Your Guide to the Best Above-Ground Swimming Pools for the Backyard

Your Guide to the Best Above-Ground Swimming Pools for the Backyard

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many of us cancelling holiday plans. Because we are all encouraged to stay at home and practise social distancing when we absolutely must go out we've had to make changes around our activities holidays included.

And if you have an entire family at home that needs to be entertained, having a swimming pool in your backyard helps solve that. Pool parties and barbecues without having to leave the house!

Benefits of Above-Ground Pools

If you are thinking about having an above-ground pool installed in your backyard, here is a breakdown of the benefits.


If you are trying to stay within a budget, above-ground pools are your best option. And when you choose trusted brands like Bestway, you know that the affordable price does not mean you are compromising on the quality of the product itself.

Above-ground swimming pools allow you to have your dream pool in your backyard. A swimming pool you and your family can enjoy for many years, at a price that will not blow your budget.

Plenty of model and layout choices:

Above-ground pools come in various sizes, layouts and materials. This means that you have full control of what your swimming pool will look like, and can adjust the cost according to your budget. Is your backyard on the smaller size? Then maybe a round swimming pool could work. Do you have a big family with backyard space to spare? You can choose a larger, rectangular pool.

Quick installation:

If you want a swimming pool that will not take weeks to set up, go for an above-ground swimming pool. You can start having those pool parties a lot sooner.

Keep in mind though that the time spent on installing these pools depends on a number of factors. The current state of your backyard and the size of the pool you choose are among them. If your backyard has to be graded for example, or has lots of trees, this will add up in the installation time.

Overall, even with the extra time needed to prepare your backyard, it is still faster to install above-ground swimming pools than their traditional, in-ground counterparts.


Yep if you are the type who chooses to build things on your own, there are above-ground swimming pools that come with self-installation kits. From manuals, tools, and filters it has everything you need to build your pool at your own time and pace. You can still call installers or handymen to set it up for you, if you choose.


Above-ground swimming pools are inherently safer than their in-ground counterparts. Since they have a higher entry point, this lowers the risk of accidental falls or trips. Still, for added safety, be sure to install fencing around your pool, especially if you have young children.

Easy to maintain:

Because of their size and the way they are built, it is far easier to maintain an above-ground swimming pool. They do not require as many chemicals and cost less when it comes to annual upkeep. Depending on the brand and model you choose, it is also possible to drain and disassemble the pool after you have used it.

What's the best above-ground swimming pool for the backyard?

While there are plenty of brands and models in the market and do feel free to research and compare there is one particular above-ground pool that sets the bar when it comes to quality, affordability and convenience.

The Bestway Power Steel Rectangular above-ground pool is the ideal choice for the budget-conscious shopper that does not compromise on quality.

The pool has triple-strength side walls that are made of 3-ply polyester and heavy duty PVC. It comes with rust-resistant steel frames that are capable of withstanding tough Australian weather, not to mention serious swimming pool fun and games.

With a capacity of more than 8,000 litres, the above-ground pool comes with its own filter pump and a volume flow rate of 2,006 litres per hour so you can be sure the water in the pool stays clean. Best of all, the swimming pool can be set up in 30 minutes by two people so you do not have to call professionals to help out.

Cleaning up is easy you just attach the valve to your garden hose to drain the water, and it easily disassembles for storage. This versatility allows you to make the most out of your backyard space, as you would not have the above-ground pool sitting on your backyard all year.


While there are many people that would prefer having in-ground permanent pools, having your own above-ground swimming pool can have a lot of advantages, especially if you are concerned about installation costs. Not to mention if you still need some work on your backyard to prepare it for a swimming pool, which can add up to your expenses.

With all the brands and models out there, it can be a little challenging to choose which above-ground pool to get for your home. With that said, our team at Outbax will be glad to help you and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today and let us know about your swimming pool requirements, budget and how you plan to install it in your backyard and we can help you choose a product that suits best for your needs.

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