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    Build your Inground Pool Like it's 1982

    May 2, 2016
    sherylsomers

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    We've been selling inground pool kits online since 1994 - the first company to believe in the power of the internet and in the DIY abilities of the American people.

    But our roots go deeper than that, Specialty Pool Products has been installing inground pool kits far before the advent of poolproducts.com. I came across these old pictures today, which I'm guessing (by the hair, clothes and pagers) is circa 1982. For the complete text, take a look at the entire inground pool installation manual (our first!).

    1. Lay out the pool and Dig it!

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    2. Measure as you go, to the Spec Sheet

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    3. Lay out the Wall Panels in the Right Order

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    4. Connect the Square and Level Wall Panels

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    5. Connect Wall Supports and Deck Supports

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    6. Attach Pool Step Section

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    7. Pouring the Concrete Collar

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    8. Mix and Trowel the Pool Floor

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    9. Install the Pool Coping

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    10. Install the Pool Liner

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    11. Install the Main Drain Ring and Cover

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    11a. Install Step Gasket and Step Strips

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    11b. Install Return and Skimmer Faceplates

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    :-) These pictures are a real blast from the past - black and white photos of a vinyl pool installation, circa 1982. But you know what? Not much has changed in all these years. Our inground pool kits are still built the same way as they were 35 years ago, from the ground up!

    There are some new options available for heating, lighting, filtering and enjoying the pool. There are new pool shapes and updated vinyl liner patterns are now used - but constructing the pool? Hasn't changed a bit.

    You can build your own inground pool - and we can show you how! Download the entire inground pool installation guide, for more pictures, specs and a nearly 5000 words on how to build your own pool.

    Sheryl Somers
    SPP Pool Expert

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