Should You Buy Cheap Above Ground Pools?

by Pool Builders on 05-22-2012 in Articles

Most homeowners do not have huge backyard space that would allow the installation of a charming in-ground pool. This is why above ground pools are popular. There are even cheap above ground swimming pools for the strapped. These types of facilities are not to be shunned, because they offer advantages that other types do not. For many people, above ground pools are the best choice.

Some of the advantages of these facilities are low cost, easy installation, low maintenance, easy to dismantle, and easy to manage. One important aspect of these is that they provide homeowners with the summer enjoyment without having to spend as much as they would when opting for an in-ground pool. Most people do not need large and expensive ones due to maintenance cost issues.

On the other hand, above ground pools come with drawbacks too. They are small, and may not satisfy big families. The smallest ring pool may be about 12 feet across and about 4 feet high, and that may not give you the best swim. The basic ring or frame kinds of these facilities are not attractive for some. It makes you feel like entering a basin filled with water. For some people, the experience does not get any better than that. But even the basic above ground one can be accessorized with decks and ladders for better experience.

Another problem people have with these basic facilities is the insufficient pool filters. Above ground ones may come with filters, but they give unimpressive performance. The filtration systems for this type are not built for long-term use. Perhaps, the manufacturers assume that customers may not keep this kind of facility for too long.

As you can see, the construction of an above ground pool is easy, but also substandard, relative to in-ground pool construction. So, do not expect much from that kind of installation. It is easy to be fooled that installing an above ground pool is easy. Unless you are installing the ring kind, consider getting help from other men. If you are hiring men to put up the facility, be there to supervise, because some you never know if they can be trusted.

To avoid falling into the trap of good promotional gimmick on the internet, make a research about these facilities first. Dealers may know little about the products they sell. The first thing to ask them is the lifespan of the pool. The best ones can last for several years before repair or replacement.

To avoid trouble, be mindful when choosing one. These pools are cheaper than any other type, but there are those that come in sets that are very cheap. These cut-rate facilities may display most of the problems cited above. Cheap ones will prove to be cheap in the end, so do not fall in that trap. Look for those with an acceptable, if not the best, quality.

At the same time, consider your family's needs. Would it be all right for your kids to have an above ground pool in your backyard? Is it okay for you to see a conspicuous structure in your yard that would take up so much space?

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