Best Swimming Pools for Sale in 2022

Hi, I’m Tom and I’ll be talking about the best swimming pools for sale in the market this year. For those of you who are new to this blog, there’s only one thing you should know about me: There’s nothing I love more than spending my free time in the water. Whether that be in the ocean, paddle boarding in a lake, or just straight up chilling in a pool.

In this blog post you’ll find:

  • Brief History About Swimming Pools
  • Things to Consider in Looking for Swimming Pools for Sale
  • Swimming Pools for Sale

Swimming Pools: A Brief History

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Woman in a swimming pool

Obviously, we all know what a swimming pool is. But, did you know that the man-made watering holes we enjoy today go as far back as 2600 B.C.E? The pools back then were made from bricks and covered with plaster.

People in that time used it for bathing and swimming, but some believe it was also for religious ceremonies. In ancient Greece and Rome, they encouraged young boys to learn swimming by making it a part of the education system.

Until the 19th century, swimming pools weren’t as popular as it is now. It only started becoming widely known when the modern Olympic Games included swimming races in 1896. In the US, the first pool that opened to the public was in Cabot Street Bath in Boston.

The swimming pools for sale that we know and love today weren’t developed until the 20th century with the advancements of chlorination and filtration systems that keeps the water clean without having to drain and refill. 

Today, there are so many types of swimming pools for sale such as the inflatable and above the ground ones. These are the perfect swimming pools to get for a quick summer dip since having a legit pool installed in your backyard takes a lot of time and effort. So, I have compiled the best portable swimming pools for sale for you but we’ll get to that in a second 🙂

Things to Consider in Looking for Swimming Pools for Sale

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Happy young woman on a rubber inflatable mattress in a pool

Let’s talk about the things you should know first in finding swimming pools for sale. You need to do your homework and research, even if you’re just going to purchase a portable pool. Hopefully, by the end of this section, you’ll have a better understanding of what kind to get so you can have the perfect pool day in the comfort of your own home. 

The Type of Swimming Pools for Sale

The first factor to consider is what type of pool you want to get. There are two kinds of available swimming pools for sale on the market that are easy to set up: Above the ground and Inflatable.

The above the ground is the type of pool that is propped up by tubes and usually comes with a filter pump, a liner, a ground cloth, and a cover. On the other hand, inflatables are pretty much self-explanatory. All you need for this is a good quality air pump to make sure your pool is sturdy and can hold up the water.

The Size and Your Site

There are two important factors you need to know before buying swimming pools for sale on the market.

First, you have to figure out the size of the pool you want depending on how many people are going to use it or how deep you want it to be. Second, don’t forget to measure the size of your space so you can avoid buying swimming pools for sale that is either too big or too small. 

The condition of your place will also determine if purchasing a swimming pool is for you. Getting one means there will be a lot of water splashing all over the place.

So, if the area you plan to put the pool in is made with sensitive materials or is not flat enough, then you might want to consider changing your mind. Is your backyard too rocky? Or is it soil with grass? A rocky ground can damage your pool immediately and may even cause injuries while placing a pool in a grassy area may ruin your lawn.

Avoid these things by doing your research and preparing your pool area before buying one.

Your Budget

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Smiling little girl in sunglasses in pool in sunny day

When it comes to portable swimming pools for sale, there are a lot of options in the market that are reasonably priced. However, if you would like a high-quality pool, you might want to spend a little more money.

Just to give you an idea: the inflatable ones are usually cheaper than the above-the-ground pools. But, ultimately, it will all boil down to your preference and your budget. Either way, you’ll be the one to decide what is worth your money. 

Swimming Pools for Sale

I know, I know. You’ve been waiting for this part of the article. Enough chitchat and let’s get to the good part. Here are some of the best swimming pools for sale I can recommend. I have categorized them into two parts: Above The Ground and Inflatable.

I also provided a rating system based on the quality, price, and great consumer reviews to make it easier for you to decide which one to get. 

