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POOL WATER CAPACITY
POOL STORAGE & WINTERIZING
Before assembling your product, please take a few minutes to check the contents and become familiar with all the parts.
⚠WARNING - DO NOT overfill the pool and / or allow people to lay over or sit on pool wall - DOING SO CAN CAUSE PERMANENT INJURY!
DRAIN pool to the proper level after a heavy rain.
TIP: It will be much easier to install your pool if you unfold it and let it lay in direct sunlight for about 2 hours prior to installation. This will help to ensure a wrinkle-free fit as the pool material will become more pliable, allowing it to form into shape during installation.
⚠WARNING - VERY IMPORTANT! SITE MUST BE LEVEL, STABLE, COMPACTED SOIL.
The pool must be assembled on a smooth and level site of firm soil that is free of stones, gravel, sticks, blacktop, or other oil base compounds.
Do not install pool on a wooden deck or any type of wooden surface. You cannot use sand and/or uncompacted soil to provide a level surface for this pool; it will only wash out.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW WILL CAUSE POOL TO COLLAPSE AND WILL VOID THE WARRANTY!
1. Select a level area, and completely remove all debris, twigs, stones, etc. DO NOT select an area under overhead electrical lines, trees, or within 15 feet of a house,
2. The pool shall be located a minimum distance of 6ft (1.83m) from any electrical receptacle.
3. All 125 volt, 15 and 20 ampere receptacles located within 20ft (6.0m) of the pool shall be protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
The 20ft (6m) distance is measured via the shortest straight line distance the supply cord would follow without piercing a floor, wall, ceiling, doorway, window, or other permanent barrier.
4. Contact your local utilities, checking that no underground cables, telephone lines, gas lines, etc. run beneath the area you have selected.
1. Locate a level and flat area to setup the pool. Make sure the ground is free from sharp objects as it may puncture the pool.
2. Lift the pool liner across the ground. DO NOT drag the liner from one location to another location.
3. Locate the pool so that the pump is 10 to 21 feet away from the electrical outlet.
4. Connect the long Horizontal Beams; there should be two sets of these. Example: if a customer has 6 long vertical beams, each row of connected beams will be 3 beams long.
5. Carefully slide the connected Horizontal beams swedged end first into the sleeves on the long sides of the pool liner.
6. Connect the short Horizontal beams, there are also two sets of these. Example: if a customer has 4 short vertical beams, each row of connected beams will be 2 beams long.
7. Carefully slide the connected short Horizontal beams swedged end first into the sleeves on the short sides of the pool. All swedged ends should now be pointing in a clockwise direction after they are inserted.
8. Align the holes of all horizontal beams with the sleeve openings. This allows you to connect the U-shaped beams later.
9. Attach the corner pieces to the horizontal beams, swedged ends still pointing clockwise. The corner pieces DO NOT have a hole to catch the spring pin, this is normal. Only the horizontal beams have holes to catch the spring pins.
10. Slide the U-beams into the designated flaps at the bottom of the pool liner. Once this is completed all U-shaped beams should be laying flat on the ground surrounding the pool. Please see images below.
11. Tilt the prongs of the U-beams up towards the horizontal beams, pinch the spring button and push into the corresponding holes on the horizontal beams, repeat this step for all U-beams.
12. Make sure the drain fitting is plugged securely and the cap is in place.
13. Start filling the pool with water until 1 inch of water is on the bottom. Pause filling and smooth the wrinkles out on the bottom of the pool by pushing outward from the inside of the pool. When you are finished the pool should lie even and flat. If more than 1-2 inches of water collects on any one side before the pool starts filling in the center, the pool is not level enough and must be moved to a level area.
14. Install the filter pump, once the filter pump is installed, continue filling water into the pool. When the water is half filled, the top frame will tend to bend down at the middle, THIS IS NORMAL. Continue to fill water to the optimal level as indicated on the face plate of the filter system and the frame will restore its shape.
