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.
Want a complete backyard makeover? From the simple to the elaborate, Edwards Pools can do it.
We worked with Outdoor FX, a design build firm based in Dublin on this job. We built the pool that included Roman style walk in steps, Pentair Intellibrite LED lights, Superflo pump, Intellichlor salt generator, and Mastertemp electronic ignition heater.
Outdoor FX laid the travertine stone decking, while incorporating fire features and the outdoor kitchen area.
Wondering what type of decking you want around your in ground swimming pool. This video shows the installation of a stamped deck we did around a vinyl liner pool. The stamp pattern is called fractured earth or cracked earth, whichever you prefer.
The standard for decking around an in ground is usually broom finish concrete. A couple of other options is pavers, or a natural stone like travertine. Going with a stamped concrete finish can give you that pop to really finish off your pool project while not breaking the bank. With stamped decking starting at $9 a sq. ft. it is an affordable option to go with.
When customers first start researching an inground pool, they will invariably ask which is better, fiberglass or vinyl liner? Our response is that it is pretty much what you, as the customer, prefers. Each type of inground has pros and cons, which we address on our website.
One potential negative about a vinyl liner pool is that you will have to change the liner at some point during the life of the pool. We find that typically a liner will last about eight years. While that can be a negative, lets look at the other side of the coin. In the video below the owner purchased the home and the pool was in pretty rough shape. While the pool looks rough, by simply changing the liner the pool was well on its way to being an attraction instead of an eye sore! So having the ability to change the liner in this situation was a huge plus. In one day the pool went from unusable to looking like an almost new pool. Watch the video below and see the transformation yourself!
This video shows an inground equipment pad setup using a Hayward ProGrid DE filter. DE filters are the best filter you can buy in terms of how effecient they are. The one drawback is dealing with DE powder when you backwash and or clean the filter.
This system has a 1hp Hayward superpump, a ProGrid 4820 model DE filter, HeatPro heatpump, and Aqu-Rite salt system. You will notice the 3-way union valves we use to control water flow on the suction and return side. We like using the union valves because they can be broken down easily when you close your pool, or need to do some other maintenance.
Sorry about the video quality in advance but I think you can get the idea on what the setup is.
This short video shows an equipment pad for a inground vinyl liner pool. The filter is a Hayward C-900 cartridge filter. Water is moved by a 1hp Hayward superpump. A Heatpro heatpump from Hayward along with an Aqua-Rite salt system round out the setup.
We started installing cartridge filters a couple of years ago. For years we put DE filters on inground setups but wanted to get away from dealing with DE powder. A cartridge filter runs only a little less in the microns it will filter down too, but without the powder to deal with. And it still filters a lot more effeciently than a sand filter.
Enjoy this short video showing the cartridge filter setup.
We have posted articles talking about how vinyl liners fade. In this short video you can see exactly how a liner will start to fade. The water line is where you start to really see it go. Most liners will have a border pattern around the top. The water level in a pool will be right in the middle of that border. Because of this the bottom half of the border fades out, while the top half stays looking fairly good. The part of the liner that is under water will all fade the same, so it is sometimes hard to tell how bad that it is. Not so with the border.
Why do you guys talk about this issue so much? Glad you asked! We stress this issue with liners because the warranties can be confusing. All liners are only warrantied from the seams pulling apart. Their are no warranties for fading, tearing or shrinking. I have heard many times, “the other guys I talked to said their liners have a warranty of 20 years, you say yours will only last on average around 8 years. Why would I choose yours over the other guys.” Uh oh, somebody didn’t completely explain what the warranty was. Because we hear this more than we should, we like to talk and write about it.
I recently received an email from a customer thanking us for the new equipment we installed on her pool and the advice I had given her. Here is what she said.
What type of problem are you experiencing? NONE!!! Nathan, I just wanted to let you know that this weekend we opened our pool to the kids in my family! The best advice you gave me a few months ago was to be patient. I did! And the pool looks beautiful! I never thought this would happen – esp. after seeing what looked like black tar coming out of our pool just a few months ago. I wish I could send you a picture! Thank you for your equipment and advice! Loretta
The reason I wanted to post her comment was because of the fact she mentioned being patient. One of the biggest problems I see in the pool business is everybody being in a hurry. I realize that we live in a world of instant gratification. I want it now and I want my problem fixed now. Some things though take time.
In the world of swimming pools if your water gets out of balance and your pool gets cloudy or the “dreaded” algae, it is not going to clean up in a few hours. You have to give the shock and algaecide you add time to work. Once the crud has settled to the bottom you can then vacuum it out. It will take time though.
In the above customers situation they had bought a house that set empty for a couple years. The pool had set for at least 2 years without being run. It was a sludge pit. We installed new pump and filter with a salt system and got everything up and running. From day one I told them they would need to be patient with it because it would take a lot of time for it to clean up. It took around six weeks with them vacuuming, checking chemical levels, and backwashing to get it cleaned up. It was that bad. If they would have tried to get the pool sparkling clean in a week or even two they would have been very frustrated. It wasn’t going to happen. With being patient, taking their time, and letting the pool equipment do its job, they went from a tar pit to a clean sparkling pool that they are now enjoying.
If your pool is out of balance chemically, or you can’t get it to clean up, be patient. I know it is a hard thing to do but if you realize that it will take some time you can save yourself some frustration.
Happy swimming and good luck on that being patient thing!