Your pool will come to you on a freight truck. Before the truck leaves, take the time to open the boxes and check that you have all the parts listed on the inventory list and that none of them are damaged. Nothing is more frustrating than having a half-assembled above ground pool only to discover you’re missing a part and having to wait 2 weeks for the manufacturer to ship it. This guide shows you what the parts look like in the order they are assembled. Quantities will vary according to size of the pool and manufacturer.
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Base Plates - The base plates are laid out first on each of the blocks embedded in the leveled ground. There can be 10 to 22 of these plates depending on the size of your pool. Note: This pool is being assembled in a warehouse for demonstration purposes so the blocks that these base plates should be placed are not shown.
Liner - The pool liner in placed inside the pool to contain the water. When you open the box containing your liner, be very careful - do not use a sharp object. Unfold the liner and spread it out, making sure the ground is clear of anything that could puncture it. Check for any holes or tears and examine the seams to make sure they are properly sealed. This is very important as you do not want to discover a defect after you’ve filled the pool.
Pump - Many pool kits are packaged with an above ground pool pump to circulate the water.
Filter - Many pool kits are packaged with an above ground pool filter to filter the water circulated by the pump