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15 Best Above Ground Pools

What Is An Above-Ground Pool?

Above Ground Pool

Above-ground pools are a great way to enjoy the summer sun and cool off in the water without having to install an in-ground pool.

There are many different types and sizes of above-ground pools to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to fit your needs. 

Also, above-ground pools are much less expensive than inground pools, making them a great option for budget-conscious shoppers.

And while they may not last as long as an in-ground pool, an above-ground pool can provide years of enjoyment for your family. 

With proper care and maintenance, your above-ground pool will provide many seasons of fun. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the summer sun!

15 Best Above Ground Pools

#1 Summer Waves P20014482 14ft x 48in Outdoor Round Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Set with Skimmer Filter Pump, Filter Cartridge, and Ladder, Brown

BrandSummer Waves
MaterialMetal, Polyvinyl Chloride
ColorLight Wicker/Sand
Item Weight142 Pounds
ShapeRound
Capacity113 Liters

About this item

  • FAMILY SIZED POOL: Splash the day away in the comfort and privacy of your own backyard with this above ground round frame pool that measures 14 feet in diameter and 4 feet deep
  • DURABLE: Made of a durable triple-layer polyester mesh and heavy gauge PVC material with galvanized metal frame to withstand the elements
  • QUICK INSTALL: Rapid installation with snap-in design allows you to set this pool up in minutes
  • INCLUDED: Includes SFX1000 filter pump that combines the functions of a skimmer and filter pump in one unit and attaches to sidewalls of pool for easy maintenance and to prevent tripping; Includes type-D filter cartridge with chlorinator and a SureStep ladder to assist in getting into the pool
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Water Capacity: 4,000 gallons; Diameter: 14 feet; Depth: 4 feet; Color: Brown Wicker design; Weight: 145.92 pounds; Dimensions: 14 feet x 48 inches; Manufacturer warranty: 90-day warranty

#2 INTEX 26355EH 18ft x 9ft x 52in Ultra XTR Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump

BrandIntex
MaterialWood, Alloy Steel, Concrete
ColorGray
Item Weight125.28 Kilograms
Item Dimensions LxWxH216 x 108 x 52 inches
ShapeRectangular

About this item

  • SUMMERTIME FUN: The Intex 18Ft x 52In Steel Frame Above Ground Pool Set is engineered for strength and to help you beat the heat all summer long for ages 6 and up. Equipped with Hydro Aeration Technology in the pump to improves circulation, filtration, and water clarity while increasing the water’s negative ions to provide an even safer and clean pool experience.
  • DESIGN: Gray outer liner and blue tile-print inner liner for a classic, clean look. Durable frame is made of high-quality, galvanized steel with precision-engineered locking system.
  • QUICK SET UP: Have fun faster with this Intex Above Ground Pool. It has quick set up and is ready for water in just 60 minutes. Encapsulating inner and outer powder coating prevents rusting.
  • INCLUDES: This package comes with the pool, pool ladder, ground cloth, sand filter, and pool cover. Installation may require wood or concrete pads under each leg for support on dirt or soft surfaces
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Pump voltage: 110-120V; Pool type: Above ground; Material: Steel; Water capacity: 4,545 gallons at 90%; Color: Gray; Dimensions (L x W x D): 18 x 9 x 4.33 feet; Manufacturer warranty: 2-year warranty; Disclaimer: Please review your HOA rules and restrictions before purchasing this product. Not all housing agencies permit private above-ground pools

#3 Bestway 56687E Steel Pro Max 15ft x 42in Outdoor Round Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Set with 1000 GPH Filter Pump, and Ladder, Blue

BrandBestway
MaterialStainless Steel
ColorGray
Item Weight116 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH180 x 180 x 42 inches
ShapeRound

About this item

  • ENDLESS SUMMER FUN: Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy swimming and splashing in Bestway’s Steel Pro MAX Above Ground Pool, an above ground pool designed with extremely rigid, oval-shaped frame for increased strength and durability.
  • SUPERIOR FRAME DESIGN: The pool frames are applied with a rust and corrosion-resistant coating to protect the pool from UV and abrasion damage. A 3-ply PVC support band surrounds the pool for additional stability to the pool wall.
  • MADE TO LAST: A durable, yet lightweight PVC material provides structural integrity to your pool. It’s tear-resistant and won’t fade overtime to sun exposure.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: No tools are required to install this above ground pool in your backyard. A flow-controlled drain valve provides a simple solution for emptying the excess water. Get ready to have hot summer fun in minutes!
  • PATENTED POOL FRAME: The Seal & Lock System s each joint connection is secure and resistant to bending or leaking. The pin-clip design also ensures each joint connects with ease.

