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A private pool in the garden can provide sufficient cooling and bathing fun for young and old during the hot season. There are a number of things to consider when preparing and selecting the documents.

In a nutshell

  • Flat ground is very important
  • Lawn will take damage if left standing for a long time
  • Various foils are sufficient for short-term installation
  • Lawn-friendly is cutting out the sods and reusing them

The right base

A suitable base for setting it up on the lawn is the be-all and end-all. In addition, it must be considered that the piece of lawn will be permanently damaged depending on the length of time it is left standing. The mat cannot prevent the lawn from dying, but it protects the sub-floor of the pool from damage by stones, branches or other foreign objects and, incidentally, the smell from the rotting grass is prevented. There are various options for the documents, always depending on the service life of the pool.

With a standing time of only a few days up to a maximum of one week, it is sufficient to use a simple and firm base. This provides sufficient protection against foreign bodies. The trade offers different versions.

Normal weed fleece

It is available in every well-stocked garden store and is absolutely tear-resistant. Advantages consist in:

  • good water permeability
  • Prevention of waterlogging
  • Prevention of mold and rot of the lawn
  • Protection of the pool from root penetration

Universal fabric tarpaulins

They are relatively cheap to buy, but still very effective. They offer protection against:

  • weed
  • stones and
  • other foreign bodies

However, these tarpaulins have a disadvantage. Long-term use can quickly lead to persistent soil moisture build-up. Ultimately, they become brittle, brittle and porous.

Special pool pads

Special pool pads in a wide variety of designs are available from specialist retailers. As a rule, they are made of foam and are offered as rolled goods or click tiles. They protect the pool from any mechanical damage. However, they are quite expensive. Here it should be considered whether a purchase is absolutely necessary. It is only worthwhile if you use it frequently and the pool is set up frequently.

Fibre-reinforced ground protection tarpaulins

These tarpaulins are usually made of fiber-reinforced plastic. They are very simple and comparable to a universal tarpaulin. Due to their orientation towards permanent contact with soil, they are very resilient and offer lasting protection against soil moisture, as well as against foreign objects such as plant roots, etc…

Building protection mats from roofers

These mats made of rubber granulate or foam are mainly used on flat roofs. They are used for sealing and are laid out before laying gravel. In addition, they can also be of good service when setting up a pool. They also offer permanent protection not only for the pool, but also for the soil. However, the disadvantage is the price. They are not very cheap, but they are a good alternative to a special pool pad.

Tip: To protect the lawn, the pool can also be set up on the terrace. This must first be very thoroughly freed from all foreign bodies. Furthermore, a soft pad made of plastic mats or painter's fleece is attached to avoid injuries.

Lay out correctly

Before the water basin is set up, the base must be laid out carefully. she must

  • wrinkle free and
  • completely under the pool

be misplaced. After the paddling pool has been set up and filled, protruding corners of the tarpaulin should either be folded in or rolled up. The ground before laying the tarpaulin must be perfectly flat. If necessary, the entire standing area should be covered with sand and then leveled with a slat. The sand can remain there even after dismantling the pool. It stimulates the root growth of the lawn plants and further straightening is not necessary when setting it up again.

Tip: The best base is fine-grained quartz sand. It is applied in a layer of 1 to 2 cm and thus protects against foreign bodies and evens out small bumps.

Set up for the long term

If the water basin is set up for a longer period of time, it must be permanently protected against mechanical influences. There are different possibilities

paving and tiling

It is particularly useful once a suitable location for the pool has been found to pave or tile the area. So there are no problems if it stays there for a long time or if it is to be set up again every year.

Scaffolding made of lumber

  • Lay slats or squared timber flat on the lawn
  • then cover with appropriately thick chipboard
  • then cover with tarp
  • so avoidance of waterlogging possible

Euro pallets are also suitable for corresponding documents. Proceed as with storage timber and squared timber.

application of sand

  • spread flat on the lawn
  • pull straight with a latte
  • then apply tarpaulin
  • offers good drainage against perspiration
  • prevents waterlogging

Remove lawn scar

It usually takes time, if any, for the lawn to recover after the pool has been dismantled. A new sowing can hardly be avoided. A good alternative for treating the lawn with care is to remove the turf and then put it back in. The procedure is as follows:

  • Division of the area into sections
  • dig vertically into the ground with a spade
  • Lift off the sod horizontally to the side
  • then layer them loosely
  • avoid direct sunlight
  • Cover the sod loosely with a translucent tarpaulin
  • water regularly
  • apply a light layer of sand after dismantling
  • Lay out the sods carefully and press down lightly
  • cast properly

Thanks to this measure, a healthy lawn area is quickly available again after dismantling.

frequently asked Questions

How can the subsoil be properly leveled?

Either the heaping up of sand takes place. This is then watered well and compacted with heavy weights. However, there is a risk that the sand can slide apart. In any case, it would be better to completely remove the turf.

Why does the pool have to be straight?

Even the slightest gradient can cause the pool to tip over after it has been filled with water. A slope is easily recognizable at the water level. In addition, the water basin is slightly deformed. This is acceptable for a short time, but then not too much water should be filled in to avoid tipping over. However, the subsoil should be permanently straightened.

Is it possible to set it up directly on the lawn?

It is possible. However, special pads made of PVC, for example, should be used. However, these only serve to protect the pool. The lawn is always permanently damaged.

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