Best Above Ground Pools

Hello and welcome to the most frequently read page on our website. If you’re like most people reading this, you are new to the idea of purchasing an above ground pool and have no idea where start, and who better to ask than a pool installation company. I guess that’s what makes What pool should I buy? the #1 most commonly asked question we get! And like most everyone else you simply want a quality pool that’s going to last and not be a hassle to maintain. You don’t want to get ripped off and you don’t want to buy junk either. So below is our recommendations on shopping for an above ground pool. I’ll give you the short and sweet version of what to buy, where to buy it and why it’s good. Thanks again for taking the time to read this page.

Pool Shopping Basics

Like anything else, some pools are better than others. Basically when shopping for a new above ground pool it breaks down into three main pool components to consider, the pool, liner and equipment. All should all be made by US companies end of story. Why? Because American made pool products are better quality than the imports and you can always get replacement parts for name brand American products anywhere. And when I say American made pool I’m referring to the typical American made hard-wall or steel wall above ground pools. These tend to last an average of 15-20 years in Florida. The imported hard-wall pools last about 5-8 years while soft side and blow up pools tend to last only 1-2 years.

If you are shopping for pools under $1000.00, I suggest waiting until you have a larger budget to spend. Pools in this price range can often be more trouble than you bargain for. Soft sided pools from Walmart, Target and other big box stores include models from Intex, Coleman, Ultra Frame and others. These pools usually only last about 1-2 years and most people are so disappointed in there pool they shop for a different one the very next swim season. Aside from the fact they’re made from inferior materials, the pump and filter systems arn’t strong enough to circulate the pool water properly or run a vacuum for cleaning. And as you know, algae tends to grow very rapidly in warm water, making these pools very aggravating to operate and maintain in the extreme Florida heat.

Where To Pool Shop

You can shop anywhere you feel comfortable or take my recommendation, PoolsAboveGround.com. They are a local company with many years of dealing specifically with above ground pools. A+ BBB rating, knowledgeable, friendly, prices are good, offer the best products and they answer their phone. I chose two pool models from them as our best picks based on brand, features, accessories, price and company support. These are both are sharp looking pools and fairly easy to assemble when compared to other models. You can view full details of each pool along with specs, brochures, manuals etc below. I have sent many customers there over the years and honestly I don’t know what more you could ask for. This is who I trust but if you know somewhere better than shop there.

Our Top Pool Picks

Caspian – The Best Above Ground Pool

Best Above Ground Pool

Best Above Ground Pool Kit For Florida Backyards

Description

Great top of the line pool model and thee best pool to buy. Resin hybrid construction and tough as nails. Resin is a high grade polymer material that lasts a long time and weathers very nicely. Because resin bounces back from impact, doesn’t dent or get hot to the touch it’s a great material for pools. Resin also can’t rust or corrode like metal, so it’s what you want, especially in salty ocean air of Florida including Central Florida. Solid resin components in Caspian are thick, wide and heavy duty and include injection molded top ledges, frame rails, stabilizer bar, base plates and top plates. Caspian is completely resin except for the pool wall of course which does include a stainless steel service panel that prevents rust around the skimmer and return jet. These features make Caspian likely the last pool you’ll ever buy.

Why It’s Good – Made by Wilbar in New York. As much resin as possible and heavy duty design. Warrantied for both saltwater and freshwater. Looks great and easy to build. Everyone comments on how nice this pool is. Buy as a complete kit with everything or build your own custom package.

Available Sizes
Specifications

Caspian Pool Assembly Specifications

  • Manufactured by Wilbar International – New York, USA
  • 54″ high steel wall with Resin Shield coating for damage and corrosion resistance.
  • Strong 8″ wide injection molded resin ledges and SynproTM resin top ledge covers.
  • Solid resin heavy duty frame rails, resin stabilizer bars, resin base plates, resin top plates and resin upright posts.
  • Stainless Steel service panel wall.
  • Beautiful Pearl wall color goes with practically any decor.
  • 60-Year Manufacturer’s limited warranty
Documents

Pool Installation Resources – To help guide you through the pool building process, each pool comes with a paper installation manual as well as an installation DVD. The installation manuals and exploded parts diagrams for each pool model are available for viewing or downloading here on the website. In addition, we share our knowledge, experience and advice with all of our customers by offering unlimited technical assistance and support throughout your pool installation process. With nearly 30 years experience building and selling above ground pools we have the best answers to your questions. Simply call our tech support line for real human assistance.

Shipping

Shipping And Delivery Of Above Ground Pools – Once ordered, above ground pools typically leave our warehouse same or next business day. Because of their size and weight, above ground pools are delivered by freight carrier and not UPS. The freight carrier will deliver your pool to the given delivery address within 5 to 7 business days. Prior to delivery, the freight carrier will call you to scheduled an appointment for the delivery of your new pool. An adult must be at the delivery address at the time of drop off to receive and sign for the shipment.

Additional Info

Swimming Pool Installation Tips – When installing a pool in your backyard, it’s a good idea to add some sort of liner protection to prevent possible damage from sharp objects, critters and even vegetation. Products like Armor Shield are excellent in preventing sharp rocks, moles or insects from poking holes in your new liner. This incredibly strong Geo-textile material is non-biodegradable and ensures years of swimming pool liner protection. Aside from it’s ability to stop damage caused by critters, it’s breathable material allows moisture and condensation to escape, preventing premature pool wall corrosion. Armor Shield also extends the factory warranty on your new pool liner. When installing a round pool on concrete of other hard surface, always use Armor Shield pool floor protection and always use the preformed pool base cove. Do not use sand or earth under the liner if installing your pool on hard surfaces like concrete, as rains will wash it away leaving the pool liner to make contact with the pool framework risking possible puncture.

