Above Ground Pools: An Affordable Backyard Oasis Option

One of the great things about impending pool ownership is the different options available to homeowners. Family fun and memories are usually the driving force behind pool ownership, and just because a custom inground pool may not be an option doesn’t mean you still can’t get what you want. Above ground pools have come a long way from their uninspired beginnings, and today’s models provide the possibility for a beautiful and functional backyard oasis at an affordable price. 

Read on to learn more about how investing in an above ground pool can be the right option for you. 


An inground pool will cost significantly more than an above ground pool of the same size. If you’re looking to add a pool to your backyard, you shouldn’t overlook investing in an above ground pool. Today’s above ground pool is very different from what you may remember it to be. There are many sizes, shapes, and styles available for above ground pools, although the larger and more complex it is, the more it will cost. Still, you can have an attractive pool large enough for fitness, parties, and family fun for a lot less cash.

Quick Installation Time

An inground pool can take months to install, and that’s when everything stays on schedule. Thanks to the rising demand for pools, many pool builders are pushing off build times a lot longer than normal. By comparison, an above ground pool can be built and ready to use in just a few days. There are even DIY above ground pool kits that you and some handy friends can install yourselves. In as little as a weekend, you and the family could be swim-ready. It’s important to remember to check and see if you need permits or approval from local governments or your HOA and do the work necessary to get completely level ground at the installation site before you begin.

New House? Same Pool!

One of the most significant benefits of having an above ground pool is that if you move, you can take it with you. Not only does that mean you get to keep your fun in the sun, but it also means your property value won’t be impacted by having a permanent inground pool. Not every homebuyer sees pools as an asset, and it may affect your ability to sell. If you’re looking for an investment that you can keep for many years to come, no matter where you live, an above ground pool is an ideal option.

Easy to Maintain

Everyone knows that a pool requires maintenance, but the truth is that an above ground pool is much easier to care for than its inground counterpart. All of the equipment and components are accessible. Nothing is buried or hard to see. This means treating the water, checking the heater, and caring for the filters is much easier when you have an above ground pool. If the pool is smaller than a traditional pool, you’ll also need less water and chemicals to enjoy swimming than you would otherwise.

Your Above Ground Pool Experts

If you’re ready to dive into a fun summer, an above ground pool is a perfect choice. It’s less expensive, you don’t have to wait months for installation, and you can care for it more easily. Give our East Texas above ground pool experts at Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas a call today to learn more about the different above ground pool options available. 

About the Company

Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas is a family-owned and operated pool and hot tub company providing East Texas homeowners with all of their pool care needs since 1983. We specialize in inground pool design & construction, pool service & maintenance, as well above ground pools and portable hot tubs. Our Livingston pool supply store has everything you need to keep your pool and hot tub swim-ready at all times. 

Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas is the East Texas expert pool and spa company, and we look forward to bringing 40 years of experience and expertise to your backyard. Our award-winning and certified pool builders and service technicians are excited to help you with all of your outdoor living needs. From new pool construction and pool renovation to hot tub installation, above ground pools and more, Backyard Oasis Pools & Spas makes it easy for you. Contact us or stop by and see us today!