An above-ground swimming pool seems like a great idea, but where do you go to learn more about the different manufacturers?
The following is a frequently updated list of above-ground pool manufacturers. While this type of pool has enjoyed a surge in popularity since the Great Recession, some manufacturers had to close their doors because of the economy. If you already own an above-ground pool and have had difficulty tracking down the company or its website, it may have joined forces with or been acquired by another company. Parts are usually compatible with other brands; but do your research to make sure it fits or is returnable if it doesn't work out. Brands are listed in alphabetical order.
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Formerly sold as Advantage Pools, the Alberca is touted by Chois as the "Rolls Royce of soft-sided portable pools."
Contact information: (888) 324-2896
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Atlantic started its operations in the 1930s, and after World War II, was one of the top manufacturers of above-ground pools. It currently features four lines of above-ground pools:
Contact information: (514) 363-3232
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Founded in 1975, Aqua Leader is located on the south shore of Montreal, Canada. In 1986, Aqua Leader invented synthetic resin above-ground pools. Aqua Leader is part of the Wilbar Group.
Contact Information: (514) 363-3599
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Doughboy has been manufacturing above-ground or "portable" swimming pools since 1954 and is one of the oldest above-ground companies still in existence. In recent years, they have been an innovator in "recessed" pools, which provide the look and feel of an inground swimming pool without the cost.
Contact Information: 1-866-DOUGHBOYContinue to 5 of 10 below.
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A division of Doughboy Recreational, Embassy makes round above-ground pools and liners that are easy to assemble and built to last for many years.
Contact information: email@example.com
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IPools are affordable therapeutic pools for your own backyard or home and, depending on the model, will heat up your workout while relaxing sore and tired muscles and joints. At 92 and 100 degrees, the iPool is warmer than most swimming pools but cooler than a spa--the ideal temperature to exercise safely and work on target areas. Some models even come with chair lifts.
Contact information: (866) 337-7766
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Namco is an East Coast swimming pool superstore that had been around since the dawn of the above-ground pool days--1962--and sells above-ground pools, supplies, accessories, decor, inflatables, and pretty much everything you need that is related to backyard swimming and entertaining.
Contact information: (860) 649-3666Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Sharkline, from Wilbar International, has been manufacturing above-ground pools and liners since 1961. The company began in the founder's basement and is still owned and operated by the same family. All Sharkline pools are made in the company's 160,000 square foot facility in Long Island, New York.
Sharkline makes steel, aluminum and resin pools in 48-, 52- and 54-inch heights. The company also makes the frame and wall of every pool, as well as the liner, deck, fence and ladder systems.
Contact Information: (631) 951-9800
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The company was founded in the 1970s when Luigi Spedini devised a round pool with an inflatable collar. Sold by Piscine Laghetto of Vescovato, Italy, the pools were popular with Europeans before branching out to the United States and becoming Splash in 1986. Models currently popular include the SuperStream line, designed as workout and lap pools, and the beautiful Dolce Vita (pictured).
Contact Information: (800) 92-SPLASH