Sometimes, giving money to someone only to install your pool may seem like a waste of money. After all, you have already spent a great deal of money in getting that pool to your backyard. The good part about above ground pool is that they are easy to set up. Most of the DIY above ground pools come with an instructional manual or a DVD that will guide you through the process. In case you have lost this manual, elaborated below are the steps you need to take during the installation of any DIY above ground pool.
10 Steps Of DIY Above Ground Pool Instalation
1. Start by making a list of all the hardware you will need. Setting up a DIY above ground pool is not easy. You will need a lot of tools and equipments during the process. Once you have the list prepared, make sure you have everything you will need. Most of the DIY above ground pool sets come with an installation kit. Open the kit and check if it has everything mentioned in the manual. If any parts are missing, return the package and ask for a new one.
2. Next, start by levelling the ground surface on which you want to set up your DIY above ground pool. You can either use a transit or a straight board to level the area. Once this is done, you will have to remove any sod as a DIY above ground pool cannot be set up properly if the ground has any sod. Finish by raking the area.
3. The next step in this process is measuring your pool. Take the exact dimensions and draw a circle slightly bigger than the actual size of the pool on the ground.
4. Here comes the tricky part – constructing the pool. Set up your bottom ring carefully. Do this by gliding the bottom rail under the bottom plate. Once you have successfully set up the ring, add support to the it by setting up the plates. Use patio blocks for extra support. Once this has been successfully done, take out the bottom rail and fill the pool area with sand. Once you have filled and levelled the sand, put the bottom rail back into place.
5. Setting up the pool wall is yet another tricky step. Here’s a tip – during the installation of any DIY above ground pool, use landscaping elements to hold the pool in place. Start by putting the wall at the centre of the bottom plate and continue moving it around the ring. Move the bottom plates to erect the wall in the right position.
6. Once you have erected the wall in place, secure it using the supporting elements. Wall bars are quite important when are trying to install a DIY above ground pool. These come in pairs. One piece of the pair will go on the outside of the pool and the other will go on the inside. Use nuts and bolts to hold the two pieces in place. Make sure you have fitted all the nuts and bolts properly.
7. The next step in the DIY above ground pool installation process is to create a cove. Once this is done, pack the cove using either a mixture of sand and clay.
8. Setting up a liner is not one of the easiest things. However, with some effort and caution, you will be able to do it right. If you want to make your DIY above ground pool extra safe, you will have to install the liner properly. Start by filling the pool with a layer of sand and level the area properly. Next, spread the liner over the surface and remove any wrinkles. You can use a vacuum cleaner for this purpose.
9. Setting up the top plates, rails and pool cover is the last step of the DIY above ground pool installation process. Use screws to secure the plates and rails in position. Finish by installing the cover.
10. Your DIY above ground pool has been successfully installed. It’s time you can enjoy a relaxing swim. However, before you fill the pool with water, remember to remove any wrinkles first. Once you have removed all the wrinkles, fill the pool to half its length and see if everything is working properly. If you see any leakages or any other problems, remove the water and fix the issue. If everything seems fine, fill the water to the top. Finish by setting up the safety warnings.