This guide is Part 1 of a series on installing a basic steel above ground pool. It shows you how to assemble the bottom rails into which your pool wall will be inserted. Normally these rails would be assembled on a leveled ground surface but for demonstration purposes we are assembling this pool on a concrete slab. These instructions may vary according to your pool model so consult your owner's manual for any variations.
Place the Base Plates and Base Rails around in a 12' circle. On a prepared ground surface you would have embedded 11 patio tiles around the circumference of the circle and your Base Plates would be placed in the center of these tiles.
Insert the end of each Base Rail into the slots of the Base Plate. Slide the Rail in until it stops at the dimple on the Plate. It is important that the rail is inserted all the way so that the diameter of the circle will be correct. Note that the larger part of the Base Plate is positioned on the outside of the circle. Watch your fingers. There are several sharp edges on the Plates.