The best above ground pools are made by Buster Crabbe. DBA (doing business as) Aquasports Pools LLC out of New Brunswick NJ. They are the only pool manufacturer in the country that is still run by the founding family. All other pool companies have sold out or are made by those who have acquired them.
This pool company makes super strong pools in every price range. Their elite models are the Admirals Walk, and the Aquasport 52. They do not sell direct to the public so you will have to locate a dealer.
The next brand I recommend the most is Doughboy Pools, while I warn people to stay away from their entry level models there mid rang and higher end pools are great. They also have the biggest dealer / installer network of any pool company.
Wilkes Pools, the maker of the popular East Coast Brand Gibraltar. They make a high-end rectangle above ground pool that comes with a deck and fence. It is in probably the third best pool on the planet just below the Admirals Walk and Aquasport 52 previously mentioned previously. Big ticket price on this pool 🙂
If your looking for a super cheap pool. If your budget is under 3k all in for pool and installation, then you need to look at Intex above ground pool. They are the maker of soft sided splasher pools. You can get a great round pool and get it installed all in for like 1,000.
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Written by: Michael Kern of MGK Pools Inc a 30 year installer and repairman of above ground swimming pools.