Above ground pool installation costs $1,600 to $7,500, depending on the pool size and depth. Higher quality, modular pools and luxury packages with decks, fencing, and covers cost more. Above ground pool prices are lower than inground pool prices because there is no need for excavation and all of the pool parts are ready to install.
Above ground pools come in round, oval, or rectangular shapes. The pool shape doesn't affect the final cost, but the pool height does. Taller walls, resulting in a deeper pool, are more costly to manufacture.
A common additional expense is to add a deck around the pool costs $25 to $50 per square foot, depending on the materials and design.
Pool builders install all types of pools, including above ground pools. Above ground pool manufacturers may offer installation services in their area and local pool supply stores sometimes offer more affordable installation options.
Above ground pools last 7 to 15 years before the structure needs replacing. The above ground pool liner will need replacing every 5 to 9 years.
Above ground pools are typically between 48" and 52" tall, with the waterline sitting about 8" below the wall height. The tallest above ground pools are 54" tall, or about 4 feet deep.
You can find above ground pools designed to be installed halfway into the ground for a low-profile appearance. Before making a purchase, confirm with the manufacturer that the pool is compatible with being buried in the ground.
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