Above-ground swimming pools can provide you and your family with years of fun and relaxation in the comfort of your own backyard or patio, and offer certain advantages over an in-ground pool. Whether you’re interested in wading in the summer or relaxing poolside, an above-ground pool can be an attractive investment for your home or property. To find a local swimming pool installer, you can find one in the Dex Knows listings.
An above-ground pool can increase the value of your home and provide you and your family with more recreational options in your own backyard. These pools can be installed directly on a lawn, or on top of a large patio area to become the focal point of your outdoor space. Different sizes and shapes of above-ground pools can be decorated with landscaping features to complement the style and theme of your yard and home. Above-ground pools can be covered with a canopy or awning to provide shade for swimmers and individuals relaxing poolside, and outfitted with a pool cover when not in use.
The size of the above-ground pool you choose will depend on the amount of open space available in your yard or on your patio, and the amount of space you want for poolside accessories such as patio furniture, cabanas or a Jacuzzi or whirlpool tub. The smallest above-ground pools range from 15 to 18 feet in diameter, while the largest can be as large as 18-by-36-foot ovals or 30-foot round pools. Above-ground pools are either round or oval, and have pool heights that range from 48 inches to 52 inches. Some are designed with several levels to provide different depths for swimming or wading.
An above-ground pool offers several advantages over in-ground swimming pools. These pools are less expensive than in-ground pools, and in most cases, will not raise your property taxes because they are not considered permanent structures. Above-ground pools can be installed within a few days as a DIY project or by a professional swimming pool contractor. These pools are relatively easy to dismantle and remove if you move from your home. They can also be easier to keep clean, sanitize and maintain over their lifetime compared to in-ground pools.
An above-ground pool installation can be a DIY project if you have the right tools and equipment to create the pool’s frame, stabilize the soil, install pool liners and fill the pool with water. If you don’t have the right tools, equipment and experience, hire a professional swimming pool builder or contractor to handle the installation from start to finish. Unlike in-ground pools, above-ground pools can be prepared for use within a few days.
While above-ground pools offer several benefits over in-ground pools, they typically cannot accommodate for larger water features such as waterfalls, slides or diving boards because the deepest end of the pool is only about 4 feet deep. If you are looking for a pool to swim laps in, you may need to consider an in-ground pool instead. Above-ground pools cannot be designed in a custom shape, so you will not be able to purchase one that matches the style of your yard or house.
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