We have listed several steps required to implement this project. However, keep in mind that each pool manufacturer has its procedures, so be sure to carefully read the instructions that come with your pool kit. This list is just a snapshot of the steps involved in setting up your above-ground pool. Remember that creating a pool yourself is quite a big project and commitment, so make sure you have the time and know-how before moving on to the project.
- As mentioned above, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and completely before doing anything.
- Find out if there are confidential communications in the yard. Before you begin, you should check with your local building and code inspector to see if you need any special building permits. We suggest that you check the zoning laws even before purchasing your pool.
- Choose your pool site carefully. Avoid air ducts, shady areas, and choose a well-drained location. Remember that you will need to connect electricity to the pool, so keep this in mind when selecting your site.
- Dig a hole according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Time to assemble the bottom edge and pool wall brackets as indicated. After the bottom trim is placed, you should drive the stakes into the ground every few feet outside the frame to prevent it from shifting when building walls. To create a stable base for the pool’s vertical supports, bury 16 x 16 deck blocks for support.
- Now you get to the wall mounting stage. At this stage, be sure to write down where you intend to place the site for electricity and equipment. It may take several people to hold up the pool walls as they are usually heavy, so be sure to hire some friends!
- After filling the sand, rake it so that it is two inches deep. The instruction manual will now tell you to shape the coil on the wall, so there are no sharp corners. You will need a drum roller to compact the sand.
- Then it would be best if you hung the pool pad. This is easier to do in hot weather, as the coating will be more flexible, and wrinkles are less likely to form.
- Now install the brackets and the top rail. It is necessary to install gratings in some pools after the pool is filled with water, so be sure to review the instructions for your specific pool.
- Fill the pool with water slowly. You can increase the water flow if you make sure the liner is not damaged and the wrinkles are smoothed out. When the pool is about a foot and a half entire, stop filling it and measures the water’s height to make sure it is level. If the offset is more than an inch, you can drain the pool and re-level it.
- Finally, you will install the pool equipment: pumps, filters, etc. It will also drill holes in the liner where the skimmer and inlets go. There will also be safety signs and a ladder for Swimming Pool Installation.
You can probably set up an above-ground pool yourself if you have the right tools, a DIY approach, and a group of friends – make sure you read and fully understand what’s involved in the project before dipping your shovel into the ground.