A lot of you may be wondering which to install between an above ground pool and an in-ground pool. Well, people choose to install an above ground pool over an in-ground pool because it is cheaper and easier to install. You do not need to dig the ground, cast the floor, create frame and foundation, and install final fixtures and necessities. These are the construction process of an in-ground pool which an above ground pool does not require.
An above-ground pool only requires a smooth and level surface. Though installing an above ground pool is quite easy, lots of people do not level the ground thereby causing problems to their pool.
Problems of an Uneven Pool Surface
Here are the problems of not leveling the surface of an above ground pool
- Damaged pool liners
Any liner that’s set up on an uneven pool surface can develop wrinkles which will cause a snag on the pool’s fixtures. This will make the liner to tear which would cause leakage and make the pool impossible to use.
- Affect the pool wall
It’s not a hidden fact that when an uneven surface causes your pool to bend, it will make the water settle on one side of the pool causing the section bearing more weight to bend or even collapse in the future. This will destroy the pool set up and even cause injury to anyone using the pool at that moment.
- Uneven water level
Forgetting not to level the ground surface before installing your above ground pool can cause the pool to have uneven depth of water and this can be problematic especially for kids. Not only kids, even adults can drown too if they’re not comfortable with that depth. Due to the uneven depth, your pool skimmer won’t keep every part of the pool clean since it won’t cover every location.
Above Ground Pool Leveling Problems
The only time you can encounter above ground pool problems is when you try installing the pool without proper knowledge of the installation steps or without seeking the help of professionals. The problems that can occur when you do it yourself include:
- Wrinkled pool liners
- Loose connection fittings
- Unlevel ground
These are a few of the many problems that can occur. When you have an unleveled ground surface, it is an indication that your pool was not properly installed and can lead to a problem in the future. You will need to dismantle the pool and hand over the job to a professional. This professional would level the surface of the pool before reassembling it.
Leveling an above ground pool while it’s still installed is very possible but it’s also time-consuming and challenging and would be better done when the pool has been dismantled. You can place different kinds of materials after leveling the surface, they include a concrete pad, sand, solid foam, slab, crushed stone, and many more materials.
To set up your above ground pool successfully, you will need to level the ground surface thoroughly as this gives the pool balance and makes its materials last longer. You can do the set up yourself if you’re confident that you can do it or hire a professional.