Above ground swimming pools and can be one of the best family entertainment bargains out there. The cost of these pools can range anywhere from free all all the way up to several thousands of dollars. I have watched the classified ads in my area closely over the last few years. What I have noticed, is that there are at least a few above ground swimming pools given away for free every spring and summer. Of course, if you're going to take a pool for free, you should always check to make sure it is in decent condition. Assuming that it is in good condition however, your cost could be cut down to preparing the area for your pool, buying some basic equipment and possibly a new swimming pool liner.
You can also find several low cost swimming pools available in classified ads if you watch closely. Usually these have already been disassembled for you, but occasionally the deal may involve you actually taking the pool down for the person. If you have some friends who are willing to help you, this can still turn out to be a great deal.
Even if you are and are not interested in taking somebody else's used swimming pool, you can still find very nice deals on above ground swimming pools by looking at local retail outlets were checking out swimming pool dealers online. Some of the least expensive above ground swimming pools available are inflatable pools which are designed for small groups of people. These can usually be set up by one or two people in a single day. These small swimming pools also have the benefit of being very inexpensive. These can usually be picked up for well under $1000.
If you're looking for the larger swimming pool or you are only interested in specific pool designs, you will have to pay a bit more but you should still be able to find what you need at much less than what it would cost for even the most basic in ground swimming pool.
Once you have purchased your swimming pool, there are some other costs that you should consider. These sometimes hidden costs include things like leveling the land where you intend to put the whole, running electricity to the area where the pool will stand, and any swimming pool accessories you may need such as filters for other equipment. Even with these costs though, if you divide the cost by the several seasons you will own the pool, it works out to be a great deal for family entertainment.