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Ready, Set, Swim: Essential Pre-Installation Backyard Prep for Your New Above Ground Pool


Are you in the process of installing an above ground pool in your backyard? If so, you’re probably excited to experience the joys of pool ownership. But before you dive in, there’s a key preparation step you must take: prepping your backyard for installation. Armed with the right information, you can ensure you create an environment that’s ready for your new pool’s arrival. In this blog, we’ll outline the essential pre-installation backyard prep you should consider. So read on, and get ready to swim!

The first thing to consider is where to place the pool. It is important to choose an area that is flat and is at least 4 to 6 feet away from any structures, trees, power lines, or other obstacles. You should also make sure that the area isn’t in a low-lying area as rainwater can accumulate and damage the pool. In order to ensure the integrity of the pool, it’s important to level the area where the pool will be placed. If the area remains uneven, your pool could leak or be damaged over time.

Once your yard is level, you should move on to choosing the area where you will install your pool. Make sure you’re selecting a spot that’s far enough away from trees, power lines, and other structures that could interfere with the installation. You also want to be sure the area is in line with any local zoning laws or restrictions.

Another important aspect to consider is drainage. Before you start the installation process, you should make sure that the water will be able to drain away from the pool. If you are unable to create an adequate drainage systems using the surrounding soil, you may want to consider a more professional solution such as installing a French drain or sump pump.

Once the area is cleared and leveled, it’s time to lay down a base layer of sand beneath the pool. Sand is important because it helps keep the pool liner in place and prevents it from shifting due to shifting ground, which could lead to structural damage. The amount of sand you will need depends on the size of the pool and the type of sand you use.

Once the ground is prepped, it’s time to install the pool. Before you begin, double-check all the steps we’ve outlined here and make sure you’re following the manufacturer’s instructions. Following the manufacturer’s instructions is key to having a safe and successful installation that will last for years to come.

Overall, the key to a successful installation process is to make sure everything is taken care of in advance.Now you’re ready to enjoy your new pool. With the proper preparation in your backyard, you can rest easy knowing you’ve done all you can do to ensure your pool is installed properly. Enjoy the summer ahead!

Frequently Asked Questions ❓

Before installing your new pool, you should ensure your backyard is clear and level, remove all debris from the area, and check for any underground utilities that may need to be marked as part of the installation process.

Generally, you will want to leave at least 2-3 feet of space around the pool walls. This provides enough space to safely access the pool and help maintain the structural integrity of the pool.

If you come across any underground utilities while preparing your pool area, make sure you contact your local utility company to have them mark the utilities. This will help you avoid any potential safety hazards during the installation process.

Any debris such as rocks, sticks, leaves, or other objects that may be present in the area should be removed before installing your pool. This will help ensure the pool is installed correctly and safely.

It is not recommended to install an above ground pool on an elevated surface. The pool should be installed on flat, solid ground to ensure the integrity of the pool and the safety of those using it.

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