Water-retaining recreational structure for swimming pools and the like

  • US 3,274,621 A
  • Filed: 12/27/1965
  • Issued: 09/27/1966
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/1965
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A WATER-RETAINING, ABOVE GROUND PREFABRICATED RECREATIONAL STRUCTURE ADAPTED TO BE DISASSEMBLED AND HAVING A CURVILINEAR PERIPHERAL CONFIGURATION DEFINED BY A PLURALITY OF GENERALLY CIRCULAR COMPONENTS INTERSECTING AT APICES, THE CHORDS EXTENDING BETWEEN SAID APICES BEING OF LESSER LENGTH THAN THE DIAMETER OF THE INTERSECTING CIRCULAR COMPONENTS, SAID RECREATIONAL STRUCTURE HAVING A LINER MEMBER OF FLEXIBLE, RELATIVELY WATERPROOF SHEET MATERIAL PROVIDIGN A BOTTOM WALL PORTION AND A SIDE WALL PORTION EXTENDING ABOUT THE PERIPHERY OF SAID BOTTOM WALL PORTION;

  • A RELATIVELY RIGID, GENERALLY VERTICAL SUPPORT PANEL EXTENDING ABOUT THE PERIPHERY OF SAID LINER SIDE WALL PORTION AND CLOSELY ADJACENT THERETO TO PROVIDE A RELATIVELY RIGID HORIZONTAL SUPPORT THEREOF IN SAID CURVILINEAR PERIPHERAL CONFIGURATION;

    A PLURALITY OF ELONGATED HORIZONTAL SUPPORT MEMBERS EXTENDING IN END-TOEND RELATIONSHIP ABOUT SAID LINER MEMBER IN SAID CURVILINEAR CONFIGURATION;

    VERTICAL SUPPORT MEMBER AT SAID APICES BETWEEN SAID CIRCULAR COMPONENTS EXTENDING VERTICALLY OF THE OUTER SURFACE OF SAID SUPPORT PANEL;

    COUPLING MEANS ENGAGING THE ADJACENT ENDS OF HORIZONTAL SUPPORT MEMBERS WITH SAID VERTICAL SUPPORT MEMBERS AT SAID APICES TO PROVIDE A FIRM ASSEMBLY THEREOF WITH SAID HORIZONTAL SUPPORT MEMBERS DIVERGING OUTWARDLY FROM SAID VERTICAL SUPPORT MEMBERS;

    AND MEANS AT SAID VERTICAL SUPPORT MEMBERS COMPENSATING AGAINST PRESSURES THEREON.

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