A Guide to Safe Pool Installations

Guest Blog by: David Mispilkin

A crystal-clear, sparkling swimming pool excites everyone even if the person is a non-swimmer. It feels good to see a body of water right outside your house, possibly near a small garden. Today it has become easy and popular to get an above ground pool installed outside the home. A standard-size above ground pool shouldn’t take more than one week to install. If you are in the market for an above ground pool, keep this guide to safe pool installations in mind.

Above ground pool installations are a more affordable option for people who enjoy their summer swimming in the pool. The only mandatory condition is to have sufficient space in the backyard or house premises for an above ground pool.

It is recommended to have a pool installation company come inspect your property to decide if the area you selected is suitable for a swimming pool. Usually the contractor will visit and inspect the area before any payments are made.

After your yard has been approved, it is necessary to check for any permits required for installing pools on your property. You can check for installation permits based on your location. Once you have your permit, you should research different pool installation companies. Look for those who are using the most modern technology and install a long-lasting above ground pool.

Many manufacturers are going to have good reviews and use quality materials such as steel or aluminum bases. Before you choose a manufacturer, look to the installation instructions to see how complex the installation process will be. The entire process of installing an above ground pool should be done step-by-step with precision.

  • First, the ground is leveled, and if needed, stones or stone dust is put on the ground so the soil beneath it settles evenly. Uneven soil is dangerous during installation and can result in a sinkhole under your pool due to water pressure.
  • For a smooth base, the use of mason sand is recommended. Spread the mason sand evenly over the base soil. Next, pack mason sand all over the pool’s bottom. Make sure to watch for grass growth because it can damage your above ground pool’s liner.
  • After the bottom of the pool is prepared, the final part is to construct the pool walls. You selected a round or an oval above ground pool when you made your purchase. While constructing the walls, a uniform pool cove is fit to the inside perimeter of the pool to avoid corrosion.
  • Next, the vinyl pool liner you selected is installed. Spread the pool liner evenly with minimum wrinkles.
  • The frame is assembled to complete your above ground pool installation.

Before using the swimming pool, carefully read the instruction booklets or any manuals provided by the manufacturers. After using this guide to safe pool installations, make note of any safety measures to take while enjoying your new above ground pool.

About the Author: David Mispilkin provides information about the installation of above ground swimming pools to homeowners eager to enjoy the many benefits of above ground pools.

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 @ 12:28 pm
Categories: Above Ground Pools, How Tos, Pool Safety.
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