Cost is probably the number one benefit of owning an above ground swimming pool. The reasons included below and more will end up saving you thousands of pounds a year. Smaller pools mean less chemicals needed, less maintenance equipment and other supplies to keep the outdoor watering hole in shape. If you live in colder climates, the overall expense of using a water heater will be substantially lower, and take less time for the water to warm.
Don’t be fooled by its small size – above ground swimming pools still allow many of the same features as inground pools. Today they’re equipped with diving boards, water fountains, waterfalls and more to make your outdoor experience that much more enjoyable. And they can come in sizes large enough to accommodate a substantial bather load.
Compared to an in-ground swimming pool, their small size and fast installation is a breeze. Instead of digging a large hole in the ground and spending thousands on construction alone, an above ground swimming pool can usually be installed in a day. If you’re handy, you can opt for a do-it-yourself weekend project that is simple and won’t take any time at all.
It can depend on your setup, but it’s much harder for small pets and children to fall into an above ground model. If you have a deck built around the swimming pool, a fence with a latched gate is an added protection against an unwanted accident. And of course they can be covered when not in use or adult supervision isn’t available.
Depending on your swimming pool’s size, you’ll need the same equipment to keep your water clean and clear. This includes the pump, filter, and chemicals. If you have a smaller installation, the water usage is lower, which means less chemicals are needed to be purchased.
Keep in mind that you can use an ultraviolet disinfection system for your above ground installation, and they’re even available for your spa if you choose to incorporate one into your backyard setup. These smaller versions are equipped with same great sanitizing power of the larger models, so your water is crystal clear and clean.