Step 1: Start with a hole in the ground, filled with 21,000 gallons of lime green colored water. No it’s not a special effect--think of it as a giant Petri dish filled with algae.
Step 2: Steam off the surface. This clears off the slime and softens the vinyl liner.
Step 3: Slice then peel off the old liner. Oh … guess I wasn’t expecting that underneath.
Step 4: Resurface with a skim coat.
Step 5: Open a surprisingly small cardboard box and roll out the new liner.
Step 6: Overlay the liner onto the sandy concrete base. Think of it as a supersized tablecloth.
Step 7: Add a little water and pity the frogman who has to dive into 50-degree water to install the drain cover in the deep end.
Step 8: Make a cut out for the steps.
Step 9: Add water with a garden hose. A lot more water. Keep adding water all day and all night. Have freakish nightmares about your upcoming water bill.
Step 10: Grab a beach towel. Put on your swim fins. Wait for warm weather.