Above ground swimming pools are often round and oval in design and their frames and liners are offered in many unique colorful patterns. Above ground pools have a visible structural frame with a liner normally made out of vinyl (PVC) that forms the surface of the framing system.
Above ground pools have a frame that can be made of galvanized steel or other strong structural materials. The wall or frames can be different heights and are offered in different colors including blue, white and gray. It is a wise option to choose a frame that resists corrosion to ensure it lasts longer and maintains its new look.
Some above ground pools can sit on concrete while others are best situated on grass. Some may work best with a protective pad that is placed between the pool and the ground. Many above ground pools not only come with the framed structure and liner but some are offered with a pump, filter and ladder.
Eliminating the expense and labor-intensive work of excavation often make above ground pools easier to install. For those considering self-installation, many pools come with relevant installation literature and instructions to assist you in the process. It is important to investigate whether you require a building permit, insurance costs and other issues that you may need if interested in acquiring an above ground pool.
Above ground pools are certainly more affordable than their inground counterparts and are practical in that many are easy to disassemble. So, if you re-locate you can take the pool with you!
A round above ground pool measuring 18 ft. in diameter, with an essentials kit with pump, ladder and filter, is normally priced between $1,200-$2,000. Prices for advanced above ground pool with essential equipment can range from $1,000-$8,000.
If you like the idea of an above ground pool, but you also want to save some space, consider getting a semi inground pool. Like you would expect, semi inground pools offer the best of both worlds. They are much cheaper than full inground pools and some of them even come with decks built in, so they can be much more attractive than above ground pools.