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Question DetailsAsked on 5/26/2017

Enter your question need new GFI for above ground pool. The GFI box itself is not connect to outlet.

Need electrician to look at broken torn off box near swimming pool. Another one is needed in order to use pool at all. Also is there someone who knows how to level ground so above ground pool can be installed

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Here are a couple of previous similar questions on the pool levelling issue:

Levelling and prepping the ground any Excavation or Landscaping contractor can do though normally if using a Pool and Spa contractor to install the pool, they do the ground prep too.

To prevent tilting/sagging and possible risk of liner tearing, unless the underlying ground is quite compact (after any topsoil or sod is removed) it should be compacted with a plate compactor after removing any rocks and roots/sticks sticking up, then after compaction again remove any residual rocks or sticks sticking up, then usually an inch or two of sand is put down and compacted damp (that part is important to make it firm so the liner does not push down into it and tear). If the subgrade natural soil is not pretty compact and able to bear the weight of someone standing on it without teh feet impressing into it, a few inches to up to a foot (depending on conditions) of compacted crushed driveway base material should be put down before the sand. This prepared area should extend under and 6-12 inches beyond any stair or diving platform or perimeter deck supports. It is best, if possible, to avoid placing any of the pool on fill material (other than the above base and sand) - better for all of it to be sitting on excavated ground. If part has to be on fill, it should be well power compacted, and extend beyond the edge of the pool base typically twice its thickness at the base rather than just the 6-12 inches, because the weight of the pool will tend to push the fill outwards ovder time. So if the fill is 2 feet thick at the most downhill edge of the pool, it should extend 4 feet out from the pool base ring. Ditto for towers or diving deck supports or such.

Google this search phrase for recommendations on surface prep - or read your owner's manual - above ground pool installation guide


On the GFCI - Electricial would be your Search the List category to fix that. If you have power uses at the pool you generally now have to have an emergency shutoff switch within sight of the pool and nearby (but more than 3-6 feet away from the wet area depending on code in use in your area).

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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