The Ultimate Pool is a kit that can be installed above ground, in ground, or semi-in ground. Ultimate PoolHaving installed a few of these pools, I am impressed with the versatility of this pool.
The pool is made with 14 gauge steel panels that are 52″ high. Because of this the pool can be sunk down in the ground to match up to an existing deck, or to be made into a complete in ground setup. We have done them both ways.
Ultimate PoolYou can add an optional 8′ walk-in step, and different pump and filter setups to customize the pool for your situation. We install them with a flat sand bottom, the same way we do an “above ground” pool. The Ultimate is a great option if you have extreme grade issues in your yard.
The following video shows an 18′ round with the walk-in step. We sunk this one in the ground and the homeowner did a patio paver deck around the pool to match into their existing patio.
Take a look at this video of a recent installation by Edwards Pools. This is the Pacific model pool manufactured by San Juan Fiberglass Pools. The pool is 16′x39′ with a Blue Lagoon finish. Texture pad finish concrete, with aluminum fencing and retaining walls finish off the project.
Want to see the process for how Edwards Pools installs vinyl liner inground pools? Watch this video showing the process from start to finish.
You will see the dig being done to the concrete decking being poured. Couple of things you will notice is how we install sump pits for ground water control, and the electrical work we can do ourselves, not through a sub-contractor.
This pool is a 16′x32′ with grecian corners on the shallow end. We installed Savi Melody LED color changing lights which do not require a wet niche. This also means there is no high voltage electric at the pool, only 12 volt.
Since this pool was finished late in the year, none of the landscaping was finished or grass growing yet. We’ll get the finished pictures once that is all done.
If you are looking to purchase an above ground pool, you need to watch this video! This video shows the entire process for installing a round above ground pool, starting with unloading the truck and ending with the pool installed and the left over sod. You will see the main drain being installed as well as our process for packing the sand bottom. This is a long video, but take ten minutes and see what you can expect when we install your above ground pool.
Main drains in above ground swimming pools. Should you install one, or not. We highlyEdwards Pools of Ohio, Main Drain recommend the installation of a main drain for a couple of reasons. Water circulation, and ease of cleaning. We have discussed these aspects in additional articles.
One of the big worries that people have with main drains is settling issues. We hear the stories about the drains that are sticking up a couple inches in the bottom of the pool, from improper installation. That can easily happen if the drain body and piping are not buried in the dirt and tamped in place. You can not use the sand that makes the base for the liner to set on, to install the drain in. If you do the sand will settle down and you will have the drain sticking up. That is what you do not want to happen.
This video shows how we set the drains we install completely down in the ground. We tamp the dirt back in tight around everything so that we have no issues.