The 10 Best Above Ground Pools You Can Buy Today

Are you itching to put a pool in your backyard? Did you know you can do it without spending a fortune? There are a ton of benefits of having an above-ground pool, including low-cost, easy maintenance, better safety, and fast installation! You can even customize your pool by adding a deck and other cool features. But – all pools aren’t created equal.

If you want to get the most bang for your buck and make sure you and your family can enjoy your pool for many summers to come, you need to make sure you choose the best above ground pool for your needs.

Stick with us as we run through our picks for the top seven above ground swimming pools you can buy in 2020.

1. Splash SuperPool

If you’re looking for a structurally supported above-ground option, SuperPool by Splash is one of the best outdoor pools you can get. It comes in seven different sizes, ranging from 4’ x 4’ to 108’ x 312’.

These pools feature an incredibly strong and durable liner and a zinc-coated pool structure that’s strong enough to stand up to years of use. It also has a special coating that protects the pool against UV light, deters the growth of mildew and other fungi, and prevents dirt from attaching to exposed areas.

Prefer a round above ground pool? Check out the Splash Omega instead.

2. Radiant Metric Series Pools

Radiant’s Metric Series offers incredible flexibility. You can install them above ground, opt for a semi-inground pool, or place them inground. You can even build them into a hill or slope.

Whether you want a round, oval, rectangle, emerald, or freeform pool, you can get the look you desire!

These pools feature R-10 insulation which holds in the heat from the sun, giving you up to 2 extra months of swimming pool enjoyment each year! You can also choose from a variety of wall and liner patterns and other options like inside steps and LED lighting.

3. Doughboy Normandy

Doughboy makes some of the highest quality pools on the market. The Normandy is a 52-inch resin-frame pool with a stone pattern on the outside that adds elegance to any backyard.

It comes with a lifetime limited warranty and features Therma-Seal technology to give you maximum quality and durability. Their “True” Expandable Liners also allow you to add an extra 7-foot dep swimming area!

4. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set

The Intex metal frame pool set measures 15’ x 48’ and is super easy to set up. The frame is made of rust-resistant stainless steel and it has a pump with “hydro aeration technology” that keep the water looking extra clear.

It’s a great option if you want an inexpensive inground pool that will last you for at least a few summers.

5. Bestway Steel Pro Frame Pool

The Bestway Steel Pro Frame Pool is on 12’ x 30’, but it’s a great option if you’re looking for an inexpensive personal pool. If you just want to experiment with an above ground pool to see if it’s right for you, this is a great way to dip your toe in the water (pun intended!).

It has a stainless-steel frame and is durable enough to last for several seasons.

Note that this set only includes the pool. You’ll need to buy vital accessories, like the pump and ladder, separately. However, doing so will give you more flexibility to choose the best add-ons for your needs.

6. Doughboy Palm Shore

If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line steel-frame pool, you can’t go wrong with the Palm Shore by Doughboy. This 52’ pool has an eye-catching design and the strongest steel frame in the industry.

It features a lifetime warranty on all components and the same Expandable Liners and Therma-Seal Technology that Doughboy is known for! You can choose from a round pool in sizes from 12’ x 16’ all the way up to 32’ or an oval pool ranging from 20’ to 41’.

7. Coleman Steel Frame Pool

Want an all-in-one solution for a single price? Then the Coleman Steel-Frame pool is a great choice. This 22’ x 52’ pool kit comes with everything you need – the pump, ladder, and cover.

It’s not likely to last as long as the other pools we’ve mentioned, but it’s a great starter pool for those who want to experiment with owning an above-ground pool.

Deciding Which Pool is Right for You

As you evaluate your options, you’ll want to carefully consider the following features:

  • Accessories – at a minimum, you’ll need a pump, filter, and ladder. You’ll likely also want a cover. Decide whether you want a pool kit that includes all the parts you need or if you would rather buy them separately.
  • Size – when choosing your size, you’ll want to consider how many people are in your household and whether you want to do things like swimming laps or playing games.
  • Materials – many people consider stainless steel frames to be the reference standard, but there are other options available. Plastic is less expensive and will last you a few summers. Inflatable above ground pools are the least expensive but also the least durable.

You’ll also want to look at your budget. You can get a really cheap inground pool for a few hundred dollars, but don’t expect it to last.

On the other end of the spectrum, you can build a beautiful pool that’s meant to be a permanent part of your home, but this will run you several thousand dollars. There are also options at almost every price point in between, so your options are virtually endless!

Looking for the Best Above Ground Pool? We Can Help!

Now that you know more about the 10 best above ground pool options in 2020, you’re ready to make your decision and get started on your pool project. Still not sure which one is best for you? Thatcher Pools is here to help!

Best of all, we also have great financing options, so don’t delay. Contact us today or come by our showroom to check out our great inventory of above ground pools.

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