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An above ground swimming pool is the second best option when you don’t want to go for a regular swimming pool because of different reasons, such as for extra costs or inconvenience or shortage of space. And a lot of San Diego residents are opting for this option nowadays to enjoy a hot day in a cool way.
Installing an above ground pool is very simple and here are the steps you need to take for this purpose:
Choosing the site
Choose the exact location in your backyard area to set up your above ground pool. Ensure to keep a distance of 8-10 feet from any trees around the site. Also, look for an area that is free from steep slopes, Underground objects like tentacles of tree roots nearby and drainage pipes. Most importantly, your choice of the site must adhere to all the local rules and regulations of the area.
You need to prepare the site by freeing it from grass, roots, stones and any other rubble. If you don’t have a choice and end up locating pool in areas with rubbles, you can use a “Perfect Pool Bottom Kit.”If you clear the site from rubble, the level of the land would possibly get affected and in such a case, it is flattened to the extent possible that would minimise the risk of any damages.
Setting Up the Walls and Frame
After the ground has been prepared, you have to lay out the frame. Depending on your specific model, you may have rails that run along the top and bottom of the pool and down the sides. Some more complex designs have walls for protecting the lining from being damaged from the outside. Depending on the type of pool you have chosen, setting up the frame could take several hours to complete.
Once the frame is inspected and installed, you need to check out the lining. Spread out the plastic to ensure that there are no cracks or holes in the surface. If there is any damage, have it repaired prior to the installation. When the liner is installed inside the framework, you need to ensure that the plastic covering is tight and secured.
Securing the Filter
In the final step prior to filling the structure with water, you have to install the filter. Simple filters contain a cartridge that must be replaced once every few weeks.
After the final inspection, you can fill the structure with water using a regular garden hose. If you want, you can also add steps or a pool ladder for the convenient access to the water. Test the pool water once the pool is nearly full and add cleaning chemicals if needed to safeguard your hygiene.
Though installing an above ground swimming pool is not a rocket science, you may find it challenging gat times in terms of hard physical work involved and the time needed.
Luckily, help is available for you right here. Call Del Rancho Pools in San Diego and get all of your pool and spa needs fulfilled right away!