# How To Start A Salt Water Above Ground Pool? [Ultimate Guide!]

If you’re thinking about building a saltwater pool at home, then congratulations! You’ll be able to enjoy a pool atmosphere and all the benefits that come with it. But before you start digging, there are a few things you need to consider.

In this article, we’ll discuss the various aspects of building a saltwater pool that you need to think about. We’ll cover everything from the process of deciding where to build the pool to how much room you need for the various components of the pool (i.e. structure, deck, water features, etc.). We’ll also include tips on how to properly maintain your pool once you’ve started using it. So, let’s get started.

## The Process Of Deciding Where To Build The Pool

One of the first things you need to do before you start digging is to decide where you’ll build the pool. To do this, you need to consider a number of factors. These include the size and shape of your lot, the distance to the nearest body of water, and how much room you have for the pool structure itself. When choosing a location for the pool, it’s important to find one that’s both convenient and private. Also, make sure that the area is protected from flooding and water damage. Depending on where you live, you might also need to consider building codes and permits. For example, if you’re building the pool in an area that already has a pool, then you might need to get permission from the owner of the existing pool (if it’s public).

## How Big Should My Saltwater Pool Be?

When deciding how big you need your pool to be, you first need to determine how much space you have for it. To do this, measure the width and length of your lot. Then, add 30 inches to each measurement (this is the radius you need to add to the corners to create a perfect circle). After you have your pool dimensions, you can use this formula to determine how big you need your pool to be (assuming a square shape for your pool deck):

• height (in) x width (in) x / 2
• x / 2
• x / 2
• x / 2
• x / 2
• (in) = inches

## What Shape Should My Pool Deck Be?

The shape of your pool deck is determined by the shape of your pool. Therefore, if you have a round pool, your deck needs to be round as well (though, having a perfect circle isn’t actually that difficult). The best shape for your pool deck is one that’s straight, level, and easy to clean (especially if you have a pool ladder). You can also use this shape for your outdoor patio area as well if you have space for it (this is what most people do).

## Do I Need A Pool Cover?

Depending on where you live and the climate you’re in, you might need a pool cover. These are a great way to protect your pool from debris (such as leaves or dust) that could otherwise float into the pool and cause harm to the structure itself. It’s also essential that you have a pool cover if you have a pool with metal or fiberglass sides (metallic pools are highly susceptible to rusting if they aren’t covered constantly). Finally, depending on where you live and the climate you’re in, you might need a pool cover to keep out birds and animals that could potentially cause havoc by diving into your pool!

## What Colors Should My Pool Be?

The color of your pool is entirely up to you. However, if you have a pool with metal or fiberglass sides (most pools don’t come with a built-in filtration system, so they eventually become contaminated with algae and other nasty things), then keeping it clear is essential (this can be achieved by using a colorless additive in the water). For some other pools, choosing a light color such as blue or light green can help improve the overall aesthetic appeal of your pool area (but it won’t hurt to go with white or another dark color as well). If you have a pool with a wooden deck, then choosing a pale color for the deck is an excellent idea (though, again, it’s entirely up to you). If you have a pool with an inlaid tile deck, then keeping it white can help make it look like an elegant dining space as well (keep in mind though that in the summertime, it can be extremely hot and crowded in there!).

## Do I Need A Pool Cue?

Pools are meant to be played in. This is why they’re called “play pools”. Therefore, if you don’t use a pool cue, you’re not really playing the game (of course, in case you’re wondering, a swimmer’s floatation device is also commonly referred to as a “PFD” – Pool Floatation Device). You don’t need a pool cue to play in a pool, but it certainly makes the experience a whole lot more enjoyable if you have one (even if it is just for practice). Furthermore, a pool cue is essential when it comes to teaching others how to play (this is especially important if you’re teaching kids how to swim – they need to be able to see what they’re doing right in front of them so that they have the correct technique down pat).

## How Many Steps Should My Pool Ladder Be?

The pool ladder is very similar to the steps of a stairway; therefore, depending on how many flights of stairs you have, you’ll need a corresponding number of steps for your pool ladder. If you have a small pool with no railing, then you might want to consider using a folded ladder so that it can be stored when it’s not being used (though a small step ladder will do just fine). For larger pools, using a pool ladder with multiple rungs is preferred so that it’s easy for adults as well as children to use (this is important for people with disabilities as well). If you want an elegant appearance, then using a wrought iron or wooden ladder is a great option as these are both very sleek and stylish (just make sure that the rungs are neither too close nor too far apart so that it’s easy to step on and off of them).

## Does My Pool Need To Be Free-standing Or Can It Be Built-in?

One of the primary purposes of a pool is to provide relaxation and enjoyment to the owner (or residents) of the home. To do this, it needs to be placed somewhere that’s both private and peaceful (built-in pools are a great option in this case because they don’t take up a lot of space and they provide an almost claustrophobic feeling when the water is turned on). Therefore, if you have a choice, go with the built-in option so that you don’t have to worry about your pool’s location once it’s built (this is especially important if you live in an area where construction is common). To ensure that this experience remains as pleasurable and relaxing as possible, make sure that the water is neither too hot nor cold and that its pH is properly balanced (for more information on pH, check out this Wikipedia article by clicking here). Furthermore, built-in pools are more sturdy, so if your lot is prone to flooding, built-in pools are the way to go!

## Do I Need A Deck Strainer?

Water coming in through the roof can cause serious damage to your pool. To avoid this, you need to install a deck strainer. These are water diverters that prevent large amounts of water from entering your pool deck (usually through an inlet port near the roof). If you live in areas where it snows or where it rains heavily, then you’ll want to get one of these as soon as possible so that the water doesn’t collect around and damage your pool.