Shopping for an above ground swimming pool is not as simple as it used to be in the old days because nowadays there are so many different types of pools to choose from. There are various materials used to build each swimming pool and even choosing a liner or fence can be overwhelming.
First of all, you'll need to decide whether you want a hard sided or soft sided above ground swimming pool. A hard sided swimming pool will usually have metal frames for more support and they tend to cost less but take longer to build.
The soft sided swimming pool will be available in more shapes and sizes and can be assembled easier. Although they're soft, the resin used to create a soft sided swimming pool makes them more durable than what you would expect. They're also easier to assemble compared to hard sided pools because they don't require the steel frame.
Choosing a cover for your above ground swimming pool is also another purchase that you will want to consider very carefully. Sometimes you will need two swimming pool covers depending on what type of climate you live in.
For the winter months, you'll need a custom cover made that is meant to protect your swimming pool from ice and snow damage. In the summertime, a lighter swimming pool cover can be used but you will still want something to help keep the heat in and the dirt out of the water.
For safety reasons you'll require a fence on your above ground swimming pool. Which type of fence you'll choose for your above ground swimming pool will depend on your individual needs and preferences. You can find fences and decks in various colors and styles and some types of fences are more private than others are.
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