How to Purchase an Above Ground Pool or Semi Inground Pool

Learn what to look for when making a semi-inground or above ground pool purchase.

How to Purchase an Above Ground Pool or Semi Inground Pool

Most above ground pools and semi-inground pools are manufactured in two shapes – round and oval. The shape you choose depends largely on your backyard dimensions and personal preference. Oval pools range in size from 8’x12′ to 21’x43′. Popular sizes include 12’x24′, 15’x24′, 15’x30′, 18’x33′ and 18’x40′, along with 20 other sizes to choose from. Round pools range in size from 12-feet to 33-feet diameter, increasing in size by 3-foot increments.

EXPERT TIP: A quick measurement of the area you would like to use for your above ground swimming pool is all you need to choose the perfect size.

Keep in mind that all pool sizes are measurements of the inside (water) dimensions of the pool. For example, the overall outside dimensions (space required for installation) for a 15’x30’x54″ Saltwater 8000 oval pool is 18’2″ on the width and 34′ on the length. All round pool models typically require one extra foot of space. This means the overall outside dimensions of a 24′ Quest round pool is 25-feet.

EXPERT TIP: All information regarding pool dimensions is readily available on our website under each pool models “Specifications” tab.

Above Ground Pools Come in All Different Types

Height is another consideration when choosing your above ground pool or semi-inground pool. Most pools are now available with a 52-inch and 54-inch wall height. Once you decide on the size and height of your pool you should ask yourself a few questions to choose the right model for you and your family:

  • Do you prefer the durable long lasting resin top ledge pool?
  • Do you prefer an economical and stylish steel top ledge pool?
  • Would you like to use a saltwater system on your pool?
  • Do you want the pool installed above ground or semi-inground?

Whatever you’re looking for, we have the right above ground pool for you! Now let’s take a look at your above ground swimming pool options.

Boreal

The Boreal model is an excellent option for those looking for a quality above ground pool with great value. This Boreal pool features hot dipped galvanized steel top ledges to prevent corrosion from the weather elements and chlorinated chemicals. You will not be disappointed with the great look and price of the Boreal above ground pool.

Boreal

• 52" Wall Height Available
• 7" Wide Galvanized Steel Top Ledges
• Durable 6" Galvanized Steel Upright Posts
• Sleek Oval Space Saving Support System
• 25 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
• Round and Oval Sizes Available

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Melenia

The Melenia above ground pool offers high quality, great value and a beautiful color scheme. The attractive bronze finished top ledges and mocha colored uprights will enhance the overall look of your backyard. The sturdy resin two-piece top caps and hardware free resin bottom boots adds strength and long term durability. From top to bottom, the details of the Melenia will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Melenia

• 54" Wall Height
• Features Bronze Patina Style Painted Top Ledges with Gold Highlights and Mocha Support Posts
• Sturdy 7" Wide Krystal Kote Steel Top Ledges
• Durable 6" Krystal Kote Steel Uprights
• Sleek Oval Space Saving Support System
• 50 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
• Warrantied for semi-inground installation up to halfway (27 inches) in the ground
• Round and Oval Sizes Available

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Melenia Above Ground Pool

Resin Above Ground Pools & Semi Inground Pools

The Signature RTL, Hampton and Quest pool models offer great quality and strength at low prices. These pool models feature resin top ledges that are completely corrosion proof and provide superior durability over time. Each pool model has unique features and beautiful colors that will complement any backyard. If you’re looking to build a deck up to the top of the pool and want to avoid the top ledges from deteriorating and bending from people constantly stepping on the top ledges, choosing one of these pool models is a great idea. Another added benefit of choosing the Signature RTL, Hampton and Quest, is the ability to install the pool semi-inground. All three of these models are warrantied by the manufacturer for semi-inground installation of up to halfway (26 inches for 52″ pools & 27 inches for 54″ pools) into the ground.

