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Above-ground Options To Provide Garden Fun

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Despite tough competition from other wet leisure products, there’s still a lot of demand for above-ground pools in the UK. Available in a range of materials, the idea behind these entry-level solutions is cost effectiveness combined with straightforward installation that can often be achieved by a competent DIYer. The choice on offer has never been wider and this issue, we take a look at a sector that’s surely set to shine again this summer By Andrea Hartshorne


he thought of being able to splash about on a hot day to cool off or swim for exercise is all about being able to enjoy a relaxing dip in your own pool, without any restrictions on time or availability. An in-ground pool is usually first choice but often budget constraints or lack of space prevent this from being a realistic option. Many potential customers would be surprised by the versatility and the good looks that above-ground pools can provide to an outdoor leisure area. From small and round, to oblong or kidney, the variations of size and finish can satisfy almost any budget and bring as much pleasure as a more expensive in-ground pool. Often, these type of pools can also be a spur of the moment purchase when the 59-62_SPN_June_17_Above_Ground_Pools.indd 59

weather improves and retailers who offer a range of above-ground options can also look forward to increased sales of chemicals and accessories too. Easy to install and produced to a high quality, above-ground pools are still doing well despite increased competition from alternatives, their resilience being largely due to more variations and accessories being added to existing options. With the lure of fun-filled hours or lazy and relaxing days spent around a back garden pool a genuine possibility, the idea of an above-ground pool is still very appealing and at a lower price than an in-ground pool, there’s nothing to stop that dream from becoming a reality for many across the UK. With plenty of options available, we take a look at this year’s above-ground options.

IASO RANGE FROM SWIMMING POOL ZONE Designed for a garden or terrace, the IASO range of high quality detachable pools are very easy to assemble and dismantle with the only tool required being an Allen key. As one of the best options in their class, the interlocking anodised aluminium structure together with the highly durable PVC liners results in a pool that is designed for repeated use year after year and can be easily stored during the winter months. The compact design of the pools facilitates easy delivery with all items passing through standard doors or gateways. With a comprehensive range of models including circular forms in 3m, 4m and 6m diameters and rectangular forms from 4.5m in

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2017  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...