I sell the cheapest above-ground pool on the planet (cough * inexpensive*)! If you’re looking for the most inexpensive pool for your dollar, you found it. My swimming pools are priced at the lowest possible discount rate every day. You can spend more, but you will not get a better pool.
Consider this package on the right for just $2435.00 (link). It is a 21 foot round x 52-inch resin frame pool. It comes with the best liner money can buy, an energy efficient 2-speed pump with 100 sqft cartridge filter, a security ladder that can lock out access to the pool, and the same pool cleaning equipment I use as a pro, with shipping that includes residential, driver assisted, power tailgate delivery… SHABAM!
Three Above Ground Swimming Pool Models to Choose From with 100’s of Design choices…
Buster Crabbe Pools out of New Jersey manufactures all of my above-ground pools. One of the oldest and most respected pool companies in America. All pools get made with US Steel, Or Aluminum (Marine Grade Aluminum). AMERICAN MADE / UNION WORKERS
You can buy a brand name Buster Crabbe pool from them, or purchase the same pool from me, just with a different name and for a lot less. I call my three models: Some features have been changed to make these pool kits a little better and easier to install.
Of all my pool models, the Lamark Edge is the cheapest. Here’s the catch, it uses the same wall as the Atlas, and for $300 more you can even get the same Marine Grade aluminum wall as the Dauntless!
Eight Wall Patterns to Choose From
I have five steel wall graphics, and three aluminum wall graphics you can choose. Pick the wall color and pattern that best suits your taste. Not only do I sell the best pools online at every day low prices, but I also offer the accessories at my cost. You can choose from 5-10 pool liners, 5-8 filter and pump combinations, winterizing accessories, and more, all at my cost.
Of course, because I buy so much, you get the benefit of my considerable buying power! Think I’m Kidding? Use my custom package builder to assemble the cheapest ultimate pool package anywhere.
Discount Above Ground Swimming Pool Supplier Comparison | NAMCO | COSTCO | Walmart | Home Depot | Leslie’s
First of all … I don’t sell any shit pools, pool liners, or equipment. I’m in the business, and I shop at the stores mentioned above. My biggest disappointment is with Costco, because I love them and like their business philosophy, how they treat their employees etc… BUT I see them selling garbage pools every year!
Maybe the buyer for Costco does not know the difference between one grade of swimming pool from another. But last year they were selling a low-end Swim n Play model for all the money. I mean all the money.
Namco Pools Vs. My Lamark Pool
Update: Namco Got Purchased by a Canadian Pool Company as of 2018. This article was written a while back.
My original complaint was that they were buying cheap Canadian Pools, and now they have been bought out by a Canadian Company. Can’t get better from here.
In my area of the country, Namco is the name of the big-box discount pool store. Right now they have a hot super saver, “online only” sale going on of their Catalina Pool. I’m not kidding here’s the link, Check it out for yourself! It is a “Limited Supply.” Let’s compare that pool to my Lamark at its everyday low price.
Comparison Of a 21 Round Above-Ground Swimming Pool
Here we compare a 21 round as it is one of the most popular pool sizes. Of course, they advertise a 12 foot round across the web so they can appear to have the craziest lowest prices. I have sold only one 12 foot round pool in the history of me selling pools.
If you followed the link to Namco, scroll down until you find their 21 x 52 Catalina for $899.99 and click on it. You get the pool and a shitty overlap liner worth $259.00 for that price. The Lamark 21 x 52 swimming pool and pool liner combo is $1990.00, yeah $1100.0 hundred dollars more than the Catalina but wait, let’s compare!
My liner (Latham Brighton Prism HG) is the thickest best liner you can buy for an above-ground pool. The steel pool wall is the best quality US Steel, with the best treatments and coatings. It is hot dipped galvanized G90 treated and then painted with a pattern.
Their pool wall is cheapo Asian Steel. I am not saying Namco does not have good models, just hang in here a minute. Their liner is 16/14 mil at best. 16 mil wall, and 14 mil floor (mil refers to actual thickness).
