How To Install An Above Ground Pool

by Pool Builders on 05-31-2011 in Articles

Installing an above ground swimming pool is easy and depending on the model you buy you should be able to have it up and running in two days or less.

Indeed some of the smaller easy set swimming pools can be up and running in just a few hours depending on your water pressure, as that will dictate how fast the pool fills up, just remember never to leave a pool filling up overnight, this is because water usage at night in surrounding houses will be less, and you may find a sudden increase in water pressure as a result. This will then mean that your pool will far faster than you had planned on.

When it comes to installing your pool you just need to do a little bit of forward planning. Firstly your above ground swimming pool needs three major things, a permanent power supply for the water heater and water filter, a water supply to fill it up with (Although this only needs to be temporary), and suitable drainage.

The drainage aspect may not jump to mind straight away, but around every six months then you are going to need to empty your swimming pool and then refill it, so this means you are going to have to think about where to drain the water off to, as you can be looking at disposing of several thousand gallons of water with a large pool. So whilst that nice location that is always in the Sun at the bottom of your garden may seem ideal, if it is at the lowest point in your garden, then when it comes to draining the pool you may well have problems.

If this is the case and you do decide to go with that location, then you may have to invest in a water pump to drain the swimming pool.

Also, and the thing that is top of the list when it comes to installing your pool is that the area that you are going to place it on is totally flat and level. This is absolutely essential in order that your pool does not get overloaded on any one side, which can result in catastrophic failure of the swimming pool, which will result in several thousands of gallons of water launching itself across your garden, and this can cause major damage to both property and any people in the way of the water.

You will also need a permanent electricity supply that must have an RCD fitted to it.

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