How many years does an above ground pool last?

Author: Dr. Fermin Kuhlman Sr.  |  Last update: Monday, June 13, 2022

2018. A high-quality above ground pool from Valley Pool & Spa should last between 10 and 20 years depending on how well you care for it. However, your pool liner will not last as long as your pool. Contact a pool expert at our store to see if you need a new liner before you decide to replace your entire pool.

What is the life expectancy of an above ground pool?

The market average life of an above ground pool may be shorter than you think at about 7-15 years. However, when you buy from a quality brand and maintain your pool properly it will last many years longer than that.

Can an above ground pool last 25 years?

Above ground swimming pools don't last forever. A good-quality above ground made in North America should last between 10 and 20 years. Though, don't think that if your pool is newer than that, it should still be OK. It may not be.

How long do Intex above ground pools last?

Intex is a popular manufacturer of temporary above-ground pools. How long they last depends on a number of factors, but the simple answer is that the inflatable pools will last 2-4 years and the metal frame types will last between 4-8 years.

Do above ground pools collapse?

Above ground pools are more likely to collapse than inground pools, but both types of pools are capable of collapsing. Below are common causes of pool collapse: The weight of snow or ice on a pool's cover. If you don't drain your pool cover, the rainwater that collects can freeze and form a sheet of ice.

How Many Years Does Above Ground Pool Last?

When should I replace my above ground pool?

A high-quality above ground pool from Valley Pool & Spa should last between 10 and 20 years depending on how well you care for it. However, your pool liner will not last as long as your pool. Contact a pool expert at our store to see if you need a new liner before you decide to replace your entire pool.

Can I leave my above ground pool up for the winter?

Pools very rarely need to be drained completely. If you have a vinyl-lined above-ground pool, leaving it full for the winter will protect the vinyl liner from shrinkage and other damage. Since these pools are above ground level, keeping them full ensures that the wind will not damage the walls, liner, or frame.

How long does a steel above ground pool last?

Typically, a steel above-ground pool purchased from a "big box retail store" can last up to 10-15 years, but liners usually last about 5-8 years and it may be necessary to replace other equipment like the ladder, pump and filter as needed, too.

How long does an easy set pool last?

Many have reported that although their Easy Set Pool only lasts 1-3 seasons, they're happy to replace it because they love it and the purchase cost is so low. Being able to cool off in the hot summer weather.

How do I protect my above ground pool?

Keep Your Above Ground Pool Safe
  1. Install fencing around the pool. ...
  2. Use only safety type ladders with a locking gate or ladder.
  3. If there is a deck around the pool or to it, use self-closing, self-latching gates.
  4. If you have doors leading to pool decks, add a door alarm.
  5. Teach babies and young children to swim.

How often should a pool liner be replaced?

A typical vinyl liner lasts between 10 and 15 years, though there are many factors that can affect its lifespan. Living in an area susceptible to ground water problems can reduce your liner's life, as can not keeping the water in your pool balanced.

Are above ground pools worth it?

An above-ground pool is, by far, the least expensive option for a pool. Kids love them, and built-in fencing and locking gate options make them safe. The main disadvantage of an above-ground pool is that it generally adds no value to your home.

Is an above ground pool a permanent structure?

An above-ground pool, however, is considered a temporary structure. It goes up in a matter of a couple of days and while you might need the ground leveled first, it will not permanently alter the landscape of your yard. It will probably last around 10 years, at which time the structure will begin to become less stable.

How long should a pool last?

A well-maintained concrete pool should last around 50 years or more. And a well constructed in-ground concrete swimming pool should last a lifetime. But, a pool's liner or finish won't last long. And thus, an in-ground concrete pool will need to be resurfaced every 10 to 15 years.

How long do pool walls last?

Most in-ground vinyl liners generally last around 10-12 years. It depends on where you live and the chemical care that you give to the pool.

Are above ground pools easier to maintain?

Pool Maintenance

Above-ground pools are generally considered easier to maintain than inground pools, if only due to smaller size and water volume.

Which type of above ground pool is best?

Best Overall: Intex Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool Set

A best-seller of all above-ground pools on the market, the Intex Ultra Frame Pool Set comes with everything that you need to set it up and start splashing. It comes in three size options that allow swimmers to find a pool that will work for their backyard space.

How do I stop my above ground pool from rusting?

  1. #1 If you have a leak, fix it right away.
  2. #2 Maintain the outside area around the pool.
  3. #3 If you can afford it, get an above ground with resin parts instead of metal.
  4. #4 Generally maintain your pool well.

What is better steel or aluminum pools?

Aluminum does not tarnish or rust and has an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. It also becomes stronger and retains its toughness as it gets colder. Aluminum pools will generally last 2 to 3 times as long as a steel pool depending on the models.

How low do you drain a pool for winter?

When winterizing your above ground pool, lower the water level around 4" to 6" below the skimmer. You can do this with a submersible pump or by siphoning the water out with a short garden hose.

Should I take down my Intex pool for winter?

This is why the Intex pools manufacturer strongly recommends draining and disassembling your pool if the temperatures in your area drop to or below 41°F (5°C). And so do we. We don't want your cozy winter by the fire to be ruined by a messy pool collapse.

How low should I drain my above-ground pool for winter?

Above-Ground Pools

If you have an above-ground pool with a vinyl pool liner, drain the pool to about 1 inch below the bottom of the skimmer mouth. It's acceptable to drain the pool a few more inches below that if you live in an area that gets heavy precipitation during the winter months.

What can you do with an old above ground pool?

Used swimming pools can be repurposed into a large variety of new uses.
  • Back Yard Pond. One way to repurpose an aluminum sided pool or a plastic children's pool is to use it to create a backyard pond for fish, plants and wildlife. ...
  • Garden. ...
  • Storage. ...
  • Dog Bed. ...
  • Sand Box. ...
  • Roofing. ...
  • Water Slide.

How long do Doughboy pools last?

They can last for decades.

Due to the strong steel or resin frames, Doughboy pools have been found to last for more than 25 years. Doughboy utilizes high-quality, durable materials that will keep your pool frame, pool liner, and pool equipment working for several years without repair or replacement.

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