Paradise Pool and Spa. Com LLC
BEST POOL COMPANY IN SOUTH JERSEY
80 West 14th Street, Avalon, New Jersey 08202-2323 Call 609-313-0300
Paradise Pool Builds First “LOUNGER LEDGE”
Vinyl-Liner Pool in South Jersey
I received a call in early 2015, from a potential new-construction customer in South Jersey. They said they called another vinyl-liner pool builder with a request to have a Lounger-Ledge built into a Vinyl Pool. That builder said that it could not be built in vinyl-liner pools and turned down the job.
Now I’m a custom vinyl-liner pool-builder in South Jersey. So after researching this idea, I knew it could be built. So I took the job.
This is a 40 foot by 30 foot oval-end ‘L’ shaped pool. In the shallow-end oval is the 12 foot wide lounger-ledge. The ledge has approximately 11″ to 13″ of water on it. There is one step down to the lounger-ledge platform and one step down to a typical shallow area.
We dug the pool and assembled our “POLYSTEEL” powder-coated steel pool-walls in the usual manner. We paid special attention to the components and bracing of the steel ledge-frame and 12 foot wide step at the end. A photograph shows the start of the stone-fill, although stone was filled high enough to allow for 4 to 5 inches of 4000psi poured concrete. Concrete was also poured under the step through the square-cut access panels that are seen in the photo below.
The concrete-ledge was then trowled to a super-smooth finish, so as not to cause
excessive wear on the vinyl-liner.
Please see photos below….
The vinyl material for the steps and the entire flat area of the lounger-ledge is “Merlin’s Tex-Step” vinyl which makes it far less slippery under the user’s feet. Also, notice the “CARDINAL” blue entry step, instead of the typical white entry step, on the right side of the photo.
We capped off the installation with a “Hayward” EcoStar variable-speed pump and salt-system, along with an over-sized sand filter that we filled with “EcoSmarte” Glass Media instead of sand.
The pool was crystal-clear all season long and our customers thoroughly enjoyed their
Presented and Built by:
Richard Demarco, APSP-CBP; Paradise Pool and Spa.com LLC in Avalon, New Jersey