Above-Ground Pools: Big Box Stores vs Specialty Stores

If you’re in the market for an above-ground pool, you know that there’s a lot of options. It can be hard to decipher what’s best for you, your family, and your wallet. Big box stores such as Walmart and Home Depot offer extremely low prices, but at what cost? We’re here to tell you the truth about above-ground pools and why specialty stores are the way to go when making this kind of purchase:

When it comes to an above-ground pool, quality matters. Many reviews on Walmart pools will warn you that the parts oftentimes came leaky right out of the box. Imagine if your brand new pool was leaky before you even used it or was popped simply by your dog’s claw or a rock underneath it. All of a sudden, your yard is flooded and you have a big mess instead of a fun summer toy. Here at HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables 2, our pools are made with durable materials that are made to last. The quality of one of our pools can not be matched by big box stores!

Environmental Friendliness
Along with quality comes environmental friendliness. If you buy a cheaply made pool and it breaks, that’s a huge amount of plastic waste going to the landfill! It will also likely have to go to the landfill if you eventually decide that you no longer want it, as big box store pools have poor resale values. At HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables 2, our high-quality pools have excellent resale value. If you decide you no longer want your pool, you’ll likely be able to sell it due to the prestigious brand name, rather than just throw it away! Be kind to Earth by purchasing a product that will last for years, not just one season.

Knowledgeable Staff
Big box stores sell everything under the sun and their staff usually doesn’t receive extensive training in any particular area. Because of this, it’s hard to get answers to specific questions you may have about the quality, set-up, or prolonged care of your pool. On the flip side, the Sales Pros at HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables 2 know everything there is to know about our products! They’re knowledgeable and ready to get those tough questions answered so that you can make an informed decision about your pool purchase and learn about how to take care of it in the long run.

Prolonged Support
Let’s say something does happen to your pool. Maybe it needs a small repair or you need to replace a part. If you purchased your pool from HotSpring Spas & Pool Tables 2, you’d be able to easily order a new part or ask our knowledgeable Sales Pros about how to fix your problem free of charge. If you purchased your pool from a big box store, you may find yourself googling your questions or speaking with an automated messaging service over the phone. No thanks!

There you have it! No matter how you shake it, above-ground pools from specialty stores are always a better deal for your money and will be enjoyable for years to come. If you’re on the market for a pool, give us a call and we can tell you about our various options!