What to Know Before Buying an Above-Ground Swimming Pool - Crystal Pools, Inc.

What to Know Before Buying an Above-Ground Swimming Pool

An above-ground swimming pool provides years of backyard fun and fitness for your family. But not all pools are made equal, so it’s important to understand your options.

At Crystal Pools, we have been selling and installing only the highest-quality above-ground pools for more than 45 years. We are one of Central PA’s largest installers, offering more than 80 styles from the top pool brands in the industry.

When you’re shopping for an above-ground pool, there are a few key questions you’ll want to consider from the very start:

  • What is the quality of the pool?
  • How long will it last?
  • What are your size/shape options?
  • How quickly can it be installed?
  • How can you ensure it will be properly installed?

Here’s why you should choose Crystal Pools:

1) Installation in just one day

At Crystal Pools, we have a large team of experienced installers who can build your new above-ground pool before the end of the day. Our decades of experience enable us to provide fast, yet meticulous installations every time.

Watch this 2-minute video to see how we do it in just one day!

2) Quality and affordability

Be wary of the cheap DIY pool kits found in the big retail stores. You want a pool that lasts for years, not a summer fling!

At Crystal Pools, we only install top-quality pools from the best manufacturers. And since there are dozens of styles to choose from, we have affordable options for every family.

3) More contemporary styles to choose from

The boring, boxy styles from the ’80s and ’90s are long gone. Today’s above-ground swimming pools come in numerous attractive styles for every home. And since we offer more than 80 styles, shapes and sizes to choose from, we can help you select a pool that blends in perfectly with your home and enhances the appeal of your backyard.

Our round pools range in size from 12 feet in diameter to 33 feet. Our oval pools range from 12×17 to 21×43.

4) More safety features

Many families prefer the inherent safety of an above-ground pool, but we also offer additional safety features to give you added peace of mind. Features like rounded top corners ensure there are no sharp edges (no cuts and scrapes!), while also providing extra protection from corrosion and the elements.

5) Warranties

We stand by our workmanship, and we only work with manufacturers who stand by their pools!

As a proud dealer for the best pool brands, like Celebration, Doughboy and Sharkline, we’re proud to offer warranty coverage on many of our pools. Some models come with a full 1-year 100% warranty, and we also offer a 30-year prorated warranty on Celebration pools, among other coverage options.

6) Strength and durability

Unlike store-bought DIY pools, our above-ground pools are solidly constructed and offer long-lasting durability. For example, our pools are engineered for maximum strength at the top of the pool, so they stay rigid as swimmers lean and grab onto the sides. The overall structural integrity far exceeds what you get with many store-bought brands.

We also take the proper steps to ensure a safe, sturdy foundation for your pool. Our professional staff handles the entire process: site prep, digging, framing, pouring stone and concrete footers, sand mounds, liner construction and more.

7) Experience

We can’t stress this enough: when it comes to pool installation, experience is everything.

At Crystal Pools, we have been installing beautiful, high-quality pools across Central Pennsylvania since 1964. Our installers are highly skilled and experienced, ensuring that your pool is properly constructed from start to finish—usually in just one day.

Take a closer look

We have 13 full-size pools on display for your viewing pleasure (and 80+ styles to choose from in total). Stop by our locations in Hershey / Elizabethtown, Lancaster, or Mechanicsburg to see for yourself, or request a free catalog.