If you are looking for a swimming pool but do not want to spend a bunch of time and money on the installation process and maintenance, an above-ground swimming pool is probably the best option for you. Tons of people are starting to realize what a wonderful choice this is, according to the recent sales boost in above-ground swimming pools. Over all, above-ground pools are a better option than in-ground pools because they are significantly less expensive, they are portable, they are easy to install and maintain, and they still provide just as much entertainment! They are even able to last up to 20 years now if they are taken care of properly. There is really no reason not to purchase an above-ground pool. Here is some information to back that up.
As mentioned, the maintenance of an above-ground pool is even more simple than that of an in-ground pool. It requires the typical pool cleaning like scrubbing, vacuuming, pool shocking, keeping it covered, and water sanitizing, and also needs to be opened and closed properly. So it is a rather easy process, but should not be taken lightly. If these steps are not taken properly, then the life of your swimming pool will be dramatically decreased.
The installation of an above-ground swimming pool is even more simple than the pool maintenance of it. The installation process varies depending on what pool style you choose. For example, if you purchase an inflatable pool, you will just need to inflate it, as the name suggests. It is as simple as that! However, some pools come with inflatable top rings and props to hold it up, in which case you will probably be ok if you just look at the diagram. Metal pools are a little bit more complicated than others, and you may have to watch the instructional DVD in order to install it, but it will still be easier than digging a huge hole in the ground for an in-ground pool.
After you decide on a style and size for your above-ground pool, you need to decide where in your backyard to place it. The ground on which you place your swimming pool will likely need to be totally level, so choose an area that it already pretty close to that. It should also be close to an electrical outlet because you will need one to keep all the functions in your pool running. It is wise to place it in an area that is furthest from trees. If your pool is located underneath a tree, you will have to clean out leaves and dirt a lot more often. So save yourself some time, and put your pool in the best possible area of your backyard.
After you have chosen the best area, leveled your ground, and removed any large rocks from the area, then you can install your pool as directed. Fill your pool with water, soak up the sun, and enjoy!