5 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Above-Ground Pool

5 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Above-Ground Pool

5 Key Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Above-Ground Pool

Is a brand new above-ground pool on your horizon? Keep the process smooth and simple by asking these five questions to your pool consultant and company.

Will It Achieve Its Purpose?

What do you plan on using the pool for primarily? It may seem like an obvious question, but it has more importance than many first-time pool owners realize. Do you see yourself mostly swimming or lounging? Do you want to have big parties or stick to small get-togethers? Answering these questions will help you narrow down the shape, style and size of your new pool.

Parents and pet owners, in particular, will want to consider the safety features needed for their new pool.

What Type of Material Fits Your Needs Best?

Aluminum, steel and resin plastic are popular options for above-ground pools. Be sure to compare styles and prices as you shop. Aluminum and steel may give you that shiny appearance you love but you’ll need to consider rusting. Resin plastic may be easier to clean and maintain for many pool owners. Chat with your pool consultant about the best choice for your location and needs.

What Are My Options for Liners?

A good liner is critical to the function and life of the pool. While you’ll most likely need to replace it after 8 to 12 years, the right choice should be able to reach its maximum lifetime. Avoid liners made from recycled vinyl and ask about the strength of the seams before purchasing.

What Will My Long-term Cost Be Like?

You’ll want to find a balance between your initial investment and long-term cost. You may find that a pool costs you more than you realized when you factor in energy, maintenance, and chemicals. To avoid any surprises and save your budget, get the details on the price of ownership, maintenance, and any added value it brings to your home.

How Will the Installation Process Work?

As you prepare for installation, get as much information about the company as possible. Browse reviews, check out ratings and ask to see a portfolio of similar projects. Your company should also provide you with a timeline of the process to keep you up-to-date as things progress.

For more advice on buying above-ground pools, reach out to us at Smith Pools today.

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