Hopefully these quick above ground swimming pool installation tips will keep you from making some of the most common mistakes. The two most important things to remember when installing an above ground swimming pool are to make it perfectly round and perfectly level.
That means use a tape measure and a transit type level. I use a laser level to first level the ground itself and then each individual footplate. This makes for a safer above ground pool. It also makes the pool a lot nicer to look at.
It is very important to clear the ground of all vegetation. Once that is done use the laser and completely level the ground. Next, use your tape measure to lay out the bottom rail in a perfect circle. Oval pools should have round ends but the side braces need to be set according to the manufactures instructions. Again make sure they are perfectly level.
That's the fast version. Visit the oval installation page or the round pool installation page for more in-depth above ground swimming pool installation tips. Visit my free e-book in progress here.
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