A good quality permanent 18′ above ground pool (18×52) holds about 7,000 gallons of water, and cost any where from $2300.00 to $2900.00. The deepest above ground pool you can buy is 54″ (inches), though the most common depth nowadays is 52″ tall.
Premium round pools like this are easy to maintain and last 20-30 years. Just imagine floating around in your new pool looking up. It is a built in vacation spot ready to take away all stress and cool you in comfort. Make sure to get a float with a cup holder.
18×52 Installation Cost
Installation and set-up cost of an 18′ above ground pool is $800.00 on average. Then include 150-300 to remove the sod or level the yard, 150-180 for the sand that goes under the pool, 300 for the cost of the water and 200-500 for an electrician to run a service if you don’t have one. Total cost $1700-$2000.
Of course this is a great job to DIY. Maybe not the electricity part, but any handy man can level the ground within a half an inch from side to side and put up one of these pools. I install eighteen foot round pools in about 4 hours and typically do 2 a day. But it is at least a two person job. I work the phones all summer helping my customers with the finer points.
There seems like a lot you need to know to buy an above ground pool, install, maintain and care for it, but it is all really simple. Nobody ever regretted putting in a new pool.
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