Self-supporting pool assembly guide

One of the major advantages of above ground pools is their great ease of installation so that they can be used quickly. Their assembly does not necessarily require the intervention of a professional. Here’s a little how-to.

Some preparations to do beforehand

Between the inflatable and the tubular, the Intex self-supporting pool is a good alternative, especially in terms of price, dimensions, without forgetting a very important criterion, namely depth. The proof, for less than four hundred euros, you can enjoy the joys of private swimming in your garden. And if you haven’t bought your model yet, prefer the packs that already include a safety ladder, a floor mat, a scrubber and a protective tarpaulin.

These are the essential basic accessories that you must have in your possession for optimal use of your new pool. But first of all, you need to start by determining its location. For the comfort of swimmers, sunny areas, away from wooded areas and hedges should be preferred. A clearance perimeter of at least one meter must be observed around the pool so that people can move around freely.

At first glance, avoid sloping corners of the garden. Otherwise, the law of physics obliges, with each movement, especially if there are people in the pool, the water will flow towards the lowest side. Worse, due to too much pressure, the membrane may tear.

In the end, for good stability of the equipment, the ground must be hard and flat. Grass and paved areas will work well. Eliminate gravel, stones and dead branches… Clean up and carefully rake the ground of any sharp or sharp element likely to perforate the liner.

The assembly itself

Inflatable, self-supporting or tubular, the thing not to do is to put the liner in direct contact with the ground. At the time of its assembly, always place it on the carpet intended for this purpose, like a canvas as solid as the big bag. The size of the cover must be proportional to the dimensions of the pool. Take the canvas out of its packaging to unfold and unroll it. Check that there is no hole, in the event that you have already used it. The more you stretch the liner to the maximum, the less creases there will be.

You cannot accomplish this task alone, have another person, or even two, assist you. Make sure that the drain valve and the plug hole of the filtration system turn to the right direction and start inflation. If possible, use an electric pump instead of a manual one. Once the bladders are perfectly inflated, correct the centering of the pelvis if necessary. You can still move it easily.

Subsequently, the filling can finally be done. From the first cubic meters of water, enter the basin. Remove the pleats from the bottom with your hands. Get together to do this. Also take the opportunity to connect the filtration pump. Be careful, however, to follow the instructions carefully insofar as, with certain brands, this operation must be carried out before filling.

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