all about above ground pools
Overcoming the heat with family and friends is one of the biggest joys of summer.
With the huge popularity of the above-ground pool, this main backyard water feature is not only fun but also affordable.
Finding the right pool for your home and budget can be a daunting thing.
So many choices and so strange terms;
Bottom of Hopper, slag skimming, return line, Bay, etc.
Through the noise, it\'s not hard to find the above ground pool that suits you.
The pool on the ground has two shapes; round and oval.
These shapes have many sizes sold by most manufacturers.
The 24-foot is the most popular size.
The round swimming pool, but the diameter is available from the round swimming pool of 12 feet. to 33 ft.
The oval pool usually starts at 12 feet. by 20-24 ft.
The size is as large as 21 feet. x 41 ft.
The pool area and budget will be combined to suggest the most effective area.
Ideal pool location at least 6
8 hours of sunshine in summer, should be as flat and smooth as possible.
If it is too close to the pool, especially the trees can be very troublesome.
The wires or poles are coming out right away!
Keep in mind that many oval swimming pools have side support or support that can stand out 2-
3 feet from the bottom of the pool.
Some of the newer oval designs have removed the support allowing the oval pool to go to places that have never been before.
The ground pool is almost always made of steel or resin/plastic.
The steel pool has been around for more than 40 years.
The resin pool is relatively new.
The corrosion of the steel and resin pools is always a problem and will certainly not rust.
Resin pools are usually more expensive, but industry data show that the average life of the above pools is between 4 and 5 years.
Rust may not be a factor!
This is your choice.
Swimming pools have become deeper and deeper in recent years.
The standard 48 inch high swimming pool now exceeds the model of 52 inch or even 54 inch high.
Your pool needs a vinyl lining to hold water.
From simple blue to exotic looking tile patterns, there is even a liner that imitates tropical coral reefs with lots of fish and coral!
Most of the pool packages are sold with overlapping style liners.
These pads are wrapped at the top of the wall of the pool and cling to the outside of the pool.
The liner is fixed in place by the top rail.
You will also see the bead lining.
These are stuck in thin receiving strips under the top rail inside the pool, eliminating overlap.
Beading pads tend to be an upgrade at a higher cost, but they are usually heavier 25-spec vinyl liners, not the 20-spec common in overlapping pads.
The most important purchase after the pool itself is the filtration system.
If you make an informed choice, your pool will become cleaner and work less.
Sand and filter cartridge filters are common options for swimming pools on the ground.
Each has advantages and disadvantages.
The filter sand is cheap, but it becomes annoying if ignored, and the filter sand is a chore for cleaning and re-cleaningfill.
The cartridge filter requires less maintenance, but the cartridge does wear out and the cost may exceed $200. 00 to replace.
The core of any pool filtration system is the pump.
A good pump that matches the size of the pool will provide you with reliable service for many years.
Don\'t buy too much electricity.
The pool needs to have clean filtered water instead of imitating the Old Faithful.
Most of the above and many-
The ground pool works well with no more than 1 hp.
Combination of pump and motor. Small to mid-
The size of the ground pool performed well with the hp unit.
The proper pump size will reduce the power and wear of the hose and filter. Rob \"Dr.