Pool Installation For Above Ground Pool

by Pool Builders on 03-06-2008 in Articles

If you having been thinking about getting a pool, yet you don't want to spend a lot of money or tear up your backyard, you might want to think about putting in an above ground pool. Above ground pool installation isn't as involved or nearly as expensive as in ground pool installation. It's less time consuming and a lot easier to handle even if you decide to install it yourself.

Above ground pools can come in different shapes, but the most usual shapes are round or oval. You can measure the size of the above ground pool that you would like by taking a garden hose and lay it out in the diameter of the pool you would like on the ground in your backyard. See how much space it takes up and if it is a reasonable size. This will give you a good visual of the kind of above ground pool your backyard can accommodate. It is an important step to take before you commence with any pool installation. You should leave the hose on the ground for a couple of days so you can get a good idea of when and where the sun hits it most. You don't want to put a pool in a spot where it will be in the shade most of the time because it will never have a chance to warm up from the sun.

Once you have an idea of the shape and size of your pool, call your local government office to find out about getting a permit. Every area or township has different rules and regulations. Having a permit will protect you if anything happens during pool installation. It's better to be safe than sorry.

After you have obtained your permit and contacted your homeowners insurance company for additional questions, you can hop on the Internet and surf around for pool products and prices. Keep a running list of things you like and the kinds of things you do not like. Compare prices against one another. Some companies offer do-it-yourself pool installation kits in which you can order package deals but mix and match pool accessories. Have some fun with it!

When you have decided on what type of pool you want, you can make the decision of whether you want to have someone install it for you or if you would like to try and install it yourself. If you want to have a pool company do the pool installation for you, take a look through your local Yellow Pages and pick a few pool companies from the list. Call them separately and ask a few pertinent questions. This will give you a sense of what pool company will be best for you.

The pool company you choose can help take you through the rest of the process. It is important to leave the bigger decisions to the professionals, but equally important for you to stay involved in the pool installation process. Once the pool installation is complete, you can swim anytime you want!

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