Above Ground Pool Kit - Swimming Pool in a Kit

by Pool Builders on 03-29-2010 in Articles

Summer is always associated with swimming season. It is the season for fun times at the beach or in a swimming pool right at your own home. Investing in a swimming pool can be costly but an above ground pool kit can be a less expensive alternative to an in ground swimming pool. Whether it is for leisure or fitness, there is an above ground swimming pool that would suit your personal preferences.

One of the reasons why an above ground pool kit is gaining popularity is that it is not a permanent fixture. Unlike the in ground type that is fixed for the long term, an above ground pool kit gives you an option to install in temporary locations. Installation is also relatively easy and does not require professional pool contractors.

There are two types of above ground pool kits that are available in the market. Regardless of the choice you make, you are guaranteed endless fun and enjoyment during swimming season.

A hard side pool is usually made of sheet metal framing for walls. There is a variety of shapes, sizes and depths to choose from. A vinyl pool liner holds water in place and this is reinforced by metal frames. Setting up a metal sided above ground pool kit may be complicated and may require professional assistance. A skilled do-it-yourself individual may be able to install this type of pool as well.

The other type of above ground pool kit is more commonly known as soft sided pool. This type of pool has gained popularity due to lower cost and ease of installation. Setting up this type of above ground pool kit only takes a few hours. This type of pool is just as durable and resistant to punctures as it uses heavy duty material. This option offers a wide variety of shapes and sizes as well.

Just like any other swimming pool, an above ground pool kit should also be properly maintained. Give it some tender loving care and it will give back more years of fun and enjoyment.

Adding a pool pump, filter system, heater, chlorine dispenser and ladder will make your above ground pool kit complete.

A pump and filter ensures that pool water is free from dirt and debris. A good pump and filter mechanism will give you clean water at all times. Just make sure that your filter is maintained with regular cleaning so as not to overwork your pool pump. The filter system also catches other unwanted substances in your swimming pool such as oil, lotion and shampoo. Eventually, your pool filter will also need to be replaced with a new one.

A heater can extend your swimming pool season beyond summer as it keeps pool water temperature warm enough for comfort. You may want to check with your local pool dealer what type of heater would suit you best.

To sanitize the water, a chlorine dispenser is essential. Adding chlorine to pool water gets rid of contaminants and toxins. Using a dispenser makes sure that the amount of chlorine dispensed to the pool is appropriate. Too much chlorine can also be harmful to swimmers.

You may want to look into setting up your own above ground pool kit this summer. It will surely offer you and your family more fun for less.

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