Are Summer Waves Pools any Good?

Whether zoning restrictions prevent you from getting an inground pool or you simply choose not to get your garden dug up for one, above-ground pools are your next best bet at having a fun family time. But since above-ground pool kits can be made with low-quality materials, you must opt for a reliable brand.

Summer Waves are good pools because they’re durable, come in different sizes, and are manufactured by a business that caters to families and has a history of producing high-quality products. Moreover, great warranty, ease of repair, and spare parts’ availability all make summer waves good pools.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the key reasons you should get a Summer Waves pool, including brand fundamentals, practical reasons like maintenance ease, and the family-friendly aspect of these pools. 

Please note that different pools from this brand have different pros and cons. Check the individual product and ensure that it fits your needs before buying a Summer Waves pool. There’s an entire post on the best Summer Waves pools on this blog.

A Well-Backed Brand With Consistency Across Its Product Range

There’s often a problem in buying any product that’s not supposed to be bought frequently: your first time buying it is supposed to be your last time as well. Such products are usually more expensive than routine purchases like a loaf of bread. The better the bread, the more you buy it. The better the above-ground pool, the less you need to buy another one.

If you’re going to make a buying decision once for the foreseeable future, you need to make sure you get it right. Fortunately, enough people have faced this challenge that we now have an unspoken code regarding product reliability: if a big business backs a brand long enough, it cannot be that bad.

Summer Waves pools are backed by The PolyGroup, a business group that focuses on family and home leisure products. The business has cornered a large chunk of the aqua-leisure market with inflatables for general pools and above-ground pools for homes that don’t have inground ones. 

Looking at the brand fundamentals, we can conclude that if a pool has the Summer Waves brand, it is of good quality, and all you need to worry about is whether it matches your needs.

Frame Variety and Broad Product Range

When looking at any brand’s products and assessing their “goodness,” we need to consider the entire range.”Good” is subjective, and in a market with as broad an appeal as swimming pools, a broad enough range is required to be broadly good. What’s good for a family man might not be good for a bachelor looking to throw massive weekly parties.

If you need the pool only for your kids, then a Summer Waves inflatable one will be perfect. But if your family consists of teenagers and young adults, you’ll probably need Elite Frame pools, also provided by Summer Waves. 

The frame variety also comes with consequent price variety, which is great if you’re on a budget or want to pay a premium but don’t want to commit to getting an inground pool. While some homeowners might want to put up with the process of laying inground pools, most find even above ground pool set up to be hectic.

Easy to Install and Use

Summer Waves brand has grown to stand for ease of installation, with many of its products n Amazon getting over 4 out of 5 stars in the ease of installation dimension. 

Getting an above-ground pool that’s hard to set up is bad, not just because it requires more effort but also because you’re more likely to make a mistake trying to set up a difficult pool. Fragile parts can get damaged and end up needing replacement.

Widely Available / Repair and Replacement Ease

Because Summer Waves pools are available in many outlets, including Walmart and, of course, via Amazon, they’re easy to access. Wide availability comes with its own perks, including low-cost delivery, better customer support, and ease of replacement. The more units are out there, the more likely you are to get a spare part or even a used pump.

This is important because when it comes to above-ground pools, purchasing some parts is so difficult that you might be better off buying a new pool. 

Summer Waves price variety makes buying new pool kits easier, but you often don’t need to do that as products from the brand come with lucrative warranties. Again, such replacement warranties are the direct result of better availability.

This depends on the individual product warranty, so you need to see the sales page of the product when shopping online or ask the salesperson when shopping at a store. But if you buy a Summer Waves pool with the right replacement warranty, the only time you’ll need to upgrade your pool will be when your kids grow up enough to require a larger pool.

Size Variety and Family-Friendly

The family-friendly aspect of this brand is great for parents with young children because the size variety of Summer Waves pools ensures you have an above-ground pool at every stage up until your kids are all grown up. 

Family friendliness is baked into the Summer Waves brand’s DNA which means that safety and durability are top priorities. Many product reviews on Amazon include pictures of small families having fun in an above-ground pool.

That brings us to size once again. Summer Waves pools can accommodate up to 6 children. This isn’t common for above-ground pools as most manufacturers don’t build bigger kits. However, Poly Group’s marketing prowess means Summer Waves pools sell in enough quantity across all size points to ensure availability.

Final Thoughts

Above ground, pools are relatively cheaper to make, which is why the barrier to entry for the market is low. As a result, many businesses with insufficient resources end up making products with low-quality materials. Brand, therefore, is a crucial mark of distinction, and when it comes to markers of quality in this space, Summer Waves is unparalleled with its material, size, and price variety, alongside amazing warranty and support options.

Jed Arnold

Jed spent every year from the ages of 15 - 22 as a Lifeguard (Red Cross) and ages of 17 - 22 as a Certified Pool Operator (CPO). Between working for over a dozen facilities and owning a pool, he carries over a decade of pool experience.

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