Before You Buy

Before jumping into a major purchase, we recommend that you carefully plan your approach to pool ownership. Here are some things to consider before making your final decision.


Family in PoolWhat are your priorities when it comes to a pool? Consider the following questions:

  • Is the look of the pool more important, or the size?
  • Do you have a preference in terms of construction materials?
  • What do you see yourself doing with your pool? Relaxing in the back yard? Playing with the kids? Getting some healthy exercise?
  • Will your pool get used every day? Weekends only?
  • How many people will use the pool? Just you and your spouse? A large family?


Measure where you plan to install your pool to figure out what size pool you want. Don't forget to allow for a possible deck and landscaping.

If the ground in your future pool area is sloped, consider a smaller structure to minimize necessary site preparation work.


How much money do you have to spend on your pool? Remember to set some money aside for chemicals, additional accessories, decking, landscaping, etc.

Above ground pools can meet all kinds of budgets:

  • Steel pools are generally the least expensive, but deliver lots of quality for your dollar
  • Resin pools cost slightly more, but are generally considered a bit more attractive
  • Wood pools often cost more than their counterparts, but deliver style and refinement like no other type.

Leisure Enhancements

When it comes to colors, lighting styles and water features, Garden Leisure offers a variety of add-on options that rival those of even the best inground pools. Whatever you want to meet your needs and fulfill your design desires, we'll do our best to provide it.

For more information about enhancing your above ground pool, use our locator to find a Garden Leisure dealer in your area.