Draining the Pool
1. Locate the drain plug on the outside pool wall and remove the drain cap. A standard garden hose will thread onto the drain fitting. Extend the hose to the area where the water is to be drained. Open the drain plug on the inside wall of the pool and water will drain out through the hose. If you can't find the drain plug on the inside, the "useful tips" section below for troubleshooting.
|Outside Liner Drain||Inside Liner Plug|
2. Remove any remaining water. Wash and completely dry pool using a soft cotton cloth. Push the drain plug into the fitting and replace the cap.
3. Frame Pools: If your pool has metal frame work, disassemble those pieces. This is done depending on the model of pool. You either depress the plastic buttons and slide those pieces apart, or remove plastic pins holding pieces together and slide those pieces apart. If you aren't sure how to take down the pool, refer to the set-up sheet and reverse the order of the steps.
4. Clean all parts and wipe dry. Store together in a safe storage place for reassembly next season. Order replacement parts for any damaged, broken, or worn parts from Polygroup customer service at 1-888-919-0070 or at our online store. It is best to order parts now so you will have them ready for when you set up the pool next season.
5. Solar blankets, covers, ladders, etc., should be cleaned and dried before storing.
The drain to the pool will be found a few inches from the ground on the left or right side of the filter canister. If you can not find the drain cap, it likely means the liner floor was not spread evenly and the cap is under the lip of the pool. Run your hand under the floor of the pool on both sides of the canister. Once the cap is found, expose it by pushing up on the pool enough to unscrew the cap. This will likely require the use of a secondary method of removing water from the pool, such as an independent water pump.
There are slight differences in garden hose nozzle threads. This can cause some hoses not to screw properly onto the drain cap threading. Basic hoses have a higher probability of fitting the thread.
Disassembling the Frame
Pin & Grommet Removal
1. A small rubber mallet can be used to tap the ends of the pins through the bottom of the horizontal beams along the top of the frame.
2. Alternately, a pair of needle nose pliers can be utilized to remove the pins. Using the needle nose pliers, compress the ends of pin together and push up. The compression of the end allows the exposes flanges that lock under the lip of the hole to slip inside the horizontal beam. Slip the needle nose pliers underneath the head of the pin and pull up, the pin can then be removed from the horizontal beam.
If you break pins during this process, you may purchase replacements by contacting Polygroup customer service at 1-888-919-0070 or at our online store.
Dismantling Frame (After Pin Removal)
NOTE: There are many reasons why at the end of the season why frame components will not come apart. In the extreme heat of summer, metal expands which makes it difficult if not impossible to take frame apart. It is suggested to wait until the temperature drops giving time for the metal to cool and the metal to "Shrink" back to its normal dimensions.
There is also a phenomenon known as hydrolysis, where the salty air and water creates a situation where the frame components all but weld together. What is suggested if you live in a high humidity area with salty air or if you are using a salt water filter is to use a WD40 pretreatment or other silicone spray on all joints before putting the frame together. You can also use the WD40 at the end of the season to break apart the joints. Be certain to wipe away any excess before putting the frame together. Clean off all spray before storing the frame for the off season.
1. Metal expands in heat. Allow the pool frame to cool into the early evening before continuing dis-assembly.
2. Use two people to make the process easier. The horizontal beam is pulled away from the T-fitting by one person. The second person pulls the T-fitting the opposite direction, lifting up on both in a "opening a draw bridge" like motion to release the tension of the frame.
3. Rotate frame pieces clockwise, then counter clockwise. Repeat to aid in separating frame components. Utilizing two people makes the process much easier.
4. Leg caps can be difficult to remove. This is due to the extreme weight of the pool with water pressing down on them. Tap the bottom and sides of leg caps with a rubber mallet to loosen dirt and grim. Rotate the cap back and forth, clockwise and counter clockwise to loosen. Having a second person hold the vertical leg may be helpful.