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
Montego – Best Basic Above Ground Pool
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