What is used for excavation to build an inground swimming pool?
Naw, just kidding. The answer depends on a couple of factors. Most importantly, what are the soil conditions? Rocky soils require larger equipment and more time to complete the excavation. On softer soils, you are not limited on the types of equipment used.
The second factor is access. How will the equipment enter the yard? Are you limited by fence lines or existing slopes and grades? Or your landscape, are there big trees limiting the access.
Today most companies excavate inground swimming pools with two different options. The first is a front loader, commonly referred to as a BobCat. These machines offer an affordable means to excavate your typical backyard swimming pool. Doing a search on "BobCat S130" will show you an example of this type of equipment. A BobCat is a smaller version of a bulldozer with a toothed bucket on the front of the machine. The buckets are slightly larger than the width of the machine. The most popular units require a six foot access.
Having less than six feet of clearance requires removal of fences or landscapes. In rare occasions, this is not acceptable and a swimming pool excavation company will be limited to wheelbarrows, jackhammers and yes, shovels.
The second option for the equipment used is an excavator. This piece of equipment has a smaller toothed shovel with a hydraulic arm attached. The advantage to using this piece of equipment is it's ability to dig a pool without the need to fill in a ramp. To explain, with a front loader, the excavator needs to dig a ramp into one end of the pool. This ramp is on the exterior of the swimming pool requiring back filling and additional gunite and steel for structural strength of the pool shell. The disadvantage to using an excavator, is the need to remove the dirt with a front loader to a dump truck. Unless, a dump truck can pull up to the excavation site. For most homeowners, this is not feasible, unless you live in the country.
To see a picture of a mini excavator, search the term "Cat 303C".
Lastly, there are times when the soil conditions are so poor in solid rock conditions, that the only way to excavate a pool is by drilling and blasting with explosives.
A word of advice: A lot of times, a homeowner knows of a friend who has a backhoe. Thinking anyone can dig a swimming pool. While this is a logical solution, with most swimming pool excavation companies not only do they dig the swimming pool, they are also forming for the gunite and the bond beam. These excavation companies also take additional steps to ensure the finished dig is excavated as close to possible with the dimensions to the pool. This is called trimming which is usually done by hand. With an experienced swimming pool excavation company you will avoid overages of gunite to fill in voids and poorly excavated pools. Often times, these charges will exceed any cost savings of hiring your "friend with a backhoe."
How big is the star dust inground swimming pool.
You don't drain an inground swimming pool, unless you are trained to do so. Doing it alone or even with assistance is extremely dangerous. Save yourself some trouble and go contact a local and trained swimming pool cleaning service.
I did not find an installation manual for you, but I did find an step by step guide that shows how to build an inground swimming pool on a website. This would be helpful for you if you haven't already purchased a pool and you wanted to see what would be involved in doing it yourself. http://www.royalswimmingpools.com/construction.htm
They don't make them for in ground.
how deep can i put a semi inground pool
Outdoor pool Inground pools.
add a PH reducer chemical
Call a local pool store and ask what they recommend in lieu of draining the pool.
One shovel at a time
1 million dollars
Yes, I know some friends with an inground swimming pool and they have had it for quit some time now. I am pretty sure that they last more than an above ground.
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Where can you find replacement steps for a ladder for a Spartan brand vinyl liner inground swimming pool?
Some pool companys are not in business. most all inground pools have the same size treads..
The wall is steel and concrete so the short answer is that you do not.
Zodiac Fusion with Nature 2 and chlorine generater
depends on size of pool. the bigger the pool, the more area that is covered by water. by adding more water you increase the pressure that will be administered to your swimming pool. make sense? doesn't to me, but its the truth. Swimming pools do not have PSI per say.
Go to http://www.havuz.org/pool-calculators.htm
It would be one you dig with a shovel and fill with your garden hose. Really.
There are a number of things that are required to keep an inground swimming pool maintained. Some things that are necessary are to clean the skimmer basket daily, vacuuming the pool at least twice a week, and brushing the sides of the pool once or twice a week to prevent stains. It is also necessary to use pool chemicals to assist in keeping the water clean and safe.
Yes. Ron Lacher Pool Engineering in southern California probably has an engineering detail showing how to build it.
The average size of an inground pool in a private back yard is 20ft by 40ft. You can also get other sizes as well!
