Above ground pools are a great choice for anyone looking for a good-sized pool without having to pay thousands of dollars for in-ground pool installation. Instead of just picking any pool, you should spend some time researching your options before making a final decision. Check out these tips on buying an above ground pool to help you know what you need to look for to fit you and your family’s needs the best.
Know where it will go and what size it should be
Think ahead about where the pool is going to go. Do you have a large enough space in your yard? Make sure to measure any space you’re unsure of instead of making any assumptions that a pool will fit. Depending on how many people will be using the pool regularly, you should adjust the size and shape accordingly to help accommodate the numbers well enough. If you want the pool for exercise swimming, consider a round pool instead of a circle.
Create a base for the pool to rest on
Above ground pools can have thin material bottoms. This can result in holes in the bottom of the pool or else injuries from stepping on something sharp, such as a rock, under the pool. A simple tarp, plastic, or concrete base works well.
Read reviews of the pool, both negative and positive
Reviews can help you get a feel for products without being able to see them. This is important especially when you’re considering buying anything online. Look at both the negative and the positive comments to get a well-rounded view on what the pool is actually like.
Think about who will be using the pool the most
Knowing ahead of time who is most likely to make frequent use of the pool can help you to make the best choice about the specifics of the above ground pool you’ll be getting.
Plan for pool equipment
Remember that all pools need maintenance and certain equipment to operate properly. You will need to find an area in your yard that can accommodate water hookups for the pool as well as power hookups for the filtration system. Also consider any extra equipment that might need to be plugged in, such as a pool vacuum or a water heater.