Above-Ground Swimming Pools South Africa
Looking for Above-ground Swimming Pools in South Africa? Consider These Points First
What do most citizens of South Africa have in common? For starters, their love of a pool braai beneath the summer sun. For some, it’s not enough to visit friends and family on special occasions; they want to bring all the fun to their own home, but large, built-in pools take time and are expensive. One solution that more homeowners in South Africa are looking to is above-ground swimming pools.
Above-Ground Versus Built-In
As the name suggests, built-in models refer to a pool which has been installed into the soil. Depending upon the type you settle for, built-in models can take weeks to install and leave a massive mess in your backyard. Fortunately, South Africa has plenty of options when it comes to above-ground swimming pools, such as our models here at GEZA. These designs are so low fuss, they’ll have you sorted in no time.
The Advantages of Above-Ground Swimming Pools
If you are still weighing the pros and cons of both options, here is a quick list of advantages to which you can look forward when installing an above-ground model:
- They are far more cost-effective. Having one installed by a professional may cost slightly more but with many in South Africa being easy DIY kits, there’s no reason to hire anyone else.
- Installation is breezy. Unlike sunken pools that take weeks to install, above-ground swimming pools require only a few hours of DIY work, after which it is ready to be filled with water – just in time for that weekend party.
- They are easily dismantled and this is excellent news for anyone relocating soon, is renting a property, or wishes to pack the pool away for the winter.
- Smaller units mean less water is used, which is ideal for countries like South Africa that often deal with drought.
- Because their entry point is higher, they are safer for small children and animals, who cannot easily fall into the water.
Before you make your purchase, there are a few points to consider when it comes to installation. With careful consideration and planning, your installation will be fuss-free.
Don’t Compromise on Quality
If you are considering an above-ground swimming pool, chances are that you are looking to save some money. While such products are available at great prices in South Africa, one shouldn’t neglect quality over affordability. A good rule of thumb is to always purchase the best you can afford, as this will save you on repair and maintenance costs in the long run.
Be Realistic About Space
Above-ground swimming pools, even the smaller models, take up space in your yard. To better visualise what your final installation will look like, place some tape on the ground with the same measurements and realistically explore whether it will suit your yard or not.
Think About Placement
Where you decide to construct your pool is exceptionally important, as it will affect everything from maintenance to the longevity of the product. Placing the pool under direct sunlight will cause the water to warm up quickly, and may also reduce the unit’s lifespan. Installing it under trees that shed leaves often will require much clean-up in the future. Consider investing in a cover to protect your water from debris on windy days when the pool is not in use.
Before installation, ensure that the ground beneath the pool is absolutely level. Even slight sloping means that water will collect on one side and place pressure on the frame. This may affect its structural integrity. The frame must, at all times, remain upright and stable. In South Africa, some residential complexes may have rules about installing a pool, so be sure to look into these regulations.
We Offer Expert Advice
At GEZA, we have two above-ground swimming pools, namely the Sabi Sundowner (4,5 m) and the Clifton Chiller (3,5 m). These products come in easy-to-assemble DIY kits with a straightforward installation instruction manual. Your final installed product is ready to use in two days and comes with plenty of extra features, such as a pump and filter enclosure. If you are interested in one of our models or if you wish to find out more about the products we have on offer, feel free to get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.