Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to safely move your above-ground pool from one location to another, whether that’s across the backyard or across the state. With careful analysis and preparation, your pool can stay in use for years to come. Before attempting anything, read through the guide to get an idea of how the process works.

Step #1: Inspection

Before inspection, make sure the pool has been fully drained. Check all pool elements for any signs of damage, excessive rust or rot. Some rust on certain parts is normal, but anything that seems weak or unstable probably needs to be replaced. If your pool is in good condition, it is ready to be moved.

Step #2: Remove the Liner, Wall Bolts, Skimmer & Return Fitting

Disassembly is the largest component of safely moving your pool. You’ll want to start by removing the liner, then working on removing wall components like bolts, return fittings and skimmers.

Step #3: Remove Uprights

Next remove the uprights, which are the supportive beams along the pool wall.

Step #4: Tightly Roll the Wall

When rolling the pool wall, try to get the roll as tight as possible to ensure easy transport. For this step, it’s helpful to have several people assisting.

Step #5: Disconnect the Filter System

After removing the wall, you have access to the bottom rail, base plates and filter system. Disconnect the system and disassemble the base components. If needed, make a note of how things fit together for reference during reassembly.

Step #6: Clean Elements

Before loading everything for transport, clean your pool elements including hosing off any dirt on exterior pieces. A clean set of equipment will ensure the reassembly process goes smoothly.

Step #7: Reinstall

Once you’ve reached your pool’s new destination, it’s recommended that you have a pool professional assist you in the installation process. If you’re confident and would prefer to do it on your own, you’ll want to make sure you’ve prepared a smooth pool base before assembling the parts in reverse order. Remember that a new pool liner is essential after you’ve moved your pool. LinerWorld has a wide variety of options to choose from, including overlap and beaded liner selections.

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