The biggest thing that defines a soft-sided above ground is that the wall of the pool is also its liner. The material used for the wall/lining is canvas-like and waterproof. This means a lot of things. Soft-sided pools are much easier to install because of this as it only needs a framework to keep this canvas up and in shape and it’s done. They also aren’t as protected from sharp objects that get thrown by kids or blown by a gust of wind during a storm or something such as a sharp rock that can get propelled by a lawnmower.
There are many advantages of Soft-Sided Pools:
- Low purchase points: Commonly under $1,000, soft-sided pools are a budget-friendly option.
- Easy to install framework: The only things you need are a flat surface and a few hours of time to get your pool up and running.
- Accessible to buy: Many large retailers stock soft-sided pools in their seasonal sections.
- No additional equipment costs: Everything you need to set-up this above ground pool comes in the box.
Learn more about soft-sided pools in the following guide. We’ve covered some of the best 5 soft-sided pools:
1. 6' Round Fill 'N Fun Play Pool
The 6' Round Fill 'N Fun Play Pool is the perfect way for kids to cool off and have some fun during the long summer days! This pool has heavy-duty PVC walls and a durable vinyl bottom. Kids will love the colorful sidewalls, creating a fun environment to splash and play all day!
- 6' round kiddie pool
- 15" tall sturdy PVC walls
- Bright, fun wall design
- Included: repair patch
- Model number: 55022E
2. Intex - Ultra XTR Frame Deluxe Round Pool 24 ft x 52 in
This pool includes 2,800 Gallon per hour Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump, Platform Pool Ladder, Ground Cloth, and Pool Cover.
Designed for easy assembly and strength, the Intex Ultra Frame Deluxe Round Pool 24 ft. x 52 in. offers push button connects and an Easy Lock System that snaps together without tools.
- Holds 12,481 gallons of water
- Round Above Ground Pool
- Hydro Aeration Technology return fitting.
- Galvanized steel tubing.
- Soft gray laminated pool liner.
- White coping edge and pool water blue tile print
- D-shaped upright post design
- Includes full instructions and DVD instructions.
- Ready for swimming in 60 to 90 minutes!
- Model: 26339EH
3. Bestway - Power Steel 16 ft x 10 ft Oval Pool Set
The Bestway Power Steel Soft Sided Above Ground Pool is easy to set up and built to last. The corrosion-resistant steel frame is equipped with Bestway's Seal & Lock System for a sturdy and secure pipe connection. The Tritech pool liner is made of durable material that is reinforced for strength and puncture-resistance. Plus, the outside of the liner is printed with a realistic stone pattern to create a perfect fit in your beautiful backyard.
- 16 ft x 10 ft soft-sided pool
- 42" pool wall height
- Includes: filter pump system, a safety ladder, pool cover and chemical dispenser
4. Bestway - 8 ft X 26 in Fast Set Inflatable Pool Set
The Fast Set Inflatable Pool is constructed of tough TritechTM material, making it extremely durable and guarantees to keep the family swimming for years to come! It sets up in minutes, as only the top ring needs inflated. The body of the pool has a liner that lifts when you fill the pool with water and the you'll be all set for some fun!
- 8 ft round soft sided pool
- 26 in pool walls
- Easy set up and maintenance
- Includes 330 gallon filter pump and filter cartridge
5. Bestway - 13 ft X 30 in Fast Set Inflatable Pool Set
Spread out the 13 ft round pool on a level area with good drainage, and inflate the top ring. Drop in a hose and the pool walls will raise themselves, as the water level rises. Connect the FlowClear cartridge filter pump and hoses to the pool inlet/outlet ports.
Plug-in the pump (included) to a nearby outlet to begin circulation and filtration. Add a few chlorine tablets to a floating chlorinator to begin sanitizing the water and you are ready to swim! Plenty of time leftover to take a look at our relaxing pool floats and loungers, and begin your new pool lifestyle!
- 13 ft round soft sided pool
- 30 in pool wall height
- Holds 608 gallons of water
- Includes: 330 GPH pump and filter, hoses and ground cloth
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