How to install an above ground pool
Are you thinking of buying a removable pool but don't know how to install it?
Setting up a swimming pool is an easy job that you can do yourself at home with the help of family or friends, without the need to hire any service. At GRE, we want to help you assemble your above-ground pool by following a few simple steps. If you still don't know which model you like best, we invite you to take a look at GRE's range of above-ground pools.
Discover how to set up your pool
Before assembling the pool
It is necessary to take into account some recommendations before starting to assemble the pool. Some factors influence when setting up the pool, so the first thing to do is to know what these factors are and respect them for a good installation of our pool.
Choose a good location
The place where the pool is to be installed is key to avoid problems such as cracks or leaks. For this, it must be a wide and preferably flat place. The chosen location must not have any underground connections such as electricity, gas, or water connections, as this could put these circuits at risk.
It should be taken into account that in addition to setting up the pool, we will need to use other elements such as the purifier, which needs electricity, so if your pool is near an electrical socket it will be much easier.
At GRE we recommend that the pool is located in a sunny spot so that the water temperature rises and swimming is more appealing.
Prepare the base
The base for our pool is very important; it has to be built on a completely level ground. Once we have chosen the site, we have two options; to place the pool directly on the ground or to make a solid cement base, a concrete base. In some cases, the GRE removable pools need a concrete base and in other cases, they do not. Before starting the assembly, it is necessary to look at the instruction manual and check what it says about the preparation of the ground. There you will be informed whether or not it is necessary to make a concrete base.
If you decide to make a cement base, it can also be concrete, but it has to be a screeded base, so you will have to smooth it until you get it. This option is recommended for composite or wooden pools to ensure that it will support the weight.
If you prefer to place the pool directly on the ground, we must make sure that the ground is free of stones or other elements that could damage our pool. The ground must be completely solid, so if necessary, the soil must be compacted by making a bed of sand.
Some pools include blankets or mats that help to strengthen and protect the base. They can also be purchased separately to prevent the pool floor from being in direct contact with the ground. This prevents any stones or branches from creating a gap in the bottom of the pool. They are also suitable for all types of pools.
Assembling the pool
Once we have the base ready, we must take out all the pieces of our pool and place them next to the ground in order to locate each of the assembly pieces.
All the pools come with an instruction booklet, so you simply have to follow the steps indicated and avoid having any loose parts when you finish the assembly.
Depending on each pool, the assembly time will vary but they are simple assemblies in which it is recommended to use certain tools such as screwdrivers or gloves to protect ourselves during the process.
1- The liner
The liner of a removable pool is used as a liner as it is tear-resistant, flexible, and waterproof. It is one of the most important elements and it is important to know how to fit it correctly.
It is a delicate element, so care must be taken to avoid using sharp objects or walking on it with footwear. When putting it on, there must be no wrinkles. To avoid this, at GRE we recommend filling the pool about 5 cm to be able to remove them easily by hand. Once the pool has been filled with water, these wrinkles will remain in the liner and cannot be removed, leaving the pool unstable.
Once the pool is assembled, it is necessary to fill it with water leaving between 5 and 7 cm from the edge. The amount of water to fill the pool is shown in the instruction booklet.
The filled pool will help to keep the assembly elements taut and solid. If the pool is left without water, the structure may lose tension and not be stable.
Once we have our pool, we need to know how to maintain it. The main thing is to maintain a pH level between 7.2 and 7.6 and to monitor the pH and chlorine levels every 3-4 days. Here you can find the full range of GRE chemical products to maintain your pool.
After all these steps to assemble the removable swimming pool, all that remains is to take a dip and enjoy it with the family. Everyone to the water!Discover how to set up your pool