Above Ground Pool Information
Above ground swimming pools
are very popular in Oklahoma, not just because they are cheaper, but because
they are moveable. When selling a house, a pool is not necessarily a plus.
Some people simply don't want a swimming pool, for various reasons, so having a
pool will keep some from even looking at a house. Above ground pools can be
removed at a relatively low cost, and set up at the new house, if desired. When
installed with a deck, the better quality above ground pools are just as
functional as an in ground pool, with a few considerations and exceptions: YOU
MUST NOT JUMP OR DIVE IN AN ABOVE GROUND POOL! Not only is the water too
shallow, the walls are not designed to take the impact. Picture what happens
when a 250 pound person does a "cannonball" and you can easily see what I mean!
The other main drawback to above ground pools is that the
equipment is not usually as good as with in ground pools. Often, even with
higher quality pools, there is only one skimmer, and it is fairly small.
This is partly because of the amount of weight that a large skimmer would
put on the wall of an above ground pool. Since skimmers are placed at water
level to remove debris from the surface, too much weight tends to try to
bend the wall. Since water flow is limited by the number of intakes, you
should not use a pool pump that is designed for an in ground pool on an
above ground pool.
There are some really cheap above
ground pools, like those that have the blow up ring around the top, and
honestly, the equipment is just pathetic. You cannot vacuum the pool with
it, because you will burn up the pump.
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