Preparing for Summer Fun With an Above Ground Pool

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make the most of the upcoming summer season. One of the best ways to ensure endless fun and relaxation in your backyard is by investing in a high-quality above ground pool. With a legacy of excellence and innovation, Doughboy Pools has been the leading name in above ground swimming pools for over 70 years. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps to prepare for a summer filled with poolside enjoyment.

1. Choose the Right Pool for Your Space

The first step in preparing for a summer of fun is selecting the right pool for your backyard. At Doughboy Pools, we offer a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any space and budget. From compact models perfect for smaller yards to larger pools for the whole family to enjoy, we have something for everyone. Our pools are known for their durability, strength, and longevity, ensuring that your investment will provide endless summer enjoyment for years to come.

2. Select a Suitable Location

Once you’ve chosen your pool, it’s important to find the ideal location in your yard. First, review the Doughboy Imagine Pool Planning Guide to choose the best location for your pool. Then, look for a level, open area that receives plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Avoid placing your pool under trees to minimize debris and ensure that it’s easily accessible for maintenance and enjoyment.

3. Prepare the Ground

Proper ground preparation is essential for the longevity and safety of your pool, whether you’re installing it above ground or opting for a recessed setup. Begin by clearing the area of any rocks, roots, or debris. If you plan to recess your Doughboy pool, you’ll need to dig a hole to the appropriate depth, ensuring the sides are even and the bottom is level. Doughboy pools come with detailed installation instructions to guide you through this process in addition to online videos that walk you through the process step by step. If you need assistance, you can also choose to find a professional installer; your local Doughboy dealer may be able to provide you with a list of recommended professionals.

Doughboy Recreational is in no way affiliated with any professional pool installer. Therefore, Doughboy Pools can assume no responsibility for errors in installation by the homeowner or said professional installer. If you have the pool installed by others, please supervise to be sure they comply with proper installation techniques as shown in both Doughboy Installation Instructions that are packaged with every Doughboy pool and Doughboy Installation Videos available for your review at Pool Installation Videos | Doughboy Pools.

4. Assemble Your Pool

Assembling a Doughboy pool is a straightforward process, thanks to our easy-to-follow instructions and high-quality components. From the durable steel or resin frame to the heavy-duty liner, every part of your Doughboy pool is designed for ease of installation and long-lasting performance. Gather some friends or family members for a fun assembly day, and before you know it, your pool will be ready to fill!

5. Fill and Enjoy

With your pool assembled and in place, it’s time to fill it with water and start enjoying the summer fun. Our pools are designed for efficient water circulation, ensuring a clean and refreshing swimming experience all season long. Don’t forget to add the necessary chemicals to keep your pool water balanced and safe for swimming.

6. Accessorize for Added Fun

Take your pool experience to the next level with an array of accessories from Doughboy pools. Keep your pool pristine with a durable pool cover, ensure safe and stylish entry with our various entry systems, and set the mood with underwater lights. For added safety and convenience, consider installing handrails. We offer a wide range of accessories to enhance your pool’s functionality and fun factor, making it the ultimate summer destination.

7. Regular Maintenance

To ensure your pool stays in top condition throughout the summer, regular maintenance is key. Test the water regularly, keep the filter clean, and skim the surface to remove any debris. With a little care, your Doughboy pool will provide endless enjoyment for many summers to come.

Add a Doughboy Above Ground Pool to Your Summer Fun

Preparing for summer fun with an above ground pool from Doughboy Pools is an exciting way to enhance your outdoor living space. By following these simple steps, you’ll be ready to begin a season of relaxation, entertainment, and cherished memories with family and friends. Embrace the warmth and joy of summer with the unmatched quality and style of a Doughboy pool. Happy swimming!


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Round 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′, 32′
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Round 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
Oval 20’X12′, 24’X12′, 24’X16′, 28’X12′, 28’X16′, 32’X16′, 34’X18′, 38’X18′ and 41′ x 21′

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Round 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
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Round: 8′, 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
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Round: 8′, 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
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Round:  8′, 12′ , 16′ , 18′, 21′,  24′, 28′
Oval: 24′ x 12′, 24′ x 16′, 28′ x 16′,  32′ x 16′, 34′ x 18′, 38″ x 18′, 41′ x 21′

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Desert Spring

Round 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′, 32′
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Pearl River

Round: 8′, 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′, 32′
Oval: 18′ x 12′, 20′ x 12′, 24′ x 12′, 28′ x 12’ , 32′ x 12′, 24′ x 16′, 28′ x 16′, 32′ x 16′, 34′ x 18′, 38′ x 18′, 41′ x 21′

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