Tired after a hard day’s work? Don’t have the time for your regular gym sessions? Looking for an activity that you can enjoy with your family right in the comfort of your homes? Swimming is a good option for all these questions, isn’t it? A relaxing one hour’s swimming not only makes you fresh physically but mentally as well. It doubles up as a good workout routine as well. Therefore, it is only natural that you have to invest in the right swimming pool in your backyard. It is not an easy challenge to set up a swimming pool at your place. You have to consider various factors such as budget, space, size, and shape of the pool before you make the final decision. What good is a swimming pool if you aren’t able to enjoy a session of safe swimming in it? Therefore, you need to look for additional safety measures to be installed, especially if you have kids or senior citizens in your family. You should also set up your pool based on the climatic conditions in your locality. Installing your pool is not enough; you have to ensure that you keep it clean and free from contaminants such as mud, algae, leaves and other debris. So, you need to concentrate on other accessories such as pool pumps, filters, liners and more. In this article, we have listed down 5 good above ground pool options that you may want to consider for setting up at your place.
If you are on a budget but if you still want a pool that is large enough for your family members to enjoy, the Intex 24ft x 12ft x 52in is the right choice for you. Unlike most of the pools that are circular, this one is rectangular, which means your kids will have a whale of a time while swimming and playing around in this beauty. This is one above ground pool set that you could trust to perform with the same comfort and features as that of an in-ground pool too. As it is one of the most durable and trustworthy pools in the market today, this is one pool set that you can put your money in, without any second thoughts. Here are some attractive features of this pool set:
- Made from rust-resistant and corrosion-resistant steel frames that provide phenomenal longevity to the pool
- Comes with a Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump with a capacity of 2100 gallons per hour, to provide extra-clear and contaminant-free water to your pool; the pump is included with the unit
- The pool comes with a capacity of 8403 gallons
- Comes with an in-built pool ladder to guarantee safe entry and exit from the pools
- Comes with a reasonably-sized debris cover, which helps to catch leaves and other contaminants
- Sidewalls of the pool made from high-quality and highly-durable laminated PVC sidewalls that are very tough and rigid
- Comes with a drain plug that can be used very easily when you want to drain the pool out completely
- Comes with dual suction outlet fittings that improve the circulation quality of water, thereby improving its cleanliness and freshness
If you are new to setting above ground pools, the Intex 24ft x12ft x52in Rectangular Pool is the right choice for you. The pool is bigger and more durable than most of the pool that you could find in this price range. With a capacity of around 8500gallons and a rectangular, spacious design, this is a pool that you can trust in, especially if you are on a budget.
If you are looking for a pool set that comes as a complete package with the additional benefit of cost-effectiveness, the Intex 15ft x 48in Metal Frame Pool Set is a good choice for you. One of the best things about Intex is that it has launched pools in different sizes to suit your requirements. This metal frame pool set is also available in other sizes such as 12ft x 30in and 18ft x48in. You may choose the right size of the pool based on your budget and space constraints. The 15ft x 48in that we are going to discuss in detail in the following section is one of the most affordable pools in the market and great for people who are new to pool usage. Here are some features of this pool:
- Laminated sidewalls that are super-tough and resistant to corrosion
- Extra-durable and strong sidewalls come with a rigid band that provides good grip to the metal frame legs of the pool
- Easy setup in 45 minutes possible, thanks to the detailed instructions mentioned in the DVD that comes along with the pool
- The pool comes with a maximum water capacity of 4400gallons, which is at least 90% more than what you get in in-ground pools
- Comes as a complete package that includes the following:
- Cartridge Filter Pump with a power of 1000gallons per hour, to screen big debris such as leaves and dirt
- In-built pool ladder to enable easy entry and exit from the pool
- Ground Cloth to provide better water clarity and hygiene
- Debris Cloth made from durable 3-ply material to screen all types of contaminants
- Comes with a drain plug that can be easily connected to the pool to enable easy drainage of water
- Dual suction outlet fittings of the pool help to improve water circulation, thereby guaranteeing the cleanliness of the water at all times
We did notice some users pointing out that the metal frames in this pool were prone to rust and damage within a few days of usage. However, we feel that this isn’t a serious issue considering that the entire pool set can be bought for $400. For this price range, the Intex 15ft x 48in Metal Frame Pool Set is definitely a great deal and worth investing every penny in it.
It is no surprise that Intex has owned the above-ground pool market, isn’t it? All the pools that it launches are designed to provide ultimate comfort and ease for the end-users. The Intex 15ft x 42in Easy Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ground Cloth and Pool Cover is no exception to this rule. It is a small and compact pool that proves to be the ideal resort for your family for unwinding on a hot, summer day. This pool is also available in dimensions 18ft x 48 in for your convenience. Here are some attractive features of this pool that will explain to you why this is one of the most popular above-ground pools in the market today.