A semi-inground swimming pool allows you to create a similar look of an inground swimming pool at a fraction of the cost. One of the many benefits of owning a semi-inground pool is the more appealing low profile look, as compared to the pool being installed completely above the ground. Incorporating an existing deck or a new deck up to the top of the pool would be easier since the pool would be buried halfway into the ground. Once you’re swimming in your semi-inground pool you will gain privacy from neighbors that may live close to you, unlike a pool installed completely above the ground. Choose one of our semi-inground pools and you’ll be able to create your very own backyard oasis at an affordable price.

Resin Above Ground Pools and Semi Inground Pools

Semi Inground Pools

Most of our Semi-inground pools can be installed up to halfway into the ground while our Intrepid model can be installed up to 36" into the ground. One of the many benefits of owning a Semi-inground pool is the more appealing low profile look compared to a pool being installed completely above ground.

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Saltwater Swimming Pools

The Saltwater Series pool models redefine the standard of beauty and inner strength. The Saltwater 5000, Saltwater 8000 and Saltwater LX pool models feature high tech resin components that are able to resist the corrosion issues associated with saltwater and chlorinated water.

EXPERT TIP: If you’re looking to install a saltwater system with your pool, these pool models are your best option, as both are warrantied for use with a saltwater system.

They feature resin top ledges, resin top and bottom tracks, resin connectors, as well as a stainless steel skimmer and water return panel for superior corrosion protection. You also have the option of installing these pools semi-inground, as both pool models are warrantied from the manufacturer for semi-inground installation of up to halfway into the ground. The Saltwater Series pool models will exceed your expectations with its high quality and low price tag.

The Saltwater Aurora features a 100% Corrosion Resistant Non-Metallic Resin Wall and All-Resin Frame. This Exclusive Resin Composite Wall utilizes a multi-layer reinforced polymer design that is resistant to all backyard chemicals and moisture. The Saltwater Aurora also includes a manufacturer’s lifetime 360 worry-free warranty (the complete pool structure is warrantied for the life of the pool).

Saltwater Swimming Pools

Above Ground Saltwater Pools

Shop the best selection of Above Ground Saltwater Pools in our Swimming Pools Department.

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Aluminum Swimming Pools

Another pool option is the Intrepid. The Intrepid features 54-inch high-extruded aluminum interlocking wall panels that are completely corrosion resistant and unmatchable in strength. The heavy grade extruded aluminum top ledges, uprights and tracks add extra support to this superior pool making it ideal for a semi-inground installation of up to 36-inches into the ground.

All of the aluminum components are powder coated to ensure a beautiful finish that will last for many years to come. If you’re looking for a strong, long lasting extruded aluminum pool, the Intrepid pool is a perfect fit.

Intrepid

• 54" Wall Height
• Interlocking Extruded Aluminum Wall Panels
• 8" Wide Extruded Aluminum Top Ledges
• Sleek Oval Space Saving Support System
• Lifetime Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
• Warrantied for semi-inground installation up to 36 inches in the ground
• Round and Oval Sizes Available

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Intrepid Above Ground Pool

Introducing the Daytona and Tribeca Above Ground Pools

Their new and unique design is what sets the Daytona and Tribeca pools apart from the rest. The Daytona and Tribeca introduce textures and colors that have never been seen before on above ground pools. They are also warrantied by the manufacturer for semi-inground installation of up to halfway (27-inches) into the ground. Optional LED Lighting strips can be installed behind the upright covers to enhance your backyard experience. The Daytona and Tribeca above ground pools are sure to satisfy your expectations if you’re looking for something different and impressive.

Daytona Above Ground Pool

Daytona 

Tribeca Above Ground Pool

Tribeca 

Above Ground Pools

Shop the best selection of Above Ground Pools in our Swimming Pools Department. Choose between round or oval shape in a variety of different sizes.

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With all of these above ground pool and semi-inground pool models to choose from at ThePoolFactory.com, you’re certain to find the perfect pool to suit your needs.