If you have finally decided that it is time to install an above-ground pool, you need to know where to start. Maybe you want to try to install your above-ground pool yourself. Most people do not want to attempt this because it is a complicated procedure, and if you do not do it correctly the first time, it can lead to problems over time.
How Much Does Above-Ground Pool Installation Cost?
The cost of installing an in-ground pool includes the price of the pool components, often sold in a kit, and installation if you choose to have the pool professionally installed. There may also be a cost associated with preparing the area where you plan to install your pool by flattening the surface and then placing down an appropriate base for your pool. If you are interested in learning more about what Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros can do for you with the planning and installing an in-ground pool, give us a call. Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros is happy to come to your location, discuss options and provide you with an estimate, free of charge and without obligation on your part to complete any work.
What Should I Put Under my Above-Ground Pool?
You want your above-ground pool to last as long as possible. It is for that reason that you want to install it so that it is level. Ensuring the installation surface is level will help keep all of the components in top shape and create less stress. You also want to ensure that the vinyl liner is safe and protected from potential puncture hazards. Roots, stones, and twigs all have the possibility of puncturing your liner and causing leaks. Your above-ground pool should never be placed on grass, concrete, or dirt.
Many people believe placing sand or gravel beneath their above-ground pool is a good choice, but this is not the case. If you do this, you could void the warranty for your pool. The main reason is that sand can wash away, leaving voids under your pool, leading to holes. Some pool manufacturers sell their special cloth to place below the pool. Another great choice that Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros recommends is to install interlocking foam tiles below the pool. If you place your pool directly into grass or dirt, the feeling when you touch the bottom of the pool can be uncomfortable, mainly because you will have bare feet. If you want to save money, you can also use an old carpet and place it below the pool before you fill it. Carpet provides adequate protection from stones and pebbles but does not have as much cushion as foam tiles.
Where is the Ideal Location for Above Ground Pool Installation?
Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros is happy to help you choose the ideal location for your above-ground pool installation. The area should be level, flat, and, most importantly, stable. You do not want the site to give way once you have the pool filled, which could cause it to dip on one side, causing the water to leak out from the pool.
Should I Place my Above Ground Pool on my Concrete Patio or Driveway?
If you plan to install your above-ground pool in your driveway or on a concrete patio, you will need to ensure adequate support below the liner. You should use foam tiles or carpets to protect and cushion the bottom of your pool.
What Should be Placed Under Your Above Ground Pool’s Legs?
It is essential to understand that your pool’s legs should not be placed directly on the ground because they may sink once the pool has been filled and the total weight of the water is adding pressure to the legs. Each leg should be supported with a woodblock or a concrete paver. Wood blocks are suitable if you plan to empty and uninstall your pool annually. Otherwise, wood blocks may not last as long as concrete pavers will. The pavers need to be a minimum of one foot by one foot and placed level on the ground.
What Kind of Maintenance Does my Above-Ground Pool Require?
Your pool needs to have its chemicals checked, monitored, and balanced. You should test chemical levels at least once per week. If it is in the height of the summer and many people are using the pool, you should check the chemicals more often. Encourage people to shower before entering the pool to reduce the body oils and skin cells collected in the filter. If you need regular maintenance completed on a set schedule, Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros is happy to set something up with you.
How Do I Care for my Above Ground Pool?
If you ensure that the water is at the correct level, the pool is installed on a suitable surface, and the chemicals are regularly balanced, all is well with the pool. It would help if you took the pool down at the end of the season and put it away in a dry, dark place to keep it from being degraded by UV rays. Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros can assist you with the takedown or set up of your above-ground pool. We have been working with many local area homeowners to maintain their pools for many years, and we can help you too.
If you have more questions or want a free estimate on the installation or maintenance of your above-ground pool, please get in touch with Atlanta Above Ground Pool Installation Pros today. We are happy to answer your questions, and there will be many if you are a new pool owner. The installation of a pool is an exciting undertaking, and we want to help you ensure that you have the most positive experience possible.
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