Above ground pools are recommended for homes that don’t have a lot of space to work with. These swimming pools also fetch more competitive prices than inground pools, and installation usually takes faster. With that said, it is important to remember that just because there are fewer technicalities to consider in installing above ground pools, that makes the project virtually a no-brainer. There are still a couple of important things that you need to remember, such as:
Proper Ground Preparation
The design of above ground concrete pools makes them ideal for installation on conditions that will normally require a lot of work, if you were installing inground pools. But proper ground preparation is still important to ensuring a process that will end in quality results. Sod removal, for instance, may seem like a trivial thing to manage, but it holds a lot of weight in the eventual enjoyment that you will get out of the pool. If there are grasses that have not been cleared away prior to the installation, they may grow through your pool liners.
Installing an above ground pool will also mean going against the natural flow of drainage in your backyard. If this is not properly managed, this will potentially mean that water will accumulate around the pool. And when that happens, you may think your pool is leaking and commission repairs that may not actually be necessary. So before getting any work done, have a talk with a professional and sort out your drainage setup.
Quality Professional Help
Speaking of professionals, make sure that you work with a reputable swimming pool installer. It is true that installing above ground pools can be done by laymen, but if you want to make sure that you will get the pool of your dreams, you will do well to delegate the task to a professional.
Aside from ensuring the quality of results that you will get, hiring a professional installer will also keep your project within the right building code requirements that it needs to adhere to. Additionally, you can ask your installer for personalised guidance on which accessories or features are best for your goals and your budget.
Lastly (and, arguably, most importantly), having professional help will treat you to product support. If your pool sports issues or damage, you can go back to your installer for help. Maintenance is also covered by some installers, for your added peace of mind.