Above-ground pool installation costs $1,850 to $5,000, 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 $15 to $30 per square foot, depending on the materials and design. A small deck kit costs $800 to $3,000 and is a simple DIY project.
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 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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