5 Types Of Affordable And Easy To Setup Pools To Beat The Summer Heat

by Nancy

Summer is drawing near, and you are challenged with finding ways to cool off from the unrelenting heat without burning a hole through your pocket. Having an in-ground pool built and installed can cost a significant amount of money. So, what do you do? Here are 5 types of low cost pools that will help you and your family keep cool when the angry summer heat arrives.

Inflatable Pools

When it comes to low cost, easy, and cheap pools, the first thing that typically comes to mind are inflatable pools. Inflatable pools offer versatility, convenience, and virtually zero maintenance costs. They come in several sizes and shapes like rectangular, circular, square, and everything in between. Depending on the size and your needs, inflatable pools can range from $30 to $500.

Above Ground Pool

Backyard Above Ground Pool

Plastic Pools

Another popular option to keep cool in the summer are plastic pools. Just like inflatable pools, plastic pools also offer versatility, convenience, and no maintenance costs. They are also cheap and easier to set up since you will not have to inflate them. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your family’s needs. The average price range for a plastic pool can start from $20 to $300.

Galvanized Stock Tanks

You might begin to think about an old western movie or a ranch when it comes to the words stock tanks. Galvanized stock tanks are actually another cost-effective way to keep cool during the summer season. Stock tanks can be converted into cheap pools and offer versatility, flexibility, and low cost maintenance. They come in various sizes, which allows you to choose the size that best fits your needs. Stock tanks are typically capsule-shaped/oval or circular. So, if you are looking for a more rigid and durable type of pool that cannot be easily punctured or damaged, then a galvanized stock pool would be advantageous. As with any type of pool, the cost will range depending on size. To fit a family of 2 adults and 2 children, a galvanized stock tank would cost a minimum of $400.

Framed Pools

Framed pools or above ground pools are another type of low cost pools. Name brands such as Intex, Bestway, and Coleman offer steel-framed above ground pools of various sizes. Typical framed pool shapes include octagon, circular, and rectangular. Although not as cheap as the pools mentioned above, framed-pools are second best to have next to an in-ground pool. They are easy to install as you can tackle the installation yourself or with your family. They are also easy to maintain. Framed pool prices can start at about $1,000.

DIY Pallet Pool

If you are an avid DIY enthusiast, then pallet pools are another cheap and relatively easy way to keep cool. As its name suggests, you will need several wooden pallets, some nails, a tarp, ingenuity, and patience. You would simply use the wooden pallets to shape your pool’s frame. Once completed, you will use the large tarp to hold the water in to make your homemade pallet pool. The price range for a pallet pool will vary depending on where you will source your materials, but it should not reach the cost of a framed-pool.

The Takeaway

These are only to mention 5 types of low-cost, cheap, and easy to install pools. Whichever pool you decide on, remember to put safety first. Keep cool without burning a hole through your pocket by choosing one of these types of pools for summer fun and relaxation.