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.
Above ground pools are generally quoted as a 'kit' price. Most kits will include the actual pool (wall, bottom track, top ledge & posts), the liner, pump & filter, and a ladder. Some retailers will include general maintenance equipment and a starter kit of chemicals.
The most common materials to use as a base for above ground pools include concrete pads, commercial pads, sand, solid foam, carpet padding, and flooring underlayment.
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, 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.
Size up your pool.
Round pools start at 12 feet in diameter, with 24-foot-diameter pools, which can fit four to five people, being the most popular choice, Carnes says. The most popular oval pools are 15 feet by 30 feet.
You can install an above ground pool in just a few days. You will need the help of few people and can make it a great weekend project for family members and friends. We often get asked if any special tools are required. The answer is no, you do not need any special tools.
Above-Ground pools are available in a variety of sizes, in Round and Oval shapes. Depths range from 48" to 54".
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.
The cost to build a deck around an above-ground pool is $15 to $30 per square foot depending upon the design and materials used. The deck alone can range from $2,800 to more than $10,000 installed, or buy a small deck system/kit that's easy to put up as a DIY project for $800 to $3,000.
How much does an above ground pool cost to run? It costs about $115 per month to maintain your above ground pool. You can expect to pay an additional $30 to $250 per month on your electric bill to run the pump, filter and heater.
Mason sand, sometimes called mortar sand, can normally be found at any sand/gravel yard or masonry supply yard. It is usually measured in yards. It is very fine and should not contain any rocks or pebbles. This will create a very smooth bottom and is the most popular method to use when installing an above ground pool.
Mason sand is the perfect size and consistency for leveling pools with no impurities or large sharp edges to damage your pool liner. Mason sand is made up of small granules that is less coarse than other sand and packs well to give a smooth surface for your pool.
The use of sand is one of the cheapest ways in which to level the ground without digging, and it is far easier to level the sand than it is to level the ground itself. Sand can be poured on the installation area, spread evenly around the region, and compacted down to create level ground.