Summer Essentials 2022: Best above ground pools with easy set up for your backyard

Ah, yes, the summer heat is slowly approaching. It’s time to grab those towels and put on a swimsuit because it’s water activity season. Head over to your backyard and enjoy the water in the midst of summer. Wait, you don’t have a pool? Let’s fix that.

If you’re not ready to bring on summer just yet, we’re here to help you out. check out our list of above ground pools from Home Depot and Academy. Don’t worry on getting someone to help you set it up, our list is filled with easy-to-build pools.

Home Depot

Steel Pro 12 Ft. Round x 30 in. | Home Depot

Steel Pro 12 Ft. Round x 30 in. | Home Depot

Home Depot has a great range of above ground pools for your choosing. The Steel Pro 12 ft. Round x 30 in. from Bestway that sells for $230.39 and is easy to set up with its rust-resistant steel frame and heavy-duty PVS, which also lasts you for years. The drain valve attaches to a garden hose so you can drain the water away from the pool. The package also contains everything you need to get started, including a water pump and 3 separate layers of metal.

The 16ft. x 48 in. above ground pool from Bestway is another great way to get ready for the summer. For $820.51, the pool is easy to assemble and has an oval shape. The side walls and the wall band are built with Tritech material and can stand up to all weather conditions. The pack comes with a filter, ground cloth, cover, and a ladder.

For $798, consider the 16 ft. x Round 48 in. pool from Summer Waves has a stylish Dark Triple Basketweave exterior that can add an extra flair to your backyard. This pool is durable and puncture-resistant with its 3-ply toughmesh materials. It includes a ladder, pool cover, ground cloth, deluxe maintenance kit, Type C filter cartridge, and a repair patch.

The Intext Prism Frame 18 ft. x Round 4 ft. pool is $987 and is ready to be filled with water in 60 minutes. It has a flow rate of 1000 gallons per hour and its prism frame has a strong powder-coated steel tubing with a stylish liner. It includes a cartridge filter pump, pool ladder, ground cloth, debris cover, and an instructional DVD for setup and maintenance.

If you’re looking to host more people with a higher price point, consider the 24 ft. x 12 ft. x 52 in. pool from Bestway. This pool has a seal and lock system that provides a secure pipe connection to hold the frame. A garden hose adapter can be easily connected to the drain plus and a heavy-duty repair patch is included in the kit.


INTEX 12ft. x 30in | Academy

INTEX 12ft. x 30in | Academy

For $199.99, check out the INTEX 12ft. x 30in. pool that has a steel frame and PVC wall coating that provides durability. This pool can be easily assembled and the package comes with a setup DVD and a filter pump.

INTEX also has another pool that’s 18ft. x 48in. for $799.99 and doesn’t require tools to build. It has a Hydro Aeration Technology pump that is used to improve circulation, filtration, and water clarity. The package comes with a manual, cartridge filter pump, pool ladder, ground cloth, and a pool cover.

Check out Bestway’s 17ft. x 10ft. x 42in. pool for $599.99. The ChemConnect dispenser helps maintain a clean pool through even chlorine dispersal. The package comes with a drain plug, and owner’s manual, a filter cartridge, and installation instructions.

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