All About Above-Ground Swimming Pools

If you live somewhere that gets warm during the summer months, you have probably considered investing in a swimming pool to help you cool off. But maybe you are unable to afford it, or maybe it is too time consuming. Fortunately, there is an option for those families who want this backyard addition but do not want to spend a fortune on it. Above-ground swimming pools are becoming increasingly popular for their simple installation, easy maintenance, and safety. They even provide just as much fun as an expensive in-ground swimming pool!


The safety of an above-ground swimming pool dramatically beats that of an in-ground swimming pool. When children run around in a backyard with an in-ground swimming pool, everyone is on their toes and worrying about the children falling in. It is so stressful! But with an above-ground swimming pool, children have to climb a ladder before they can enter, making it much less stressful to let the kids run around. They are also more shallow than in-ground pools, making it easier for children to learn how to swim safely.


Owning a pool automatically comes along a list of responsibilities. For both in-ground and above-ground pools, vacuuming is necessary at least one or two times a week. The chemicals must remain balanced and you will need to shock your pool occasionally to keep all the bacteria out. You are also responsible for opening and closing your pool as the seasons change. The catch is that when you own an in-ground pool, you will have to bend over or be on the ground while maintaining and cleaning it. With an above-ground swimming pool, everything you need to do is at vision level. It makes cleaning and maintaining much easier on your back! Having your swimming pool above the ground also makes it harder for dirt, grass, and other unwanted debris to make its way into the water. That means less cleaning for you!


Since you do not have to dig a giant hole in the ground, the installation of an above-ground swimming pool is already a whole lot less work. All that is needed is ground leveling, and setting up the pool. Pool set up can take as little as 30 minutes. Generally, when you buy an above-ground pool, it comes in a kit with an instructional DVD to help you on your way. It is almost always easy enough to do yourself.

Low Price

Compared to in-ground swimming pools, above-ground swimming pools are incredibly inexpensive. Depending on the style that you purchase, you may only be spending 10 percent of what you would be spending if you had a pool installed in the ground. As with everything, the better quality above-ground pool that you buy, the more expensive it will be. The pools made of metal are usually the most expensive because of their durability, while the vinyl pools are relatively low-priced.

So choose wisely, and rest easy in your decision to purchase your very own above-ground swimming pool!