Swimming pools – like boats – can sometimes be described as “holes you throw money into.” But that’s not true with above-ground pools. Today’s above-ground pools have many of the same conveniences as below-ground pools but at a fraction of the cost. Here are several models we recommend.
Stop sweating! It takes just 45 minutes to set up this Intex pool. It holds 3,357 gallons of water and features strong powder-coated metal frames with a 3-ply material liner. Plus, it just looks great.
The knock on above-ground pools is the size. Can yours accommodate a large pool party? This model from Intex is ready for the challenge. The 18-foot by 52-inch frame is built for strength. It includes a 120V sand filter pump that only needs replacing every 5 years. A ladder, ground cloth, and pool cover also are included. An inner and outer powder coating prevents rust, allowing this pool to be enjoyed season after season.
Strong steel frame
Blink and you’ll miss this camouflage-print outdoor pool from Bestway. It’s made with heavy-duty PVC with three-ply side walls. A ladder, filter pump, and pool cover are included. The tubeless steel frame snaps together for quick assembly. Attach any garden hose to drain water away from the pool when you’re ready to store it.
Ready in 10 minutes
Super tough PVC sidewalls are the key to this pool. Just find a nice firm area in your backyard and set this pool up in 10 minutes. It includes a filter pump along with a maintenance DVD so you can be sure it’ll last summer after summer.
This pool is 12 feet in diameter and 2.75 feet deep, which makes it ideal for family use. It also comes in a filter pump that combines the functions of a filter with a skimmer, so this pool will stay clean longer. But the best part is obviously the wicker print exterior, which is designed to blend in with your patio furniture.