Above Ground Swimming Pools

by Erin Steiner | July 8th, 2008 | Home Shopping

With the weather heating up many of us start paying visits to the local community swimming pool. Swimming pools are a great way to cool off and have fun during the hot summer months, and they can be a great source of exercise! Of course, not everybody has the time to spend the day at the community pool and some people don’t like the noise and crowds that are associated with public swimming pools, but if you can’t afford an in-ground swimming pool, what other option is there?

An above ground swimming pool!

Above ground swimming pools are cheaper than in-ground swimming pools, and they are available in a number of sizes and styles. Here are a few tips to help you get a great deal on your above ground swimming pool this summer:

1. Plan for the space you have available to you. Your yard might not accommodate a large swimming pool for “real” swimming, but a smaller, “keep cool” sized pool might be a perfect fit! Decide what you want to use the pool for and then pick the one that fits the best in your yard.

2. Look for pools that come with accessories included. You will want a pool cover to keep debris out of the water at night. You also should have a pump system for the pool to keep algae from forming and making the water in the pool unsafe.

3. If you can afford them, you might want to invest in some solar panels or other sort of heating device. Water that feels a little cold on your hands will probably feel shockingly cold to the rest of your body, and the more time your pool spends in the shade, the colder the water will be. Water that is too cold can be dangerous. Small solar panels and inexpensive heaters can keep the water cool and manageable at the same time.

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