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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.


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.



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, building, etc.

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. Carefully unfold the pool and inspect seams for manufacturing defects. Lay the pool out flat on the ground. Let the pool sit in the sun for at least 2 hours prior to installation (this will help insure a wrinkle-free fit because the pool material will be more pliable allowing it to form into shape during installation).

3. Locate the pool so that the pump is 10 to 21 feet away from the electrical outlet.

4. Locate the horizontal beams (shorter beams with a larger diameter and holes on the ends) and insert them into the pockets stitched along the top edge of the pool wall. Rotate them in the pockets so the holes are on the top and bottom of the pipe protruding from each end of the pocket.


5. Locate the T-fittings and begin attaching them to the Horizontal Beams, aligning the holes as you go. Do not install any of the pins at this time. Continue around the pool installing all the T-Fittings onto the Horizontal beams.

When you reach the last connection, install the last T-Fitting on the end of one of the beams. Lift up on both of the last two beams in order to get them to insert into the T-Fitting. Angle them towards each other and guide the beam into the fitting as you lower them both down together.


6. Begin inserting the Pins and Grommets down through the top of the T-fittings until the pin snaps into place on the lower side of the fitting.


7. Locate the Vertical Legs, they come pre-installed with V spring pins (in yellow) at the top end. Insert the leg down through the belt that runs around the middle of the pool. Connect them into the top frame by pushing the buttons in as you insert the leg into the T-Fitting. Ensure the buttons pop out of the T-fitting to confirm that the Vertical Leg is locked in place.



8. Insert Plastic leg caps on the bottoms of the vertical legs.

9. Check for stability. Make sure all fittings, legs, and beams properly fit and all the pins have been securely fastened in all of the holes. Grab the vertical legs at the bottom and gently pull them out making sure they remain vertical and perpendicular to the top ring.

On some larger pools, you will need to place the strap ring that comes in the box on top of the pool frame and slide it all the way down to the leg caps. Strap ring shown below highlighted in yellow.


10. Install the filtration system.

11. Make sure the drain fitting is plugged securely and the cap is in place. Start filling the pool with water until it reaches an inch of water. Pause filling and smooth the wrinkles out of the bottom of the pool making sure the bottom is flat and round equally in all directions.

12. Continue filling and continue to check the vertical legs and make sure they remain vertical and perpendicular to the top ring.


**All Capacities and Time Frames are Approximations**

Round Frame Pools

Pool Size Pool Capacity in Gallons 90% 330 Series 350 Series 400 Series 600 Series 700/800 Series 1000 or 1500+ (PLUS) Series

10" Sand Filter

1500 Series 12" Sand Filter CP2000-C 2000 Series
8'x26" 697 2.1 hrs. 2.0 hrs. 1.8 hrs. 1.2 hrs.              
8'x30" 801 2.4 hrs. 2.3 hrs. 2.1 hrs. 1.4 hrs.              
1,266 3.8 hrs. 3.6 hrs. 3.2 hrs. 2.1 hrs. 1.7 hrs.            
12'x30" 1,836 5.6 hrs. 5.2 hrs.  4.6 hrs.  3.1 hrs. 2.4 hrs. 1.9 hrs.          
12'x33" 1,900       3.2 hrs. 2.5 hrs. 1.9 hrs.          
12'x36" 2,210       3.7 hrs. 2.9 hrs.
2.3 hrs.          
13'x33" 2,361       4.0 hrs. 3.1 hrs. 2.4 hrs.          
13'x39" 2,801    ​
  4.7 hrs. 3.6 hrs. 2.9 hrs.          
14'x36" 3,000       5.0 hrs. 3.9 hrs. 3.0 hrs.          
14'x42" 3,512       5.9 hrs. 4.5 hrs. 3.5 hrs. 2.5 hrs. 2.4 hrs.      
14'x48" 4,000         5.1 hrs.  4.0 hrs.  2.9 hrs.  2.7 hrs.   2.5 hrs.  2.1 hrs.   2.0 hrs. 
14'x52" 4,350         5.6 hrs 4.4 hrs. 3.1 hrs. 2.9 hrs. 2.7 hrs. 2.2 hrs. 2.2 hrs.
15'x33" 3,157         4.1 hrs. 3.2 hrs. 2.3 hrs. 2.1 hrs. 2.0 hrs. 1.6 hrs. 1.6 hrs.
15'x36" 3,479         4.5 hrs. 3.5 hrs. 2.5 hrs. 2.4 hrs. 2.2 hrs. 1.8 hrs. 1.8 hrs.
15'x42" 4,041           2.9 hrs. 2.9 hrs. 2.7 hrs. 2.5 hrs. 2.1 hrs. 2.1 hrs.
15'x48" 4,602           4.6 hrs. 3.3 hrs. 3.1 hrs. 2.9 hrs. 2.4 hrs. 2.3 hrs.
15'x52" 5,004           5.1 hrs. 3.4 hrs. 3.4 hrs. 3.1 hrs. 2.6 hrs. 2.6 hrs.
16'x42" 4,605           4.6 hrs. 3.3 hrs. 3.1 hrs. 2.9 hrs. 2.4 hrs. 2.3 hrs.
16'x48" 5,246           5.3 hrs. 3.7 hrs. 3.5 hrs. 3.3 hrs. 2.7 hrs. 2.7 hrs.
16'x52" 5,704           5.8 hrs. 4.1 hrs. 3.8 hrs. 3.6 hrs. 2.9 hrs. 2.9 hrs.
17'x52" 6,414           6.5 hrs. 4.6 hrs. 4.3 hrs. 4.0 hrs. 3.3 hrs. 3.3 hrs.
18'x42" 5,846           5.9 hrs. 4.2 hrs. 3.9 hrs. 3.7 hrs. 3.0 hrs. 3.0 hrs.
18'x48" 6,600           6.6 hrs. 4.7 hrs. 4.4 hrs. 4.1 hrs. 3.4 hrs. 3.3 hrs.
18'x52" 7,240           7.3 hrs. 5.2 hrs. 4.9 hrs. 4.5 hrs. 3.7 hrs. 3.7 hrs.
20'x48" 8,241             5.9 hrs. 5.5 hrs. 5.2 hrs. 4.2 hrs. 4.2 hrs.
20'x52" 8,960             6.4 hrs. 6.0 hrs. 5.6 hrs. 4.6 hrs. 4.5 hrs.
22'x52" 10,862               7.3 hrs. 6.8 hrs. 5.6 hrs. 5.5 hrs.
24'x48" 11,909                 7.4 hrs. 6.0 hrs. 6.0 hrs.
24'x52" 12,948                   6.6 hrs. 6.5 hrs.


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.

TIP: 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 penetrating oil pre-treatment or other silicone spray on all joints before putting the frame together. You can also use the penetrating oil 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.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-888-919-0070. You can also contact us at

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