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Above Ground Pools

Imagine there’s scorching summer heat outside, your house is filled with hot summer air. Now imagine you are relaxing in the cool water and no heat is causing you any trouble. That can happen if you have a pool in your house.

Building an in-ground pool in your house can cost anywhere between $7,000 – $45,000. It will take a month or so, weather permitting, for the pool to be completed. Add to these, the expertise of the contractor who will be responsible for the construction. Sounds reasonable? Not very much.

The solution can be to set up an above ground pool in the backyard or front-yard, if you have enough space. It takes only a day or two depending on the size and model of the pool. Read more at PoolsnTubs.

Above Ground Pools

Why Should You Buy Above Ground Pools?

  • Just as we’ve said earlier, in-ground pools can alone cost a fortune compared to the above ground ones. Price range for above ground pools is $1,000- $5,000.
  • Very easy to install. You can install all by yourself. No need for a professional.
  • There is almost no waiting period. The pools are usually ready for use within a few hours. The only waiting period is the delivery time, which is 4-5 days.
  • They can last anywhere between 3 to 5 years. So you can drain the water, fold it and store it anywhere you wish.
  • There are above ground pools that can last up to 20 years.
  • They’re much safer than the permanent ones as they’re not very deep
  • Maintaining an above ground pool is very simple. All you need is a pump, a filter and very little amount of chemicals.
  • You can always add pool deck with an above ground pool. This will make it look more like an in-ground pool.

Of course the above ground pools have some very big advantages.

  • The best one is that it increases the property value.
  • If proper care is taken they can last more than 25 to 30 years.
  • You have the control on the shape and design of the pool.
  • It can be as big or small as you want it to be.

Things to Consider Before Buying

It’s not always rosy having an above ground pool sitting in your yard. The disadvantages of having an above ground pool may be:

  • They are susceptible to damage. Even something as small as a sharp object can damage the pool liners.
  • You have to level and clear the ground on which you are going to install the pool. Any undergrowth can damage the pool.
  • When you take down the pool, you can see some dead grass underneath it. That’s disappointing.
  • Not very spatial as the in-ground ones. So big families may find it difficult to use them
  • Fencing is very important. But most above ground pools don’t have fencing materials with them. You may have to buy those separately.
  • There are only a few limited shapes: round, oval, square, and rectangular.

Pool Options

Now that you’ve weighed your chances of buying an above ground pool, let’s see what is available on the market today.Above ground pools come in various sizes and shapes: square, rectangular, round, and oval. Their depth ranges from 36 inches to 52 inches. The round ones can be as small as 8 feet in diameter to about 28 feet in diameter. The oval ones can be as big as 48 feet long by18 feet wide. These are some very large pools, holding more than 26,000 gallons of water.

The build material also varies widely. Some small ones are made laminated PVC with an inflatable ring on top. There is no metal structure. The ring rises with the water level as you fill up the pool. Then there is metal framed pool. The frame is made of stainless steel held together by laminated PVC liner. This metal framed pools can be as large as 32 feet long and 18 feet wide and have a water capacity of 15,000 gallons.

As for the metal pools, the walls are made of metal; stainless steel, galvanized steel, or aluminum. The aluminum walled pools last very long as they do not rust and are relatively more expensive. The frames are held together by resin frames. And the water is held within by PVC liner.

And then there are the resin or acrylic pools. They are very expensive and can out last an in-ground pool.


With so many shapes, sizes, and build materials to choose from, the options for an above ground pool can be overwhelming at times. The easy solution is, if you want a pool for your kids for this summer and the next go for the smaller ring pool. If you and your partner want to join in the fun with some friends, go get the metal framed ones. They will last you 4-5 seasons. But if you are looking for a pool that will last for more than 15 years, buy the metal walled pool.

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