April 7, 2008
Bubbas Pools
Recently, a reader of one of my other articles asked the question;

" How do you take down an above ground swimming pool to move it? I can't seem to find anything to help me. I read your article on replacing a liner but I need to know how to move one".

Well, (I thought to my self), this is a very good question. So, here is a basic step-by-step guide on the basic proceedure: ( You'll need at least three people, to help with your wall).

1) Drain all water out of pool using a sump pump.

2) Remove skimmers, returns, lights etc.

3) Remove old liner, (use a razor knife and cut into manageable folded pieces). You'll need a new liner if your going to reinstall the pool.

4) Remove Top Seat Ledge covers

5) Remove Top Seat Ledges.

6) Remove Top Rail and Joiner Plates.

7) Locate Wall Bolt Joint on the Pool Wall and remove the corresponding Upright.

8) Now, get some help and remove all Wall Bolts and associated hardware.

9) Next, start pulling the wall out of the bottom rail (track). And roll the wall up as you remove it from the bottom rail. When finished, duct tape the wall so it does not unroll.

10) Pull the uprights, bottom rail and bottom rail joiner plates out of the ground in sections.

11) Remove uprights from bottom joiner plates.

12) Make sure to separate all components and save all hardware!

That's it! For installation of the pool, please see the "Help Center" section located at http://www.bubbaspools.com . There are also pictures which may help with your installation under "Pool Pics" on the website.

Hope this helps!

Best Regards,

Daniel G. Osko

Bubbas Bazaar - Pools and More!

19,213 - 4 - 0 - US

Computer Systems Technician, AutoCAD Mechanical Designer, Swimming Pool Contractor, Electronic Technician.

He was raised in a family who has had a long history in the Swimming Pool Industry.  Muskin employed his grandmother, mother, uncles, and father for many years to follow. 

Over the years he has learned how to Install and repair swimming pools the correct way, the best way, and the most cost effective way.  However, over the years he has also witnessed shrewd salesmen giving false information to customers in order to profit. Additionally, he has seen incompetent installers perform shoddy work and take advantage of their customers for the same purpose. Therefore, he is writing this article so that people can perform these tasks for themselves, or at least have the proper information to know if their pool related project is being done correctly.