remembering that
children under five are at the highest risk of drowning.
3. NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED
4. NO ROUGH PLAY
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.
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. Secure doors and windows, where applicable to prevent unauthorized
access to the swimming pool. Remove all toys from the swimming pool and surrounding area
when not in use to avoid attracting children to the pool. Barriers, pool covers, pool alarms
or similar safety devices are helpful aids, but they are not substitutes for continuous adult
supervision.
7. NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS
8. KEEP YOUR POOL CLEAN AND SANITARY
Never drink alcoholic beverages, use any intoxicants or medication which could hinder your
judgment and reflexes.
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.
Do not walk on top ledges. They can be slippery and they are not a walkway.
10.
POOL COVER SAFETY
11.
ELECTRICAL HAZARD
12.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
13.
POOL CHEMICALS
14.
CHECK FOR DAMAGE
15.
POOL PARTS
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. Be sure to remove pool cover completely from
the water surface before entering the pool. When purchasing any pool cover, please consult a
swimming pool professional.
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.
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. Weak swimmers and
non-swimmers should wear personal protection equipment when using the pool.
Store pool chemicals out of the reach of children. 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.
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.
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)
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 warnings 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
remember
watch
children
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Make sure you have all the parts necessary before you start
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READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
The approximate time it takes for installation, excluding earthworks and filling is
about 1/2 day. You will need at least 3 people to help with installation.
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.
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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.
• 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.
• Areas recently treated with oil-based weed killers, chemicals
or fertilizers.
3a
3. Plan Ahead
• Will you be adding an adjacent deck later?
Be sure to leave room.
• 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
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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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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B. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
1. Mark out the Area
a. Drive a peg into the ground at the centre of the area
where you want your pool. (Image 1)
b. Use a length of string tied between the peg and a can
of spray paint, and mark a circle on the ground (a tape
measure can also be used). The circle will be 12” (30 cm)
bigger all round than the pool.
(Image 2)
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2. Remove the sod
a. Remove all sod and plants from the circle. (Image 3)
b. Remove any sticks, stones and roots from the circle
using a rake.
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c. To make sure your pool is stable, compact the ground
well, use the compactor, before adding the sand.
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
3. Make the are flat and level
a. Replace the centre peg with a flat-topped stake, at least
1” (25 mm) square and 6” (15 cm) long. Drive it down
flush with the ground surface.
b. Nail one end of a straight 2-by-4 (5cm x 10cm) wood
plank to the top of the stake. Use a nail long enough to
hold the end of the 2-by-4 (5cm x 10cm) wood plank to
the stake while you rotate it in a circle. (Image 4)
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c. Put a carpenter’s level on the wood plank and swing the
board in a circle to find the high and low spots. (Image 5)
d. Remove all the high spots with a shovel, hoe or rake.
(Image 6)
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Important Note:
Use the optical level to ensure that the ground is perfectly flat
and level.
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B. CONT. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
e. 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 7)
f.
Small dips and hollows may be filled in, but the soil must
be hard-packed and well compacted with a tamping
tool.
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g. 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. 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 8)
Note: Bottom rails will be placed in the center of the
perimeter of the pool see the dashed line. (Image 8)
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h. Recheck the outer perimeter of the circle, where the pool
wall will be. 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. (Image 9)
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Important Note:
The outer 24” (60cm) of the circle must be perfectly flat. The
bottom edge of the pool must rest flat on the ground and have
no gaps under it. Take the time you need to be sure this area is
perfectly flat and level.
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B. CONT. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
i.
Go over the entire perimeter of the pool to ensure that at
every 3“ the surface is completely level.
j.
Lay out the bottom rails and bottom plates around the
circle.
k. Check the roundness of your circle, by measuring the
diameter across in several locations. Since the bottom
rails do not automatically form a true circle, DO NOT
SKIP THIS STEP! Otherwise you might end up with a
slightly oval shape, which can cause problems later on.
(Image 10)
l.
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Verify the height of each bottom plate with an optical
level. They have to be at the same height. Adjust height if
necessary.
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B. CONT. PREPARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR POOL
4. Patio Stones (Optional)
a. Concrete patio stones may be placed at the base of each
upright of your pool.
b. Each bottom plate will show the location for a patio
stone. Make a mark in the ground at each base plate.
(Image 12)
c. Remove the bottom rails and bottom plates and lay out
the patio stones around the circle where the bottom
plates were. (Image 13)
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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 14)
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.
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.