Call Leslies' Pool supplies. They have paint, but it's about $100 a gallon. Good luck.
According to http://www.gopatio.com/posts/building-and-owning-an-in-ground-swimming-pool-what-are-the-true-costs/and other similar articles the cost would be from $7K upward.
Justin Bieber has a inground pool
A quick search turned up this blog: One of the most difficult aspects of planning for an inground pool is estimating the total cost. There are several variables that affect the overall cost of building and maintaining an inground pool, including the size of the pool and the material will comprise it. In the Chicagoland area a small, basic inground pool will cost between $20,000 and $50,000. Some of the larger, deeper and more high-end… Read More
You can buy an 20 x 40 inground vinyl swimming pool for around $6000 http://royalswimmingpools.com/kit_rectangle.htm ; the basic swimming pool kit includes everything you need to build and operate your swimming pool except sand, concrete, PVC piping, an electrician and water. Check out pictures of homeowners' installing it to save money http://royalswimmingpools.com/construction.htmv hope this helps
All of the expansions pack have a swimming pool in them just go to the build mode them press the other things button then press the one that has a swimming pool picture on it then go to your backyard then build a pool tada that answers your question right
I think it is not advisable to leave the swimming pool empty during winter times. Snows and falling branches of trees and leaves can harm your swimming pool. There are some pool covers that you can use and designed for winters like Pool Leaf Covers and Winter Covers.
The following web address will give you a good guide for winter closing the pool http://swimming.about.com/od/poolandspamaintenance/a/ingroundpoolclo.htm
The walls of some above ground and some inground vinyl liner pool kits are made of aluminum.
It does not matter if it is above or inground pool leave the pump on, the more the filter runs the fewer the problems you will have that goes for shocking the pool as well.
Termites can and do cause damage to pool liners.....The trmites will come through cracks in the vermiculite and actually eat through a liner.
Can you leave an inground pool swimming with concrete bottom and stainless steel sides with a hydrostatic valve empty over the winter?
There are more than 3,000,000 inground swimming pools in the U.S. Wow! That's alot of pool care!
I have a pool company, we service several pools each week. One customer has a cartridge filter for an inground pool and there is always sand in it. This customer has brick retaining walls around two sides of the pool. The more it rains or the customer uses the pool the more sand is washed into the pool. I don't know if this applies to your pool. If it is in-fact sand it has be… Read More
No, then you have to refill it and that is a waste of water If it is an inground pool being dry will ruin the pool surface and in high water table areas the risk of turning it into a boat is very real.
What's a good reference book or website for construction of an inground concrete block swimming pool?
Don't do it. Too many possibilities for leaks. Get Fiberglass or vinyl pool, learn to install that instead.
Can you install an inground pool in a backyard that slopes downward and then slopes up at the end of the lot?
Yes, as long as the pool itself is on level ground. If not then see if the pool company that is going to build your pool give you some pointers.
what should your psi be around in a inground swimming pool andt it hold 12,000 gallons of water
Can a inground 16x32 with stairs and diving board vinyl pool liner be converted to a tile or plaster pool and how expensive would it be compared to replacing the liner?
This would be the the excact same price as building a new concrete pool minus some excavation. you would be looking in the 30-to 40k range.
Not gunnite. Plastic lined MIGHT be OK
He was going to build a swimming pool for his family.
go to build mode, and you will see a graphic of a pool. Click it! Then you click and drag where you want the pool to be
You need the proper tools and the qualifications to do this job. Call a qualified swimming pool electrician or pool tech to do the job to code and install a GFCI. k
Don't use copper sulfate, it is toxic!. Use biological algicides instead!
18,770 Gallons or round it up to 20,000 for calculation purposes.
How do you tell by looking at above ground pool pumps verses inground pool pumps if they will work for my inground pool?
They will most likely work, they just have to have the same specifications.
There are several variables that affect the overall cost of building and maintaining an inground pool, including the size of the pool and the material will comprise it. In the Chicagoland area a small, basic inground pool will cost between $20,000 and $50,000. Some of the larger, deeper and more high-end inground pools can cost as much as $100,000. Factors into the Cost of the Pool: Size, Region, Materials, Add-on. Ways to Reduce Your Inground… Read More
The reality is that the average inground pool liner will last 8-12 years.