#4 DIMAR GARDEN Above Ground Swimming Pool for Kids Adults, Outdoor Rectangular Steel Frame Swimming Pool for Backyard Lawn Family,8.5′ x 6′ x 26″

BrandDIMAR GARDEN
MaterialAlloy Steel, Polyvinyl Chloride
ColorBlue
Item Dimensions LxWxH102 x 72 x 26 inches
Product Dimensions102″L x 72″W x 26″H

About this item

  • Perfect Product Size: 8.5ft x 6ft x 26in enough for you and your child to splash around water. keep your little ones cool which is really a wonderful outdoor fun choice for ages 6 and up.
  • Excellent Choice of Materials: using extra strong LamTech PVC with Rust-resistant frame and advanced anti-corrosion technology to keep the pool longevity, not only tear-resistant but also not afraid of sun exposure. Can be your summer companion for many years.
  • Disclaimer: Please refer to your HOA rules and restrictions before purchasing this product.Not all housing agencies will allow you to have a above-ground swimming pool in your house.
  • Fast Installation: Very simple installation process, takes less than 30 minutes, don’t need any tools. Convenient drain plug design only need you connect to garden hose, nice storage size can keep it Anywhere in the backyard.
  • Intimate Service: Providing repair kit for accidentally broken, If you have any questions, you can get back to us as soon as possible.We will try our best to solve the problem for you and give you the best solution.

#5 BestJ Metal Frame Swimming Pool Summer Rectangular Above Ground Pools Blue Outdoor Lounge Pool for Adults Kids (118 in x 79 in x 26 in, Blue)

BrandBestJ
MaterialMetal, Polyvinyl Chloride
ColorBlue
ShapeRectangular
Product Dimensions118″L x 79″W x 26″H

About this item

  • Material: The pool is made of high-quality PVC and frame material, safe, great durability and stability.combined with the strong 3-ply material liner and a beautiful design, offering a premium pool experience.
  • Frame design: Sturdy metal frame,applied with a rust and corrosion-resistant coating to protect the pool from UV and abrasion damage, super-tough laminated sidewalls, reinforced with an all-around band, keep frame legs firmly in place, ensure won’t leak water.
  • EASY-SET-UP: No tools are required to install this pool on above ground,more durable alternative to inflatable models, the pools drain plug accepts a garden hose to drain excess water away from the pool area as desired, provides a simple solution for emptying the water quickly.
  • Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy swimming and splashing in above ground pool. it provides durability and stability greater than inflatable pool.Perfect for home garden,backyard, park,seaside,camping,and other outdoor occassions, etc.
  • What you get: 1Pcs*Frame swimming pool ( Size: 118in x 79in x 26in or 102in x 66.9in x 24in.)

#6 Bestway 56655E Power Steel 16ft x 10ft x 42in Outdoor Oval Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Set with 1000 GPH Cartridge Filter Pump and Ladder

BrandBestway
MaterialAlloy Steel, Metal, Polyvinyl Chloride
ColorGray
Item Weight154 Pounds
ShapeOval
Product Dimensions192″L x 120″W x 42″H

About this item

  • SUMMER FUN: Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy swimming and splashing in Bestway Power Steel oval above ground pool. It’s the Smart choice for families because of a durable steel tube frame and minimal-tool assembly; Disclaimer: Please review your HOA rules and restrictions before purchasing this product. Not all housing agencies permit private above-ground pool
  • FRAME DESIGN: The 16′ x 10′ x 42″ pool frame is applied with a rust and corrosion-resistant coating to protect the pool from UV and abrasion damage. The connectors are designed to prevent rust and corrosion for enhanced durability.
  • RESISTANT TO BENDING OR LEAKING: The Seal & Lock system is a patented frame design that s each joint connection is secure and won’t bend or leak from the water pressure. A pin-clip design is another safety feature to ensure stable joint connections.
  • NO MORE CHEMICAL FLOATERS ChemConnect chemical dispenser replaces the need for a traditional floating chemical cleaner giving you more room to swim and have fun! It simply attaches to a valve on the pool wall.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE POOL SET: Minimal tools are required to install This above ground pool in your backyard. A flow-controlled drain valve provides a simple solution for emptying the excess water. A 1000 GPH cartridge filter pump, ladder, and filter cartridge are included in this pool set.

