Above Ground Pool Safety
It is important to secure your swimming pool at all times. Never take your eyes off children while swimming! Drowning can be prevented. Always remove or secure the ladder when the pool is not in use. You should properly fence all swimming pools. Help prevent children from wandering into unsupervised pool areas by installing a non-climbable fence and self-closing and self-latching gates. A door alarm is also a good idea. Just because a pool is above ground it will not prevent drowning. Learn basic safety tips and make sure everyone knows how to swim. Hope you have an excellent safe summer!
Frequently Asked Above Ground Pool Questions
How do I choose an above ground pool?
Well, the first thing to consider is how much space do you have to install an above ground pool. Second, decide how much money you want to spend. Third, think about how large a pool you want to maintain. Larger pools cost more to maintain but provide hours of fun for the entire family. Smaller pools can be fun if you only have a few people that will be swimming at any given time.
How long do above ground pools last?
It really depends on how you maintain your swimming pool. A high-quality above swimming ground pool that is well maintained can last up to 15 years. Most above ground pools last around 7 years or less depending on the construction of the pool. Pool liners will last up to seven years. We prefer above ground pools that have galvanized frames. A galvanized frame really helps reduce rusting that is common on some older above ground pools.
How much will my electric bill go up with a pool?
Your power bill will definitely go up but how much depends on many factors. Some of the things that will affect your power bill is how long you run your filter pump each day, your local power rates, the type of pump you have, and if you installed an electric pool heater. It cost a lot of money to heat a swimming pool even if you decide to use gas. We have an electric water heater, but it cost way too much operate.
Which brand above ground pool is best?
In our opinion, Intex makes the most dependable above ground pool. Intex has been making above ground swimming pools for over 20 years and has a great reputation for quality.
Should I get an above ground pool?
Sure, if you want one. It is a great way to find out if the pool life is for you without spending too much money. Above ground pools are great if you have limited space or a limited budget. They are easy to set up and you can be swimming the same day in most cases.
What is a good size above ground pool?
It really depends on how much space you have available and how much money you want to spend. Round above ground pools is the most popular. The most common size above ground pool is the round 24' or 27'. So a good size pool really depends on your situation.
How much is an above ground pool?
Most round above ground pools are less than $1000. Oval above ground pools cost much more and can cost well over $3000 to install. But just like anything else you can spend as much as you want.
How much does it cost to maintain an above ground pool?
On average it can cost up to $300 a month to maintain an above ground pool. It really depends on how long you run your pump filter and the size of your swimming pool. While filters and chemicals add to the cost of maintenance, electricity is by far the largest monthly expense. With smaller above ground swimming pools maintenance cost could be as little as $50 a month.
Which is better inground or above ground pool?
In our opinion, an inground pool made of fiberglass or concrete is the most dependable. Inground pools that use a liner tend to last only a few years before you need to replace the liner. In most cases above ground pools are much less expensive and are easier to repair or replace.
Can above ground pools be salt water?
Yes, low maintenance salt water above ground pools are available from many manufacturers. You can also convert your freshwater pool system to saltwater by installing a saltwater generator. In our opinion, it is better just to buy a pool that is designed for saltwater.
If you are looking for an awesome above ground pool we recommend our # 1 pick the Intex 15ft X 48in Easy Set Pool Set With Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover. This above ground pool set includes everything you need to get started including a filter pump, ladder, ground cloth, and pool cover. If you are looking for something a little bigger this above ground pool is available in five different sizes. This pool holds 3736 gallons of water when 80% full. Setup is easy, you can have this pool ready to fill with water in about 15 minutes.
The next above ground pool we recommend is the Intex 16 ft x 48 in Ultra XTR Pool Set With Sand Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover. In our opinion, Intex is the gold standard in above ground swimming pools! This 16 ft x 48-inch ultra XTR above ground pool set includes a sand filter pump, ladder, ground cloth, and pool cover. Setup is pretty easy. You can have this pool ready for water in about 45 minutes. This above ground pool also includes a 2-year manufacturer's warranty! At 90% water capacity this above ground pool holds 5061 gallons of water.
Our third pick is the Summer Waves 12ft x 36in Quick Set Ring Above Ground Pool With Pump, Dark Wicker. We love the dark wicker color of this above ground swimming pool. You can splash the day away in the comfort and privacy of your own backyard with this inflatable above ground pool. This pool is approx 3 feet deep and measures 12 feet in diameter. Includes an RX600 filter pump with GFCI circuit for pool safety.
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