5. Proceed to Section 2 Assembling the Pool Base
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Actual PSize
ROUND FOOTPRINT - ALL SIZES
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18'
21'
21'
24'
24'
27'
27'
30'
30'
22
33'
33'
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15'
18'
20
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12'
15'
18
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Pool
Name
12'
16
ROUND POOL CHART
Actual
Size
14
44
12
40
10
36
10
32
15'
28
10.5' 12' 13.5' 15'
24
7.5' 9'
1/2
20
Uprights
Rails &
20
Stabilizer
Radius
6'
of Rails
5/8
7/8
905 1018 1132 1244
1/2
792
906 1019 1133 1245
7/8
679
793
3/4
565
680
5/8
451
566
1/4
Wall
Perimeter
452
Gap
B/T Rails
Wall
Length
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Notes:
1. All dimensions are in inches unless otherwise specified.
2. All dimensions are referenced from the wall location.
3. Manufacturers tolerances and field condition may result
in dimensional variations.
ATLANTIC
7050 Saint-Patrick Street
La Salle (QC), H8N 1V2, Canada
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Bottom tracks length: 12'=44-7/8", 15'=55-7/8", 18'=55-7/8", 21'=55-3/4",
24'=56-1/8",27'=55-11/16", 30'=56",33'=56"
Gap between Bottom Wall Channels
Upright
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. LAY OUT THE BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
1. Lay out the bottom plates and bottom rails
a. Place the bottom plates equally spaced around the
perimeter of your foundation. If you are using the
optional patio stones, depending on your model place
one bottom plate on each stone. (Image 1)
2. Assemble the bottom plates and bottom rail
a. Insert the end of each bottom rail into a bottom plate.
Leave a gap between the ends of the bottom rails, be
sure to check your pool's footprint for gap measurement.
(Images 2 & 3)
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b. Measure the diameter of your pool all around the circle
and make sure it is correct.
NOTE: this measurement should be taken from centre
to centre of the bottom plate. When the circumference
is perfectly round, 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 the pool.
Important Note:
Be sure to refer to your pool footprint (at the end of Section 1),
in order to recognize where each bottom rail should be placed.
Important Note:
Use a soft measuring tape to measure around the perimeter
of the pool. Measure from the inside of the bottom rail, the
measurement should equal the wall length.
see footprint
for gap measurement
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HINT:
Bend the first 1/8” (3 mm) of the end of the bottom rail slightly
with a pair of pliers to make sure the rail doesn’t slide out of
the base plate when the pool wall is installed.
Cut several small pieces of wood approximately 1/2” x 3/8”
(1.5cm x .9cm)square and place one between the two bottom
rails located at each base plate. this will keep the bottom rails
from closing while the wall is installed. Be sure to remove the
blocksof wood later, before installing the uprights in Section 4.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. CONT. ASSEMBLING POOL BASE
3. Spread out Brick Sand
A. Spread a layer of fine brick sand (no pebbles) over the
foundation area, 2” (5 cm) deep. Use a rake to make the
brick sand flat and smooth. (Image 4)
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-Assembling Pool wall and Liner
Important Note:
Spread brick sand or sheets of styrofoam out over the entire
pool foundation area inside the base rails. This provides a
protective surface for the pool liner to rest on.
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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).
2. Set the pool wall in place.
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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. (Images 2 to 4)
NOTE: It is important that the pool wall be evenly distributed
at both ends of the pool to ensure that all the top rails fit.
As the wall is uncoiled and placed into the bottom rails it
is important to maintain approximately 1/2" (13mm) gap
between the bottom rails or the top rails may not fit.
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Important Note:
It is preferable to use very fine sand that is easily compacted.
Be careful not to spill sand on the bottom rails. Be sure to
clear sand or stone dust from the bottom rails otherwise the
wall will buckle.
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Important Note:
Secure the omega stabilizer to the wall with a piece of duct
tape after installation to prevent it from lifting off the wall.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
A. CONT. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
3. Installation of the wall
a. Continue installing the wall around the foundation until
the entire pool wall is uncoiled into the bottom rails and
the top edge is covered with the omega stabilizer and
connectors (and beaded liner retainers if you have a
beaded pool liner).
NOTE: We also suggest installing vinyl-covered hooks
and rope to hold the wall steady. (Image 6)
b. After the wall is installed, go around the entire pool and
make sure all the gaps between the bottom rails are
equal in size (the gaps may each finish slightly smaller
or larger than 1/2” (13 mm), check footprint for gap
measurement). Recheck all of the bottom plates to make
sure each one is centred between the bottom rails.
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c. After the pool wall has been installed, reconfirm
distances to the base plates. Make sure the pool is
perfectly round.
