Round Belize/Highland Park Installation Manual

UNIVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS
ROUND POOLS
PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY BEFORE
STARTING GROUND PREPARATION AND POOL ASSEMBLY.
DOING SO WILL PREVENT PROBLEMS.
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Round Pool: General information -----------1) Selection pool site ---------------------------2) Ground preparation -------------------------3) Assembling bottom rail ---------------------4) Installing wall ---------------------------------5) Build an earth mound (cove) -------------6) Through the wall skimmer -----------------7) Liner installation. ------------------------------
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Please refer to "Assemble TopSeat , Vertical and Cover" of an attached sheet.
8) Install the Top Rail and Upper Joint -----9) Filling the pool --------------------------------10) Helpfull information --------------------------11) SAFTY RULES --------------------------------
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GENERAL INFORMATION
1) SELECTION OF POOL SITE
Before attempting to set up the pool, read the entire instructions.
There are certain areas in the instructions that are extremely
important to follow exactly as written and/or pictured. Any deviation
from these instructions voids warranty of the pool and could cause
bodily harm or damage to your property.
Before starting the installation, the following points are important;
a) The site must be large enough to accommodate the pool with
plenty of area around it for pool accessaries, chairs, tables etc.
Open the cartons and remove all parts except steel wall and liner.
Before pool assembly, you must identify, count and check all parts
for assembly by parts list. Familiarize yourself with all of the parts.
Refer to the parts list.
b) Determine where your filtration and skimmer will be located. It
must be connected to a grounded 110 volt electrical outlet, with a
G.F.I. (Ground Fault Interrupter)
CAUTION: Do not start the installation of your pool unless you have
an entire day to finish the work.
Do not try to set up your pool on a windy day.
The wall will be difficult or even impossible to handle.
An average pool needs 2 or 3 people for installation.
The following tools and materials are needed.
Screwdriver
Tamping Tool
Pegs and Stakes
Carpenter's Level
Measuring Tape
Patio Block
Earth Roller
String
Hammer & Nails
Sand
2"x4" Board
Shovel
Marking Pencil
Masking Tape
Rake
Chalk or Flour
Plastic Tape
FAILURE TO OBSERVE ANY OF THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS WILL
VOID WARRANTY.
SIFTED EARTH OR SAND NEEDED
PER EACH SIZE POOL AS FOLLOWS:
12' Diameter Pool
15' Diameter Pool
18' Diameter Pool
21' Diameter Pool
24' Diameter Pool
27' Diameter Pool
30' Diameter Pool
33' Diameter Pool
c) The pool must be in reach of your water supply. Although the
water should not be drained, but kept clean through filtration and
chemicals, there should be drainage facilities near in case of need.
d) Perimeter area of ground must be absolutely level and firm.
All grass and sod under entire pool area must be dug out to avoid
unpleasant odors from decomposition under the pool due to lack
of air. Remove sharp objects, stones, twigs, pebbles, roots, etc.
They may damage the liner. If the ground has been treated with
chemicals or weed killer allow two weeks before setting up the
pool. Do not set up the pool on concrete, asphalt, tar paper,
peatmoss, sand, gravel, or where nut grass has been planted.
Poorly prepared ground could allow certain weeds or grass to
grow through the liner. Liner is not warranted against this. If
ground is uneven in perimeter area, dig out the high spots. Do
not build up the low side by padding it with earth. The weight
and movement of the water will pack down the fill causing the
pool to sink. Inside perimeter of pool (the area inside of the
frame and wall) can be leveled with 1" or 2" of sand raked and
rolled smooth.
18 cubic feet
29 cubic feet
42 cubic feet
57 cubic feet
74 cubic feet
94 cubic feet
116 cubic feet
140 cubic feet
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24
27
30
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2) GROUND PREPARATION
The preparation of the ground is the most
important step in the installation of the pool.
a) Mark off your pool area by driving
stakes. Have a helper hold a tape
measure or a string and mark off the
pool perimeter using flour or chalk.
Remove sod inside the pool area to a
distance of 1 feet beyond dimensions
shown in the plot layout around entire
perimeter of pool.
Pool Dimension & Wall Length
POOL SIZE
Diameter
mm.
