If you’re buying an above-ground pool, you’re going to be making a substantial purchase. As a result, you’ll need to take your time to make sure that you’re making the right choice. Here’s some information that will hopefully make your decision a little bit easier, and also in your best interests.

What Shape of Above-Ground Pool is Best for You?

The first thing you need to decide is whether you want a round or oval above-ground pool. This will largely depend on how big your backyard is, as well as any applicable local regulations. A round pool will hold more water in most cases but will cost less. Many people, however, like oval pools because of their aesthetic qualities. Many people think they not only look better, but seem larger as well.

How Deep Should it Be?

The depth of the pool will determine the amount of water it holds. The deeper it is, the more water it will take to fill it up. You’ll want to consider the size of the people who will be using the pool most often when deciding what size to choose. For example, if you have smaller children, you’ll probably want a pool with smaller walls. If you want a pool that has a deep end, then you might want to go for the tallest wall size possible.

What Kind of Frame Do You Need?

You have a lot of choices when it comes to the frame of your above-ground pool. Steel frames are the heaviest, but they’re also the least expensive. Steel is resistant to rust, but it can corrode when exposed to saltwater and sunlight. Resin frames won’t corrode, but they’re more expensive. They also don’t heat up as much as steel frames. Hybrid frames have both resin and steel. The components made of resin are exposed to water, while the steel components are used for support.

This only scratches the surface of the many things you’ll need to consider when buying an above-ground pool. Talk to an expert with Valley Pool & Spa and you’ll get all the information you need to make the right choice. Contact us online or call 724-565-1377.