Aboveground Pool Kits and Installation Standards
You can own an aboveground pool for a fraction of the cost of an inground pool. Frame materials, the pool floor, the wall, and the liner are pieces that will need to be assembled, prior to filling a new water feature.
The Frame Materials
Resin and steel are two frame materials that a pool kit may contain. Some kits may contain hybrid frame materials that consist of a combination of resin and steel. Resin is an unprocessed plastic material that is resistant to oxidation. Resin is resistant to moisture and heat too. Resin will not become hot to the touch, even after being exposed to the sun's powerful rays. Steel has a high strength rating and is relatively lightweight. This metal is resistant to fires, sun damage, and moisture.
A hybrid frame will contain uprights and rails that are constructed of resin and steel components. Due to the rather light weight-load of a steel frame, a pool that contains steel frame materials can be set up on a deck, without risking damage to the deck.
The Preliminary Setup Requirements
An aboveground pool installation may require the assistance of a few people. A pool contractor and their crew or a homeowner and a couple of their family members or friends can tackle an installation project. The location where a pool will be installed should be level. An aboveground pool will be elliptical or circular in shape.
After determining how much space a pool floor will take up, the property where a pool will be installed should be marked. Sod should be removed from the marked area. A tamper can be used to flatten the ground. Sand should be applied evenly across the bare earth. Sand will protect a pool's liner from becoming torn.
After laying the pool floor along the ground, it is time to install the frame materials. A series of upright poles and rails will need to be attached around the perimeter of the pool floor. Small locking caps will secure frame components that need to remain attached together. The pool wall will need to be aligned next to the framework.
The pool wall may be constructed of a galvanized steel product that has a laminated coating on it. A manufacturer may supply a wall material that is tightly rolled up. After unrolling the wall, the galvanized material can be inserted into the bottom rail. The bottom edge of the steel should be inserted firmly into the rail track. The final steps involve installing and setting the liner.
For more information, reach out to a company such as The Pool Store.