Above ground swimming pools are a great addition to any backyard. By offering all the swimming fun and excitement of a private pool without the high cost and permanence of an in-ground swimming pool, above ground pools are an attractive option for many families. With most above ground pools, you can start swimming soon after (and with some pools, even on the same day!) as installation. Some are designed to be permanent pools that you winterize for the off-season and re-open in the spring; others can be easily disassembled and stored indoors during the fall and winter months. Best of all, with a wide range of available prices, construction options, shapes and sizes there are above ground swimming pools to match any backyard, any budget.
Above ground pools are typically available in depths from 48″ to 54″. Consumers can choose from round, rectangular and oval shapes, in sizes from a simple 12′ round to a large 18′ x 39′ oval, which offer options for yards of every shape and size, as well as the ability to swim laps, play water sports and provide hours of fun & recreation for adults and kids alike. Above ground pools now come in a variety of styles, too. From traditional above ground pools, to today’s more sleek and modular designs, there’s an above ground pool to fit the decor of any backyard.
Above ground pools are made from a number of different materials, providing several construction and installation options to choose from. Traditional above ground pools such as Excalibur Pools, feature metal walls of galvanized steel that are exceptionally strong and durable. Some newer above ground pools, such as the Radiant & EZ Panel brands have energy-saving, eco-friendly properties which is making them increasing popular. Their strong metal walls feature a specially designed insulating foam core layer to retain heat and save on running costs & utilities. Their design also makes installation much more simple than traditional above ground pools, and they can be installed above ground, semi-in ground or completely in-ground – for the benefits of a traditional in-ground pool, without the high costs! A third class of above ground pools are perfect for smaller yards, smaller budgets and for families who want the flexibility to take down their pool during the off-season, or when moving. Intex pools for example offer round, rectangular and oval above ground pools in a variety of sizes, including some models made from a Super Tough® heavy-duty three ply liner, with an inflatable top ring that lets you set-up and swim in a single afternoon!
Whether the above ground swimming pool is made of metal hk pools or vinyl, assembly is usually very simple and straightforward. With metal frame pools, regardless of the specific construction design, the various pieces are fit and locked together before adding water. Traditional above ground pools such as Excalibur’s Sea Wind, Palm Bay, Glenridge, Regency and Sandstone models can usually be installed by 2-3 people in only a few hours. Newer EZ Panel, Intex and Radiant pools offer more modular construction and an even more simplified installation process. And for an Intex vinyl above ground pool with inflatable top ring, you simply fill the top ring using an electric or manual pump and fill the pool. As mentioned previously, several models of above ground pools including Radiant and EZ Panel offer a variety of installation options for fully customized results at a fraction of the cost of a traditional in ground pool. These pools are designed to be installed fully above ground, half way in ground or completely in ground.