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The pump makes the pool and the pool creates ambience. Which pool is right for your garden: the aboveground pool purchased in a hurry or the individually self-constructed pool? Here is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the most common pool varieties.

Option 1


  • various construction kits available
  • a safe choice
  • cheap to buy
  • short project time, quick to assemble
  • no individual form
  • for physical reasons only round aboveground pools are available
  • steel wall constructions with pool foil are most common (not very durable)
  • dominates the overall appearance of the garden
  • high ladder with folding safety guard required
  • high pool sides encourage birds to perch
  • awkward to clean

Option 2

Partially submerged

  • good alternative for gardens with high groundwater levels
  • individual pool design or finished mould
  • durable construction
  • can be better integrated into the garden optically
  • uncomplicated entry for young and old
  • ladders or steps (even on the corner)
  • greater depths available for more comfortable swimming
  • plastic pools with smooth pool walls ease cleaning
  • easier to cover manually
  • prevents dogs from jumping in
  • longer project time
  • pool sides are a tripping hazard and require safety lighting at night
  • drainage, base plate and supporting walls are necessary
  • planning permission may be required

Option 3


  • elegant optics are integrated in the garden
  • relaxed seating by the pool and ability to hang feet in the water
  • simple entry into the pool
  • greater depths possible for more comfortable swimming
  • accessibility for disabled people
  • counter swim units can be used for rehabilitation purposes
  • high water level with overflow possible
  • shock-resistant pool wall
  • can be individually illuminated
  • easy to operate the pool robot
  • easy to clean by hand
  • extra stable safety covers can be used
  • covered pool enclosure is possible
  • longer construction phase and removal of earth
  • drainage, base plate and supporting walls are necessary
  • foliage can blow into the pool more easily
  • planning permission may be required

Find out about the next steps in THE POOL Academy