Last Updated on July 8, 2022 by ReTurf

If you’re like me, then you want to make sure that your family has plenty of fun this summer. An easy way to do that is by installing an above ground pool in your backyard. But before you start digging, there are a few things you need to take into consideration. In this post, I’ll show you how to set up your pool using artificial turf as a ground cloth. This will help protect the liner from damage and keep your pool looking great for years to come!

The Location

In this installation there was an area setup with landscape timber that the owner wanted to place an above ground pool in. The initial idea was just to dump mulch down and throw up the pool. But the realities are that there needs to be much more work done to prepare and level the surface, place down a protective ground cloth, and keep wet feet from tracking in loose dirt and mulch every time someone jumps in and out (and back in) of the pool.

The Process

The first step was to line and fill the area in preparation for leveling. This is a landscape cloth liner with crushed rock fill. The focus here is to allow water to drain away from the installation location.

With that in mind, a simple drain system was installed to move water away. This keeps the wood from becoming damaged, solves shifting under the load of the pool on top of soft water drenched ground, and keeps the area from becoming muddy.

Then it is time to complete and compact the fill.

From here, we are ready for the turf. Artificial turf in this case was a recovered product with many years of life left in it purchased here.

Utilizing artificial turf does a few things; It acts as a pool ground cloth that protects the pool liner, keeps those muddy feet from even happening, and offers a clean and comfortable area around the pool.

Then the pool was erected on the site.

These folks have a nice clean above ground pool, a dry and clean pathway to the pool, and a solid installation that will last for years.

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