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Any advice for setting up a above ground pool?

We bought it used so we have to take it down to move it . Just wondering if anyone has done this before or dealt with it ?Thanks :)

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • The only thing I know about this is you need to be sure the ground you are moving the pool to is stable.(Compacted) That much water is very heavy. You don't want the side of the pool to start to lean or tear away.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 11:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • What we didn't know when we bought our pool used.

    WHEN YOU DRAIN THE POOL AND REMOVE THE LINER IT AUTOMATICALLY SHIRNKS. IT WILL NOT FIT YOUR POOL WHEN YOU PUT IT BACK UP!

    So, plan on buying a new liner....they are expensive.
    Southerncharmes

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 12:00 AM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • We rented an auger to dig the ground so that it was done correctly. You need it level,no dips,stones,anything thats going to tear that liner. You will probably want a new liner anyway,since you're starting from scratch. Google pool companys-some offer free shipping. Good luck! lots of work coming your way!
    guardmp_MOM

    Answer by guardmp_MOM at 12:04 AM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • make sure the ground is VERY level. otherwise you will have a deep end and a shallow end
    mrssullivan

    Answer by mrssullivan at 2:25 AM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • You should also buy bags of sand to place on the ground under the pool when you set it back up.

    It's not unusual for the frame to become bent when the pool is taken apart - if that happens you will not be able to put it back together again.

    You will also ned a new liner if the frame is still in good shape and like Southerncharmes says - liners are expensive.

    It would be a better investment to buy one of those new pools that inflate as you fill it with water.

    This doesn't sound like a good investment - you could end up paying someone to take down and dispose of their pool. It would be wiser and less expensive to buy your own pool new.
    PrttyMstng

    Answer by PrttyMstng at 6:19 AM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • Last year had the above pool, with the top ring you inflate, what a pain, top ring got a hole and deflated, and water drained out, but we had a fix, with those swimming noodles, cut the ring, and inserted the noodle inside, took about 7 of them I think. This year have the metal framed one.
    Pcpaws

    Answer by Pcpaws at 8:14 AM on Jun. 15, 2009

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