How to Choose an Above Ground Pool
  1. Measure your space. Measure the area where you'll be installing the pool to get an idea of the space you will be working with.
  2. Choose a pool type. Determine the type of pool that best fits your family.
  3. Determine a wall height.
  4. Pick a size and shape.
  5. Consider a semi inground pool.
  6. Select equipment and accessories.


Can you negotiate pool prices? There are many ways to lower the cost of an inground swimming pool. You can go with smaller dimensions. You can use cheaper materials. The truth is, you can always try to negotiate a lower price for your pool project, the same way you an try to negotiate over any other sort of custom home improvement project.

what should I look for when buying an above ground pool?

Then you need to look at your yard and consider the size and shape of the pool that you want to buy. Above ground pools are generally round or oval in shape. A round pool will give you the biggest area/volume but an oval pool can be more practical in terms of maximizing your available space.

How big should a pool be? If you're not sure how big of a pool you need, looking at what's popular is a good place to start. Most rectangular pools are about twice as long on one side as they are on the other, with an average depth of around 5.5 feet. Typical swimming pool dimensions are 10 x 20, 15 x 30, and 20 x 40.

is an above ground pool worth it?

Above ground pools are generally less expensive than in-ground pools. They require less installation, excavation, supply and labor costs. Keep in mind that you will have to buy chemicals and treat your pool so it is safe for swimming. Look into the different degrees of dedication the pool varieties require.

How big of an above ground pool should I get? Answer: Above ground pools range in size from 12′ to 36′ round or 12′x24′ to 21′x43′ oval. The most common size above ground pool that is sold is a 24' round and second most common is a 27′ round. The best above ground pool for your family is often determined by your budget and space.

what is the best quality above ground pool?

You can see our top picks here.

Which is better oval or round above ground pool? People will often think that an oval above ground is a stronger design or is made with better materials or will last longer than the less expensive round pool. Unlike a round pool, an oval has straight sides. These straight sides need a structure to keep the wall from pushing out when the pool gets filled with water.

What are the different types of above ground pools?

There are 3 options in above ground pools – all metal, hybrid, and all resin. All three options will have a metal wall and vinyl liner – the options come when you are looking at the top ledge, posts and caps. The all metal option consists of metal top ledge, posts and caps.

What is the biggest above ground pool size? There are primarily 3 different above ground pool wall heights available on the market today. They are 48", 52" and 54" walls with the 54" above ground pool being the tallest and newest design of the three. All above ground pool models are available in both round and oval shapes.

How long will an above ground pool last?

The average above ground pool will last 7–15 years before the structure gives out. Their liners will last 5–9 years before they have to be replaced. For an in-ground structure, the longevity really is contingent on the type of pool. For example, fiberglass should last well over 20 years.

What do I need to know before buying a pool?

When you are looking to buy a pool, spend time to do your research: Whether you want a fiberglass pool or not. The price of pools. The time frame for construction. The size, shape and design of the pool. Landscaping around the pool. How to find a reputable pool contractor.

How long does it take to install an above ground pool?

24-72 hours

Is it worth it to get a pool?

A pool will increase the value of your home, but not enough to cover the cost of installing it. On average, it will increase the value of your home by 5%. So, if you have a $500,000 home, you can expect to get about $25,000 more when you sell it with a pool.

Which pool is better salt or chlorine?

A Salt Pool is a Chlorine Pool. A salt water pool isn't better than a chlorine pool because it IS a chlorine pool. A saltwater pool system is the same thing as a salt “chlorine” generator/salt water chlorinator. It's the chlorine that keeps the pool water clean just like the chlorine you buy in buckets.

How much is an above ground lap pool?

The cost of an indoor lap pool is on average, $50,000 for in-ground and $6,000 for above-ground. This is the same as an outdoor model, aside from a few added expenses. Because most people have limited space indoors, an above-ground, endless-style model is most common starting at about $10,000 to $15,000.

Can you put above ground pool on grass?

Above Ground Pools on Natural Grass Installing an above-ground pool on a natural grass lawn is not a good idea, particularly if you plan on taking down the pool for part of the year. If you take the pool down over winter, it is possible that the grass will come back over time, particularly with re-seeding.

How much does it cost to maintain an above ground pool?

Once the pool is installed, there are costs for routine maintenance. Owners use chlorine and care for the pool by brushing and vacuuming. Plan on spending between $90 and $100 a month to maintain the pool chemically.