#7 INTEX 26167EH 15ft x 48in Easy Set Pool with Cartridge Filter Pump

BrandIntex
MaterialPolyvinyl Chloride
ColorBlue
Item Weight95 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH180 x 180 x 48 inches
ShapeRound

About this item

  • SUMMERTIME FUN: The Intex 15ft x 48in inflatable above ground pool set is engineered for strength and to help you beat the heat all summer long for ages 6 and up and fits 8 people.

#8 Inflatable Swimming Pool for Kids and Adults, Above Ground Pools for Family Outdoor, Garden, Backyard Summer Water Party (12Ft x 30In)

BrandAinoibo
MaterialPolyvinyl Chloride
ColorWhite
Item Weight27 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH30 x 30 x 144 inches
Age Range (Description)Adult,kid

About this item

  • Splash the day away in the comfort and privacy of your own backyard with this round inflatable pool that measures 12 feet in diameter and 2.5 feet deep accommodate to 6-8 peoples.
  • Ready for water in 15 minutes, simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring and fill the pool with water.
  • The durable and lightweight PVC material provides structural integrity to your pool. It’s tear-resistant and won’t fade over time to sun exposure. Use this pool summer after summer!
  • The inflatable swimming pool is equipped with an electric air pump, pool stickers, and no filters. Please feel free to contact us for any quality problems of our swimming pool.
  • Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions.

#9 Bestway Fast Set 13′ x 33″ Round Inflatable Above Ground Pool Set | Includes 530gal Filter Pump

BrandBestway
MaterialPolyvinyl Chloride
ColorRattan
Item Weight36.5 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH155 x 156 x 33 inches
ShapeRound

About this item

  • ENDLESS SUMMER FUN: Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy swimming and splashing in Bestway’s Fast Set Above Ground Pool! It’s the ultimate pool for backyard convenience with minimal setup.
  • MADE TO LAST: A durable, yet lightweight PVC material provides structural integrity to your pool. The material is tear-resistant, and it will not fade due to UV exposure. Use this pool summer after summer!
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: Bestway’s Fast Set Pool is simple to set up and olny takes about an hour to fill with water. Set on a flat surface, inflate the top ring with an air pump (not included), and fill the base of the pool with water. Enjoy!
  • FRESH AND CLEAN WATER: This pool set includes a 530 gallon filter pump and filter cartridge to keep your pool clean all summer long!
  • DRAINS QUICKLY: At the end of the season, closing your pool is a breeze! A built-in flow control drain valve attaches to a garden hose to drain away water.

#10 Round Above Ground Swimming Pool – Fast Setup Durable Outdoor Metal Frame Pool Set for Garden, Backyard, Lawn, Courtyard – w/ Ladder, Filter, Cover, Plastic Spare Parts 9′ x 30″

BrandSereneLifeHome
MaterialMetal
Item Dimensions LxWxH274.32 x 30 x 30 inches
ShapeRound

About this item

  • LIMITLESS SUMMER FUN: Kids, teens, and adults of all ages can enjoy swimming and splashing in this circular backyard above ground pool. Provides hours of enjoyment and relief from the heat in the comfort of your very own home
  • PUNCTURE RESISTANT: The swimming pools above ground features an enhanced 3-ply reinforced puncture-resistant liner and steel frame construction to provide durable support for longer-lasting use
  • SUPERIOR FRAME DESIGN: the over ground pool features rust-proof & anti-corrosion tech to protect the pool from sunlight and abrasion damage for enhanced durability. It also has an antimicrobial filter cartridge to extend lifespan & quality filtering
  • NO TOOLS REQUIRED: This home swimming pool above ground is super easy to assemble and does not require any tool to set up and takedown so you have more time to splash around. The top ring also inflates & deflates easily for easy storage
  • COMPLETE SET: Measures 274.32’’ x 30’’ -inches and comes with all the necessary hardware for easy assembly. Includes steel frame, pool, ladder, filter, pool cover, and plastic spare parts. Perfect for parties or personal relaxation

#11 Bestway 56512E Steel Pro 13ft x 7ft x 32in Outdoor Rectangular Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool, Blue (Pool Only)

BrandBestway
MaterialAlloy Steel
ColorBlue
Item Weight72 Pounds
ShapeRectangular
Product Dimensions156″L x 84″W x 32″H

