A pool in your own home is a great way to ward off the heat,share fun times and generally improve the quality of your life. In the following article we will take a look at some of the most important things to consider when choosing the best above ground pool for your needs.
Measure the Space
The first thing to do will be to decide how much available space you have to set up your new pool heater. In addition to the dimensions of the pool itself you will also need to consider a space to navigate safely around the sides of the pool as well as an appropriate location for the pump and filtration system if you will be supporting your pool with these amenities –– which is highly recommended.
This will also help you choose the best shape of the pool for the location. If you will want an oval,rectangular or special shaped heater pool,it will probably need support structures all around which will need additional space as well. If you see that space is limited you can find some options that are made only of semi-elastic materials that require no supporting structures,but these are typically smaller.
Choose a pool type
There is a big difference between your inflatable kiddie-pool and a sturdy above-ground pool made of top-quality materials that can last for as long as thirty years with the right installation heater,care,maintenance and cleaning. But there are plenty on intermediary options that can provide specific advantages.
Some can be easily disassembled and stowed for the summer,allowing you to make use of the space during the off seasons. Others are more permanent due to their sturdy steel or non-corrosive aluminum structures and,even though they could be relocated,are more likely to remain where they are.
Determine a wall height
The next important consideration will be the height of the wall,the deepest models can be as deep as 54 inches and manufacturers recommend keeping the water levels around 5 inches below the brim of the pool. The question will be answered by the height of the people who will be bathing,while no one will be diving into this depth,some smaller children will find 50 inches to be well over their head. Furthermore,it is easier to sit in a shallow pool and sometimes that is all you want anyway.
Consider the setup
While it will accrue an extra cost,an above-ground pool can be built into a sloping landscape or wooden structure making it effectively an in-ground or semi-in-ground pool. This is an especially popular idea for the more permanent above-ground pool options. Including decking or other landscape features can make your pool the jewel of your garden and every ways as beautiful and functional as in ground pool.
Choose your Equipment and Accessories
Needless to say,the larger and deeper your pool the more water will be used to fill it and the greater the need to preserve this water as long as possible. You can increase the value of filling the pool by using an appropriately powered heater pump and filtration system. Vacuuming is also an option and a pool cover can keep most of the dirt and debris from making its way to your pool.
Finally,don’t be afraid to engage the experts to make the most of your investment. Taking the time to discuss your plans for an above ground pool with a qualified pool contractor can open up opportunities to save big on the pool of your dreams.