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Today, we’re taking a close look at some of the above ground pool features most purchased by pool owners. Above ground pools are often over looked in the pool and spa industry. Let us be the first to tell you that simply because above ground pools are not as expensive, or as permanent, as an…
Today, we’re taking a close look at some of the above ground pool features most purchased by pool owners. Above ground pools are often over looked in the pool and spa industry. Let us be the first to tell you that simply because above ground pools are not as expensive, or as permanent, as an inground pool does not make them any less customizable. In fact, we could argue the opposite is true.
One thing hold’s true for certain though – the costs to customize an above ground pool are far less. It’s easy to see why above ground pools are appealing to homeowners. The costs to maintain and service an inground swimming pool can be more headaches then they are worth to some.
There are plenty of ways to trick out your above ground swimming pool. This handy guide lists some of the most sought after pool features that are exclusive to above ground swimming pools. If you own an above ground pool or you’ve been thinking about buying one and have wondered “Gee, I wonder if you can get as fancy with above ground pools as you can with inground pools?” the answer is yes! There are a world of different features that can take your ordinary above ground pool to extrodinary.
How you and your family will get in and out of the pool is an important feature that shouldn’t be overlooked, that’s why it’s listed as #1 on our list. Purchasing the right pool ladder could mean the difference between getting in and out easily, and being on a YouTube fail video.
Above ground pools have a nasty reputation for being difficult to maintain. Pool owners tend to go overboard on chlorine and other chemicals in an effort to keep the water blue. A salt water clorinator will keep your above ground pool sparkling clear all summer.
If you thought only inground pools could be heated, you’re wrong! There are a wide range of above ground pool heaters suited to nearly any size above ground pool. They’ll raise the temperature and keep swimming conditions ideal well into the cooler months.
Another problem inherent to above ground pools are keeping the pool surface and pool floor free from leaves and debris. Above ground pools are a magnet for bees and other insects. Having a strong pool vacuum as part of your pool equipment will keep your pool clear and clean.
It’s easy to light up the night in an above ground pool. It’s also nowhere near as costly as installing pool lighting in an inground pool. There are a wide range of remote controlled above ground pool lighting applications. You can create dazzling light shows in your pool at the touch of a button.
What pool is complete without a few fun games to set up quickly and get a rousing game of volley ball or basketball going when friends come over? Just as with inground pools, there are thousands of different pool toys that are well suited for above ground pools and just as much fun.
No drumroll necessary, it’s a deck! With a little planning and budgeting, a contractor can build you a deck to encompass your above ground pool. This is the people’s choice feature that will take your swimming pool to the next level. A deck can be a significant investment, average price for deck installation starts at around $3,000-$5,000 and can go up from there. The ability to lounge next to the pool and get easily in and out trumps any other feature on this list.
A deck is the ultimate above ground pool feature that adds value to your home. The designs and ideas for pool decks are endless.