Installing a Pool on Wet Ground
(Fair Grove, MO, USA)
We bought our pool in March and it has been raining every since. My husband only has limited time off work and we need to get this pool done while he's off. We have a lime/sand base and with the rain it's wet.
As long as there is not standing water on the base is it safe to go ahead and construct the pool? Are there any future problems that you could see with this? Thanks.
Hi Bobbi. My rule of thumb about installing pools on wet ground is this, if you can walk across the area without sinking or leaving large footprints, you should be just fine.
The biggest problems with installing the a pool on soggy ground are:
1. The pool sinking or settling in areas. It is hard to say for sure the pool is being set up on firm solid ground.
2. The other big problem you may have is footprints in the bottom of the pool. The moisture under the pool may take a long time to dry. As you are first using the pool it may still be wet and just using the pool could cause footprints. These footprints make cleaning the pool difficult.