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15
18
21
24
27
30
33
3,611
4,572
5,486
6,401
7,315
8,230
9,144
10,058
Wall Length
ft
11
15
18
21
24
27
30
33
in.
10 2/8
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0
0
0
0
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mm.
11,346
14,363
17,236
20,109
22,981
25,854
28,727
31,599
Top Sheet
ft
37
47
56
65
75
84
94
103
in.
5/8
4/8
5/8
5/8
6/8
7/8
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11
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8 1/8
Q'ty
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b) Remove all grass from within the
entire pool area. It is not enough to just
cut the grass. The sod must be
removed.
c) Two or three inches of sand is the best for your liner. Using sand eliminates the necessity to level inside of frame
area except where exceptionally high or low areas exist.
These areas should either be dug or filled in. This does not mean the perimeter or frame area. That area must be
firm and level by digging only.
d) Do not fill low spots in the area where pool wall will rest. as setting may cause your pool to
become out of level. Making sure pool bottom is flat.This is a must.
e) If your site is not on firm soil, use 2" patio blocks for the base of the wall Care should be
taken to center a patio block under each bottom plate. The top of the patio blocks should be
flush with the prepared ground surface.
3) ASSEMBLING BOTTOM RAIL
STEP 1:
Before proceeding, remove the steel wall from carton and stand on a 3'x3'
board inside pool area as shown at right. Put the liner, (leaving it in the
carton) inside pool area.
STEP 2:
Insert the bottom rails around the entire perimeter using lower joints on the
circular portion of the pool.
Leave one section open that will be nearest to where you will locate your
filter.
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Before proceeding to the next step, place a large amount to
sifted earth in the middle of the circle. (see chart for the
amount on the first page.)
Sifted earth should not contain any pebbles.
Place a patio block under each lower joint around curved
area.
INSIDE OF POOL
BOLT
4) INSTALLING WALL
WALL
Use Wall Joint Bolt Package packed in a Wall
Carton.
NUT
WALL
3 / 8
REINFORCING
WASHER
φ 1
P.N.-0411
1/4in Reinforcing Washer
1/2
P.N.-0513
1/4 x 1/2in Truss Head Screw
P.N.-0611
1/4in Nut
DO NOT FASTEN THE WALL WITHOUT USING THE
REINFORCING WASHERS ! FAILURE TO USE REINFORCING
WASHERS AS INSTRUCTED WILL CAUSE WALL TO SPLIT
WHEN POOL IS FILLED. THIS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND/OR BODILY INJURY.
Due to the weight of wall,some bending will occur in the top and
bottom corrugation.because the wall is built to flex. Simply bend
those sections back before inserting wall in top or bottom rail.
STEP 1:
It is practical if two people work together; one inside and
one outside of the pool.
STEP 2:
Place coiled wall near bottom rail one section
open.
Note:
STEP 3:
Step 4:
INSIDE OF POOL
1/4in Reinforcing Washer
There is an up and down side on steel wall. Locate the
skimmer cutouts which are near the outside end of the
wall. These cutouts must be at the TOP even if you will
not be using these cutouts .
Bring the wall close to the bottom rail.
Make sure there is nothing in the bottom rail before
inserting the wall. If there is earth or something is in the
bottom rail,take out it accordingly.
Begin to insert end of wall into bottom rail. One person
unwinding wall (wall should be on a plywood base for
ease of rotating) while the other person is feeding wall
into slot of bottom rail around entire pool.
As you unwind the wall and insert it into the assembled
bottom rails, temporarily place top rail sections on top of
the wall. This will help to prevent the wall form bending
or falling over.
Should the wall be either too short or too long,Adjust
bottom rails,The circumference of bottom rails can be
adjusted slightly by equally tapping outward or inward at
the each lower joint until the wall ends meet.
Bring the two open ends of the wall together as shown
above.
This is one of the most important steps in assembling the
pool. Pay close attention to the following points.
5) BUILD AN EARTH MOUND(cove)
1/4in Reinforcing Washer
INSIDE OF POOL
1/4in Reinforcing Washer
1/4in Reinforcing Washer
INSERT THE SCREWS FROM INSIDE OF WALL.
NUT MUST BE FASTENED FROM OUTSIDE OF
WALL.
* Reinforcing Washers must be on INSIDE and OUTSIDE of wall.
