Swimming Pool Installation Tips – When installing a pool in your backyard, it’s a good idea to add some sort of liner protection to prevent possible damage from sharp objects, critters and even vegetation. Products like Armor Shield are excellent in preventing sharp rocks, moles or insects from poking holes in your new liner. This incredibly strong Geo-textile material is non-biodegradable and ensures years of swimming pool liner protection. Aside from it’s ability to stop damage caused by critters, it’s breathable material allows moisture and condensation to escape, preventing premature pool wall corrosion. Armor Shield also extends the factory warranty on your new pool liner. When installing a round pool on concrete of other hard surface, always use Armor Shield pool floor protection and always use the preformed pool base cove. Do not use sand or earth under the liner if installing your pool on hard surfaces like concrete, as rains will wash it away leaving the pool liner to make contact with the pool framework risking possible puncture.
Important – Products like plastic sheeting, Styrofoam, roofing paper, vermiculite and perlite are never recommended for use under pool liners. They cause premature pool corrosion as moisture cannot pass through them, leaving the pool walls continuously wet. The use of these and other like materials can easily cut the life expectancy of your new swimming pool in half.
Building Code Requirements – It’s good practice to check with your local building department for their requirements in regards to above ground pool installations. Permits, proper fencing, property easements, overhead and under ground utilities even septic systems may need to be addressed to ensure a safe legal location for your new pool. In addition, a call to the utility company is of great help, as they will mark out the underground utility lines ensuring cable or telephone lines are not cut during pool installation.
Swimming Pool Safety – Your above ground pool has been designed to provide you with years of safe, family fun. This entails that water safety must always be taken into account. When used incorrectly, your above ground swimming pool can be dangerous; above ground pools are shallow, and this makes diving and jumping unsafe. To ensure your above ground pool is used safely you must observe the safety precautions that are provided to you when you purchase an above ground pool and conform to all local regulations.