– Steve Jost January 31, 2024

As summer approaches, families begin to think of ways to enjoy their backyards. Kids will be home for summer vacation. There will be gatherings with friends and families visiting from out of town.  Many homeowners find themselves considering the possibility of adding a pool to their backyard, to create the ultimate summertime oasis. While in-ground pools have been some homeowner’s first choice, above-ground pools are gaining popularity for several compelling reasons. If you’re on the fence about pool ownership, here are some top reasons to consider taking the plunge and investing in an above-ground pool.

1. Cost-Effective Luxury:

   One of the most significant advantages of above-ground pools is their cost-effectiveness. Installing an in-ground pool can be a substantial financial commitment, with costs ranging from excavation, landscaping, hardscaping, and fencing. Above ground pools can cost a fraction of an in-ground pool and hold the same amount of water and available swimming area. Above-ground pools offer a more budget-friendly option, allowing you to enjoy the perks of a backyard pool without breaking the bank.

2. Quick and Easy Installation:

   Unlike in-ground pools that may take weeks or even months to install, above-ground pools can be ready for swimmers in a matter of days. Most above ground pools can be built on the same day. Above ground pools can also be installed by DYI homeowners. The simplified installation process not only saves you time but also minimizes disruptions to your backyard space, making it an attractive option for those who crave immediate enjoyment.

3. Flexibility in Placement:

   Above-ground pools offer flexibility when it comes to placement. Whether you have a small backyard or face zoning restrictions, these pools can be positioned in various locations to maximize space and accommodate your landscape. Above ground pools are available in many sizes, round and oval shapes. This adaptability ensures that you can find the perfect spot to create your own aquatic retreat.

4. Easy Maintenance:

   Maintaining an above-ground pool is generally more straightforward compared to its in-ground counterpart. Above ground pools are not as deep as some in-ground pools, which allows you or your automatic cleaner able to clean a pool in less time. There are a number of easy-to-use low chlorine and chlorine free systems that take minutes per week to maintain crystal clear pool water, so you can spend more time swimming in your pool. Additionally, the removable ladders and access points simplify cleaning and maintenance tasks, contributing to a more hassle-free pool ownership experience.

5.  Extended Swimming Season:

   With the addition of pool heaters, you can extend your swimming season well beyond the summer months. There are many affordable hearing options designed for above ground pools. Solar covers and solar heaters are cost effective and help extend the swimming season. This allows you to make the most of your investment and enjoy your pool in the crisp days of spring or the cool evenings of early fall.

6. Family and Friends Time

    An above-ground pool creates a focal point for family and friends’ gatherings, social events, and leisure activities for a fraction of the cost of an inground pool. An above ground pool in the backyard can become a destination for neighborhood cookouts, annual 4th of July parties, and birthday parties. Your backyard can become a space for relaxation, recreation, and building lasting memories with loved ones.


Investing in an above-ground pool is not just a purchase; it’s an investment in an exciting new lifestyle that combines luxury, affordability, and convenience. Whether you’re seeking a refreshing escape from the summer heat or a place to make memories with family and friends, an above-ground pool offers many benefits that make it a compelling addition to any backyard. So, consider the ease of installation, cost-effectiveness, and versatility, and make your backyard the go-to destination for summertime fun.

About Dover Pools

Since 1976, Dover Pools has been Delmarva’s largest pool, hot tub, and swim spa dealer. Dover Pools has five locations conveniently serving Delmarva from Salisbury Maryland, Seaford, Milford and two locations in Dover. Dover Pools offers exceptional customer service, expert advice, free water testing, and quality chemicals, supplies, accessories, games, and toys for your backyard pool and hot tub. Whether you already have your own backyard oasis of are looking for a new above ground pools, hot tubs, or power pool swims spas; Dover Pools is here to help.