Having your own swimming pool is one of life’s great pleasures, especially here in Cairns and Far North Queensland during our steamy summers. And while the expense of installing a pool deters many people from owning one, there is an inexpensive and easy way to have your own pool this summer – install an above-ground pool.
With a large range of designs and sizes available, including custom-made options, today’s above-ground pools are stylish, sturdy and long lasting.
We talk to the experts at Allan’s Pool Shop, who supply a range of above-ground pools by award-winning pool company Classic Pools, to discover some of the benefits of having an above-ground pool.
With prices starting as low as $3,500, above-ground pools are a perfect option for families on a budget. The costs associated with the set-up of an in-ground pool, including major earthworks, start at around $15,000, making above-ground pools a cost-effective way to have a summertime full of pool fun without facing a hefty price tag.
In-ground pools can take weeks or months to build, depending on the groundwork involved (and the weather). All Classic Pools from Allan’s Pool Shop come with a step-by-step installation DVD so pool owners can install them themselves or, better yet, have the experts at Allan’s install them for you in just a matter of a few days.
Because the vinyl used in Allan’s Pool Shop’s range of pools is extremely durable and is a sealed surface, the pool doesn’t soak up as many chemicals the way porous concrete or pebbled pools do, making it easier and less expensive to keep your pool clean and free from algae and calcium spotting.
Perfect for limited space
For those with small yards, having an above-ground pool is a perfect solution because the range of pools come in all kinds of sizes. They are also ideal for those with backyards that can’t be easily accessed by the machinery needed to prepare the grounds and install an in-ground pool.
There are so many options for customising the appearance of your above-ground pool with different styles, sizes and accessories available. And with creative landscaping or the inclusion of a deck around the pool, an above-ground pool can increase the value of your property should you decide to put your home on the market.
Find out how you can have your own pool up and running in just a matter of days by talking to the specialists at Allan’s Pool Shop, the longest-running pool shop in Cairns that also has branches in Manunda and Edmonton.