About this item

  • ENDLESS SUMMER FUN: Kids and adults of all ages enjoy swimming and splashing in Bestway’s Steel Pro Above Ground Pool; An affordable alternative to a more complicated steel-walled pool, yet it provides durability and stability greater than inflatable pool options; Disclaimer: Please review your HOA rules and restrictions before purchasing this product. Not all housing agencies permit private above-ground pools
  • SUPERIOR FRAME DESIGN: The 13′ x 7′ x 32″ pool frame is applied with a rust and corrosion-resistant coating to protect the pool from UV and abrasion damage; A 3-ply PVC support band surrounds the pool for additional stability to the pool wall
  • BUILT TO LAST: A durable, yet lightweight PVC material provides structural integrity to your pool; It’s tear-resistant and won’t fade overtime to sun exposure
  • RESISTANT TO BENDING OR LEAKING: The Seal & Lock System is a patented frame design making each joint connection secure and won’t bend or leak from the water pressure. A pin-clip design safety feature ensures stable joint connections
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE POOL SET: No tools are required to install this above ground pool in your backyard; A flow-controlled drain valve provides a simple solution for emptying the excess water; Filter pump is not included

#12 Bestway Steel Pro 12′ x 30″ Round Above Ground Pool Set | Includes 330gal Filter Pump

BrandBestway
MaterialAlloy Steel, Polyvinyl Chloride
Item Weight50 Pounds
Item Dimensions LxWxH144 x 144 x 30 inches
ShapeRound
Capacity1710 Gallons

About this item

  • ENDLESS SUMMER FUN: Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy swimming and splashing in Bestway’s Steel Pro Above Ground Pool. It’s the affordable alternative to a more complicated steel-walled pool, yet it provides durability and stability greater than inflatable pool options.
  • SUPERIOR FRAME DESIGN: The pool frames are applied with a rust and corrosion-resistant coating to protect the pool from UV and abrasion damage. A 3-ply PVC support band surrounds the pool for additional stability to the pool wall.
  • MADE TO LAST: A durable, yet lightweight PVC material provides structural integrity to your pool. It’s tear-resistant and won’t fade overtime to sun exposure. Use this frame pool summer after summer!
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLE: No tools are required to install this above ground pool in your backyard. A flow-controlled drain valve provides a simple solution for emptying the excess water. Get ready to have hot summer fun in minutes!
  • NO MORE CHEMICAL FLOATERS: Chemconnect chemical dispenser replaces the need for a traditional floating chemical cleaner giving you more room to swim and have fun! It simply attaches to a valve on the pool wall.

#13 Intex 86″ x 23″ Rectangular Frame Above Ground Outdoor Child Safe Splash Swimming Pool

BrandIntex
MaterialAlloy Steel
ColorBlue
Item Weight14.78 Kilograms
Item Dimensions LxWxH86.61 x 59.06 x 23.62 inches
Occupancy6_person

About this item

  • SUMMERTIME FUN: Escape the summer heat and help keep your little ones cool with the Intex Rectangular Frame Baby Pool. This pool can fit up to 6 people and has a water capacity of 439 gallons of water.
  • DESIGN: Easy to assemble, ready for water in 30 minutes. Supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder-coated for rust resistance and beauty; Laminated sidewalls are reinforced with an all around band to keep frame legs firmly in place.
  • CONVENIENT DRAINING: Convenient drain plug connects to garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area.
  • INCLUDES: Swimming pool and instructional DVD for help with set up and maintenance; Does not include liner, filter pump, cover, or ladder
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Water Capacity: 439 gallons; Ages: 6+; Color: Blue; Dimensions: 86 x 59 x 23 inches; Weight: 35 pounds; Manufacturer warranty: 30-day warranty. Disclaimer: Please review your HOA rules and restrictions before purchasing this product. Not all housing agencies permit private above-ground pools MEASURE BEFORE YOU BUY TO ENSURE PROPER FIT

#14 Summer Waves 10ft x 30in Quick Set Inflatable Above Ground Pool with Filter Pump

BrandSummer Waves
Item Weight22.5 Pounds
ShapeRing,Round Shape
Capacity1.05 Gallons

About this item

  • Splash the day away in the comfort and privacy of your own backyard with this inflatable pool
  • Round shape measures 8 feet in diameter and 2.5 feet deep for a 608-gallon capacity
  • Includes RX330 pool filter pump with GFCI
  • Rapid installation allows you to set this pool up in minutes
  • Inncldues filter cartridge with a built-in chlorinator and a D filter cartridge for the pump

