5 important questions before buying an above-ground pool

Are you dreaming of bright summer days enjoying your very own pool? Get a head start by planning your purchase! You’ll be better prepared to find the above-ground pool that’s right for you.

1. What’s your budget for your above-ground pool including equipment? 
By knowing your budget, your consultant will be able to offer you what best fits your needs and expectations, within your budget. An above-ground pool can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $12,000, depending on models and equipment. Don’t forget to account for other expenses not included in this price, including electrical installations*, pool supplies or a deck. 

2. Are energy efficiency and eco-friendliness important? 
Like you, we care about the environment. We are able to offer eco-friendly and energy-efficient solutions that allow for reduced water wastage, low energy consumption and limited chemical usage, to minimize the environmental footprint of your pool.

3. How much space do you have?
Take some time to assess the space available for your round or oval-shaped above-ground pool, taking into account any encumbrances on your lot and residential pool safety regulations. Ask your local authorities about the existing standards as they tend to change from one city to the next. And don’t forget about requesting a permit to install the pool.

4. What type of pool treatment system is right for you? 
There are two main systems used to treat pool water to prevent bacteria and algae build-up: chlorinated systems and salt water systems. Both systems are effective for maintaining clean water. Your consultant will guide you toward the system that’s best for you. Keep in mind, however, that salt water systems require a resin-based above-ground pool. 

5. Will you install a deck?
If the answer is yes, in addition to regular pool ladders, we offer a full range of stairs for above-ground pools. If you don’t plan on installing a deck, you’ll need a safety ladder system with a self-latching gate.

You’re all set! Come visit your Sima specialist! 

* Your pool pump must be plugged into a dedicated GFCI-equipped outlet installed by a certified electrician. Heat pump connections must also be set up by a certified electrician. Ask your dealer for a referral.
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