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The Many Types of Above Ground Swimming Pools: Which One Is Best For Your Home?

Not just exclusive to vacation resorts, the addition of a backyard swimming pool is an extremely popular luxury for many homeowners. The ability to have a private space for summertime fun with the kids or even a refreshing chance to exercise is a huge selling point. Thankfully, you don’t have to renovate your yard to get the benefits. Instead, invest in an above ground swimming pool from Discount Pool Supply, Canada’s leading provider of home pools. But first, what type of pool should you choose? Let’s discuss the options to help you get started.


One of the most popular options is the steel pool. While heavier than aluminum, steel is an incredibly strong metal. Above ground swimming pools made with zinc and galvanized metal in multiple layers can last as long as 15 years. Steel is generally cheaper than aluminum, but you get what you pay for. The more expensive the pool, the longer it will last.


Aluminum is a light yet strong metal. Its main advantage over steel is that it’s more rust-proof, though corrosion still might occur eventually. You can expect an aluminum above ground swimming pool to last about 2 to 3 times longer than a steel one thanks to its better weather-proofing.


Above ground swimming pools made of resin are all about endurance. Unlike steel or aluminum, resin does not corrode or develop rust over time if the zinc coating that protects it remains intact. Resin is also better at resisting denting and warping than other types of pools. On the other hand, resin is the most expensive as well, though it’s possible to combine the benefits of steel and resin pools with a hybrid pool that combines the materials.


Or perhaps you might look for something other than an above ground swimming pool. A semi-inground pool is exactly what it sounds like: a pool partially buried into the ground. It’s a great alternative to above ground and in-ground pools for backyards. In addition to different available sizes, colors, and finishes, there are 3 major shapes available for these types of pools:

• Oval: an elongated shape, much like a traditional swimming pool

• Round: a fully symmetrical shape, easy to install for a DIY project

• Rectangular: a symmetrical rectangle shape good for keeping a consistent look to your backyard

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Convinced that your family needs to enjoy a nice backyard pool this summer? Why not get it from the nation’s leading provider? Discount Pool Supply is dedicated to providing a fully-featured Canadian experience when it comes to above ground swimming pool installation and maintenance. Our products and warranties are built precisely for Canadian weather and needs. You’ll be satisfied with all the best brands that we carry, including Pentair, Hayward, Waterways, Dolphin, and Swimline. We also have discounts and bonus offers almost every month, so contact us today to give your family the gift of a fun summer in the water.

• Residential pools can be built above the ground, in the ground, and somewhere in between. They can be made of aluminum, steel, resin, or any combination of those materials.

• Each type of pool has its own advantages and disadvantages, so the choice lies in your own use case and preferences. Often, an above ground swimming pool is the most customizable and suitable option for a backyard.

• Need service from Canada’s best provider of above ground swimming pools and pool maintenance? Get in touch with us at Discount Pool Supply.

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