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Above Ground Pools Are An Affordable Alternative

Bermuda Above Ground Pool
Above ground pools offer an affordable and practical solution to convention pools that are in the ground. They are significantly cheaper, both to buy and maintain. Above ground pools also offer more flexibility regarding where they are placed. Should you ever decide that you do not want a pool any more, above ground models are much easier to remove than inground pools. Repairs, should you need to make them, are also much easier on above ground pools. One model of our extensive above ground pool selection is even rated for in ground use! You could partially submerge it to make it appear to be an inground pool – for a fraction of the price.

Blowout Pricing on Our Splasher Pools!

Splasher Above Ground Pools
BackyardCityPools is having a huge blowout sale on our line of Splasher above ground pools. The Splasher line is available at our lowest prices ever. They are super affordable and easy to install. The pools come in two sizes (15′ and 18′ round) and are 42″ deep. The kit comes with everything you need to get your pool started, including a filtration system, vinyl liner, and A-frame ladder. At prices this low, the supply of Splasher pools won’t last long. In fact, our 12′ round model has already sold out. What are you waiting for? Order your pool today and be swimming within weeks!

Prepare Now for Safe Summer Swimming

Pool Safety

The best time to prepare for a safe swimming season is before the season ever begins.   Two of the most important pieces in the pool safety plan can be accomplished now — swim lessons and CPR certification.

Swim Lessons

Children and adults should not only feel comfortable in the water, they should successfully complete basic swimming and water safety training before entering a swimming pool.  Even better, swimmers should continue with swimming lessons throughout the season and beyond to increase ability and strength.  Your local Y or community center may offer year-round swim lessons.  Alternatively, you can contact your local Red Cross to find locations that offer swim lessons.  

CPR Certification

Even the strongest swimmers can experience accidents in water, so becoming certified in CPR and first aid is the second crucial step you can take now to prepare for a safe swimming season.   Contact your local Red Cross for class offerings.  Be sure to take a refresher course every year because you never know when your life-saving skills will be needed.

When swimming season arrives, the swim lessons you and your family take and the CPR certification you achieve will go far in helping prevent accidental injuries and drownings in and around the swimming pool.  Don’t forget, though, that responsible adult supervision should always be available when children are playing in and near the water.  No preventative measures ever replace proper supervision.

The Only Sport That Can Save a Life

Did you know that swimming is the only sport that can save a life?  By learning how to swim, or by strengthening your existing swimming skills, you have a much better chance of staying safe in the swimming pool.  Lessons for adults and children are available year round at many community centers, YMCAs or YWCAs, and Red Cross facilities.  Now is the best time to improve swimming ability because there’s plenty of time to learn this vital life-saving skill well before swimming season begins again.  

If you like to give meaningful gifts for the holidays, consider giving swim lessons to your favorite water-loving adult or child.  Swimming lessons make a unique, long-lasting, and life saving gift.  It would be hard to find any other gift that offers benefits like that! 

For more information about the importance of swimming lessons and knowing how to swim, watch this short and helpful video from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign.

The Price Is Right on Above Ground Pools

Above Ground Pool

The popularity of above ground pools has grown in recent years, and many homeowners who may have never before considered owning one are now taking a second look. The reasons for this turn around are numerous, but cost is most certainly a major contributor to the rise in popularity of above ground pools.

Even before the onset of current economic problems, in ground pools were cost prohibitive for many homeowners. In fact, “sales of new [in ground] pools have fallen nearly 75% from their 2004 peak,” according to research conducted by P.K. Data, Inc. Comparing the cost of purchasing and installing an in ground pool with the cost of purchasing and installing an above ground pool reveals a significant difference. Above ground pools, in most cases, cost thousands of dollars less, making them a much more affordable option for homeowners, even in today’s tough economic climate.

To save even more money on a new above ground swimming pool, start looking during the off season when prices are at their lowest.  Pool manufacturers and distributors are more likely to offer better deals when business is slow.