Aqua Leader 12' x 24' Pool Installation

This is an Aqua Leader above ground pool, by parent company Wilbar, installed by myself and a helper in Arizona. We install pools all over the state. More photos and insights into the Aqua Leader oval installation can be found on this page, LX Oval Pool Installation. The Lx line of pools is meant to be salt water friendly with almost all resin parts and a stainless steel service panel. It is overall a very well constructed pool and user friendly to install. For Arizona above ground pool installation information visit here.


Aqua Leader Side Brace Assembly
Assembly of the side braces is one of the first steps in this pool installation. It's a fairly easy process or you refer to the instructions.


Aqua Leader Side Braces
One at a time the brace assemblies are assembled.


Setting Aqua Leader Side Braces
This pool has three braces on each side that sit about 41" apart, center to center. One side of pool has been set, level front and back and with a cement block under the rear of the assembly. I always use the side bottom rails as spacers when setting the braces. With a 24' length pool the 12' mark ois the center, that is the point the center strap passes over.


Leveling Aqua Leader Side Braces
Here I am using the laser level to check the final position of the next set of braces to be set. Front and back they all need to read the same level as the overall grade of the pool.


Aqua Leader End Rails
The braces are set and the end rails are connected. This line of pool has three different lengths of bottom rails, the four sides, the four transition rails and the rest of the end rails. The transition rails, the ones coming off the four end braces, have two different style ends, be sure to get those positioned correctly.


Sand In Oval Pool
The pressure plates are in the pool ready to be laid out a little later. the sand is now being brought in and piled down the center of the pool, well out of the way of where the wall needs to be rolled out and installed.


Aqua Leader Pool Wall
The pool wall is being installed and the framework of the pool set up at the same time.


Aqua Leader Pool Top Rails
Installing the uprights and top rails at this time allows me to see that the sides are straight and that everything fits the way it should. It also prevents the pool from blowing over and it is a step we do before installing the liner.


Aqua Leader Pool Frame
The pressure plates have been set in place, the sand spread out and smoothed, and the pool is ready for a liner.


Aqua Leader Pool Liner
This shows the liner being placed into the pool. Before this can happed the liner is opened up on a smooth service, in this case the front driveway. A sunny location is also desirable. Once opened up it is rolled so that we can carry it to the pool and set it in.


Aqua Leader Pool Liner Installation
All this is done from outside the pool so that once the sand is smoothed no one gets back into the pool until it is full of water. We have pulled the liner over the top rails so the the bottom is smooth and the seam that goes around the bottom part of the liner is the same distance from the top rail all the way around. It is also very important with an oval pool to make sure the end to end seams are perfectly centered. With a 12' wide pool one seam runs down the center of the liner from end to end. This seam needs to be in the exact center of the pool at each end.


Setting Pool Liner

When the water is near the edge of the pool we remove the top rails and fold the liner into place. The is done a few rails at a time never letting the wall have a chance to blow over. At the far end of this photo shows the coping has been installed and the resin top rods installed, this is plenty of support to keep the wall upright.


Liner Even Overhang
Notice the even overhang of the pool liner on the outside of the pool. Any excess liner has been folded back into the pool. This gives the outside of the pool a nice clean look.


Aqua Leader Pool Finished

The top rails then get installed. My helper is usually doing this while I am finishing with the skimmer, return and filter setup.


Pool Filling
A finished pool and another happy customer.