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How much does it cost to install above ground pools?

Last Updated: 4th January, 2020

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The installation costs of above ground pools usually run $1,000–$3,000, depending on the size and type of pool. Keep in mind that oval pools normally cost more to install than round pools, and the kits are also more expensive.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how much does it cost to install a 24 foot above ground pool?

Basic Cost of Installation Labor: $795 Depending on the size of your pool, you can expect to pay a set amount as your base price. For a standard 24' above-ground swimming pool, you'll be looking around $795 for pool and equipment installation.

Beside above, how much is a out of ground pool? The average above ground swimming pool kit will cost between $1,500 and $4,500, depending on the quality of the pool. Typically, the more resin and less metal the pool has, the higher the price will be and the longer it will last.

Subsequently, question is, how long do above ground pools last?

The average above ground pool will last 7–15 years before the structure gives out. Their liners will last 5–9 years before they have to be replaced. For an in-ground structure, the longevity really is contingent on the type of pool. For example, fiberglass should last well over 20 years.

How far down do you drain your above ground pool for winter?

Above-Ground Pools It's acceptable to drain the pool a few more inches below that if you live in an area that gets heavy precipitation during the winter months. Some pool professionals even suggest draining the water to as much as 6 inches below the skimmer — about the level of the bottom of the pool's return jet.

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How do I prepare my yard for an above ground pool?

Yard Preparation
  1. Step 1: Placement. The first step is deciding where you want to place the swimming pool in the backyard.
  2. Step 2: Clean the Area. Remove all items that could make it difficult to secure a proper foundation for the pool.
  3. Step 3: Measure.
  4. Step 4: Start Digging.
  5. Step 5: Level the Pool Hole.
  6. Step 6: Wait 24 hours.

Zohaib Ordorika

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What is the best brand of above ground pools?

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  • THE RUNNER-UP (#2) Name. Bestway Steel Pro Frame Pool. Editor Rating. 4.6/5. Dimensions. 12ft x 30in. Price.
  • BEST VALUE. Name. Intex Easy Set Pool Set. Editor Rating. 4.5/5. Dimensions. 8ft x 30in.

Garofita Brunken

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Can you heat an above ground pool?

Above-ground pools can be easily and safely heated using a combination of a Solar Heater and a Solar Cover, keeping your costs down and your family in the pool.

Xiu Jovine

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How deep can an above ground pool be?

Typical above ground pool depths are 48 or 52 inches deep. Above-ground pools require a level surface and access to electricity and water.

Mandie Driml

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What is the cheapest inground pool cost?

What is the Cheapest Inground Pool? Go for a premade fiberglass shell, which typically runs $20,000 to $40,000, for the cheapest inground pool.

Antonieta Bates

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Can I sell my above ground pool?

Above-ground pools (even with decks) are fully removable and if they want to sell that house badly enough, I'm sure the sellers will be more than willing to remove it for the sale. Not only high insurance, the pool costs a lot money for maintenance, too.

Nefer Pfefferseder

Pundit

Is an above ground pool worth it?

Above ground pools are generally less expensive than in-ground pools. They require less installation, excavation, supply and labor costs. Keep in mind that you will have to buy chemicals and treat your pool so it is safe for swimming. Look into the different degrees of dedication the pool varieties require.

Chuan Terciado

Pundit

How much does a 15 foot above ground pool cost?

Above Ground Pool Sizes
Pool Shape Pool Size Average Price
Round 15 ft. $1,650
Round 18 ft. $3,000
Oval 24 ft. x 12 ft. $2,400
Oval 33 ft. x 18 ft. $3,200

Yunying Cyrenius

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Does an above ground pool need a pump?

Pumps and filters
To keep the water clean and circulated, you will need a pump and filter for your pool. The size and capacity of these units vary and will need to match the volume of your pool.

Karina Yzpura

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How often should you change the water in an above ground pool?

For homeowners, the best recommendation is to drain and refill your swimming pool every two to three years. A number of factors will influence how often you should change the pool water.

Eli Fuhs

Teacher

What is better round or oval pool?

A round pool that is sized to hold the same amount of water and have the same area than a similar oval can cost between a quarter to half of the price. You could save a couple of thousand dollars getting a round pool instead of an oval and the absolute only difference will be the pool's shape.

Kamaljit Roben

Teacher

Are Intex pools any good?

Intex pools are great. No chemicals, the pool is super clean all the time, no stinging eyes or chlorine hair. Just fantastic; I cannot say enough.

Benali Randle

Teacher

How long before you can swim in a new above ground pool?

It is recommended to wait at least 20 minutes to an hour after adding water balancing chemicals. You should wait 2-4 hours (or one full cycle through the filter) to swim from the moment you use calcium chloride in your pool. It is safe to swim once your chlorine levels are around 5 ppm or after 24 hours.

Iouri Fienhold

Teacher

What can I do with my old above ground pool?

Things to Do With Used Swimming Pools
  • Back Yard Pond. One way to repurpose an aluminum sided pool or a plastic children's pool is to use it to create a backyard pond for fish, plants and wildlife.
  • Garden. Many people believe that it is best to water plants from the bottom.
  • Storage.
  • Dog Bed.
  • Sand Box.
  • Roofing.
  • Water Slide.

Pavol Stask

Reviewer

Are above ground pools expensive to maintain?

Repairs, electricity, and water can be $1,800 to $3,200 per year, not including normal maintenance. Including maintenance, homeowners should expect to spend between $3,000 and $5,000 per year to maintain their pool.

Cristhofer Lobiano

Reviewer

How much does a 12x24 inground pool cost?

How much does a 12x24 inground pool cost? A small vinyl liner pool that's about 12 feet wide and 24 feet long might cost you between $25,000 (for the basics) and $35,000 for additional features like heating and fencing.

Inna Vazoo

Reviewer

Can you sink an above ground pool?

The short answer is yes, but the longer answer involves several conditions. Not just any pool can be buried, and not just in any area, and not just to any shape or depth. First, you need to make sure your above ground pool is built to be buried, as not all are.

Hilton Ganslein

Supporter

How much does it cost to build a deck around a pool?

On average, building a pool deck costs around $5,000. Most homeowners pay between $3,000 and $12,000 for this project. Where you fall on that range depends on the materials you choose, the size of the patio, and the difficulty of the terrain. A simple wood deck for an above-ground pool may only need a $3,000 budget.

Toufik Tillges

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What does a small pool cost?

Cost of a Small Pool
As a general rule, the average price of a standard fiberglass pool package is the length of the pool, times $1,000 dollars, plus $10,000 dollars. For example, a 20-ft. fiberglass pool package might cost $30,000.