Cinderblock pool walls?

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vredmondpool

Re: Cinderblock pool walls?

Postby vredmondpool » Sun 26 Jun, 2016 11:49

I too want to build a cinderblock pool wall...BUT as an above ground with a customer vinyl liner. I plan to use the cinderblocks just for holding up the vinyl liner. I assume the liner, which will be shaped in a rectangle form will hold most of the weight/pressure of the water. So, can I skip the rebar and filling with cement? I figure if the cheap aluminum pools you buy at Walmart can hold up water...why can't my cinderblocks hold the water. I'm trying not to spend too much. I do plan to mortar or even guerilla glue the blocks together. Thoughts?


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Re: Cinderblock pool walls?

Postby Denniswiseman » Mon 27 Jun, 2016 07:20

I wouldn't advise that as the liner is just that and won't hold any thing up
You need the rebar and concrete to hold the wall together. The weight of water will buckle and distort the wall
CLEpool

Re: Cinderblock pool walls?

Postby CLEpool » Fri 01 Jul, 2016 09:42

I recently had a pool installed. It was installed by a pool company that tried to bury an above ground doughboy pool. After 30 days it collapsed. When I went to get it warrantied he said he was broke and suggested a concrete block pool and he would give me the liner. Do trying to make the best of the situation I hired a masonry guy to build the pool out of block. They made a rectangle 16x32 pool out of block. The set the block, skim coated the exterior with cement, drain tile and tarred the cement before backfilling with stone. The pool installer then set an oversized liner in the pool and I have wrinkles everywhere. He out the liner over the block and secured it down. They then put coping on top for future liners. The bottom is concrete with a circular deep end and a walking edge around it so you can stand in the deep end. I am not happy with the liner. What are my options. Please help
Rajeevx7

Re: Cinderblock pool walls?

Postby Rajeevx7 » Tue 02 Aug, 2016 23:24

You have to drain the pool if you want to get the wrinkles out! The wrinkles are all at the bottom and the bottom seems more intricate than any custom liner could be made to fit.
There is a how to on you tube for a flat bottom round inground that has the liner elevated as it is filled. Two workers stretch out the liner across the top rail and as the water weighs in they slowly lower the liner down. They didn't have any wrinkles, but they were pros and their pool was not like yours.
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Re: Cinderblock pool walls?

Postby johnhardy » Thu 18 Aug, 2016 01:45

Decorate around your pool by paving stone and give the natural look.

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