Above the Ground

Intex 118-by-78-by-29-1/2-Inch Rectangular Frame Pool

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  • Price: $159.99 to $419.00
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 5/5

If you’re not a fan of circle swimming pools, you might want to consider this Intex Rectangular Frame. This one is made with vinyl material and is great for families or a group of friends. The setup for this pool is fairly easy and will take you about 30 minutes. Its metal support frame that has a rust-resistant coating gives this product the ultimate stability.

This item also comes with laminated blue walls that creates an effect to make the water look crystal-clear. This pool’s size which is 118x 78 x 29.5 can hold 800 gallons worth of water. As we know, Intex is a trusted pool brand all over the world so i’m certain this product is worth your money. Other sizes available: 7’2” x 4’11” x 23”, 8’6” x 5’3” x 25”, 9’10” x 6’7” x 29.5” and 14’9” x 7’3” x 33”

Intex 12-Foot by 30-Inch Metal Frame Pool Set

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  • Price: $405.99
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 4/5

For those of you looking for a heavy-duty above-the-ground pool that is the perfect size, try this Intex 12 ft x 30 in once with a metal frame. This product includes “super-tough” liners and laminated sidewalls with superior quality metal frames that have a rust-resistant coating.

As to the other Intex pool I mentioned, this one is also easy to assemble and will not take you an hour to set up. The set contains a filter pump and a DVD you can watch for repair or maintenance instructions.

This item also comes with a 100 to 120V Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump with a flow rate of 530 GPH. You can add $9.99 to the set to get a mini-tablet spa chemical dispenser to treat your pool water. 

Bestway 56061US Steel Pro MAX Above Ground Swimming Pool

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  • Price: $329.95 to $1,199.99
  • Durability: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 3/5
Last updated on 02/07/2022 21:26

This Bestway pool is the number one above-the-ground bestseller on Amazon. It comes with a DuraPlus 3-ply liner which makes this product durable and resistant to potential punctures. The set also contains 1 filter pump that is compatible with a type I cartridge, a high-quality PVC repair kit, a setup and maintenance DVD, and a flow control drain valve. 

The steel frame called FrameLink included in the set can hold the pool together strong enough to avoid corrosion. With the Bestway 56061US Steel Pro, you won’t need any tool to set it up and it is fairly easy to prop up. The water capacity of the smallest one is 90% which is about 1,710 gallons or 6,472 liters. The other available size are 12’x30”, 12’x39.5”, 14’x33”, 15’x42”, 18’x49”


Intex 28131EH 12ft X 30in Easy Pool Set, 12 ft x 30 in, Blue

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  • Price: $219.99 to $715.47
  • Sturdiness: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 4/5
Last updated on 02/07/2022 21:26

Inflatable swimming pools for sale are probably the easiest ones to set up. This Intex one can actually be ready for you to add water in just approximately ten minutes. The water capacity for this 12’ x 30” inch pool is 80% which around 1,485 gallons of water.

When you buy this easy set, you will get 110-120V Krystal Clear cartridge filter pump, with a flow rate of 475 GPH, as with other Intex portable pools. If you are going to get this item, I recommend making sure your pool area is flat and level. Other sizes available: 8’ x 30”, 12’ x 30”, 15’ x 42” and 18’ x 48”

Summer Waves P1A00830A 8ft x 2.5ft Quick Set Ring Above Ground Inflatable Outdoor Swimming Pool 

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Price: $165.95
Sturdiness: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

This Summer Wave round shape inflatable pool is 8’ by 2.5” is the perfect size if you just want a quick and easy summer dip with a small group of friends or family. The product comes with an RX300 filter pump with GFCI, a replacement filter cartridge, and a pool liner.

It is easy to set up and the rapid installation allows you to use it immediately to fill with water. This item is a durable inflatable pool with triple-layer polylaminate PVC material with polyester inner mesh sidewalls. You will also get a quick-release drain plug when you purchase this product. 

Buying and maintaining a swimming pool, even if it’s just portable is still quite a big responsibility. You have to make sure you get the right size and place it in the right place so you don’t ruin your backyard.

You also need to think about how you’re going to fill it up or drain it when you’re done. But despite all of that, I still think it’s still a great item to invest your money and time in, especially if you love the water just as much as me.

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