* Insert the screws from INSIDE of the wall.
* Insert and fasten screws from hole to hole down to the bottom
of the wall.Do not fasten tightly before insert all screws.
* Fasten all screws tightly.
* Do not leave any open holes.
* Cover all the screw heads with strip of fabric tape.
* Check the level of the top of the wall,if more than 2" off level ,
Rework the ground to achieve levelness.
Build a mound 6" high and extending 8 to 10" on the
ground around the inside of the pool wall. Pack the earth
gently but firmly.
6in
IMPORTANT:
2in
The earth mound must be built right. you must rebuild the earth
mound each time you set up the pool. Water pressure can force the
liner out under the bottom rail. If this is not done.This could cause
damage to the liner and void warranty. The earth mound will
prevent this from happening.
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6) THROUGH THE WALL SKIMMER
8) INSTALL THE TOP RAIL,UPPER JOINT
Step 1:
Lay out these parts on the ground alternating upper joints and rails at
the same position with the lower joints and bottom rails assembled
before.Insert the top rail into upper joint,Clip a rail over the plastic
edging and top of the wall as shown at right..
Clip all rails and upper joints over the wall in this way until the entire
top rail is formed.
For untirusting, All edges of cut out have to be covered
by vinyl tape or rusting paint.
Begin the installation of the through the wall skimmer.
Follow separate skimmer installations.
At one point during the installation of the skimmer, you
have to install the liner. The skimmer installation will tell
you when. Complete the installation of the liner as
described next. Then finish the skimmer installation.
NOTE:
Be sure upper joint is directly above lower joint.
Check the seam at the bottom and side wall of the liner.
It must rest well up the earth mound evenly.
7) LINER INSTALLATION
CAUTION: Remove your shoes. The liner should never be
forcefully pulled or dragged, especially when it holds
water, even only 1/2". When you enter the pool
during installation, use a ladder other than a pool
ladder.
Make sure the legs rest on a strong flat board
Step 1:
Open the liner carton carefully by removing the tape. (Do
not cut open carton.)
Step 2:
Unfold the liner inside the metal wall. Carefully spread it
out on the ground. The seam around the bottom of the
liner should be well up the earth mound. Do this evenly
all around pool.
Step 3:
Remove top rail temporarily placed.
Lift the side of the liner over the top of the wall. Form a
collar approximately 3" down the outside of the wall and
temporarily tape it, to the outside of the wall using
masking tape at intervals of 3'.
Step 4: Take the plastic edging and clip it over the liner and the
top of the wall. The ends of each section of edging
should touch each other. The edging forms a full circle
all around. Cut off excess plastic edging
Please refer to "Assemble TopSeat ,
Vertical and Cover" of an attached sheet
If the liner does not fit evenly around the pool.
Remove the masking tape gently from the collar of the liner and wall.
Smooth out all wrinkles on the bottom of the liner. There may be
extra material around the side. Spread it evenly all around the side
of the pool. There may be extra material in height.
3)
Set as many hoses as you want to help speed up filling time.
The pool holds a considerable amount of water (ie;18' round
pool holds 7650 gallons.).
9) FILLING THE POOL
The hard work is all behind.
Now the fun begins.
4)
To keep the water clean and protect your liner from being
damaged it is best to cover hose end(s) with several layers
of rags.
When pool is completely assembled and ready for water,
run water into the pool. Wrinkles in pool liner should be
smoothed out as water is added for easier maintenance.
IMPORTANT: STOP FILLING POOL AT 1 FOOT
DEPTH
5)
When desired water level is reached, turn on your filter.
(Follow separate instructions provided with your filter.)
1)
INSPECT BOTTOM RAILS-make sure they are not
scalloped, see detail at right. If rails scallop, pull outward
at the bottom of the verticals to allow wall and rails to
assume natural shape.
By using a string and small weight, check each vertical.To
see that they stand straight.
Be sure each vertical stands perfectly straight.
2)
Measure all around the pool, from the TOP RAIL down to
WATER LEVEL. This level SHOULD NOT VARY MORE
THEN ONE INCH. An unleveled condition will cause
overstress of the pool wall and frame. Remove excess soil
as required to establish a level frame and bottom rail
condition.
