Can you install an above ground pool yourself?

If your space is level or can be made level with just a little excavating, you can easily put the pool up yourself. Otherwise, you will probably need a professional. Purchase one of our kits. We sell above ground pool kits for customers to install themselves.

What do you put under an above ground pool?

What to Put Under Above Ground Pools?

  • Interlocking Foam Tiles.
  • Carpet.
  • Intex Ground Cloth.
  • Flooring underlayment.
  • Carpet padding.
  • Sand.

How do I prepare the ground for above my pool?

How to Prep Ground for an Above-Ground Pool

  1. Choose the best area of your yard to set up your pool.
  2. Remove all sod and other vegetation from the area.
  3. Determine the lowest point of the pool area.
  4. Create a wood level.
  5. Replace the metal stake with a 2-inch square wooden stake hammered flush with the ground.

Do you have to prep ground for above ground pool?

To make sure your ground is level you can either: The entire area should be within 1 inch of being perfectly level. If the ground is not level dig down any high areas (don’t build up low areas) to prevent the pool from settling over time.

How long does it take to put up an above ground pool?

The installation of an above ground pool can generally be completed by an experienced pool installation crew in about 4-6 hours.

How many bags of sand do I need for an above ground pool?

So how much sand will you need? You will need at least 2 inches (5.08 cm) of sand for your above-ground pool lining. For an average 15 × 30 foot (4.5 x 9.1 m) rectangular pool, you will need around 2-3 cubic yards (1.53 – 2.29 cu m) of sand or approximately 4 tons (3600 kilos).

Can you bury an above ground pool?

No you can not bury a traditional above ground pool. The photo above and the gallery below tell the story. Traditional above ground pools that have one individual pool wall that more or less is a thin sheet of metal is not designed to withstand the force of the ground against the pool wall. DON’T DO IT!

How far should above ground pool be from house?

10 feet away
There is a national standard that requires that all swimming pools must be at least 10 feet away from the house walls. As mentioned, this will protect electrical wiring from leaks, floods, and splashes.

Is an above ground pool worth it?

Above-ground pools are more affordable compared to inground spas. They require less installation, excavation and labor costs, bringing down the price right from the start. Plus, inground pools may be taxed as property improvements. However, expect a similar investment in terms of pool maintenance.

How much does it cost to install an above ground pool?

In most cases, the cost of above ground pool installation is somewhere in the range of $500 – $3000 . That’s obviously a wide range, but there’s a really good reason why one price doesn’t fit all. It all boils down to the differences between pools, yards, and the installers themselves.

How do you set up an above ground pool?

Concrete Pads: Pouring a concrete pad for your above ground pool will help ensure it is flat and level and will prevent any shifting.

  • Above ground pool ground pads: Ground covers and pads that a specifically designed for above ground pools are another good choice.
  • Sand: Sand is a good inexpensive option to place under your above ground pool.
  • How do you fix an above ground pool?

    Slap Some Tape on It. There are a lot of different types of waterproof tape on the market and most will work well enough for small holes or rips.

  • Stickers For the Win. Sticker patches are exactly what they sound like.
  • Patch Kits. There are whole patch kits that come with a cover and adhesive.
  • How to install an aboveground swimming pool?

    Preparing the Site. An aboveground pool requires a level surface.

  • Installing the Styrofoam Bottom Liner. While commercial pads are available for the bottoms of aboveground pools,some homeowners opt to use Styrofoam sheets.
  • Finishing the Pool Installation.