How Long Will a Doughboy® Above-Ground Pool Last?

If you’re in the market for a backyard pool, a Doughboy® above-ground pool may be the perfect solution for you. Not only are they more affordable than in-ground pools, but they also require less maintenance and are easier to install. When it comes to above-ground pools, Doughboy Pools is a name that has been trusted by families all over the United States since 1947. But how long can you expect a Doughboy above-ground pool to last?

The answer is that with proper water care and maintenance, a Doughboy pool can last many years. In fact, many families have enjoyed their Doughboy pool for decades. The key to longevity is ensuring that you take care of your pool and its various components. The rest will take care of itself, thanks to the engineering and manufacturing process that makes Doughboy Pools bigger, better, stronger, and last longer.

Why Do Doughboy’s Above-Ground Swimming Pools Last So Long?

One of the main things that set Doughboy above-ground pools apart from the competition is their unique production. We make all of our products in-house, applying a high level of quality control throughout the process. Thus, our customers enjoy a pool that is built to stand the test of time. 

Here are some of the components that help Doughboy stand out from the competition.

Pool Walls

Doughboy Pools feature corrugated steel walls that undergo multiple coating treatments to prevent rust and corrosion. This ensures that the walls of the pool can withstand exposure to the elements and resist wear and tear over time.

Pool Frames

In addition to their steel walls, Doughboy Pools also feature sturdy frames made from either heavy-duty steel or extruded resin. These frames are designed to provide support and stability for the pool and ensure that it stands the test of time. Our steel frames are galvanized and treated with a multi-stage coating process that makes them resistant to corrosion and rust. The extruded resin frames are designed to resist corrosion and require little to no maintenance.

Vinyl Liners

Another important component that makes these above-ground pools last so long is Doughboy’s signature vinyl liners. Doughboy liners are made from 100% virgin vinyl, which means that they are stronger and more durable than liners made from recycled vinyl. The liner can withstand exposure to the sun, chemicals, and other elements. It’s also treated with a special coating to prevent fading and damage from UV rays.

How Do Doughboy Pools Compare to the Average Above-Ground Pool?

The lifespan of an above-ground swimming pool can vary depending on factors such as:

  • The materials used
  • If the pool is installed properly per Doughboy’s written instructions
  • The level of maintenance
  • And the climate in which it is installed. 

That being said, the average lifespan of an above-ground pool is typically between 10 and 15 years. However, with proper care and maintenance, some above-ground pools can last much longer than this. As mentioned above, Doughboy above-ground pools are designed to be durable and long-lasting. Over the years, we’ve collected stories of our customers enjoying their Doughboy Pools for 20 or even 30 years or more.

How Do I Help My Doughboy Pool Last as Long as Possible?

While the materials used in Doughboy’s above-ground pools are designed to be durable, it’s still important to take care of them in a way that promotes their longevity. This means regularly checking the pH and chlorine levels in the water, cleaning the pool filter, and ensuring that the pool is properly winterized when not in use. Proper maintenance not only helps to extend the life of your pool but also ensures that the water stays clean and safe for swimming.

Where Should I Go for More Above-Ground Pool Ownership Tips?

If you’re looking for an above-ground pool that will provide generations of family fun, it’s got to be a Doughboy! Visit our blog for more information on how to best care for and enjoy your Doughboy pool. Also, check out our Customer Q & A where you’ll find a library of videos dedicated to various topics from Doughboy Pools’ production, installation, operation, and maintenance areas. And when you’re ready to order and install your Doughboy pool, chat with your local Doughboy dealer to get started. 

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Palm Shore

Round 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′, 41′ X 21’

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Round 8′, 12’, 16’, 18’, 21’, 24’, 28’
Oval 20’X12’, 24’X12’, 28’x12’ (only 48” sidewall), 32’X12’,
24’X16’, 28’X16’, 32’X16’, 34’X18’ (only 48” sidewall)

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Silver Lake

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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Copper Canyon

Round 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
Oval 18′ X 12′, 20′ X 12′, 24′ X 12′, 28′ X 12′, 24′ X 16′, 28′ X 16′, 32′ X 16′, 34′ X 18′, 38′ X 18′ and 41′ X 21′

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Autumn Breeze

Round: 8′, 12′, 16′, 18′, 21′, 24′, 28′
Oval: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′, 44′ x 12′, 40′ x 16′

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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′
Oval 18′ X12′, 20′ X12′, 24′ X12′, 28′ X12′, 32′ X12′, 24′ X16′, 28′ X16′, 32′ X16′, 34′ X18′, 38′ X18′, 41′ X21′

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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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Doughboy’s Hydrosphere Series Pools are the perfect solution when recessing your pool 2 feet or more into the ground. Simple Shapes + Simple Installation + Simple Designs = Inground quality at affordable prices.

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