V35072
MAESTRO
INSTALLATION MANUAL
ROUND POOL
09.15
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!
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
PARTS LISTING - EXPLODED VIEW
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PARTS LISTING - CONTENT
Important Note:
Make sure you have all the parts necessary before you
start installation.
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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.
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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.
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• 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.
• 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.
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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)
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d. Remove all the high spots with a shovel, hoe or
rake. (Image 6)
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)
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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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ROUND FOOTPRINT - ALL SIZES
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL BASE
A. LAY OUT THE BOTTOM PLATES AND BOTTOM RAILS
1. Lay out bottom plates
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 bottom plates, rails
a. Insert the end of each bottom rail into a bottom
plate. Leave a gap between the ends of the bottom
rails. (Images 2 & 3)
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See Diagram:
Please refer to your pool’s footprint (Section 1, last page)
for gap measurement.
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 stepwhen filling up the pool.
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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.
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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).
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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)
Stabilizer
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d. Set lengths of stabilizer onto the top edge of the
wall as you uncoil it. (Image 2)
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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A. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
c. We also suggest installing vinyl-covered hooks and
rope to hold the wall steady. Ideally the help of several people should be solicited to hold the wall in
place. Work around the foundation until the entire
pool wall is uncoiled into the bottom rails. (Image 3)
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d. When uncoiling the wall, the skimmer and return
holes are positioned toward the end of the wall.
(Image 4)
Skimmer
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Important Note:
Do not attempt to install the pool wall in the wind. Wait
for a calm day.
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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 5)
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 6)
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 7)
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You MUST recheck the gaps at each and every one
of the bottom rails so that they are all equal in gap
size.
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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A. CONT. SETTING UP THE POOL WALL
c. 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 botls and all
the holes are used. (Image 8)
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.
d. 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.
e. Cover the seam and bolt heads on the inside/interior of the pool wall completely with 2” (50mm) duct
tape. (Image 9)
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4. 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 base plates in or
out with your foot. (Image 10)
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 11)
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 12)
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 13)
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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.
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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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 14)
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Close the skimmer opening with cardboard and adhesive tape so that the suction of air works better..
(Image 15)
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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.
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d. Spread out the liner, smooth side down. The curved
seam should be centred on the cove at the base of
the wall. The other seams will form straight lines
across the bottom of the pool. (Images 16 & 17)
e. Smooth out all the wrinkles in the bottom.
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.
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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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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 OVERLAP ONLY
(Please see step 2-2. or 2-3. for other liner)
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 18)
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 19)
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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 19)
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.
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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Outside Pool
Wall
Liner Overlap
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C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
f.
After all the wrinkles in the liner are removed, trim
any extra length of plastic coping so there is no
overlap. (Image 20)
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 21)
h. Install stabilizers. (Image 22)
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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
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C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
2-2. For HUNG/J or V-BEAD LINER ONLY
(Please see step 2-1. or 2-3. for other liner)
a. With a V-Bead liner you will not use the plastic
coping strips that are packed in the parts carton of
your pool. You can discard those pieces, if they are
included, as they 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 22)
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.
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
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL WALL
C. CONT. INSTALL THE POOL LINER
2-3. For BEADLOCK/SNAPBEAD LINER ONLY
(Please see step 2-1. or 2-2. for other liner)
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 23).
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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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - ROUND POOLS
ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
A. INSTALLATION OF THE UPRIGHTS
1. Install the uprights
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. Slide the base of the support post into the front
part of the bottom plate. (Image 1)
c. Secure the support post with a screw (2PPS112) in
the opening at the base of the post. (Image 2)
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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.
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See Diagram:
Please refer to your pool’s footprint (Section 1, last page)
for gap measurement.
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
B. INSTALLATION OF TOP LEDGES AND LEDGE COVERS
1. Install stabilizers and top plates
a. Install the stabilizer on the wall while ensuring to
leave a gap between each end. (Image 3)
b. Align the upright on the wall and insert the upright
clips. The upright clips snap onto the top of the
upright by applying pressure thus securing the wall
and the upright together. (Image 4 )
Important Note:
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Ensure to leave a gap between the two stabilizers.
2. Install top ledges
a. Position and place the top ledge on the upright.
The top ledge must be pushed toward the inside
part of the pool and the openings on the top ledge
must align with the holes on the top of the upright.
(Image 5)
b. Insert partially screws (4x V12X34) on the top. Distribute evenly the space between the top ledges to
center them between the uprights. (Image 6)
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ASSEMBLING THE POOL FRAME
B. CONT. INSTALLATION OF TOP LEDGES AND LEDGE COVERS
c. Make sure to level the two axes of the uprights
by pushing slightly inwards before tightening the
screws permanently.
Important Note:
We suggest that you install all the top ledges on the
wall before attaching them.
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3. Install the ledge covers
a. Place the rear part of the ledge cover onto the top
plate. Take the front part of the ledge cover and
insert the rear part ends into the front part of the
ledge cover. (Images 7 & 8)
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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, 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:
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.
IMPORTANT:
Make sure that your pool is round, do not assume that by filling up the pool that this will help the pool to place
itself into a perfect round circle. 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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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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