Above Ground Pool Size Comparisons

Above Ground Pool Size Comparisons

Do you have space constraints in your backyard? Are you looking for the biggest above ground pool money can buy? Check out our model and brand comparisons broken down by size to help narrow your search to finding the perfect above ground swimming pool.

We’ve taken the top rated above ground swimming pools from the best brand and broken them down by size groups.

Small-Sized Above Ground Pool Comparisons

These small sized above ground swimming pools are good choices for:

  • Small backyards.
  • Families with small children.
  • Those looking for an inexpensive way to test if an above ground pool is right for their yard.

Most smaller above ground pools are very easy to set up and can usually be completed in less than an hour by one person.

They typically will not include a ladder, as an adult can easily set over the sidewalls. Some small above ground pool owners opt for a smaller sized step ladder to minimize the risk of tripping over the wall.

Intex

Size

12′, 30″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

1,718 gallons

Bestway

Size

12′, 30″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

1,718 gallons

Summer Waves

Size

12′, 30″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

1,718 gallons

Splash Pools

Size

15′, 42″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

4,000 gallons

Medium-Sized Above Ground Pool Comparisons

Medium size above ground swimming pools are another great option for entry level pools and those with space-constraints in their backyard.

Many of these pools are relatively easy to set up and can usually be completed in a hour with a few people.

Intex

Size

18′, 48″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

6,000 gallons

Bestway

Size

18′, 48″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

6,000 gallons

Summer Waves

Size

9′ x 18′, 52″ deep

Shape

Rectangular

Water Capacity

5,000 gallons

Splash Pools

Size

18′, 42″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

6,000 gallons

Large-Sized Above Ground Pool Comparisons

Large above ground pools are big enough that you can comfortably swim around. The can accommodate a bunch of kids or a handful of adults.

Easy of set up varies by manufacturer, but most of these pools can be installed within a couple hours with a few people helping.

Bestway

Size

12′ x 22′, 52″ deep

Shape

Rectangular

Water Capacity

7,500 gallons

Blue Wave

Size

15′, 52″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

5,310 gallons

Summer Waves

Size

12′ x 24′, 52″ deep

Shape

Rectangular

Water Capacity

8,403 gallons

Embassy

Size

18′, 52″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

8,000 gallons

Extra Large-Sized Above Ground Pool Comparisons

Extra large above ground pools are typically the top-of-the-line options. These pools are extremely heavy duty and sturdy and constructed with materials designed to stand up to the elements and last for a long time.

Set up is going to typically take a few hours or more and will usually require at least three people to help. Many of the components are heavy and need to be properly set for the pool to be installed properly.

Extra large above ground pools really become a permanent fixture in the backyard, with many lasting 20 to 30 years.

Their sturdy construction and hard, protective sidewalls make the above ground pools perfect for building decks around.

Intex

Size

12′ x 24′, 52″ deep

Shape

Rectangular

Water Capacity

8,403 gallons

Bestway

Size

24′, 52″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

12,727 gallons

Heritage

Size

27″, 52″ deep

Shape

Round

Water Capacity

18,000 gallons

Embassy

Size

16′ x 32′, 52″ deep

Shape

Oval

Water Capacity

17,000 gallons