One of the most effective additions to a property is a pool as it not only offers some relaxation but also increases the overall value of a property, thereby making it a great investment. Swimming pools are available in different types including concrete pools, fiberglass composite pools, above ground pools as well as vinyl liner pools. Above-ground pools are more preferred as compared to other types of pools due to their affordability, flexibility, ease of installation and maintenance, and well as improved safety. With a wide range of above ground pools to choose from, you may encounter some challenges selecting the most suitable one. Below is a comprehensive guide for selecting an above ground pool that will suit your budget and lifestyle.
The available space in your backyard is one essential aspect you should look at before buying an above ground pool. Before purchasing an above ground pool; you should first measure the size of the available space to avoid any inconveniences during installation. To allow ease of maintenance as well as create some space for pool equipment, you should allow some room around the perimeter of the pool during the measuring of the available space.
When choosing an above ground pool, you may also need to identify the type that will best work for you. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can either opt or a temporary above ground pool or a permanent one. In as much as a temporary pool can serve you for an extended period, it may not last as long as a high-quality permanent above ground pool and it is for this reason that they stay up only during the swimming season and taken down to be stored during winter. Permanent above ground pools are made of either steel, resin, or aluminum which makes them more durable as compared to their temporary counterparts.
When selecting an above ground pool, you should also consider the wall height. Since above ground pools are available in different wall heights such as 42′, 48′, 52′ or 58-inch models, it is advisable to understand your needs in terms of how deep you want your pool to be, then choose a wall height model that will best work for you and your family. If you have children, you should be cautious when deciding on a wall height as deeper waters may pose a risk to them. By opting for a custom application such as an expandable or hopper liner, you will be able to cater to the needs of both the adult swimmers and children as you can increase the pool depth beyond the wall height.