During the hotter parts of summer, homes with a pool are often the envy of the neighborhood. Round above ground swimming pools are versatile because they can be taken down and moved or stored when not in use, but knowing where to start disassembling the pool and in which order the pieces should come off can be a challenge. A good rule of thumb to follow is to take the pool apart in the opposite order you put it together. If you didn’t put the pool together, taking a round above ground pool down is not difficult. —San Francisco Gate
The reason for this, is because it will create a huge mess. And, that’s a scenario you definitely want to avoid, if possible. After all, you don’t need another big clean up job. Plus, you need to protect your lawn and landscaping. While there are several reasons to take down an above ground pool, only a few are unavoidable. Here are the top above ground pool dismantling reasons to know:
- Liner discoloration. A discolored liner can mean many things. Among them are mold and mildew, as well as an off pH balance. But, you don’t know unless you test the water and/or look directly at the liner itself. Material corrosion is another reason for liner discoloration.
- Torn or separating liner. A torn or separating liner is a strong indication there’s something seriously awry. This can be due to a shift in the walls or the entire pool settling further into the ground.
- Material corrosion. Eventually, the construction materials of an above ground pool will show signs of decay, it’s only a matter of time. When you see corrosion and/or rust, it means it’s nearing the end of its life.
- Buckling walls. Walls buckling or leaning in or out are bad signs. It means the whole structure is somehow compromised and it likewise means, it’s time to dismantle it for good.