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24-Foot Above-Ground Pools & Supplies

24-foot above-ground pools are the most popular choice for backyard fun. This size pool offers plenty of room for several swimmers and pool games. We sell many different 24 ft pool models, liners, pool covers, and other supplies. If you are looking for value and quality you have landed on the right page.

24 Foot Above-Ground Pools

This article is dedicated to just 24-foot round above-ground pools and supplies. All links will take you to pools, packages, covers, filters, pumps, liners and more, that will fit a 24-foot above-ground swimming pool. If for some reason we do not sell what your looking for, we will link out to a competitors page, if we think the price is fair.

24-Foot Above-Ground Pools

We sell Buster Crabbe Pools, Aquasports Pools, Wilbar’s Optimum, and Oasis Pools, as well as our own line of pools (MGK Pools). Currently, we only sell 52-inch models. Meaning all our pool walls are 52 inches tall. We sell aluminum, steel and resin pools. They come in round, rectangle and oval. See a full list of our pool packages here.

24-Foot Round Resin Above-Ground Pool Bare-bones Packages

While other pools we sell have some resin components, the two models we identify as resin pools are the MGK Diamond Atlas, and the Lamark Series above-ground pools. Both of these swimming pool models have resin top rails and uprights, resin connector plates. You can order these pools with a steel or aluminum pool wall.

The Lamark Pool kit with a steel wall is $1975.00. It comes with a pool liner and shipping. Upgrade to an aluminum wall for $300.00

The Diamond Series Atlas with a steel wall is $2125.00. It comes with a liner and delivery. Again, go with an aluminum wall for an extra $300.00

24-Foot Round Aluminum Swimming Pools

Our aluminum pool kits offer a choice of three walls. The aluminum upright and top rails come with feature strips that match the wall you choose. Our rolled aluminum walls are the thickest in the pool industry.

We call our aluminum model, the Dauntless. A barebones above ground pool package including a liner and free-shipping cost just $2350.00

24-Foot Round Semi-Inground Pools and Packages

We sell the largest collection of semi-inground pools. Many people bury our Aquasport 52 and Optimum pools all the way in the ground. The third model we sell is called the Oasis/Intrepid, however, it is limited to being buried 36 inches. All these pools are made of thick slats or aluminum panels. We do not go in for burying coil/rolled wall pools.

Semi-inground pools are great for sloping backyards. Also, if you have an existing deck, it is nice to have it at the same height as the pool. Or if you don’t want to be on a deck 52 inches in the air, partially burying the pool makes sense.

My Favorite is the Aquasport 52, this kit comes in at $4825.00. I think it is a better pool than the next two, and it will also cost you less.

Second is the Optimum… I don’t like this pool for areas with harsh cold winters, we sell this kit for $5184.00.

The third option is the Oasis/Intrepid priced @ $5995.00.

Another cool feature all these pools come with is a bead channel, so you don’t have to disassemble the pool to replace the liner (similar to an in-ground pool). Als, each one of these kits has a choice of liner.

I have assembled a premium accessory package with the 24′ Aquasport 52. Check it out here. Total Cost $6077.00. this package has the best of everything.

Pool Walls

All the 24-round pool models we sell have 1 thing in common, they all have the best pool-walls in the industry. Nobody sells a thicker stronger wall than we do. The pool wall is the most important consideration when choosing a pool.

24-ft Round Pool Liner

above ground pool liner samplesIt is important to know, a good 24-ft above-ground pool liner weigh’s close to 100 lbs. Cheaper ones will weigh less. There is so much confusing marketing jargon its tough to know what quality lokks like

I know more about them than most people, I know all the manufacturers, and which grade of vinyl they use, etc… And I see advertisements online that are just lies. 1st. There is no manufacturer that makes one thicker than 20 mils, none! 2nd. The word Gauge that is frequently used to describe thickness is not a real measurement.

Latham Pools markets some pool liners that they term HG (heavy gauge), these are made of the thickest and best vinyl I know of. Wild claims of 30 gauge, or worse, 30 mils, are purposely deceiving their customers. If they would lie about that, what else would they lie about?

We stock the largest variety of quality swimming pool liners. read our Pool Liner Reviews Here

Price Range of a Full Print Beaded Liner for a 24′ Round Pool: $225.00 – 425.00. the better costing more.

24-Foot Above-Ground Filters Pumps and Combos

Sand Filters

The last thing you want to do is undersize your filter. You want a filter that can handle 13,600 gallons of water because that’s about what you’re dealing with when buying a 24-round above-ground pool.

I am just going to eliminate sand filters as an option right here. Cartridge filters cost very little more than sand, and let’s face it, sand filters just don’t do half as good a job as a cartridge, or DE filter for that matter. Sand filters cost the least, so pool packages with sand filters may look like a better value, but for the few extra bucks, and to prevent you from driving your truck through your pool when you cant keep it clean. We say no to sand.

I went to repair a pool once for a police officer that shot holes in his… True story!

Cartridge Filters for 24-Foot Above-Ground Pool

When outfitting a 24′ round pool with a cartridge filter, the smallest I would go with is a 100 square foot. While some would say this is a little bit big, you want a little extra filtration, especially if you’re the one doing the maintenance.

You don’t want dirt getting embedded in the pleats, or dirt to blow by the filter element altogether, so I wouldn’t pair this filter with a pump, any larger than 1HP (horsepower). You can go with a single or two-speed pump, but with cartridge filters, less is more. I mention this for all you gearhead, big motor lovers, who are thinking, why not go with a 1.5HP pump.

Average Combo Price: $280.00 – $550.00

DE Filters – The Best

Filter 24 round poolDE is my favorite filter type. And best in class here is the Pentair PLD 50. You couldn’t go wrong with a Hayward EC50 either. With DE filters you don’t want a 2-speed pump. The low setting is just to low to push the DE against the grids. You either need one speed or outfit your pool with a variable speed pump as seen here in this picture

You could probably get away with an EC 40, or 45 from Hayward, but the bigger filters are just so much more efficient.

Average Combo Price with one-speed pump: $475.00 – $600.00

I’m the only crazy bastard you will find selling and installing this combo for an above-ground pool $1200 ticket price Here

I install them mostly on my premium pools 24-round and larger. some would argue this is overkill for a 24-round above-ground pool.

24′ Round Pool Covers

One of the best things about an above-ground pool is that you don’t need to spend a thousand dollars for a safety cover. The pool is “above the ground”, so there is a natural barrier to entry, a 52-inch pool wall. Trees are still the enemy.

If you want your pool to be as clean when you open it, as it was when you closed it, you will want a solid pool cover. This will block the sun, and eliminate algae growth.

There are three grades of covers for sale: good, better, and best. Obviously, the best cost the most, but it is my preferred option. Cheap covers just do not hold up well. Let all the leaves and pine needles fall through your pool cover once and you will never buy another cheap winter cover.

You will want to prevent water from collecting on your pool cover. 24-foot pools are really big, and the cover collects a lot of water during the winter. You can just siphon it off, or buy a pump.

Conclusion

I have provided several links, and some information here, I hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions or feel I left out an important item, please tell me in the comments below.

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