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A pool or hot tub can be the perfect addition to your backyard. Whether you need a place to cool off with the family or could use the relaxation that comes with a private spa, there are many options to consider to find the best pool or hot tub.
Types of Pools
You have several choices when it comes to swimming pools. Each type of pool is designed with different advantages in mind:
- Above-ground pools: The major benefits of an above-ground swimming pool are size, cost, and easy assembly. You can find pools in a variety of diameters, with common options including 12-foot and 24-foot models. Above-ground pools are far cheaper than their in-ground alternatives, and most can be set up in day. Many families prefer above-ground pools because they can comfortably fit several people at once.
- Inflatable pools: The main advantages of an inflatable pool are ease of setup and packing away. You can put it up quickly with an air pump, use the hose to fill it, and hop in for some quick relief from the heat. Once you’re done it’s simple to take down and store for next time.
- Kid’s pools: Just looking for a place where the kids can go and chill out for a while? Most kid’s pools are inflatable, small, and shallow, but they do the trick on a hot summer’s day. They can be set up quickly, too. Remember to always monitor kids when they’re in and around a pool.
- In-ground pools: Often the largest and most luxurious, in-ground pools are the ultimate option for homeowners and could quickly make you the most popular family in the neighborhood. That being said, in-ground pools often require professional installation and are the most expensive option.
Types of Hot Tubs
The terms hot tub and spa are often used interchangeably, and most models fall into one of two categories:
- Inflatable hot tubs: Portable, affordable, and easy to set up, an inflatable spa might be just what you’re looking for. These tubs give you the major benefits of a hot tub—heated water and soothing jets of air—without the higher cost of installing the in-ground alternative.
- In-ground hot tubs: Many people install in-ground spas next to their swimming pools or on decks. They’re more expensive than inflatable spas but you get your choice of more features.
Important Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Pool or Hot Tub
You may be tempted to go for the biggest pool or most luxurious hot tub, but it’s worth taking the time to answer a few questions when shopping.
- Who will be using the pool or tub? If you have young kids, safety is of paramount importance. You may want a shallow, small pool to make it easier to monitor them. In the case of a hot tub, the number of people who’ll be using it on regular basis is important, as that could influence the right size, setup, and features.
- How much space do you have to work with? You probably don’t want your new pool or spa to dominate your yard or deck. Going big can be a great choice, but make sure to leave enough room for other outdoor activities.
- What’s the climate like where you live? Water expands when it freezes. That bit of scientific trivia has major implications for your new pool or tub in the winter. Outdoor in-ground pools should be drained before cold weather sets in, while above-ground and inflatable models should be taken down altogether to prevent damage.
Pool & Hot Tub Maintenance
Care and cleaning is a concern for any pool or tub. In the case of inflatable or portable models, it may be as simple as using chlorine tabs or fishing bugs out of the water. Above-ground and in-ground pools and spas require more attention to keep the water clean and safe for use.
Pool chemicals, pumps, pool covers, and other accessories are a must for an enjoyable experience; there’s nothing like a stagnant, murky pool to cut your fun short. You’ll want to consult the manufacturer’s guidelines for advice on proper care to extend the life of your pool or hot tub.
eBay Knows Pools & Hot Tubs
eBay is the perfect place to buy a swimming pool or spa. First, we have a huge selection of above-ground, inflatable, and in-ground models for sale. Next, our sellers span the globe, so there’s a good chance the right pool isn’t that far away. Finally, we’re a one-stop shop where you can buy your pool and all the best accessories (free shipping available on many orders). Take the plunge with eBay!