#15 Summer Waves Active 10 Foot x 30 Inch Metal Frame Outdoor Backyard Above Ground Swimming Pool Set with Filter Pump, Type I Cartridge, and Repair Patch

BrandSummer Waves
MaterialAlloy Steel, Metal
ColorBlue
Item Weight48.5 Pounds
ShapeRound
Product Dimensions120″L x 120″W x 30″H

About this item

  • SWIMMING POOL SET: 10-foot diameter metal frame pool with SFX330 SkimmerPlus filter pump
  • DURABLE FRAME: Durable metal frame features a snap-in design for easy setup; Rust-resistant, galvanized steel frame; Triple-layer polyester mesh and heavy gauge PVC material
  • EASY SETUP: Ready for water in as little as 45 minutes
  • FEATURES: For ages 6+; Includes filter pump, type I filter cartridge, and repair patch
  • SPECIFICATIONS: Water capacity: 1,266 gallons; Color: Blue; Dimensions: 10 feet x 30 inches; Manufacturer warranty: Pool pump: 180 days, Pool liner: 90 days; All other parts: Warrantied as needed (ground cloths warrantied once assembled)

Benefits Of Above Ground Pools

As mentioned, there are many different shapes and sizes of above-ground pools to choose from. They’re available in different depths as well, making it possible to find one that will meet your needs.

Most importantly, you’ll want to make sure that you get a pool that’s big enough for your family and friends to enjoy.

Above-ground pools can be made from a variety of materials, including vinyl, fiberglass, and metal. And, of course, you’ll want to ensure that you get a pool that’s easy to maintain.

Luckily, above-ground pools are a great way to enjoy the summer sun without having to worry about the maintenance that comes with in-ground pools.

Is An Above Ground Pool Worth It?

Above-ground pools have come a long way since the days of flimsy metal frames and cheap vinyl liners. With their sturdy construction and highquality materials, today’s above-ground pools are built to last. 

These pools are also much easier to install than in-ground pools, making them a great option for homeowners who want to enjoy the benefits of pool ownership without the hassle and expense of excavation and construction. 

When shopping for an above-ground pool, it’s important to consider size, shape, and features.

These pools are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes—from small ‘kiddie’ pools to large swimming pools that can accommodate multiple swimmers.

Some above-ground pools also come with special features like built-in filtration systems, seating areas, and even slides.

With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to find an above-ground pool that’s perfect for your family’s needs.

How To Shop For The Best Above Ground Pool

There are a few things to consider when deciding if an above-ground pool is right for you. 

  • How much space do you have? Above-ground pools can range in size from small, round pools that are only a few feet deep to large, rectangular pools that are over six feet deep. If you have a small yard, you may not have enough space for a large above-ground pool. 
  • How much money are you willing to spend? Above-ground pools can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. 
  • How much maintenance are you willing to do? These pools require more maintenance than in-ground pools do because the water is not recirculated and filtered by the earth. So you’ll need to clean the pool and filter regularly plus add chemicals to keep the water balanced. 
  • How long do you plan on using the pool? Above-ground pools typically last about 10 years before they need to be replaced. Whereas, in-ground pools can last decades with proper care. 
  • Do you have young children or pets who could accidentally fall into the pool? Above-ground pools typically have ladder access which can be dangerous for young children or pets who could fall and hurt themselves.

FAQ

Can an above-ground pool have a deep end?

Above-ground pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be customized to meet your specific needs. While most above-ground pools have a shallow end, it’s possible to have a pool with a deep end. 

The best way to ensure that your pool will have the desired depth is to work with a professional pool builder.

They’ll be able to help you select the pool that’s right size and shape for your property, and can even customize the depth to meet your preferences. 

Whether you’re looking for a pool for exercise or simply for leisure, an above ground pool with a deep end can provide you with the perfect solution.

How long will an above-ground pool last?

Above-ground pools have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason.

They’re a great way to enjoy the summer sun without the hassle and expense of installing an in-ground pool. But how long do above-ground pools last?

The average above-ground pool will last about 10-12 years with proper maintenance. However, there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your pool. 

  • First, make sure to choose a high-quality above-ground pool. 
  • Second, be sure to properly maintain your pool, including regularly cleaning it and adding the appropriate chemicals. 
  • Finally, don’t forget to winterize your pool when the weather begins to turn cold. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy your above-ground pool for many years to come.

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