Above ground pools from Affordable Pools are great for summer and those warmer months of the year, they provide entertainment that makes summer last longer. An above ground pool IS an investment though, it is designed to last a lot longer than just one summer. Of course, after your pool has been installed and properly landscaped, you really do want it to last a lifetime. Everyone will fall in love with those endless summer afternoons and evenings, just relaxing or having fun splashing around with the kids.
Unfortunately, above ground pools don’t last a lifetime.
You find that an above ground pool will have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, which in one way is *perfect* if you are having a pool installed for the kids, by then they will have moved out, moved away for uni, or just have a totally different and independent lifestyle. An above ground pools lifespan is down to a range of factors, the biggest being maintenance.
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There is a fair amount of care that goes into protecting your pool and keeping it healthy, from pool owners who forget to treat their pools with chlorine when required, to those who add too much chlorine to make up for a missed treatment and are basically dooming their pool to bacterial infection and premature rusting. When the water levels are constantly unstable the pool water becomes *unsafe* to swim in, it can be cloudy or an odd colour this leads to irritation and discomfort for those who are using the pool.
When the pool is *finished* you need to drain all the water from it and dismantle it. Pool maintenance is a critical part of pool ownership, especially if you want to avoid having to take down your pool prematurely.
Despite what can seem like a short lifespan for an above ground pool there are pools that have lasted in people’s back-yards for 20 years or more. These above ground pools go above and beyond expectation and seem to be *indestructible*, the reason for this comes down to the very best of care and maintenance performed by the pool owner regularly.
Looking after an above ground pool properly from Affordable Pools helps to prevent any rust forming. Rust is the biggest *killer* of above ground pools. While a pool filter will help protect your pool from having to lose large amounts of water, if you find you have a leaking pool liner – it will need to be replaced immediately as the water that is seeping out of the main pool can damage the inside of the pool wall causing rust. Keeping rust at bay is the key factor in extending the life of an above ground pool.