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Above-Ground Swimming Pools: When is the Best Time to Buy?

Splash All Season With Great Deals on Above-Ground Swimming Pools

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Traditionally, mid-summer / early fall has been the best time of the year to score a great deal on an above-ground swimming pool. But the current economy has changed all the rules. Whether you get an above-ground pool before Memorial Day, after Labor Day or any other time of the year, you still have the potential of saving hundreds of dollars, especially if you keep an eye on fluctuating prices. Above-ground pools can be as simple or elaborate as you need, desire or can afford. Take a look at the assortment of on-ground and above-ground swimming pools currently available and take the plunge if the price is right, or get a jump on next year's swim season!

IPool Fitmax 2

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Like the Fitmax iPool, the Fitmax iPool 2 takes up less space in your yard and uses fewer chemicals than a traditional in-ground model. It still gives you the best form of exercise to train and strengthen the cardiovascular system while minimizing stress and impace on joints and muscles. Fitmax iPools are affordable alternatives for swimmers and aspiring swimmers.

The Fitmax iPool 2 includes a PVC-coated liner, a galvanized pipe and powder-coated white frame, pump/filter, ladder, cover and floor mat. The Fitmax 2's height is 7 feet 3 inches, length is 11 feet 9 inches, width is 8 feet 9 inches.

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Intex 18' x 48" Easy Set Above-Ground Swimming Pool

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Intex's largest of the Easy Set pool collection is a generous 18 feet in diameter and 4 feet high. Easy to assemble (hence the name) and reportedly ready for water in 30 minutes. Water capacity: 5,455 gallons at 80% full. No tools are needed to set up this above-ground pool. Its tough 30-gauge sidewalls are made with three layers of material for extra strength and durability - two outer layers of heavy-gauge PVC laminated to an inner layer of polyester mesh for extra reinforcement. No sand required: all you need is level ground. The pool's drain plug accepts a garden hose to drain water away from the pool area as desired.

Prices and availability subject to change. Taxes and shipping may be extra.

Atlantis Round Above-Ground Pool

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The Atlantis above-ground pool comes standard with 20-gauge solid blue overlap vinyl liner, widemouth skimmer, and return fitting. Key features: baked-on Texture-Kote finish on all top rails and verticals and Protecto-loc wall coating provides long-lasting protection against scratching, corrosion and UV rays. Corrugated steel wall adds further protection against ice and impact damage. Six-inch top rails of roll-formed steel for strength and unique styling. Two-piece resin top connectors provide precise fit, extra strength and decorative finish, giving the Ambergris above-ground pool an upscale look.

Prices and availability subject to change. Taxes and shipping may be extra.

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Intex Ultra Frame Rectangular Pool Package

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Intex's Ultra Frame Pool comes in white and measures a generous 18' x 9' x 52." Rust-resistant metal-frame rectangular above-ground swimming pool includes user manual, pool cover, volleyball set, 1,500 gph pump and filter. Made of plastic; vinyl liner, maintenance kit, ground cloth, and ladder. Holds 4,545 gallons of water.

Prices and availability subject to change. Taxes and shipping may be extra.

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The FitMax iPool Above-Ground Exercise Pool

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Swimming has always been recognized as one of the most complete workouts one can get. It works your whole body by improving cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength, endurance, posture, and flexibility, all in a cool, relaxing environment. Swimming is also considered low-impact exercise, and the iPool was designed for resistance swimming to help strengthen the cardiovascular system without the stress and impact on the joints. Assembly required.

Prices and availability subject to change. Taxes and shipping may be extra.

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Intex Round 24' Metal-Frame Pool With Saltwater System

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Intex's 24-foot Round Intex Metal-Frame Pool features a 52-inch Super Tough™ three-ply liner, supported by heavy-duty, powder-coated galvanized frames. This above-ground pool includes everything you need to get started: a filter pump, a saltwater system, ladder, ground cloth, pool cover, deluxe maintenance kit, volleyball set and instructional DVD.

Prices and availability subject to change. Taxes and shipping may be extra.

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Intex Wood-Grain Pool

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Intex Wood-Grain Pool measures 16'8" x 49." Comes equipped with a 2,500-gph filter pump, saltwater system, and a pool cover. Made of plastic; vinyl liner. Includes ground cloth, maintenance kit and a ladder. Holds 5,061 gallons of water.

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