How to Turn Above-Ground Pools Into an Alluring Safe Haven

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An above ground pool may look cheap to some. However, it has great luxury potential and harnesses more benefits compared to in-ground pools.

In the past month, the above-ground pool’s popularity suddenly spiked. It let homeowners take a break in the comfort of their backyards amid the coronavirus pandemic. People opt to build this type of pool simply because they are less expensive and easier to assemble, causing its trend to skyrocket.

In comparison, above ground pools have built-in safety ledges and steps that an in-ground pool does not have. The budget-friendly materials lengthen its lifespan and make it effortless to maintain. Furthermore, this type of pool comes with a wider variety, including stock-tank, decked-out, rectangular, multilevel, and backyard haven pools.

However, let’s face it: not all trends can look instantly beautiful, and an in-ground pool is one of them.

Although it has that unpleasant impression to some, homeowners have the power to make an above-ground swimming pool far from being an eyesore. Building one serves as the vital alternative toward long-term but cheaper goals of home aesthetics. 

How To Transform An Ugly Duckling Above Ground Pool

When others keep on calling your home’s above-ground pool ugly, prove them wrong by prettying it up and maintaining it even more.

First and foremost, you should know the exact pool size you should get that will not make your backyard overstuffed. By doing so, you can use your home’s space ideally and overcome its limitations. Once you have finally found your ideal pool, you should start working on maintaining the ambiance and elegance you have always wanted.

You can turn an above-ground pool into an in-ground one by creating a deck. Pool decking comes with many options, from building one using decorative concrete or slip-resistant materials. 

In choosing the ideal deck, you should consider factors like budget, durability, and maintenance without compromising your desired design and landscape. The same advice goes with picking the type of patios that can blend on both deck and pool.

Adding a shade and lounge chairs, bring a beach-vibe and hospitable environment in your backyard. There are pool chairs that already have shade canopies. But anything works fine as long as they are weather-resistant and can withstand the pool’s chlorine.

You can never go wrong with lights. Though you can only — obviously — light them up at night, lights can give you and your visitors an inviting and unique ambiance around your pool area. You can mix up different styles to avoid a dull and boring environment. 

Some even attach lights on trees in their yards to create a moonlight effect. Water-resistant lights can also keep your pool area illuminated, and you can either use them from within, uplight, or even both.

There are paper lanterns with built-in lights for a classier ambiance to bestow your space with an exciting spin. Thus, buying a set will also make a difference.


There are many different ways to keep your above-ground pool and its area more welcoming. Think of the most suitable above ground pool design for your space, gather the materials, and begin the groundwork.


About The Author: Alfie Frenilla is a home improvement writer who loves minimalist designs, well-lit areas, and haimish spaces. He also loves the outdoor scenes. Hence, this article about swimming pools.
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