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The Pool People specialize in family fun for everyone! We’ve been providing Central and Northern Wisconsin with a high-quality selection of swimming pools, spas, and pool tables for over 37 years.

3 Myths About Above-Ground Pools

For ages, there have been myths surrounding swimming pools. The chlorine will make your hair turn green, you have to wait 30-60 minutes after you eat before swimming again (depending on which version of the myth you heard), and you’d better hold it or the water will turn blue. The common denominator in all of these is that they have good intentions, but aren’t exactly true. What about some lesser talked about pool myths, though? Say, about above-ground pools? We’re here to bust the top 3 myths about above-ground pools once and for all.

Myth #1: Above-Ground Pools are Cheap

There is a common stereotype myth surrounding above-ground pools: They’re cheap. Sure, they are less expensive than inground pools, or even semi-inground pools, because they do not require excavation. But above-ground pools are not cheap; they are still high quality, just less expensive. 

If you hear someone referring to these types of pools as cheap, they may think that all above-ground pools are like the ones you see at big box stores. You know, the ones that almost seem like a kiddie pool large enough for adults. But not all above-ground pools are like that. If you purchase an above-ground pool from a reputable pool dealer instead of a big box store, you will be getting a pool that will last decades.

Myth #2: Above-Ground Pools are Unattractive

Another common myth likely perpetuated by big box store pools is that above-ground pools are unattractive. Some look like an adult-sized, plastic kiddie pool in the middle of your backyard. Again, this myth does not hold true if you get an above-ground pool from a local pool dealer like The Pool People. Above-ground pools come in many sizes and shapes, not just the big, blue, circle pool you likely associate above-ground pools with. Plus, you can get classy siding for your pool, or even a deck or landscaping to go around it. Don’t think that your backyard won’t be beautiful anymore. Your options for a stunning aquatic retreat are endless.

Myth #3: I Can’t Afford an Above-Ground Pool

While above-ground pools are certainly easier to afford than an inground pool, you may still think you cannot afford it. Nevermind the initial cost, you also have to worry about the monthly maintenance, the chemicals and supplies you have to purchase, and the increase on your utility bill. 

The truth is, you can afford an above-ground pool when you purchase from The Pool People. Our team at The Pool People is committed to helping our customers find the best fit, which is why we busted these 3 myths about above-ground pools. We will help you find the right size and right price for your above-ground pool. Plus, we have financing options that can help make buying an above-ground pool more affordable. And don’t worry about that utility bill! Typically, an above-ground pool only adds $25-50 each month to the bill. It will even itself out in no time when your family is spending time in the pool instead of going somewhere else. 

Are you ready for the very best in backyard recreation this summer? Visit one of The Pool People’s four locations today to get started. We have the perfect above-ground pool for your family.

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