Above-Ground Pool prices run the gamut. Short-term, soft-sided swimming pools may be found for hundreds of dollars. Long-lasting, hard-sided swimming pools cost more. That said, Doughboy Pools come in a wide variety of sizes and price points – we offer a pool for nearly every backyard and budget! To find out exact pricing, use our Dealer Locator to find an authorized Doughboy Dealer in your area. They will gladly go over your options and prices.
Doughboy Pools sets an industry standard for above-ground pools that are bigger, better, stronger, and last longer. We achieve this, in large part, by manufacturing every product we sell in-house – the only above-ground pool manufacturer in the world to do so. We start with raw-materials, allowing for a stronger final product. Our dedication to pool safety is something else that sets Doughboy apart. We devised our comprehensive safety promotion program in collaboration with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and include a Safety Packet with every pool we sell. We’re also industry leaders when it comes to distribution. Read this to learn more about the Doughboy Difference.
Yes! All of our products, including pools, filtration systems, skimmers, and related accessories, are made in our 660,000-square-foot factory in West Helena, Arkansas
By producing all of our products in-house from first-rate, raw materials, we maintain a more stringent standard of quality on every component of our swimming pools. Our vinyl liners, for instance, are made with our exclusive Therma-Seal™ Technology, making them exceptionally durable and flexible. The steel that goes into our pool frames, top rails, and verticals is a better-than-industry-standard gauge (about 50% heavier than the steel used by competitors) and goes through a 7-step coating process for optimal strength and corrosion resistance. This level of quality is applied to every component of the pool, from the walls to the pumps, allowing for exceptional longevity.
Yes! We provide installation videos and instructions to help you install your above-ground pool yourself if you so choose. With the proper tools and a few helping hands, you can install your Doughboy pool within a few days.
Our steel frame above-ground pools have either 48-inch or 52-inch sidewalls, depending on the model. Doughboy resin frame above-ground pools have either 52-inch or 54-inch sidewalls, depending on the model.
Yes! Thanks to our expandable vinyl liners, you can have a deep swimming area of up to 7 feet installed in your above-ground pool. Read this to learn more about deep ends and other options you may not have known about.
There are several terms used in the pool industry to describe and categorize above-ground swimming pools.
While soft-sided pools are often the most affordable type of above-ground pool and are relatively easy to set up, their vinyl or PVC walls make them less durable and, thus, more prone to wear and tear. Hard-sided pools, on the other hand, are more durable and longer-lasting than soft-sided pools because of their rigid structure.
With an above-ground swimming pool, all of the pool walls are completely above the ground. With an on-ground pool (or semi-inground pool), a portion of the pool is in the ground while the remainder is above-ground. Doughboy’s Hydrosphere Series is a prime example of the on-ground/semi-inground pool variety. Read this to learn more.
One of the most popular methods for making an above-ground pool look like an in-ground pool is to build a deck around the pool. In this case, the deck floor is either slightly above the top rails or tucked directly underneath the top rails.
Alternatively, all Doughboy branded pools are strong enough to be recessed into the ground. This includes both steel frame and resin pools. Recessing your above-ground pool into the ground is an effective way to make it appear as an inground pool. Doughboy also carries the Hydrosphere semi-onground pool which essentially functions as an above-ground pool with an in-ground look. Its super-strong, steel structure makes it a great choice when you want to recess your pool 2 or more feet into the ground.
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Winterizing an above-ground swimming pool involves taking steps to protect the pool and its equipment from cold weather, ice, and snow. Here are the basic steps:
Salt systems are not recommended, and using a salt system with your Doughboy Pool will void all warranties.
You can find a Doughboy Pools dealer in your area by using our Find a Dealer tool. Simply type in your zip code, set the distance at which you want to extend your search, and click the Search button. You’ll see a list of nearby dealers who can help you add a Doughboy above-ground pool to your home.
Warranties vary by pool model. The Palm Shore Steel Frame Pool, for instance, carries a 100% Lifetime Warranty on the bottom rails and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all other metal components. The Desert Spring Resin Frame Pool carries a 100% Lifetime Warranty on the bottom rails, a 100% Lifetime Warranty on resin components, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all other metal components. To read more warranty information on each pool, click on the “View” button located beneath the model description on our Pools page.
Doughboy’s steel and resin above-ground pools are equal in quality. There are only some subtle differences in their compositions. Our steel frame pools consist of better-than-industry-standard gauge steel in the top rails and verticals. In our resin frame pools, resin is used to create the entire frame, including all top rails and verticals. Whether you choose steel or resin, your above-ground pool will look and perform well for many years to come with proper care. Read this to learn more about steel vs resin for your pool.