This guide is Part 5 of a series on installing a basic steel above ground pool. It shows you how to assemble the top rails of an Above Ground Pool. We assume that you have completed Part 4 - installing an overlap pool liner. These instructions may vary according to your pool model so consult your owner's manual for any variations.
Check you piece count. For this part of the Above Ground Pool installation you will need 10 or more top plates, stabilizers, top rails and connectors. The quantity will vary according to the size and make of your pool.
Place and secure the rest of the Top Plates and Top rails at each Upright.
WARNING: DO NOT put ANY WEIGHT on the Top Rails until the pool is completely full. Even after the installation is complete do not put much weight on this surface. Most Above Ground Pools are not designed for a big kid to walk on the top rail. The wall will buckle.