How to Choose the Right Height for Above Ground Pools

 In Above Ground Pools

Once you’ve decided to get a swimming pool, you have an endless array of options so that you get the pool that is best for you and your family. You can pick the shape, the material, extras that can be installed around the pool, and, sometimes the most important factor of all, height.

What are some factors you should consider when choosing the height of your above ground pool?

  • Who’s going to be swimming?

    The taller your pool is, the more water you have and the more fun swimming can be, especially if you or other adults are going to be the primary ones swimming in it. However, if you have children who are also going to be swimming then choosing a pool height, like the standard 48 inches, can be a safer choice.

  • What’s your budget?

    Above-ground pools tend to come in three standard heights: 48 inches, generally used by people with families that have young children, and 52-54 inches, which is a little bit taller to allow for more swimming. However, depending on what you have in mind for your pool, higher walls are becoming increasingly popular and accessible.

  • What will be the actual height once installation is complete?

    Some people choose to have sand on the bottom of their pools, and pools generally have a four-inch lip left around the top of the pool where the water line stops. So whether you plan on just having a margin along the top or you plan on having material along the bottom of your pool as well, subtract those inches so you can better imagine the height of the water and choose which height works best.

The height of your swimming pool matters. It can be a safety issue if you have young children or children just learning to swim, and it can also be a question of whether you plan on relaxing in the pool or swimming in the pool — or if you want the right height to make sure you can do both. If you’d like to learn more about The Pool and Spa Warehouse’s options and installation process, please contact us here.

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