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Pool People

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.

Things To Do Before You Purchase Your Above-Ground Pool


Helping you prepare for your NEW Above-Ground Pool!

Check Local Building Code First

Before heading down the road to owning a swimming pool, be sure to check with your local building code enforcement office to determine your responsibilities as a new pool owner. Each township or county sets restrictions on how close the pool can be to existing structures, how close it can be to property lines, utility connections, safety or zoning restrictions, even mandatory green ordinances that could limit the size or style of your swimming pool. Most municipalities also have regulations about fences to keep children, pets, and others from straying into the pool. Knowing what your locality allows will help you define limits for your new swimming pool. We do pools; but we cannot know all of the rules and regulations for every county and municipality in Wisconsin. Check with them to find out the rules, and then we’ll help you get a pool that meets the requirements. We also have a list of pool installers who work regularly in these areas, if you don’t want to DIY your pool build.

Take Advantage of All the FREE Research

Whether it’s on a website, in a showroom, or via literature and videos provided by a swimming pool contractor or manufacturer, there’s never been more information available about swimming pools, installation, maintenance, and more. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the styles of above-ground pools and options available to you. For example, did you know that above-ground pools are available with varying depths?  Be sure you understand how much space you need around the pool for decking and seating. Understand your options for installation, such as hiring a contractor versus DIY.

Special note: pay attention to where you get your information! We sell several brands, but many pool dealers specialize in one brand or another. If you depend solely on the information provided by a single source, you may come away thinking the other brands are garbage. Dealers who only sell Brand A are going to tell you all the good things about Brand A and all the bad things about Brands B, C, and D. Be sure you get the full picture by reading multiple sources.

Deciding Between DIY and a Contractor to Install Your Pool

Installing an above-ground pool can be a quick and easy DIY job or a custom inground building project. For a simple above-ground installation, many of our customers DIY the installation with a few buddies. For those who aren’t the DIY types, or for more complicated installations, there are a number of local contractors available to help.


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