See " ASSEMBLY OF BOTTOM RAILS "
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to straighten liner after you begin to fill with
water. Severe damage could be caused and You will void
warranty.
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10) HELPFUL INFORMATION
11) SAFETY RULES
1.
1.
Read your instructions and safety rules carefully. If you do not follow
the safety rules someone could be injured or damage could occur.
2.
Plan carefully where you are going to put your pool. It must be close to
a water source for filling. Also think about draining your pool.
3.
Never let anyone swim alone. Children must be carefully watched. For
added safety, install a convex type mirror above pool to give full view
of interior.
Available at most mirror dealers.
4.
Do not let anyone rough-house in or around your pool. The pool area
and decks can be slippery. Someone could be badly injured. You can
prevent this type problem by enforcing the safety rules.
5.
Always keep the water clean and sanitary. Dirty water can be
dangerous. Use your filter system. Follow instructions included with
your filter. Also use water purifying chemicals as needed.
6.
DO NOT DIVE OR JUMP INTO YOUR POOL. THE POOL IS NOT
DESIGNED FOR DIVING OR JUMPING !
7.
Remove ladders when there is no adult to watch the pool.
Remove anything else that can be used get into the pool.
Use a cover if the pool is not in use for a long period of time.
Proper filtering and chemical treatments should not make it necessary
to change the pool water.
Your pool dealer will advise you of the proper procedure.
To estimate the amount of chemicals needed here is the approximate
water content of the pool based on full capacity:
Pool Size
12x48
15x48
18x48
21x48
24x48
27x48
30x48
33x48
2.
a)
b)
Capacity
Pool Size
gallons
12x52
3,248
15x52
5,205
18x52
7,495
21x52
10,201
24x52
13,324
27x52
16,863
30x52
20,819
33x52
25,191
Capacity
gallons
3,518
5,638
8,119
11,051
14,435
18,269
22,554
27,290
To help keep the pool clean and child proof, a pool cover should be on
the pool whenever it is not in use. This also reduces loss of water and
chemicals.
To keep the pool in working condition check the following operation.
Leaks in skimmer and filter connections must be stopped.
A constant drip of chlorinated water on metal will corrode the metal.
If there is sign of corrosion on pool wall drain pool
immediately, and replace it.
If there is sign of corrosion on other pool parts, sand off the rust.
paint with rust resistant paint.
c)
The pool should be left up and filled year round properly winterized and
covered with a good cover. The water level must be lowered to about
6" below the lowest skimmer opening if your area is subjected to be
below freezing temperature. All pool leaks must be repaired before
winter.
d)
Do not empty your pool in spring. Filtration and chlorination will
remove all impurities. Leaves and other matter should be skimmed or
vacuumed out of the pool.
SAFETY DECALS CAN BE AFFIXED TO A CLEAN,DRY,
SMOOTH SURFACE SUCH AS THE VINYL LINER,TOP
SEAT THAT HAS SMOOTH FINISH. THEY MUST BE
PLACED THAT THEY ARE EASILY SEEN.
DANGER
DO NOT
JUMP
DO NOT
DIVE
PERMANET INJURY OR DEATH CAN RESULT.
Jumping and diving into a ASAHI CHEMICAL's Pool is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
It is your responsibility as the owner of the pool to do the following:
Do not locate pool near objects that would entice diving i.e. garages, tree, porches, etc.
Do not let anyone use your pool unless they are fully aware of the DO NOT DIVE OR JUMP notice.
Do not promote horse play or other activities that would cause injuries.
Do not allow people to sit or walk on the top seat of the pool.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A POOL OWNER TO INSURE THE SAFETY OF WHOMEVER USES THE POOL
NOT THE MANUFACTURER.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ASSEMBLING YOUR POOL.
Read through all instructions completely and familiarize yourself with all pool parts and accessories before pool assembly.
Damage may be done if all instructions are not carefully followed, and in such cases, will void manufacturer's warranty.
When assembling pool, read through what you must do for each step, then proceed.
WARNING
THIS POOL IS DESIGNED FOR SWIMMING ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR DIVING OR JUMPING.
FOR A MAXIMUM OF SWIMMING FUN, BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALL SAFETY RULES WHEN USING ANY SWIMMING POOL.
Printed in JAPAN.
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Oct. 2006.