In-Ground, Concrete-Wall Pool
1 -- All Formed
Here, the forms are set and ready to pour the 10-inch thick reinforced concrete walls.
2 -- Pouring Concrete
Concrete mixture is seen flowing into the forms. Walls are reinforced with 1/2-inch steel rebar. No vinyl liner pool comes close in strength and durability.
3 -- Foam Underlayment Goes On Walls
After forms are stripped away, the interior of the wall is covered with pool wall foam to produce a comfortable 'feel' and to protect the liner from abrasion. The vermiculite/concrete bottom is being installed here.
4 -- Hand Working the Bottom
Final troweling of the vermiculite bottom in the deep end.
5 -- Hand Troweling the Floor
Troweling the shallow end floor.
6 -- Footing for Diving Board
A solid concrete diving board footing to undisturbed earth ensures the diving stand and board will never shift or move.
7 -- Vinyl Liner Installed
Concrete receptor coping is already installed in this photo and the vinyl liner is hung into the coping track.
8 -- Liner Installation Finished
Finishing the installation of the liner into the receptor track.
9 -- Main Drain Plate Installed
With commercial vacuums pulling the liner smooth against the wall and floor, the main drain faceplate is installed.
10 -- Side Wall Light Fixture
Final touches are put on the installation of the side wall light.
11 -- Fill It Up!
With the vacuums continuously holding the liner snug, this photo shows the pool being filled with water.