As we get closer to summer, more and more people will be looking to find above ground swimming pools for sale. Most of these people will go directly to the nearest pool dealership to see what is available. Many of these people will be in for a bit of a shock when they see prices well into the thousands of dollars. Swimming Pools For Sale
Above ground swimming pools are without a doubt, a much less expensive alternative for family recreation compared to the in ground pool alternative. An in ground pool can have an installation cost that runs in to the tens of thousands. Above ground models, on the other hand, will generally not be much more than a few thousand dollars. This is a savings to be sure, but is still a considerable amount of money for most people to spend. There are also some hidden costs to be considered.
When you make the decision to install a swimming pool, there will always be costs involved beyond the purchase price of the pool itself. In ground pools have a huge list of cost considerations that this article will not attempt to address. Above ground installations are less complicated but one must still take into account the cost of having the area where the installation will occur properly leveled. This expense will vary depending on the amount of work involved, access to the area and other charges from the contractor performing the excavation service. You can reasonably expect this to cost at least a few hundred dollars.
Another cost to consider is running electricity to the area so that the filter can be used. The filter can pull a rather heavy load and there are often local ordinances regarding what is acceptable when a pool installation is involved. This all must be taken into consideration when planning for your swimming pool. Like the excavation, the cost of running electricity to the area can vary quite a bit depending on individual job conditions and the contractor involved.
One place where you can sometimes save money is the pool purchase itself. Don’t entirely discard the idea of purchasing a gently used pool. These are often listed for sale in local classified ads. Some are even listed for free with the stipulation that the buyer will take the pool down. If you are able to find helpers, this may be an option you want to consider. If you are buying a used pool, you should probably plan on spending about $150 on a new pool liner, but this is still quite a bargain compared to the cost of buying a brand new pool. With a bit of research and a willingness to do some work, the cost of an above ground pool can become much more reasonable.