So their cheapest online sale only pool amounts to a trashcan for a pool and a trash bag for a liner when compared to my pool. But my pool still cost more. I KNOW… keep coming a bit longer.
Value Added Benefits
For all you new swimming pool shoppers, you are going to need accessories to outfit your package. As I already told you, I give you pool accessories at cost. Once you add on a filter, a pump, and a ladder with a shitty little maintenance equipment package the price of their pool goes up to $1100.00 to a total of $2000.00, and mine only goes up 500 to a total cost of $2435.00. And yes mine cost a little more.
However, we are not exactly comparing apples to apples. When you have to replace that shitty liner in 1-3 years at a minimum cost of $600-800, my pool is definitely cheaper. Also, when you have to replace the whole swimming pool kit in 5 years because the wall or top rails have rotted out, my pool is twice as cheap.
My pool framing is an extruded reinforced resin that will never rot out like their cheap steel uprights and top rails. You scrape your service pole on their steel top rail chipping the paint, and it will start rusting the next day.
My maintenance equipment package has nine pieces, my cartridge filter has a Unicel cartridge in it, I ship my pools anywhere in the country for this price, plus my pool is made of resin, my steel wall is the highest quality and you cannot buy a better liner anywhere.
My packages are shipped to residential addresses with power-tail-gate, driver assisted service at no extra charge.
NOW… Please Bare with me a Moment Longer as I Compare the Lamark to Their most expensive Pool
Their pool cost over $3700.00 for the package and guess what? My pool package is still better. My lowest priced model still has the thickest best wall on the planet. Still has the thickest best pool liner. My accessory kit is better as well, and they want $1200.00 more??? They are still offering the same shitty overlap liner in this package for $3700.00!!! C’ MON MAN!!!!!
They do have a pool that cost more, but it is in a different class like my Aquasport 52 pool with slat wall panels.
I hope you can see now that my above ground pools are not only the cheapest, but they are the best value too. Assemble your package and see, and the more accessories you add, the more value you will get, as I said, all accessories are at or very near my cost.
Promotion – Getting the Cheapest Pool even Cheaper
If you get a neighbor to go in with you, and you buy two pools, and I can ship them to the same address, you can save an additional $200 a pool. You will have to contact me for multi-pool purchasing. Yeah, shipping is free, but no not really. Of course, the cost of shipping gets built into the cost! So, If you buy a second pool, I can knock off a little of the next pool, and remove the built-in shipping fee. Ka-Blam.
While these pools are inexpensive, installation is a real job. Around my way, we charge $1000.00 to install and setup of a 21 round. That doesn’t even include the cost of electrical service or water. You certainly don’t want to pay for installation twice because you bought something that rotted out in a couple years.
New Above Ground Pool for under $1000.00
If your total budget is under a grand, consider an Intex Ultra Frame pool. Set up of an Intex is much simpler, the pools cost a lot less, and you still get just as wet! I recommend getting a pool with at least a 48-inch pool wall, as it meets the minimum barrier to entry. The Intex 16×48 will last longer than many quote-unquote “real pools.” Read my Intex Pool Reviews here
Do yourself a favor and pocket the extra money you saved with my advice, or build a little deck. With a pool deck, you can put in steps, which give you a place to sit and hang out in the pool. Besides, I have never been a fan of the Intex pool ladders. 😉
I know what a pool cost, and I could charge a lot more for my pools and maybe someday I will. Don’t think just because my MGK Pools are inexpensive they should be classed with swimming pools of the same price. It is not marketing talk, you really cannot buy a better liner than my Brighton Prism from Latham Pools, my walls are the best US Steel, and or Marine grade Aluminum. These are facts.
I don’t sell any models with steel top plates or steel uprights. Of course, I could, Buster Crabbe has models with steel top plates. I choose to sell only the best at a fair price.
I know Intex Pools do not look as good as regular above ground pools, and even though I don’t sell them, I won’t bad mouth them either. They are exactly what you expect for the money. I even included Intex in my top 10 best pools review here. That’s my problem with the Namco’s, and Leslie’s Pools of the world, little or no value.
Dollar for dollar, nobody beats the value of my pools and pool packages. My Above-Ground Pools