Sunday, May 23, 2010

Above Ground Swimming Pool Installation Tips

Installing your own above ground swimming pool is a relatively simply process. Most people find that they can set up their pool and have it fully operational within a few days, often in a weekend. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind when installing your pool.

Landscape First

Before setting up your pool, it's important to make sure that the ground you'll be using is flat and level. This will impact how your pool sits. You can choose to do this on your own, or you can hire professional landscapers to prepare the pool site and then install the pool yourself. Doing it yourself might save money, but hiring professionals might save time.

Install the Filter Carefully

For the best results, your filter will need to be upright at all times. If you have a square or rectangular pool, the best way to keep the filter upright is to install the filter in a corner. This gives it two surfaces to brace against and helps keep it in the optimal position.

Keep Patch Kits Handy

If your pool is damaged, acting quickly will help minimize the problem. The best way to ensure a fast repair is to keep patch kits and other necessary supplies on hand. This can save you a trip to the store in a pinch, and will help reduce the stress of having a problem with your pool.

Have the Necessary Chemicals

When you purchase your pool, it may also be wise to purchase enough pool chemicals to last for several months. You'll need to use them regularly, and you won't always want to make a trip to the store before you work on cleaning or maintaining your pool. Keep pool supplies on hand but locked up away from children and pets. A shed or garage is often a good place to store these supplies.

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