4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Backyard Swimming Pool

Having a backyard swimming pool to enjoy with your loved ones this summer is one of the best plans you could have. You want to be sure that the pool you choose is going to be the best fit for you long term, though. And if you’ve never made this type of purchase before, it can be very overwhelming to wade through all of the information available.

Doughboy® experts are here to help you do just that. We have compiled our list of things to consider before you make your exciting new purchase of a backyard swimming pool.

1. What is Your Budget for Your Backyard Swimming Pool?

The biggest thing to decide before you take the plunge and purchase a new pool for your yard is what you want to spend or what you can spend. This will obviously vary wildly depending on your circumstances, space, and personal means.

Typical inground pools can start at around $50,000 or more, depending on the area you live in. You can find custom pool builders to get a quote for this type of project but know that $50,000 is the lower end.

Conversely, above-ground pools can start at just a few hundred dollars for more seasonal options and go up to $10,000 or $15,000, depending on the size and quality of the option you choose. Still a far cry from the starting price of $50,000.

No matter what you are looking for, Doughboy has an above-ground pool option to fit your budget. We also offer semi-onground pools (also called semi-inground pools) and pools with deep swimming areas as additional options. So don’t write off an above-ground option too quickly.

2. How Will You Use Your Backyard Swimming Pool?

Answering this question will help you determine what size pool you need. If you are planning to host neighborhood parties, you will obviously want a larger option and likely a higher-quality pool to make sure it can hold up to all the bathers.

If you are looking for a personal pool option, you can go smaller. No matter what your use or size, Doughboy has a quality option that will last for years longer than any other option out there.

3. Which Options Have the Best Longevity and Quality?

While we have all seen above-ground pools at our local big box store or online for a crazy cheap price, we also know you get what you pay for. Skimping on the quality of your above-ground pool means that you will be replacing it sooner rather than later.

Doughboy is so confident in our backyard swimming pools that we offer an unmatched Premium 5-year warranty when you purchase all the equipment you need from us.

4. Where Should You Purchase Your Backyard Swimming Pool?

To find the best quality at the price point and size you need, look for your local Doughboy pool dealer. They can show you all the options available that will fit your needs. They can also give you more information on how to have a deep swimming area or a semi onground pool if those are things you are interested in.

Stop by our showroom to see the Doughboy difference for yourself today, and get ready to spend not only this summer but summers for years to come relaxing in your backyard swimming pool.