12' x 24' Above Ground Pools are the perfect fit for those with a small family or with a fair amount of space. A 12' x 24' foot above ground pool will comfortably fit 4-5 average size adults to swim, float and play.
16 x 32 Rectangle (most popular)
A 12x24 foot pool has a surface area that covers 288 feet, so it should be big enough for your needs based on this rough calculation.
It's recommended having a depth fewer than six feet to meet most pool needs. For a family of six to eight people, an 18 foot by 36-foot pool is recommended. This should be sufficient to avoid crowding and allow for the playing of games. Rectangle shaped pools look best for this size.
The number one reason homeowners choose round above ground pools over ovals is the price. While that may not be shocking, just how much can be saved overall might be. Round pools provide more swimming area at a lower price meaning you're getting the best price per gallon.
For example, for a 12' x 24' pool 4 ft. high you would multiply 12 x 24 = 288. Then 288 x 4 = 1,152. Then 1,152 x 7.5 = 8,646 gallons needed.
For the pools mentioned above, we recommend you have a yard at least 3 times bigger than their square footage. However, if you want to 'stuff' your pool in no matter the size constraints, we recommend you have at least 40 feet spare after the pool is installed to meet code requirements.
Cost of Rectangular Pools
Rectangular pools are much simpler than curved pools, because of their straightforward angles. If homeowners wanted to build a concrete pool themselves as an extensive DIY project, a rectangular pool would be the most likely option because of its simplicity.
A saltwater pool is more expensive than a traditional pool because it requires a higher initial investment. Compared to chlorinated pools, a saltwater pools system is more complex. Both minor and major repairs will call for the expertise of a licensed (and specialized) technician.
It generally takes between a week and 10 days to build an in-ground fibreglass swimming pool. Above-ground pools can be installed in a day or two but, for a permanent structure, there will need to be a deck around the pool as well as pool fencing.
1. Have the water trucked in. It fills up the pool quicker and costs the same amount if using your hose. When you use your hose you have to pay sewer fees.
At an average of $0.004 per gallon, city water is the most inexpensive and most popular option. For 15,000 to 30,000 gallons, you'll pay between $60 and $120.
Filling your pool with dirt is the fastest and most affordable way to get rid of a pool because there's no need to remove your concrete or metal shell. This saves on both labor and hauling costs. However, filling a pool with dirt is still a delicate process that requires careful preparation, drainage, and demolition.
It turns out that Olympic swimming pools have some pretty specific dimensions. They are 50 meters long, 25 meters wide, and 2 meters deep. In terms of volume, when full, these pools hold 2.5 million liters of water or about 660,000 gallons.
The average pool can take 12-24 hours to fill and that is only if you have a few hoses chugging away. When your family is chomping at the bit to dive in, that may as well be an eternity. Forget this plan if you are using well water, you will burn up your pump or leave your home without water for days.
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.
Above-Ground pools are available in a variety of sizes, in Round and Oval shapes. Depths range from 48" to 54".
When it comes to construction, take note: Rectangular pools typically cost more than curved pools. The reason why is increased perimeter footage. Rectangles may require more square footage in a backyard. A perfect rectangle provides zero flexibility to incorporate or allow for the intrusion of other structures.
Most “fun” pools should have a minimum depth of three feet to accommodate for both adults and children, and a maximum depth of four to five feet, for safety. Swimmers who swim laps seriously should look for a minimum depth of five feet, and a length of 25 meters.
10 x 20 is considered a small in-ground pool, while a 20 x 40-foot pool is on the larger side of things.