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3 Myths about Above-Ground Pools

You’ve been dreaming for a long time about having your own aquatic retreat in your backyard. You’ve thought about turning the dream into a reality with an above-ground pool. But perhaps you’ve hesitated to take the plunge because of things you’ve heard. There are a lot of myths floating around about above-ground pools — many of which are founded on opinions and misconceptions based on a lack of knowledge. Here are three of the most common above-ground pool myths to watch out for.

A Cheap Eyesore

Ok, we can all agree that we’ve passed a few yards in our time where we’ve seen an ugly big-box-store-purchased above-ground pool that is anything but well maintained. It certainly does not have to be that way. Yes, above-ground pools are less expensive than the inground variety of pools, but don’t mistakenly believe that installing your pool above the ground means it needs to look cheap. A lot will depend on what kind of pool you are looking at. There are definitely high-end above-ground pools on the market that are packed with features and full of style. Add on decking and landscaping and you will create a beautiful space that can certainly compare favorably with an inground pool.

Call your friends and family, because anyone can install an above-ground pool.

While it is possible to install a pool you have purchased, how you choose to install your above-ground pool will really depend on you. Installing an above-ground pool is a major project that involves much more than just attaching a few support poles, putting it on the ground, and filling it up. While it is true that you can choose to follow the manual that comes with your above-ground pool purchase, you may want to locate a contractor to install your pool, instead. A paid contractor has years of knowledge and experience to back him and his crew up. Leave the heavy lifting to an experienced installer, and you’ll be ready for a stress-free float in no time. But if you are comfortable with the idea of installing the pool yourself and know you have enough help, then go for it! 

Above-ground pools aren’t worth it, because they don’t last very long.

Actually, the structure of a quality pool can last for quite some time. Making the choice to purchase a high-quality above-ground pool will ensure you have a structure that can last 25 years or more. The vinyl liner in your higher-end pools can also last 15 or more years when cared for properly. The fun part of an eventual liner replacement is that you can select a totally different pattern or color scheme. It will seem as if you’ve bought a brand new pool. When compared to the costly repairs and renovations that an inground pool can have, a liner replacement is minimal. Quality brands like the ones we carry at Juniper offer excellent warranties on their products, so you can have peace of mind when making your backyard investment. 

Don’t get pulled under when it comes to all the misconceptions about above-ground pools floating around out there. An above-ground pool is a safe, durable, enjoyable investment that your family will treasure for many years to come. Are you already picturing the smiles on your kids’ faces? Family splash war, anyone? Don’t waste another minute! Visit us at Juniper! You are welcome to come to any of our four convenient locations and speak with one of our experts. Visit our pool park at the Wausau location in person, or view all our inventory online. We carry Doughboy Pools, Embassy Pools, and Cornelius Pools. You’ll find we have a stylish pool that will fit your budget and your backyard space.

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