An above ground swimming pool provides easy summer fun in your own backyard. Above ground pools are becoming increasingly popular and more affordable, especially because they are easy-to-install as well as convenient. Choices to take into consideration include size, style and materials used. We’ll take a look at some of the options in this post.

Above Ground Pool from Pettis Pools & Patio

Above Ground Pool from Pettis Pools & Patio

Factor #1: Location

An above ground swimming pool enhances your backyard by providing a relaxing getaway, the perfect central point for parties and fun for your family and guests. As you investigate which pool is best for you, make sure there is enough room for the pool as well as adequate access around the perimeter.

The pump, filter and heater for above ground pools are usually located within five to ten feet of the pool so there needs to be room for them. Other considerations include: local zoning codes, placement of overhead electrical wires, and the location of underground utility lines.  Also, the ideal spot for your pool is in an area free from obstruction, away from tall trees and where it will receive maximum sunlight.

Factor #2: Design Round vs. Oval

Above ground pools are available in either round or oval shape. Their sizes range from a small and relaxing pool to one that is big enough to comfortably swim laps in. Round pools take up less space and they are self-supporting. Oval pools take up more room and require buttresses for structural support.

Factor #3: Materials Steel and Resin

Above ground pools are usually constructed from steel or a steel/resin combination because of their strength. Steel is heavier and provides a solid foundation for any above ground pool. High quality above ground pools have top rails and uprights made from sturdy, corrosion-free resin, that creates a long-lasting and durable framework. Combined with galvanized steel walls, the resin and steel combination can reinforce strength and extend the life of your above ground pool.

Factor #4: Accessories

There are several accessories designed to enhance your above ground pool experience and Pettis carries them all. Some of the more popular ones include a salt generation system designed specifically for above grounds, as well as heat pump options – including both gas and solar systems – to extend your swimming season, and fun fountains for your pool in the shape of a flower or featuring a light.  For those who prefer a chlorine-free swimming environment, we also proudly offer Baquacil. This chemical system is ideal for allowing you to have the most fun in your pool with the least amount of work!

Stop in to either store location for details on all of the above ground pools that we offer!