In addition to step position and size it is important to consider how you want the interior edge of your pool decking to look. The Bull Nose coping option gives you a clean and smooth look and feel at the interior edge of your pool deck. Using the cantilever option allows you to customize the interior edge of your pool deck to match your pools surroundings. Read more below about the difference between Bull Nose and Cantilever coping.
Bullnose Step Option
The easiest way for you to complete your in-ground pool’s decking is with the bullnose step.
The bullnose step is used in conjunction with our quality extruded alluminum bullnose coping, which comes standard with any bullnose step.
Once installed, you simply pour concrete up to the coping edge, then apply your concrete finish and you’re done!
Cantilever Step option
The step requires a bit more expertise than the Bullnose. If you are a professional builder or experienced in in-ground pools then this might be the best fit for you.
However if you are new to the process or need step-by-step instructions to follow, we would recommend the Bullnose step.
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Here are a few tips to think about before installing your new pool liner:
Check and replace rubber ladder bumpers that are hard or deteriorated to avoid damage to the vinyl liner caused by metal pushing through.
Inspect the swimming pool floor and remove any stones or debris before installing the vinyl liner.
Make sure you have an airtight seal at all panel joints, and the intersection of the coping and the pool wall. Use duct tape or silicone to seal.
Replace faceplates, gaskets and screws at skimmer, main drain, and wall fittings before installing your new pool liner. This will help keep out any unwanted leaks.
Position and unfold the vinyl liner according to the instructions that are included.
If chlorine is going to be the sanitizing system, as it is in most pools, there are a few things that can help minimize the risk of premature fading.
- Do not use tri-chlor tablets in a floating chlorinator. If tablets are used, they should be in an inline automatic chlorinator set at 1.5ppm. This way, the tablets are not in the pool where they can cause extreme damage if they come in contact with the liner. Tri-chlor tabs have the greatest potential to bleach a line. Unfortunately, they are also the most widely sold type of sanitizer.
- Use non-chlorine shock treatments such as monopotassium persulfate, sold under various names, such as “Oxidizer.” Shocking with chlorine will raise the level to 25ppm or higher, guaranteeing a faded liner in a short period of time. Oxidizers will free up available chlorine without raising levels.