Intex Round Frame Above Ground Pool Set Up
Above ground pools are probably the most popular form of swimming pool today. As the name tells you an above ground swimming pool is a pool that is installed above the ground rather than being buried.
Above ground pools provide a number of benefits over their in ground equivalents. One of the key benefits is safety. It is much harder for a child or a pet to fall into an above ground pool as they will generally have to climb steps to gain access.
Another key advantage is installation simplicity. Above ground swimming pools generally require far less ground work and preparation before being installed. In fact many can be built by competent DIY enthusiasts and there are some excellent swimming pool kits that make owning your own pool very affordable.
You will find that there are some excellent above ground pool designs to choose from. These include wooden framed pools, metal wall pools and vinyl sided pools. Splasher pools are a great example of easy-to-install, fun backyard pools. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From compact circular splasher pools with a depth of only 36 inches to much more substantial elliptical pools that are great for the whole family.
When considering an above ground swimming pool it is worth giving some thought to the following:
How big is the space for your above ground swimming pool? Remember that people will need to get around the pool so its necessary to leave adequate clearance.
Who will be using the pool? If the pool is to be used by young children and non-swimmers it is sensible to select a shallower pool.
During which part of the year will the pool be used? Most outdoor swimming pool users in Europe will only use their pool during the peak summer months. But you can extend the usable period with the insulation provided by a pool enclosure.
What additional accessories will you need for your pool? Often overlooked. There are an abundance of pool accessories that you may need like a suitable pool heating system, a good pool cover to keep out debris, cleaners, filters and water treatment chemicals.
Armed with this information I would suggest that you then contact at least two reputable swimming pool supply companies with the details of your above ground pool requirements. They will provide you with the benefit of their experience and give you some suggestions regarding various above ground pools that meet your needs.
Many people are finding that there has never been a better time to invest in an above swimming ground pool. Competition between pool supply companies is fierce and many people are not currently spending on luxury items like swimming pools. Shopping around is likely to provide you with a bargain.