5. Make sure the pool wall is round
a. Using a tape measure, measure across the circle at each
bottom plate. The pool wall must be round. Adjust the
circle by nudging the bottom plates in or out with your
foot. (Image 7)
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
A. CONT. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
4. Join the ends of the pool wall
a. Line up the holes in the two ends of the pool wall.
(Image 8)
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. (Image 9)
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 10)
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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c. Recheck the position of the upright, refer to your pool’s
footprint diagram.
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.
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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 11)
Important Note:
Stick a screwdriver through two of the holes to help line up the
ends of the wall.
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.
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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.
f.
Cover the seam and bolt heads on the inside/interior
of the pool wall completely with 2” (50mm) duct tape.
(Image 12)
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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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 13)
NOTE: If a smaller cove (less than 3” (7.5cm)) is made
along with using a very tight liner, this will buckle the
wall.
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b. Water the sand to compact it and use a trowel to spread
it evenly. (Image 14)
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 15)
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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. However the
following precautions should be taken:
f.
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. (Image 16)
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Close the skimmer opening with cardboard and adhesive
tape so that the suction of air works better. (Image 17)
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
1. Set the liner in place
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. (Image 18)
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e. Smooth out all the wrinkles in the bottom. Do not leave
any space between the liner and cove.
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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. AVOID USING
EXTRA COLD WATER AND INSTALLING ON A COLD DAY.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
Please ensure to follow instructions that match the type of liner you may have.
2. Fasten the liner place
2-1. For UBEAD/HUNG/J or V-BEAD LINER ONLY
(Please see step 2-2. or 2-3. for other liner)
a. With a V-Bead liner coping is not needed. You can
discard those pieces (if they are included).
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 23)
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.
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.
3. Proceed to Section 4 Installing the Pool Frame
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SLOTTED TUBE
POOL WALL
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LINER
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
2-2. For STANDARD/BEADLOCK/SNAPBEAD
LINER ONLY
(Please see step 2-1. or 2-3. for other liner)
SLOTTED TUBE
a. With a snap bead liner you will not use the plastic coping
strips that are packed in the parts carton of many pools.
You can discard those pieces (if they are included).
Instead, you should have received a beaded liner track
(referred to as a “coping bead receiver” in Image 24).
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.
3. Proceed to Section 4 Installing the Pool Frame
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
2-3. FOR OVERLAP ONLY
(Please see step 2-1. or 2-2. for other liner)
a. Starting at the liner wall seam, hang the liner over the
slotted tube making sure that the seam is straight up and
down, perpendicular to the floor. This will assure you that
the liner begins going over the wall straight. (Image 20)
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. (Image 22)
COPING
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.
SLOTTED TUBE
(Image 23)
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.
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.
LINER
POOL WALL
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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.
3. Proceed to Section 4 Installing the Pool Frame
tape
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
A. INSTALLING THE TOP LEDGES AND UPRIGHTS
1. Continue filling your Pool
a. Continue filling your pool with water. Do not put in more
than 12” (30 cm) of water until the top ledges and upright
columns are all attached.
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b. Keep working on the top ledges and uprights while the
pool fills.
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See the drawing on the next page for an overview of
all the parts used to install the uprights, top ledges
and top connectors.
2. Install the uprights.
a. Line up the bottom of one upright (key 1) with the two
small tabs on one base plate (key 2). The tabs must be
on the inside of the upright. The three holes on the front
of the upright must be nearest the top.
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1
b. Line up the screw holes and fasten with one self-tapping
screw on each side (key 3). (Image 1)
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c. Hook a top plate (key 4) over the top edge of the pool
wall (key 5). Place the top plate down over
the top of the upright with the tabs on
the outside of the column. Make sure the upright is
straight up and down.
d. Line up the screw holes and fasten with one self-tapping
screw on each side and one on the front (key 6).
e. Repeat the last four steps for each of the upright around
the pool wall.
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6
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Important Note:
Use the ridges in the pool wall to make sure the upright is
straight up and down.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
A. CONT. INSTALLING THE TOP LEDGES AND UPRIGHTS
Overview of the Upright, Top Ledge and Ledge Cover
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
A. CONT. INSTALLING THE TOP LEDGES AND UPRIGHTS
3. Install the top ledges
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a. Place a top ledge (key 7) with one end on top of the top
plate. The side of the top ledge facing the centre of the
pool should be close to the pool liner and pool wall. The
side of the top ledge facing the outside of the pool will
form a large overhang. (Image 3)
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b. Line up the holes as shown. Fasten through the
two oval holes into the holes marked ‘A‘ in the top plate
below with two self-tapping screws (key 8-Image 3). Do
not tighten the screws yet. Leave the screws slightly
loose until all the top ledges are in place.
c. Repeat the last two steps for the other end of the
top ledge.
d. Repeat steps (a) to (c) to install the rest of the top ledges
around the top of the pool wall.
