The Southport 21′ Round Above Ground Pool
New Above Ground Pool Installation
At Illiana Backyard Fun, we love building new swimming pools for our amazing customers. It’s a time where people are excited at the prospect of moving their family time outdoors, enjoying the season of summer and bringing back the nostalgic memories from childhood. We truly love the swimming pool industry and building new swimming pools is our favorite part of the job!
Here we are seen installing a new Southport 21′ Round Above Ground Pool Kit. The Southport is among a family of above ground pool kits; all of which offer both Steel & Resin construction. Our above ground pools ship with a manufacturers warranty and the hope of fun summer days ahead!
These above ground pool installations are a bit technical but fairly easy to learn and explain. If you’re familiar with Legos or an Erector Set then you’re familiar with how these swimming pools are built. Out of the box, we have a:
- Steel Wall
- Metal Upright Kit
- Top Rail Kit
- Steel or Resin Kit
All of these “kits” include various parts: bolts, screws, framework and much more. This all connects to build a very sturdy and sound above ground pool kit.
Setting on Sand & Leveling
As with any Above Ground Pool installation, we need to level our ground and pour our sand. Depending on the size of the pool kit, we have a different amount of risers and bases to set. Other than that, the installation is fairly standardized and involves the following steps:
- Leveling our foundation
- Setting our Bottom Rail (shown above as the circular channel)
- Leveling the Bases for our Uprights (shown above as the black square pads)
- Installing the Uprights
- Running the Wall along our Bottom Rail
- Setting our Top Caps (to hold the wall in place)
- Hanging our Vinyl Liner
- Plumbing our Equipment
- Filling up with your water!
This list is fairly extensive and it certainly has it’s details for each step. However, with an experienced team of installers, such as Illiana Backyard Fun, an Above Ground Pool can be installed in as little as day!
What is a Steel Pool?
At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What exactly is a steel pool?” It’s a simple as it sounds. Steel is the primary component in these Steel Above Ground Pool Kits, but is not the only element that is present. These pool kits are also comprised of Resin Plastic (for essentially everything except our Wall). Resin is a strong material that is anti-corrosive and allows for light weight during shipment and adds nice coloring.
We currently offer 3 Above Ground Pools as our line up of Illiana Backyard Fun approved pools. If you’d like some more information on the types of pool that we offer, we invite you to view our the Above Ground Pool page of our website.
The primary swimming pools that we offer include the:
We offer these different types of pools based on the structural benefits that each one offers. For more information, we invite you to contact Kristie Cheatum (our owner) so she can provide you with some more in depth information. She can also help you to identify which swimming pool is right for you and your backyard!
The Benefit of an Above Ground Pool
The benefits of purchasing an Above Ground Pool are wide ranging! They are an excellent choice for many home owners due to:
- Small Backyards
- Affordable Pricing (these types of pools are often the lowest price compared to Fiberglass, Rockport In-Ground Sport Pools & Gunite Swimming Pools)
- Lower Maintenance Costs
- Ability to Transport (if you decide to sell your house and move)
One strong point that we’d like to emphasize here is the lower “Maintenance Cost.” If you’re familiar with pool care, you understand the inherent cost of maintaining your pool chemistry levels. Every swimming pool has different chemical requirements due to the volume of water in your pool.
Swimming Pools with higher water volume require higher chemical dosages (makes sense). Above Ground Pools are excellent because they often range from as little as 7,000 gallons to 15,000 gallons depending on the size you choose.
These smaller bodies of water mean that you will be spending less money each year maintaining the chemistry level of your water. This is more money back in your pocket and a happier backyard experience. Everybody loves swimming pools that are easy to maintain!
We are Your Pool Partners!
Speaking of swimming pool maintenance, if you every come across a problem in your time as a pool owner, please don’t hesitate to call us! We love answering customer questions and it’s one of our goals to become your Pool Partner for all of your backyard needs!
Kristie Cheatum first started this company with the purpose of helping home owners understand how to care for their pool and backyard better. We are a Do It Yourself (DIY) company at heart and we love when home owners are eager to learn about how to care for their backyard oasis!
That being said, we invite you to stop by our store front anytime you would like to ask a question, try a new product or even just spend time talking to Kristie! We are always eager to hear from our customers and online readers; we’d love to hear what you have to think and find ways that we can better service you!
Check Out Our Other Industry Articles!
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- It’s Liner Replacement Season!
- Backyard Pools and Grills – Cooking Up Some Summer Fun!
- The New Optimum Above Ground Pool
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