Factors to Consider in the Planning, Installation, and Maintenance of Above Ground Swimming Pools

by Pool Builders on 08-11-2012 in Articles

There is no greater way to bring the summer into your home than installing an above ground swimming pool. As what their name tries to imply, these pools require no digging as they are installed above the ground. Most homeowners prefer this kind of pool because they are safer, easier to install, and easier to clean.

But if you're planning on installing an above ground pool anytime soon, there are things that you need to consider to ensure success in your project.

1. Planning and preparation

Never buy on impulse. You need to come up with a solid plan first before you pick up a tool and start with the installation process. After all, the success of your project depends on how carefully you planned the project.

The first thing to consider is the size of the pool. In determining whether to opt for a small pool or a large one, don't just consider the size of the backyard. Take note of the function of the yard. Is it used for other activities such as picnics, barbecue events, and birthday parties? Also, consider how many will be swimming in the pool. Is the pool big enough for your three kids when they decide to swim together?

Aside from the size, consider your budget. How much money are you willing to shell out to complete the project? Also, consider the tools and equipment that will be used for the installation. Are you going to buy these tools or ask someone if he can rent his tools to you?

From maintenance costs to labor expenses, everything should be accounted for during the planning stage.

2. Installation

To complete the installation process, you have two options: either to do it yourself, or to hire a professional. There are pros and cons to both of these choices, so choose the one whose advantages outweigh the disadvantages.

Also, consider the safety of everyone in your household. So make sure that a ladder and a fence are installed around the pool. You may also want to install a camera to watch over your kids even when you're not physically there to keep an eye on them.

3. Maintenance

How will you intend to maintain your above ground swimming pool? Consider the equipment needed to maintain it, and the person in charge to keep it clean. Do your research about pool management by going through free articles and resources scattered on the Internet. You can even join forums to ask other homeowners for some tips and guidelines on how to maintain a pool.

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