Go to the summit of family fun with an above ground pool. Summer is at our doorstep, and you’re no doubt already starting to feel the heat… What better than an above ground pool to invigorate and enliven your family’s leisure moments?
Before you take this major step, we recommend that you carefully plan your impending above ground pool purchase. One of the best ways of selecting a model that meets your needs is to first consider the factors listed below.
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1 – Site for an Above Ground Pool
Measure the available land surface on which you plan to install your above ground pool. This will immediately provide you with a good idea of the type and size of pool that will best fit into the existing landscape of your yard.
2- Pool Preferences
Certain questions concerning your tastes and needs will help you make appropriate choices regarding to your above ground pool:
3- Your Pool Budget
What is your planned budget for purchasing an above ground pool that meets your needs in terms of comfort, durability and appearance?
4- Installing your above ground pool
If you use the services of a professional installation company, plan for some time between the purchase and installation of your above ground pool. The waiting period will be somewhat longer if you purchase your pool during the summer.
If you plan to install your above ground pool yourself, we recommend you get at least two other people to help you. For a smoother installation, opt for a sunny day where there is no wind, and prepare the ground adequately ahead of time.
The time needed to assemble the pool will vary according to the pool size and model. Excluding the time necessary to prepare the ground and fill the pool with water, installing a round pool should take about three hours, an oval-shaped pool six hours.
|You are finally ready to install your new above-ground pool. First, make sure your pool fits well into your yard landscaping design. An excellent way of doing this consists of sketching a bird’s eye-view of your yard, including the to-be-installed swimming pool. Once you have selected your desired location, check whether your pool meets the safety, servitude and other standards listed below.1. Adequately drain all water from in and around the area where the pool will be installed.2. Choose a flat ground to install your pool.3. Install a fence around your backyard and a gate that blocks access to your deck. Each access should provide an inside self-latching that is above the reach of children.4. Ensure that the space in which you plan to install your pool is large enough. The planned area for the pool should be sufficiently open, i.e., house wall or fences should not hinder installation activities.5. Contact your municipality to learn the laws and regulations pertaining to the installation of an above-ground pool. These will concern the following factors, among others:• Necessity of obtaining a building permit (applicable in certain cases);• Safety standards (in certain regions);• Availability of public services (electricity and others);• Boundaries of your property.
6. Install your pool in spot far from water sources. This will limit instances of water and debris accumulating in the area near the structure.
7. Install the filtration system less than ten feet from the pool, close to a power outlet. The shorter the distance between the pump and power outlet, the easier the structure will be to install. Your pump will not run on an extension cord.
8. Place your filtration system so that it is easy to access, yet does not hinder your family’s use of the pool. Be particularly vigilant in ensuring that the distance between the filter and pool meets regulations in this regard. Contact your municipality for specific details.
9. Place your pool so that swimmers enjoy optimal sunshine during the day and are adequately protected from blowing winds.
10. Your pool should be positioned so that you can easily supervise your children’s activities in the pool itself as well as close by.
11. Make room to include a shady rest area near your pool.
12. Select a spot that is far from overhead or underground electrical lines and water and natural gas pipes.
13. In choosing a spot, remember that small fruit-bearing trees and bushes can dirty the pool, patio and platform.
14. Around the pool, opt for plants and flowers that will not attract bees or insects.
15. Find out how big the plants and trees in the landscape design surrounding your pool are likely to grow, Overhanging branches could eventually generate debris or sap that could subsequently fall into the pool. Lastly, make sure no potentially damaging tree roots are located near the site where you plan to install your pool.