Before You Jump In
In planning for an above ground swimming pool, you have to consider a lot of important things other than just getting a pool and filling it with water. Planning for an above ground swimming pool requires a bit of thinking, and here are a few things that you must consider when planning.
Permits and Regulations
Some places require homeowners to have permits for their above ground swimming pools, but most will just likely have regulations to abide by, so make sure to check your local, state and federal laws on guidelines for building an above ground pool so you won't have to tear it down later or possibly face heavy fines.
Space Think about how much space you have to allocate for your above ground swimming pool, so you build one that is big enough for all the guests you plan to host at some point, but not so big that it covers your whole properly, is hastily positioned, and is in the way of everything. Also, be sure to consider the height of your above ground pool, which will correlate with how deep it can be. You can't have a pool ten feet high that's fit for diving since that will absolutely be too tall, but you want to make sure that you can comfortably swim in it and there are places where you can stand where your head isn't sticking out of the water.
You have to be able to figure out how you will be able to source fresh water for the pool and how you will be able to drain it. You need to plan this with engineers and plumbers so that everything will work out great when you finally build your amazing above ground pool.
Don’t forget you will need a source of electrical power to plug in your pump, light, and other pool equipment that you may want to add on. Most people position their new pool close to an existing deck or patio where there is already an outlet. In other cases, the pool stands alone away from the home so you may have to budget for a trenched electrical line. It is in this phase of the planning process that one usually thinks about running a gas line for a future heater too.
Above ground pools can get expensive, although they are generally cheaper than in ground pools since you don't have to dig up any ground. But consider how much money you can allocate for this project, and then build within that limitation.