New Hampton, NY
Newburgh, NY
Poughkeepsie, NY

FAQ Above Ground Pools


Above Ground Pools


How should I select my pool contractor?
Visit your local pool builder’s showroom and speak with a sales associate. Ask for references of completed projects. Here at Royal Pools & Spas, we have in-house factory trained install teams.


How much can I expect to pay for a pool?
There are many factors other than size that will determine the cost of an above ground pool such as: site conditions and additional features. Speak with one of our pool specialists to find the pool that’s right for you.


What options are available to finance my pool?
We have in-house financing to help you get that backyard vacation you’ve always wanted. We also find that new above ground pool owners finance their project with a home improvement or home equity loan provided by any bank or credit union. Check with your bank or credit union for details.


Do I need to obtain a permit?
Yes. For safety issues each town requires that the homeowner file for an above ground pool permit. Check with your building department for specifics.


How much will it cost to maintain my new above ground pool?
Each pool will vary due to size, chemicals used, usage of pool & weather conditions. This question may be discussed in further detail with your sales professional.


Can I maintain my pool myself?
Upon completion of your new above ground pool, we will give you instructions on how to use your equipment and maintain your new pool. We are here to help every step of the way. If you do not have the time or prefer to have someone else to maintain your pool, you can contact our service department where we will provide you with all of the necessary services to maintain and care for your pool.


What shape Above Ground pool is best for my backyard?
This will depend on the size of your backyard and the set backs restricted by your town. We can provide you with an on-site consultation to help you make the best decision for whether a Round or Oval pool would be best. You may also contact your local building department for more information.


What type of above ground swimming pool is stronger? Round or Oval?
Here at Royal Pools and Spas our Above Ground pools have a unique installation, coupled with the materials used today there is no great difference in strength between the two. This may not be the case elsewhere.


Which pool will give me more swimming area? Round or Oval?
Generally rule of thumb is that a Round Above Ground pool with the same length as an Oval Above Ground pool will provide you with more swimming area. You can figure this out on your own by calculating the surface area of the pool or asking your sales associate to do so for you


Which filter should I chose Sand or Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.)?
While both options will keep your pool looking crystal clear and clean there are differences between the two. This decision can be made with help from a Royal Pools & Spas specialist after understanding a little more about your installation.


Can I bury an Above Ground Pool in the ground? Yes. If this is the type of installation you are looking for we carry designs that will fit your needs. But, not all pools are made equal! Burying some Above Ground Pools could result in voiding of the warranty from the manufacturer and could cause potential safety hazards. Contact one of our knowledgeable staff to learn more about the amazing options we have.


How long will my Above Ground Pool last?
Since the outside elements will play a part in the life of your pool there is no way to put an exact time frame on the life of an Above Ground Pool. With help from us here at Royal Pools & Spas, we suggest that by maintaining your water and pool structure you should get many years of enjoyment from your Above Ground Pool.

Contact Information

845-374-3969 | 5008 Rt 17M  
New Hampton, NY 10958
(Across from Johnston's Toyota)

845-565-7665 | 49 Rt 17K  
Newburgh, NY 12550
(Across from Target Plaza)

845-463-3969 | 2294 South Road  
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(Across from Dutchess Kia)

Royal Pools and Spas services the following counties
in Hudson Valley, New York:

Orange County | Ulster County | Sullivan County | Dutchess County | Putnam County | Westchester County

Also serving Wayne County, Pa and Pike County, PA as well as Stratton VT, and Winhall VT.

Above Ground Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs