The first step is to lay the pool out and paint in down on the ground. Once that is done we start peeling off the sod and then leveling out the hole. Very important to get the hole as level as possible. We get the hole to within 1 1/2 inches of level, closer if possible. Once the hole is flat we repaint down the pool and start laying out the bottom track and putting it together.
Once the bottom track is put together we stake everything to the dimensions it is supposed to be. First rule of construction; plumb, level, square. We bring the sand for the pool bottom into the hole and level the patio blocks that go under each upright base. You want the blocks to be sunk into the ground as much as possible. This is why it is very important to get the hole as level as possible. Once the blocks are level the wall is installed into the track. We lay out the uprights and topseat pieces around the pool perimeter for easy access when we need them.
Now that the wall is up the process of smoothing out and compacting the sand bottom is started. We compact the sand twice in this process. It is impossible to get a perfectly flat and smooth bottom when dealing with sand. We feel that the process we use is the best in Central Ohio in attempting to get the bottom smooth. While the sand is being done on the inside of the pool, a guy on the outside will be putting on uprights and setting up the shop vac we use to suck the liner in place. The guys on the outside also get the liner out of the box and prefold it so it is ready to drop in the pool. Once the sand is finished the plate compactor and fellas are lifted out of the pool.
Liner time!! We install the liner completely from the outside. Once we drop it over the wall we start hanging it in place. Once we have went all the way around the pool we make sure that the liner is stretched right. You do not want the liner to loose in spots and stretched tight in others. It needs to be evenly spaced around the top. Turn on the shop vac and let it start to pull the air from behind the liner as it is tapped into place. No wrinkles. Start the water.
The topseats and caps are now installed. All screws are tightened down and everything is wrapped up. The pool can now be finished filling out of your hose, or you can have water hauled in by tanker truck. Happy swimming!!
There are quite a few things that have been taken care of before you get to the point of starting construction. You have already determined exactly where you want the pool. Elevations have been determined. Electric, phone, and cable lines have been taken care. All permits have been filed and approved. Construction is now ready to start.Digging the hole! The pool is painted down on the ground and reference points are set. The hole is dug to the predetermined dimensions for your pool.
Once the hole is finished, wall panels are set in place and bolted together. The pool measurements are checked and the panels are squared in the hole. Rebar pins are driven through prepunched holes in the bottom of the wall panels to hold them in place. The wall panels are now leveled, and bracing around the outside is installed.The concrete footer or "collar" is now poured around the outside of the pool. This locks in the base of the wall panels and the bracing, to keep anything from moving. Plumbing lines are ran and any electrical conduit needed for light hookups. The base material for the bottom of the pool is troweled in place and allowed to cure in preparation for the liner. Equipment pad is plumbed in.
The pool bottom is scraped down and cleaned up to get ready for the liner. We glue a foam pad to the inside wall panels to cushion the liner. Liner is installed and water added to the pool. Gravel backfill material is placed to get ready for the concrete decking.Concrete decking is formed and poured. The pump and filter system is turned on and the pool cleaned up. This pool has an auto-cover system so the fabric is now installed, and the pool is completely cleaned and ready to swim in Finished pool ready for your swimming enjoyment!
The Ultimate Pool is exactly what it's name implies. The Ultimate Pool. The way the pool is designed it can be built aboveground, semi-inground, or completely inground. We find that most folks are using the Ultimate Pool for an inexpensive inground. The pool is built with a flat sand bottom like an aboveground pool. With the wall panels being 52" this allows for 4' water depth. We run the plumbing, and set up the equipment pad like a "regular" inground. With the aluminum coping strip that can be ordered with the pool, it allows for a clean finish with a concrete deck.