Educational Consumer Tips

Swimming Pools-Above Ground

Author: Better Business Bureau

The following comments provide general information for consumers and do not necessarily reflect the practices or record of any particular company.

Above ground pools can cost considerably less than in-ground pools and can be installed quickly and easily. They are just as easy to dismantle and move. Above-ground pools come in different sizes designed to suit almost any size yard. They can also be installed in phases which can be a plus for your budget.

An above-ground pool does have some limitations. Round and oval are usually the only shapes available and the depth of the pool can be quiet shallow. Assembly is required, you may need professional help in setting up. Appearance can also be a concern but selecting from various designs can help you to find one that will fit with any landscaping.

Before purchasing an above-ground pool, shop around. Ask retailers about warranties and maintenance. Be sure to ask questions and read all information pertaining to the pool.