The simple installation and flexibility of above-ground swimming pools makes them a popular choice among families who want to enjoy a swim in their backyard without breaking the bank. They are relatively inexpensive and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are even portable!
When purchasing an above-ground swimming pool, you will also need to buy the equipment and accessories needed to maintain your pool. There are tons of different styles for accessories as well! So many companies manufacture pool accessories now that you can find just about any type of ladder, vacuum, or steps that you would like. Chlorine is not even mandatory anymore, because companies have made water-sanitizing systems from salt-water, and even from contact solutions for those with sensitive eyes. All of these options makes it hard to find an excuse not to purchase an above-ground swimming pool!
Heating your pool may seem like an obstacle for you because of the price. However, there are now solar water heaters that can heat your pool with free heat from the sun! There are also high efficiency pool heaters that can help to lower the cost of heating up your pool. Swimming in nice, warm water is no longer an unachievable goal! With high-efficiency or solar water heaters, having a pool is a possibility.
Now that you realize the achievability of purchasing and maintaining an above-ground swimming pool, let’s talk about the options. Aboveground swimming pools typically come in depths from 48 inches to 54 inches. Rectangular or round pools are available in different widths to fit your backyard. Some will fit better in narrow backyards, while some require lots of level ground to sit on.
Above-ground swimming pools also come in different materials. Some are more durable than others. There are galvanized steel pools, which are the most durable and long-lasting of the styles. There are also vinyl pools, which are clearly not as durable as metal but they are usually made of good quality vinyl that will fight against wears and tears, depending on which company you purchase from. Even if a tear does come up in your vinyl, it is easy to repair with a patch kit and some vinyl glue.
Regardless of which style swimming pool you choose, your installation will be simple and you will probably be assisted with an instructional DVD. Some above-ground swimming pools take as little as 30 minutes to set up and get swimming. You just inflate the top ring and prop it up on level ground. Others can take a few hours, but none compare to the time and hassle of installing an in-ground pool.
Your experience with an above-ground pool will be different based on which size, style, and brand you choose to purchase. Vinyl swimming pools will need repairs more often, whereas metal will take more time to initially install. Either way, you are guaranteed to have a blast with your family friends splashing around in your very own backyard!