Inflatable pools, freestanding or rigid pools, best above ground pools offer a small haven of freshness sometimes fragile. Also, to avoid disappointment the day you fall for an above ground pool, here are our tips.
Should we opt for an above ground pool? Yes, because an above ground pool costs less than a pool and its installation is fast. Is this a reason to consider the above ground pool as disposable after the summer season? Certainly the inflatable pools bought for a few euros will not last long repeated attacks of children. But there are durable above-ground pools made of PVC, steel, wood or concrete, provided certain precautions are taken. What are the main mistakes to avoid with an above ground pool? Response elements…
Mistake # 1: buy an above ground pool without thinking about its placement in the garden.
Take the time to determine the perfect place to install your above ground pool. The above-ground pool should be well exposed to the sun, protected from the wind, but far enough away from trees and shrubs to limit falling leaves in the water. It is also necessary to provide a water supply, a power supply, an environmentally friendly drainage drain and a small technical shelter for the equipment. Also arrange a space around the pool large enough to install a garden and watch the children in the water.
All of these settings will help you determine the ideal size of your above ground pool.
Mistake # 2: buy an above ground pool without knowing the formalities to be done in Town Hall
Before installing your pool above ground, remember to inquire in City Hall, especially if you live in a protected area, a classified site or pending classification.
In general, an above ground pool is not subject to a declaration of work, if it corresponds to the following cases: a use of less than 3 months in the year, a pool less than 10 m2, a height of less than 60 cm, an establishment at least 3 meters from the property lines.
Mistake # 3: Putting your pool above ground without a method
When buying, compare the models, the quality of the components (thickness of the liner depending on the size of the pool, minimum autoclave treated wood class 4, because it will be in direct contact with water etc.) and product guarantees (between 5 and 15 years for the structure).
Build a good support for your pool, perfectly flat and solid. The ideal is to put a concrete screed that you will cover with a protective felt for the liner.
Mounting an above ground pool requires 1 to 2 working days for 2 people, depending on the model.
Follow the instructions exactly. Many problems result from a bad assembly, or outright a montage … upside down!
Error # 4: Ignore security rules for an above ground pool.
According to the DGCCRF (Directorate General of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control), “Given the drownings of young children that occur there every year, all swimming in the above ground pools must be done under the constant surveillance of adults able to intervene quickly in case of danger “. In the absence of specific regulations, above-ground pools are therefore subject to the general safety requirement. Consult your insurer to find out if you are well covered and what equipment to install.
It is better to prevent access to these pools outside swimming by a standard fence, a rigid and solid tarpaulin and / or an alarm. Finally buy a retractable ladder that can be stored away from the pool above ground to avoid tempting the little adventurers.