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Above Ground Swimming Pools - A Fine Swimming Compromise

Jul 29, 2008
Everone loves to swim, especially kids. Are you thinking of getting a pool for this summer so you can get the kids into the water and out of your hair? Consider an above ground swimming pool.

There are a stack of reasons why an above ground swimming pool is a great swimming pool for the average family. First comes the cost. You can get an above ground pool for a few thousand dollars, and have it installed and ready for swimming in a day or 2. It's a cheap swimming pool compared to the tens of thousands you'll pay for an in ground pool.

So what's involved in getting an above ground swimming pool?

There are 2 basic types of above ground pools, the hard sided pool and the inflatable pool. An inflatable pool is pretty limited, it's what you get for the kids when you don't want them in water that is out of their depth while they're young. They are a great way to get the kids into the water but not the ideal pool for the whole family.

A hard sided above ground, on the other hand, is a great pool for the whole family if you buy one of the bigger ones. A hard sided pool is one with a solid frame and sides and an internal liner, usually vinyl, so keep the water inside the pool. It is built in place on a level surface, which you'll have to organize, and once built is in place for as long as you want it there. Often you can build it yourself if you're a little handy, but make sure you check if you build it yourself that the warranty isn't affected by doing this, otherwise get it built professionally for you.

And check out all regulations affecting pools in your area before you buy, they can be a problem sometimes.

You have a massive range of choice with above ground pools. They come in all shapes and sizes for you to choose from, and you can even get an above ground pool with a deck if you wish.

As well as the pool there are other things you will need to consider as well. Firstly it is very important to consider child safety. Children can easily access an in ground pool, but can also access an above ground too. Removing the ladder helps, but may not be enough to keep the pool completely safe. Check out the regulations about child proofing your pool, some areas require special precautions such as fencing around the pool.

A pool cover is essential to minimize maintenance. It prevents dirt and leaves and other nasties entering the pool and so limits the amount of work keeping the pool clean. And you'll need to consider pumps and cleaning essentials too. But then all of this is necessary with an in ground pool as well.

However overall an above ground swimming pool is a fine compromise when you're looking at buying a pool. It's way cheaper than an in ground and is easier and faster to install. And you can take it away or exchange it for another one if you wish, say when the family gets bigger and you think you need some more swimming space. You can't do that with an in ground pool.

So if you're looking for an option for a cheap swimming pool that will get the whole family swimming in no time make sure you have a good look at above ground swimming pools. They are a great way to have your own swimming pool without the cost and problems associated with an in ground swimming pool.
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