- Equipped with Ground Fault Interrupter, which ensures that the pump is automatically shut off when an electric current is exposed to water
- Ideal for people looking for a pool that is ready within minutes; water is ready within 15 minutes, thanks to the easy installation and inflation of the top ring
- Pool capacity is a maximum of 3284gallons
- The pool comes with the following accessories:
- Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump with a power of 1000gallons per hour (to screen big-sized debris such as leaves as well)
- In-built pool ladder to help people get in and out of the pool easily
- Ground Cloth for better water clarity
- Durable debris cover
- Laminated PVC sidewalls that are super-tough to withstand all types of corrosion
- Drain plug that can be easily connected to the garden hose so that pool-drain out is a breeze
- Dual suction outlet fittings promote improved water circulation, thereby keeping the water clean and fresh always
Intex is a renowned name in the business of making above-ground pools. It makes high-quality, durable pools at an affordable cost so that it is affordable for people of all classes. If you have kids at home, we would suggest you invest in this pool right away, because this is one of the most durable pools in this price range. The ground fault interrupter is a welcome-feature that improves the safety of the pool.
Here is a disclaimer – this one is an above-ground pool that would suit you only if you are willing to spend around $2800! The Splash Pools Above Ground Pool Package is designed to provide 24/7 entertainment to your family. Watch your kids splash around in joy during the hot summers in this large, spacious and safe pool without a care in the world! Here are some features that will help you understand this pool better:
- Pool walls made from hot-dipped galvanized corrugated steel that contains layers of powerful chemicals such as copper-based alloy, chromic seal, alkaline-cleaned zinc bowdlerized coating, enamel primer and the like
- Top ledges made from hot-dipped galvanized steel and painted with 7 inches of enamel coating to lend the much-needed durability to your pool
- Steel verticals come with a 6-inch enamel coating to improve the longevity of the pool
- Top ledge covers and bottom steel rails come with 7-inch molded resin coating, and 1-inch painted enamel coating respectively
- Hardware made from heavy-duty stainless steel, which improves the life of the pool
- Comes with an impressive 35-year limited warranty
- Comes with a textured Crystex sealant on the exteriors and weather-resistant Epoxy-shield coating on the interiors, which speak volumes about the performance of the pool
Splash Pools Above Ground Pools Package is not for you if you are on a budget. However, if you don’t mind the price, this pool does a great job of offering 100% entertainment to your family. Set it up in your backyard and enjoy unlimited pool hours by spending quality time with your family.
As the name indicates, this is one deluxe pool, indeed! Coming from the stables of Fitmax, this is an excellent pool that you can invest in, if you are serious about your athletic training or if you are a professional athlete. Designed for fitness fanatics, this pool is ideal for resistance swimming. If you are recovering from a sports-related injury, this pool is the perfect choice for you to get back to normalcy. Enjoy your workouts and have a relaxing, soothing session of recovery, while you swim in the waters of this deluxe pool from Fitmax. Here are some attractive features of this pool that justify the price range associated with it.
- An exercise swimming pool that fits easily into your basement or garage, as it has only a square meter footprint
- Comes with galvanized steel frames coated with zinc
- Five-layered heavy-duty liner made from vinyl-coated polyester weaves, which give extra durability to the pool
- Flexibility to reduce or increase the resistance levels with the simple operation of a knob, thanks to a patented dual tether system
- Comes with the following accessories:
- A lockable ladder made from heavy-duty stainless steel, which makes entry and exit easier
- Filter Pump with a power of 2500gallons per hour
- Heater with a power of 5.5Kw
- Floor Sheet to provide extra durability and grip
- Repair Kit that comes in handy during setup
- Vinyl Cover for extra protection
- Pool Umbrella (optional accessory) that you can use during the rains
- Pool sidewalls are PVC-coated that explain the longevity and durability of the pool
- Comes with Velcro harness to enable resistance swimming
While we are quite impressed with the features of the Fitmax iPool D Set (iPool with Deluxe Filter Pump and Heater Combination), we must admit that this pool doesn’t offer anything much other than exercises, workouts, and rehabilitation. It does come with a heater, which we don’t get to see in many above the ground pools; however, the downside is that the heater isn’t as durable as the pool itself. So, you don’t really get to use it during the winters, as the company claims. The price is quite steep; therefore, we would recommend you to go for it only if you are pursuing athletics or you are already a professional athlete. A non-athlete or a non-sportsman hasn’t got much to do with this pool anyway, so we wouldn’t recommend this for you if you are not serious about sports.