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 as long as an adult monitors them. The main disadvantage of an above-ground pool is that it generally adds no value to your home.
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 might be safer
Regarding the types of pools themselves, an above-ground pool is generally the safer of the two. Because the above-ground pool has walls and the ladder can be removed when not in use, this makes accidental drownings less likely.
A pool can increase not only your social worth but also the value of your home. However, the increase is probably not as much as you think. According to HouseLogic, there's no real guarantee that you'll make your money back. In fact, adding a swimming pool may only increase your home's value by 7%.
Above ground pools are easily heated with a solar heater.
Above ground pools may be easily and safely heated using a combination of a solar heater and a solar cover, keeping your costs down and your family in the pool. So there you have it!
You need a much thicker pool wall to fully bury your pool. While the installation of your above ground pool will probably require some excavation to get a level surface to assemble your pool, that excavation process is not intended to sink your above ground pool completely into the dirt.
Generally, pool water needs to be replaced once every five to seven years. This should be done during mild weather so that your pool surface is not at risk from strong sunlight and heat. Your pool maintenance company can recommend when it is time to drain your pool.
Once you have determined an area that is clear, you can figure out the largest size pool that will fit. Generally, above ground pools come in the following sizes: 12', 15', 18', 21', 24', 27', 30' & 33'. There are also a variety of oval sizes if your area will not allow for a round pool.
Yes, you can put above ground pools on artificial grass, but it is not without consequences. For one, the weight of the pool materials and the water will damage and flatten the blades of the artificial grass.
Above ground pools, like in-ground pools, need basic care and maintenance. Mainly, cleaning, filtering, water testing, chemical levels, and protecting the structure. Above ground pool care and maintenance is just as much work as cleaning your in-ground pool. Tools are all the same as are the technics behind them.
The most popular oval pools are 15 feet by 30 feet. The depth of your pool depends on the wall height. Aboveground pools come in three basic wall heights: 48 inches, 52 inches (most popular) and 54 inches. The higher the wall, the more water the pool will hold.
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.
If an individual empties their pool water on their lawn, will it end up killing the turf? In most cases very little to no damage has been seen in these situations. Turf can endure higher chlorine levels than other landscape plants such as trees, shrubs, and ornamentals.
Some pool installation professionals suggest putting an above-ground pool only halfway in the ground. Doing so reduces excavation costs and minimizes the risk of the pool collapsing inward if it needs to be drained.
Step 4: Start Digging
Use larger shovels to remove much of the dirt if necessary and smaller shovels for more detailed work. Measure the depth of the hole you've created. The hole should be about two inches deep for best pool placement.
The average cost is between $1,500 and $3,000 depending on the water temperature you set. This is for heating from May 1 through September 30. Unless you live near the equator or love shivering, you need a heater for your pool.
It depends on a few things to determine how long it takes a heat pump to heat a pool. However, overall a heat pump generally heats a pool after 24 to 72 hours by 20-degrees Fahrenheit. For smaller pools like a spa pool, the heat pump can heat a pool between 45 and 60 minutes.