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How to Start Up an Above Ground Pool for the First Time

Posted by Watson's on Nov 27, 2023 12:15:00 PM

Investing in an above-ground pool creates a perfect backyard oasis for relaxation and fun. But before any swimming enjoyment, the pool needs proper start-up when setting it up for the very first time. This guide covers installing above-ground pools, from preparing the site to filling it with water, plus maintenance tips to keep your pool sparkling all season long.


Understanding Above Ground Pools

When considering diving into the world of swimming pools, many people are clueless about how to start up an above-ground pool for the first time. But fear not, the ground pool experts are here to help you navigate these waters!


Benefits of Above Ground Pools

Above-ground pools offer numerous advantages over their inground counterparts. Not only are they less expensive and quicker to install, but they are also adaptable, relocatable, and generally easier to maintain.

Not to mention, given that ground pools sit above the ground, they can be safer for families with small children, as they are harder to accidentally fall into compared to an inground pool.

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How to Set Up an Above Ground Pool on Grass

Posted by Watson's on Nov 24, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever dreamt of having your very own swimming pool, but the cost and commitment of an in-ground pool were just too much? An above-ground pool could be the perfect solution for you! This guide provides a comprehensive walk-through on how to set up an above-ground pool on grass, from pre-installation considerations to post-installation tips and precautions.


What is an Above Ground Pool?

An above-ground pool is a freestanding pool that provides the same entertainment as traditional in-ground swimming pools. Instead of digging into the ground, these pools are typically supported by a sturdy frame, often made of steel, aluminum, or resin. The interior of the pool is lined with a high-quality pool liner, usually made of vinyl to prevent leaks and maintain the pool's structure.

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Installing Above Ground Pools: The Ultimate Guide

Posted by Watson's on Nov 22, 2023 1:27:00 PM

Dreaming of your own backyard oasis? Installing an above-ground pool allows you to enjoy swimming at home with more flexibility and lower cost than in-ground options. This guide covers everything from types of above-ground pools and proper installation steps to maintenance best practices and safety tips - equipping you with expert knowledge to install your pool hassle-free.


How to Start Up an Above Ground Pool for the First Time

When unboxing and setting up a new above-ground pool for the very first time, follow this start-up sequence to get your backyard oasis swimming-ready:

  • Carefully unpack all components, following any unboxing instructions. Inspect parts for damage. Contact the manufacturer if any pieces are missing or defective.
  • Assemble the pool frame, walls, and supports according to the provided instructions. Check that all connectors and bolts are tightened securely.
  • Smooth out the liner after unpacking it. Unfold and position in the sun for several hours to warm and soften the material before installation.
  • With pool walls erected, drape the liner over the top rail of the frame. Start in the middle and work outward, avoiding excessive pulling or friction.
  • Inspect the liner for proper positioning before trimming any overhang material. Check that all seams align with corners and that the skimmer/return cutouts match up.
  • Attach all hoses from the pump and filter system to the appropriate connections around the interior perimeter. Tighten all fittings securely.
  • Fill the pool gradually using a garden hose. Monitor the liner for smoothness as water adds weight and pressure. Add chemicals once 1/3 filled.
  • Turn on the filter pump once the pool is adequately filled to start circulating water. Verify proper functioning.
  • Test water chemical levels and adjust pH, chlorine, and alkalinity to the ideal ranges.

Now that you know how to set up an above-ground pool for the first time, dive in and enjoy your sparkling new above-ground pool!

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When Was the Pool Table Invented? The Surprising Historical Origins

Posted by Watson's on Nov 20, 2023 1:00:00 PM

The beloved game of billiards has evolved over centuries from an outdoor lawn pastime to a global sports phenomenon. But when was the pool table invented, and how did the modern pool table come about? Tracing the origins and key innovations that shaped its development tells a fascinating story intertwined with culture and technology.

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What are the Different Pool Table Sizes?

Posted by Watson's on Nov 17, 2023 11:26:00 AM

When shopping for a new pool table, one of the most important decisions is choosing the right size table for your space. With so many options, it can get confusing. To help you figure out the best option, let's cover the typical pool table dimensions, help you choose the ideal size, and teach you how to measure properly.

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What Size Is a Pool Table?

Posted by Watson's on Nov 15, 2023 2:30:00 PM

Pool tables come available in a range of standard sizes, and determining the best fit for your home is key to ensuring playability, comfort, and enjoyment. While understanding the weight of a pool table is highly important for proper setup and installation, having a grasp on the size of a pool table is also crucial for the best rec room or home bar design.

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Watson's Black Friday 2023: Experience Exclusive Savings!

Posted by Watson's on Nov 13, 2023 2:28:26 PM

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What Are the Regulations for Pool Table Sizes?

Posted by Watson's on Nov 10, 2023 11:45:00 AM

Demystifying Pool Table Size

When shopping for a pool table, understanding the standard dimensions for different table sizes can have a major impact on the layout of your rec room, basement, or home bar. If you're in the market for a new pool table and find yourself asking, "What are the regulations for pool table sizes?" we have the answers you're looking for.

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How Much Does a Pool Table Weigh? What You Need to Know

Posted by Watson's on Nov 8, 2023 9:00:00 AM

A pool table makes a great addition to your rec room or home bar, but every quality pool table comes with several hundred pounds of sturdy, supportive structure underneath its felt surface. Understanding pool table weight helps with planning for delivery, setup, and ensuring your home can handle the load.

So, how much does a pool table weigh? Let's take a look at some average weight ranges and construction factors so you know what to expect.

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The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Furniture in Ann Arbor

Posted by Watson's on Nov 6, 2023 2:29:00 PM

Ann Arbor, Michigan is known for its beautiful parks and outdoor spaces. As the weather warms up, residents want to take advantage of the lush green surroundings by dining and relaxing outside. And to fully enjoy the fresh air in Ann Arbor, having the right outdoor furniture is key. Whether you're furnishing a small urban balcony or sprucing up a large backyard patio, we'll help you find durable, comfortable outdoor furniture to enhance your time outdoors.


Watson's of Ann Arbor: Outdoor Furniture

When it comes to outdoor furniture in Ann Arbor, there's one name you can't ignore - Watson's. For years, Watson's has been the go-to store for locals in need of the largest selection of premier patio and garden furniture.

From comfy outdoor rugs, and chic side tables, to durable dining table sets, Watson's has got you covered. Online shopping for outdoor furniture, accessories, and decor just got redefined thanks to our diverse collection.

Rest assured, Watson's selection isn't just about quantity, but quality. Our branded outdoor living sets, fire pit tables, chaise lounges, and bistro sets from top-tier furniture brands present a seamless blend of comfort, style, and durability.

See our latest outdoor furniture designs.

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