About Above Ground Pool DismantlingThe great thing about above ground swimming pools is that they are designed to be collapsible for reuse. This feature allows homeowners in cold weather climates, like the northeast and midwest, to dismantle the amenity during the offseason and then reassemble it as summer approaches.
There are several reasons for taking an above ground pool down, but regardless of why you are doing it, the concern is how to do it. When you take the pool apart, it is important to do it in the proper order so that nothing, including yourself is at risk. If you have the original boxes that all of the parts came in, it is a big help in the dismantling process, but by no means is it essential. —Hunker.comOf course, with such convenience comes a serious downside. Every time the structure is dismantled, there’s potential for damage. Some homeowners can’t even take their above ground swimming pools apart because they are surrounded by decks.
Manatee County Above Ground Pool Removal and Disposal GuideAs for taking the above ground pool apart, you’ll need to follow a few guidelines. Here are some helpful above ground pool dismantling tips you can use:
- Remove anything immediately around the pool. If possible, you should clear the immediate area around the pool to have ample room to work and to separate and organize materials and debris. If there’s a deck built around it, you’ll probably have to take it apart partially or completely; or, demolish the entire thing.
- Drain the pool. Some people choose to puncture the metal through the inner liner and let it drain out in a particular direction. There are also pumps available you can use to siphon all the water out of the pool. Regardless of how, all the water will have to be drained to dismantle the pool.
- Take the liner out of the pool. Next, you’ll take the liner out of the pool. Here again, proceed with caution if you’re going to reuse it. Work in a circle to fold it up and then put it off to the side.
- Dismantle the pool. Now, you can remove the wall caps and pull the liner out of the pool. Depending on the manufacturer, you may need to take off all the wall caps, then pull the liner out or not).
- Sod the area where the pool stood. After you’ve taken the whole pool down, you can then sod the spot where it stood to conceal its presence.