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e. Make the pool settle into a perfect circle by pushing the
top of the pool wall vigorously inward at each upright
(this will help make the bottom of the pool wall shift into a
perfect circle). (Image 4)
f.
Adjust all the top ledges to line up evenly with each other
and tighten all the screws.
Important Note:
Make sure to refer to your parts listing for the measurements
of the top ledges. This will help you to determine which top
ledge to use for each pool section.
PUSH
VIGOROUSLY
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
B. INSTALLATION OF THE LEDGE COVERS
4. Install the Ledge Covers
Note: your pool model may not contain a bottom ledge
cover, therefore slip top ledge cover over the top ledges
and continue to next page Step 1. Finish filling the pool.
a. Loosen the front screw used to secure the top plate to
the upright.
b. Place a bottom ledge cover against an upright as shown.
(Image 8)
c. Slide the bottom ledge cover upwards until the slot on
the ledge cover rest under the screw. (Image 9)
d. Tighten the screw and repeat for the other uprights.
IMPORTANT: When installing the top ledge cover, ensure the
front lip of the ledge cover is over the top of the bottom
ledge cover.
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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.
Important Note:
Before making any openings in the 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.
c. While the pool is filling, remove the nails that were
holding the bottom rails in place.
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:
Make sure that your pool’s round sections are round, do not assume that by filling up the pool that this will help the pool
to place itself into a perfect round shape. Ensure that it is round before filling up the pool with water.
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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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
E. BASIC FLOW OF SYSTEM
1. How the system flow should look like
a. When assembled your pool should have a basic flow
system as in this image, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR
DEALER for more specific instructions.
RETURN
SKIMMER
PUMP
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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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WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
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CLOSING YOUR ABOVE GROUND POOL FOR THE WINTER
At the end of the season, you must follow these directions to make your pool ready for the winter. 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.
STEP 1) PRIOR TO CLOSING
a. Several days prior to closing your pool, test the water for the ph level, total alkalinity, and chloring. The water balance is
important to protect the pool from corrosion or scale build-up during winter shut down.
STEP 2) PERFORM A COMPLETE INSPECTION
FINDING LEAKS
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.
CHECK THE LINER
a. Make sure the top of the liner is still attached to the pool wall. make sure there are no leaks. Repair any liner holes with a
vinyl patch: any small punctures in the liner can be easily repaired with underwater repair kits available at your local retailer.
Do not remove the liner from the pool, as removal of the liner will void the existing warranty.
CHECK ALL JOINTS AND SCREWS
a. Make sure all the fram joints are fitting together properly and make sure the pool wall has not shifted from the bottom rail.
Ensure all screws and bolts are tight.
CHECK FOR RUST
a. Periodically inspect the metal parts ofr any corrosion-especially around the skimmer area. If corrosion is found, immediate
corrective action must be taken. Wire brush any rust and add a coat of enamel primer followed by a coat of color matching
anti-rust enamel paint. Pool structure failure could result in major property damage and bodily harm. Paint any scratches
with anti-rust paint.
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CLOSING YOUR ABOVE GROUND POOL FOR THE WINTER CONTINUED
STEP 3) ADD CLOSING CHEMICALS
a. 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.
b. 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.
STEP 4) LOWER THE WATER LEVEL
a. Lower the water level so as to leave between 6 to 20 inches (15cm to 50cm) below the water return. You may plug the
return jet hole at this time. **IMPORTANT**DO NOT PLUG THE SKIMMER DRAIN HOLE (located at the base of the
skimmer). Remove all hoses attached to the skimmer and return fittings. Do not let water freeze in the skimmer. Leave the
skimmer attached to the pool wall and ensure that the skimmer lid is installed. DO NOT DRAIN ALL THE WATER OUT
OF THE POOL.
b. 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.
STEP 5) FILTER PREPARATION
a. Disconnect the hoses from the filter. 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).
STEP 6) WINTER COVER
a. 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.
b. If using a winter 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.
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WINTERIZING YOUR POOL
CLOSING YOUR ABOVE GROUND POOL FOR THE WINTER CONTINUED
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 in this document to close your pool,
otherwise your guarantee may be cancelled. Make sure to use antifreeze designed for pools.
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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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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No Diving or Jumping. Observe all Safety Rules
Section
5
POOL MAINTENANCE
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 levels. 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.
No Diving or Jumping. Observe all Safety Rules
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