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.
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.
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. Conversely, if your pool is more than 10 years old, it may not yet need replacing.
Intex brand metal frame pools often last up to 7 years.
When it comes to above ground pools, there is no set lifespan. But generally, they do not last as long as inground pools. However, that doesn't mean they're not worth investing in. Above ground pools can last between 10 to 20 years with proper care and maintenance.
Typically, some last from 5 to 10 years and others that are in ideal settings and properly taken care of may just very well last over 15 years. Since you've made the investment, ensuring that you make the best of your investment will include properly caring for that vinyl liner.
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.
Typically, the much less expensive soft-sided type (Intex/Coleman) above ground pools last 1 – 3 seasons on average. The more traditional metal-walled above ground pools last between 10 – 20 years. The much more expensive true semi-inground extruded aluminum walled pools can last decades.
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.
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.
So, what do you do with an old above ground pool? You have two options for getting rid of your old pool. DO IT YOURSELF. You can gather a few strong backs to tear it down, load it into a pick-up or onto a trailer, and drive it to the dump.
A high quality above ground will generally last 10-20 years. Those years aren't without added expense. Throughout the years, you can expect to replace the liner at least once or twice, while the frame should last the full 10-20 years.
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.
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.
Pros of Saltwater Pools
There's less chlorine and less of the heavy chemical scent and content. They're gentler on the skin, with less irritation to the eyes, hair and swimsuits. The water has a softer, silkier feel to it compared to chlorine water. They have lower maintenance costs than chlorine pools.
Doughboy Swimming Pools are one of the highest quality above ground swimming pools on the market. I work for a business that has sold this brand for the last 20 years. The heavy steel construction along with the 7' deep end option sets these pools apart from the rest.
A common question asked is, “Can above ground pools stay up year round?” And although the easy answer is that “Yes, they can,” whether you want to leave them up year-round really depends on the type of pool you have. Dismantling some above ground pools for the winter may be more hassle than it's worth.
Regular maintenance and care of the pool will get you 4 to 5 years of use.
Above Ground Pool Sizes
Most above ground pools are offered in two different shapes - round and oval. Smaller, more conservative pools are 12 to 18 feet in diameter while larger pools can go up to 33 feet round or 21x41 feet in the oval shape.
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.
Steel component above ground pools are very strong and are considered some of the best above ground pools on the market. Many of these above ground pools use a combination of different metals for various components.
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.
Can you put a new vinyl pool liner over an old one? We do not recommend that you leave your old pool liner in your above ground swimming pool when replacing the liner. It may seem like an extra layer of protection, but in reality, it will create more problems for you.
Vinyl Means Lower Maintenance
Modern vinyl liners are extremely durable. Vinyl is a nonporous surface which means it won't require as many chemicals as a concrete pool. Vinyl's smooth surface also makes it harder for contaminants like algae to take hold and wreak havoc on your pool.