Building an above ground pool with cinder blocks is a rather straight forward process. If you’re able to use standard sized cinder blocks, it should be relatively straightforward, saving you time and money on your initial investment. Build an above ground pool with concrete. Modular above ground pools are built using the same technique as modular inground pools. Cinder blocks stacked one on top of the other with rebar reinforcements between them make up the walls of your above-ground pool.
A cinder block above ground pool is one of the easiest tools to construct an above ground pool. They are very sturdy and can withstand the weight of water and heavy use from a family or children. Cinder blocks are inexpensive compared to some other construction materials that would be needed to build your own swimming pool.
The above ground pool pool, also called an above ground pool, is an above ground type of swimming pools. A lightweight structure made with durable vinyl or coated steel, these pools are easy to install, making them a favorite for homes that have limited space for an inground pool.
In this tutorial, we show you how to build an above-ground pool using cinder blocks. There are many different types of cinder blocks, but the most common type is a lightweight concrete block that is held together with a creosote-based mortar.
A typical hollow cinder block weighs about 26 pounds. Cinder blocks are usually 8 inches wide by 8 inches tall and can be up to 16 inches long. The rectangular shape is similar to standard building bricks but has a much larger size and weight
What You Will Need
- Cinder blocks. You will need a minimum of 10 cinder blocks for your pool wall, and it’s a good idea to have extras on hand in case you break some during construction.
- A shovel. This is the most basic tool needed to build an above ground pool. You can use it to dig out dirt and level the area where you want your pool walls to sit. It also helps clear away excess dirt once construction is complete so that grass or plants can grow in its place later on.
- A small sledgehammer or masonry hammer (2 pounds). Your toolbox should be well-stocked with hammers like these if you plan on doing any demolition work around the house—they’re perfect for knocking down walls and breaking up concrete floors without causing damage to important pieces of equipment like drills or power saws.
How To Build An Above Ground Pool With Cinder Blocks
- Build a cinder block structure around your pool.
- Add a liner to the pool.
- Add a pump and filter to the pool.
- Add a ladder to the pool.
- Add a pool cover to the pool (optional).
6, 7 & 8: These are optional steps if you want to make sure that your above ground pool doesn’t leak when it rains or gets too cold outside.
Check City Ordinances
This is a much more thorough and important step than you might think! You should check with your local government to see if you need a permit. If so, what kind? A building permit? Pool permit?
Location, Location, Location.
Location, location, location! The most important thing to keep in mind when thinking about where you want to put your pool is the weather. Above ground pools can be damaged by high winds and heavy rain. They are also vulnerable to heat because the surface area of an above ground pool is much larger than that of an inground pool. Your best bet is to find a place that has a good amount of shade during parts of the day (such as under trees), or one that is protected by buildings such as a house or garage.
Another thing you will want to think about when choosing where to build your above ground pool is whether it will be close enough to other structures such as trees, fences and/or houses without being damaged by them as well.
Choose Your Size Of Pool
In addition to the size of your yard, you have to decide on what size of pool will fit in it. Like any other purchase, there are a lot of factors that go into deciding which size is best for you and your family.
- How many people do you want to fit in your pool at once?
- Do you have any space constraints? Are there power lines coming through the area? Are there trees or other items that may be damaged by digging or heavy equipment?
- How much money do you want to spend on this project? The bigger the pool, generally speaking, the more expensive it can be because they require more materials and labor costs associated with construction. You might also need a larger pump/filter system if you’re planning on filling up an 8 foot deep concrete liner with water.
Choose Your Pool Type
Before you begin building your pool, it’s important to choose the right type of pool for your needs. Below are some questions to ask yourself:
- How large is my yard? The size of your yard will determine which type of above ground pool you should get. If you have a large piece of land and want to create an outdoor entertainment space with plenty of seating, we recommend getting one of our larger 28′ x 14′ pools (like the Club Series Pool). If space is limited or if you’re looking for something more low-maintenance, consider our 20′ x 10′ model (like the Ready Set Pool) instead.
- How big is my family? While most families can fit into any size above ground swimming pool (especially once they get used to it), if there are younger children in your family then make sure that their safety is considered when choosing what size above ground swimming pool would be best suited for them! It may seem obvious but we’ve seen many parents forget about this important detail at first glance so don’t fall into that trap.
Prepare The Site For The Pool
- Level the Site
Before you begin, you’ll want to make sure that your site is level. To do this, place a string line across the area and measure its height with a carpenter’s level. Adjust any uneven spots by using sand or gravel to fill in low areas and dirt or pebbles to raise high areas until they are level with each other.
- Remove Debris & Water
Once you’ve leveled the ground, remove any debris that may hinder construction of your pool by hand or with an excavator (depending on how much material needs clearing. Also make sure there isn’t standing water present within the boundaries of where your pool will be built; if there is, it should be drained before construction begins so as not to cause problems for workers later down the road.
Begin Building The Structure Around The Pool
- Dig the hole for the pool.
- Build the structure around the pool.
- Level the ground.
- Build a frame for the pool, using cinder blocks to keep it sturdy and in place.
- Add liner to hold water, then add filter and pump so you can use it for swimming.
Add Cinder Block Steps To Your Above Ground Pool
Once you have the pool frame and walls in place, build your steps out of cinder blocks. If you’re using a rectangular or square above ground pool, use four cinder blocks to form a rectangle around three sides of the pool. Make sure that each block is level with each other so that there are no gaps between them when you add your decking material.
Once this is complete, go back over all the joints with sandpaper or wire brush to make sure that nothing sharp remains for people to trip on.
These steps will help you to get started with your above ground pool easily.
Now that you have a plan to put in your own above ground pool with cinder blocks, here’s how to get started.
- Step 1: Locate the area where you want to build your above ground pool and make sure that it’s level. If not, you can use sandbags or cinder blocks under one side of the liner until it’s level. This step is important because if your liner isn’t level, any water will run down into one corner and cause damage to the bottom of your liner. And even worse, if it gets too low on one side then there could be a leak! So be sure to check for this before continuing on with other steps.
It is possible to build an above ground pool with cinder blocks, but it is not the best option. The best way to build such a pool is by using wood, which will provide better support and can be customized as well. It will also be safer than cinder blocks because they tend to crack over time due to pressure from water weight or shifting soil conditions at ground level. If you are looking for an alternative solution that still has all of the advantages listed above then look no further than concrete.