When buying an above-ground pool, it’s important to remember that you have a flat, secure space to install it for safety and security reasons. The sizes, shapes, and materials of above-ground pools might differ from one to another, but they all still require a solid installation plan. Although there are very few cases where your land will naturally be completely flat, there are easy ways to achieve this.
Even though a yard that has different levels or dips might seem like an obstacle that could interfere with a safe installation, there are many things you can do to change this. Here’s how you can get the perfect surface for your above-ground pool and why it’s so important to have.
Finding The Best Spot For Your Pool:
It might go without saying that it’s crucial to install a pool on a flat surface for many reasons. For example, issues with the pool walls can occur, as an uneven surface can cause unnecessary pressure on them. This could result in the walls of the pool collapsing altogether. An uneven ground also means that your water level will be off, and your liner can become damaged if it’s not lying flat. This can result in tears or rips within your liner, which is certainly something you should avoid.
Overall, many things can go wrong if your pool is installed on an uneven surface. But with that all said, here’s what you can do to prevent this from happening.
When installing an above-ground pool, there are many aspects to keep in mind in terms of safety. Before beginning the planning process, it’s important to know your specific district’s rules and regulations. Doing this first decreases the chance of having to make significant changes once you’ve already established a plan.
Another thing to keep in mind when planning where your hot tub will be, is following the national standard for how far it will need to be from your home. This requires that your swimming pool be at least 10 feet away from your house, as this will ultimately protect any electrical wiring from possible water interaction.
You should also be looking for an even ground that is at least three feet away from any trees, shrubs or other objects and ensure no utility lines are running directly underneath this area.
Establishing Even Ground:
Once you’ve found the most ideal spot, we recommend using levelling tools to determine the highest and lowest areas. From here, you can place markers to indicate the different levels and begin digging out the higher parts. When it comes to levelling your surface, we recommend always digging deeper to get an even ground rather than adding to the lower side. It is much safer to take away than to add using materials that could never be as strong as the earth itself.
You can check the surface once again with the levelling tool to ensure everything is as it should. At this point, you can use a rake to get rid of any rocks or clumps to help compact the dirt.
Once you have established a solid, flat, even ground, you can then put down things like sand or pool foam. It’s important to always establish a surface between your grass and pool. This has to do with the fact that grass is a living thing that will continue to grow. Therefore, it’s crucial that you avoid putting your pool directly on grass.
If you feel that your ground is too uneven to do this process yourself, or if you’re simply unable to do so, we recommend hiring a professional pool installer. Hiring a reputable, experienced professional ensures that your pool has a safe and sturdy structure to rest upon.
Taking these steps will ultimately save you a lot of stress and decrease the chance of any issues later arising due to uneven ground. It’s crucial to consider all of these things when planning to install an above-ground pool. These precautions are put in place for the well-being of your pool and everyone and everything around it, too.
Now that you know more about what it takes to install an above ground pool, we hope you feel more comfortable bringing one home. To receive a discount on your pool, download our coupon offer today!