Best Hard Sided Above Ground Pool

When the weather gets hot, it's important to have a way to stay cool. Not everyone can have a below-ground pool, and not everyone has access to a leisure center or community pool. A hard-sided pool gives you access to an outdoor pool right in your backyard - perfect for cooling off in the summer heat. We've rounded up the best hard-sided above-ground pools in a range of sizes. These are heavy-duty designs with copper-bearing walls and steel frames that will also come with a variety of accessories including sand filter pumps, pool liners, skimmers, ladders, and nets. So you can find the perfect one for your needs. Happy summer swimming!

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Aquarian Phoenix 15ft x 52in Above Ground Swimming Pool, Pump and Ladder Set with Sand Filter Pump, Pool Liner, Skimmer, Ladder and Net

Rating: 3.8

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The Aquarian Phoenix Above Ground Swimming Pool is the perfect addition to your backyard. This pool is 15 feet by 52 inches and includes a sand filter pump, pool liner, skimmer, ladder, and net. The steel construction on all components ensures lasting durability. The package also includes accompanying hardware.
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Embassy Pool Co Fiesta Key 12 Foot x 52 Inch Round Hard Sided Steel Frame Swimming Pool Package with Liner, Filter, Pump, Ladder, and Skimmer, Beige

Rating: 3.6

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The Embassy Pool Co. Fiesta Key 12-Foot Round Hard Sided Swimming Pool Package is a great choice for your backyard. The heavy-duty design with copper-bearing walls and steel frame is built to last, and the staggered bolt wall closure adds extra strength and stability. The low-profile supports extend 9 inches beyond the sidewall for added safety, and the package includes a 16-inch sand filter and 1.5-HP pump combo, an A-frame ladder, and a thru-wall skimmer. The manufacturer offers a limited lifetime warranty for peace of mind.
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Aquarian Phoenix 21' x 52

Rating: 4.2

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The Aquarian Phoenix 21' x 52 is the perfect pool for relaxing in your own backyard. With a 21-foot diameter and 52-inch height, this round above-ground pool is perfect for family fun. The steel construction is designed for lasting durability, and all components are made of steel for lasting strength and beauty.

Lomart Skye Harbor 16 Foot x 52 Inch Round Hard Sided Steel Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Package w/ Liner, Filter, Pump, Ladder, & Skimmer, Brown

Rating: 4.7

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The Lomart Skye Harbor is a 16-foot round, heavy copper-bearing wall and steel frame above ground pool package that includes a liner, filter and pump combo, ladder, and skimmer. It is made for smaller backyards and comes with a manufacturer warranty of limited lifetime.

Bestway Steel Pro MAX 14' x 33

Rating: 4.2

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The Bestway Steel Pro MAX 14' x 33 pool is perfect for a hot summer day. With a water capacity of 2,700 gallons, this pool will keep you cool all day long. The DuraPlus enhanced 3-ply liner is durable and puncture-resistant, and the corrosion resistant steel frame is held together with our FrameLink System to provide remarkable strength and connection. The 530 gal. filter pump included makes setup a breeze, and the easy, no-tool takedown process makes cleanup a snap.

Summer Waves P20012331 Active 12ft x 33in Outdoor Round Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Set with Skimmer Filter Pump & Filter Cartridge, Gray Wicker

Rating: 4.2

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This above ground pool is perfect for a large family. It is made of a durable triple-layer polyester mesh and heavy gauge PVC material with galvanized metal frame to withstand the elements. The pool also comes with a snap-in design for quick and easy installation. The included SFX600 filter pump combines the functions of a skimmer and filter pump in one unit and attaches to sidewalls of pool for easy maintenance and to prevent tripping. The pool has a diameter of 12 feet, a capacity of 1,600 gallons, and comes in a gray wicker color.

Aquarian Phoenix 21' x 52

Rating: 3.8

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This is an above ground swimming pool that is 21 feet in diameter and 52 inches high. It comes with a sand pump filter and is made of steel construction on all components. It is easy to assemble.

Bestway Power Steel 14' x 8'2

Rating: 4.3

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The Bestway Power Steel 14' x 8'2 is a great way to enjoy the summer with your friends and family. This pool has a water capacity of 1,915 gallons and comes with a 530 gallon filter pump. The Tritech enhanced 3-ply liner is durable and puncture-resistant, while the corrosion resistant steel frame is held together with our Seal & Lock System to provide remarkable strength and connection. The ChemConnect dispenser maintains and provides clean, healthy pool water by providing a stable level of chlorine that is evenly dispersed throughout the pool. The easy, no-tool setup and takedown process makes it a breeze to get this pool up and running.

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Aquarian Phoenix 15ft x 52in Above Ground Swimming Pool, Pump and Ladder Set with Sand Filter Pump, Pool Liner, Skimmer, Ladder and Net 3.8

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Embassy Pool Co Fiesta Key 12 Foot x 52 Inch Round Hard Sided Steel Frame Swimming Pool Package with Liner, Filter, Pump, Ladder, and Skimmer, Beige 3.6

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Aquarian Phoenix 21' x 52 4.2

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Lomart Skye Harbor 16 Foot x 52 Inch Round Hard Sided Steel Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Package w/ Liner, Filter, Pump, Ladder, & Skimmer, Brown 4.7

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Bestway Steel Pro MAX 14' x 33 4.2

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Summer Waves P20012331 Active 12ft x 33in Outdoor Round Frame Above Ground Swimming Pool Set with Skimmer Filter Pump & Filter Cartridge, Gray Wicker 4.2

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Aquarian Phoenix 21' x 52 3.8

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Bestway Power Steel 14' x 8'2 4.3

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PoolEye Aboveground Pool Immersion Alarm – Battery Powered Water Motion Sensor for up to 24’ Round or 16’ x 32’ Oval, Poolside Siren Only, PE14, Small, Grey 3.5

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Swimline Safety Hook for Pools 4.7

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