A pool or hot tub ground cloth or sheet is an essential to ensure that you protect your pool and the ground beneath. Providing insulation as well as a place to stand when you exit your pool, a ground sheet is a simple, practical and effective way of prolonging the life of a Bestway pool, Helping to protect the base from loose twigs, sharp stones and other damaging debris, a ground sheet can also help protect the lawn from overflowing water.
Above ground pools can be installed in the space of a few hours and can be set up on sand, ground cloth, concrete or directly on your lawn. Preparing the ground is an essential step to help protect the bottom of your pool from tears and punctures.
Preparing the Ground for an Above Ground Pool
First of all, you'll have to decide where to install your pool. To make the right choice you'll have to consider local regulations, the distance from your neighbours, the noise caused by pool games, the layout of your space and your ground surface. For example, you can't have an inflatable pool near thorny bushes, gravel or on a slope.
No matter whether your pool is free-standing, has a steel frame or is inflatable, it will be bulky and heavy. As a reminder, one cubic metre of water weighs around one ton. This is a considerable weight which can cause your ground to sink over time or damage your pool if you don't take the proper precautions.
If you plan on setting up your pool on concrete slabs, there isn't a lot to consider. However, if you are going to be installing a pool on bare earth or on a lawn, you will have to prepare the ground very carefully. We'll walk you through the various steps to properly preparing the ground for an above pool installation.
Installing a pool on the lawn: a risky option You can set up a steel frame or above ground pool on the lawn but you will have to take a lot of precautions and accept the fact that you do run the risk of damage. After deciding where to put your pool and checking that the ground is adequately flat and level, use a lawnmower to cut your grass as short as it can go in the area where the pool will be installed.
Remove any rocks or unwanted debris. Using a rake, followed by a broom, clear and clean the surface. Place a hard-wearing ground cloth beneath the pool then install the pool. You will, nonetheless, have to accept the fact that your lawn will die off beneath the weight of the pool. If you plan on dismantling the pool, you will have to revive your lawn by turning over the soil.
It's up to you to find the right method for your space and to create a large clearance space around the pool: children often run around pools and any obstacles in their way can quickly turn a fun day into a trip to the hospital. In short: be careful!
Installing an above ground pool on sand: the best solution Sand helps to stabilise the ground and allows you to fill in most ground imperfections. However, you will have to follow a few basic rules. Firstly, you should avoid laying a thick layer of sand on the ground itself if you want to avoid finding sand anywhere and everywhere – including where you least expect it. What's more, cats can come by in the night time and use the sand as their own personal litter tray which can lead to some pretty terrible smells.
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