Important – Products like plastic sheeting, Styrofoam, roofing paper, vermiculite and perlite are never recommended for use under pool liners. They cause premature pool corrosion as moisture cannot pass through them, leaving the pool walls continuously wet. The use of these and other like materials can easily cut the life expectancy of your new swimming pool in half.

Building Code Requirements – It’s good practice to check with your local building department for their requirements in regards to above ground pool installations. Permits, proper fencing, property easements, overhead and under ground utilities even septic systems may need to be addressed to ensure a safe legal location for your new pool. In addition, a call to the utility company is of great help, as they will mark out the underground utility lines ensuring cable or telephone lines are not cut during pool installation.

Swimming Pool Safety – Your above ground pool has been designed to provide you with years of safe, family fun. This entails that water safety must always be taken into account. When used incorrectly, your above ground swimming pool can be dangerous; above ground pools are shallow, and this makes diving and jumping unsafe. To ensure your above ground pool is used safely you must observe the safety precautions that are provided to you when you purchase an above ground pool and conform to all local regulations.

Montego – Best Basic Above Ground Pool

Best Above Ground Pool Mid Grade

Best Above Ground Pool Mid Grade For Florida Families

Description

This is a great high quality long lasting all steel pool and a definite step up from entry level models. All steel construction with wider, bigger, and heavier parts than any base model pool. Montego stands up well to large families and kids that like to play hard and roughhouse. This is a great heavy duty pool without the added costs associated with resin upgrades.

We have built this pool time and time again and we love it, it has a very sturdy feel and it looks great too. I would expect this pool to last 15-20 years in the Orlando area and at least 10+ years on the coast. We chose this as a best pick because it a great value in terms of construction quality and price.

Why It’s Good – Made by Wilbar in New York. Buy as a complete kit with everything needed to swim and get a matched pool package with proper sized American made filter system, ladder, chemical kit, cleaning tools and cover.

Available Sizes
Specifications

Montego Pool Assembly Specifications

  • Manufactured by Wilbar International – New York, USA
  • 52″ high steel wall with Resin Shield coating for damage and corrosion resistance.
  • Strong 7″ wide steel top ledges and SynproTM resin top ledge covers.
  • Durable 5″ upright posts and resin foot collars for style and strength.
  • Beautiful Pearl wall color goes with practically any decor.
  • 40-Year Manufacturer’s limited warranty
Documents

Pool Installation Resources – To help guide you through the pool building process, each pool comes with a paper installation manual as well as an installation DVD. The installation manuals and exploded parts diagrams for each pool model are available for viewing or downloading here on the website. In addition, we share our knowledge, experience and advice with all of our customers by offering unlimited technical assistance and support throughout your pool installation process. With nearly 30 years experience building and selling above ground pools we have the best answers to your questions. Simply call our tech support line for real human assistance.

Shipping

Shipping And Delivery Of Above Ground Pools – Once ordered, above ground pools typically leave our warehouse same or next business day. Because of their size and weight, above ground pools are delivered by freight carrier and not UPS. The freight carrier will deliver your pool to the given delivery address within 5 to 7 business days. Prior to delivery, the freight carrier will call you to scheduled an appointment for the delivery of your new pool. An adult must be at the delivery address at the time of drop off to receive and sign for the shipment.

Additional Info

Swimming Pool Installation Tips – When installing a pool in your backyard, it’s a good idea to add some sort of liner protection to prevent possible damage from sharp objects, critters and even vegetation. Products like Armor Shield are excellent in preventing sharp rocks, moles or insects from poking holes in your new liner. This incredibly strong Geo-textile material is non-biodegradable and ensures years of swimming pool liner protection. Aside from it’s ability to stop damage caused by critters, it’s breathable material allows moisture and condensation to escape, preventing premature pool wall corrosion. Armor Shield also extends the factory warranty on your new pool liner. When installing a round pool on concrete of other hard surface, always use Armor Shield pool floor protection and always use the preformed pool base cove. Do not use sand or earth under the liner if installing your pool on hard surfaces like concrete, as rains will wash it away leaving the pool liner to make contact with the pool framework risking possible puncture.

Important – Products like plastic sheeting, Styrofoam, roofing paper, vermiculite and perlite are never recommended for use under pool liners. They cause premature pool corrosion as moisture cannot pass through them, leaving the pool walls continuously wet. The use of these and other like materials can easily cut the life expectancy of your new swimming pool in half.

Building Code Requirements – It’s good practice to check with your local building department for their requirements in regards to above ground pool installations. Permits, proper fencing, property easements, overhead and under ground utilities even septic systems may need to be addressed to ensure a safe legal location for your new pool. In addition, a call to the utility company is of great help, as they will mark out the underground utility lines ensuring cable or telephone lines are not cut during pool installation.

Swimming Pool Safety – Your above ground pool has been designed to provide you with years of safe, family fun. This entails that water safety must always be taken into account. When used incorrectly, your above ground swimming pool can be dangerous; above ground pools are shallow, and this makes diving and jumping unsafe. To ensure your above ground pool is used safely you must observe the safety precautions that are provided to you when you purchase an above ground pool and conform to all local regulations.

What Our Customers Are Saying

“This is the best pool installation website anywhere. My husband and I could not find anyone to help us with our pool. Kyle was very helpful and kind. Thanks again.”

Michelle - Orlando Florida

“Great pool recommendations! I bought the Caspian and had Bryan install it. I love my new pool and the kids do too!”

Ruth B.- Palm Bay FL24’ Round Caspian Pool Installation

“Hello, I just want to say my family and I are very happy with the pool and the guys did a great job putting it in. God bless you,” Maria

Maria Rodriguez - Satellite Beach FL15x30 Oval Montego Pool Installation

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