Finding a used above ground swimming pool can save you a good deal of money over the cost of a new one from your local pool store. Used above ground pools can offer quite a savings over pools found on the internet also. Visit our above ground pools from around the web page to get an idea of what the prices are and then compare those to our used above ground pools lower down on this page.
There are many things to look for when buying a used above ground pool. Rust is the most important. Check the bottom rails and foot plates. These are usually the first to go and in some cases very hard to find replacements for. While many stores carry above ground pools, very few have replacement parts available. There are so many makes and models it would be a waist of shelf space. Besides, they would much rather sell you a new pool.
The pool liner is always a consideration when buying used above ground pools. When the pool is up and full of water it seems like it would be easy to move the pool and set it up in your backyard and have it look the same. It does not work that way. When shopping for a pool always assume you will be buying a new liner. Check the prices here before you buy.
When a pool is emptied the vinyl liner will always shrink. Most of the time the shrinkage makes the liner unusable. The older the liner is the more it will shrink. They also become very brittle with age. If the liner is more than two years old I would not even attempt to reinstall it. If it is fairly new it might be worth a try but always assume you will be buying a new one. Even if the liner is reusable it will never look as good as the first time it was installed. The minor shrinking that will always occur will cause wrinkles and/or excessive footprints when reinstalling.
You will find a lot more information on pool care and installing used above ground pools in my faq section.