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Above Ground Pool Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing an above ground pool for your family’s outdoor entertainment is an important decision. With so many questions to consider, Discount Pools Direct wants to help our customers get the answers you need to make the best selection. From choosing a sanitation system to figuring out payment and shipping options, our team is here to help put your mind at ease.
How do I choose between a saltwater and chlorine system?
For shoppers who do not mind the upfront costs of the salt system unit itself and the electrical work needed to operate the system, many customers enjoy the salt pool much more. The salt system makes your pool easier to maintain and over time is more cost effective. It takes approximately 3 or 4 years to break even on the costs of the first year of the salt system versus the chlorine. The salt is also much easier on the skin, hair, and eyes if you have little ones that open their eyes underwater.
Do I need any special permits to install an above ground pool?
Customers will need to check with your local city or county building or inspections department to determine if a permit is required or not to install your above ground pool. Also, if your neighborhood is governed by a Homeowner’s Association, you may want to consult their rules.
Who installs the pool?
Homeowners are responsible for installation or hiring an installer to build the pool. Discount Pools Direct does not provide installation.
How can I change my shipping address?
To update the shipping address on your order, please call our sales office at 1-877-603-3789. Please note, this must be done BEFORE the pool leaves our warehouse or additional charges could be applied.
Can I change the products that I ordered?
To make a change to your order, please call our sales office at 1-877-603-3789. Please note that a change to your order must be made BEFORE it ships or additional charges could be applied. If you have financed your pool, any changes need to be made prior to you signing the loan documents.
How can I cancel my order?
To cancel an order, please call our sales office at 1-877-603-3789. Please note, this must be done BEFORE your pool ships or additional charges will be applied. Please do not send an email requesting a cancellation and assume it was read and processed. You must speak to someone.
How do I return merchandise?
To begin the returns process, please call our sales office at 1-877-603-3789 and speak with a sales representative. Any returns must be made within 10 days of receipt. Any carton that has been opened cannot be returned. The customer is responsible for shipping costs back to our warehouse and a 15% to 25% restocking fee on all returned items.
I received an incorrect or damaged item. What do I do?
Please call our sales office at 1-877-603-3789 and speak with a sales representative within 10 days of receipt of your item.
Do you offer a warranty on your products?
All of the pools and accessories we sell carry warranties from the manufacturers. Warranties will vary depending on the product. For the best information, please call for details.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation must occur before a pool has shipped. After an order has shipped, it is treated as a return. If the pool has shipped, the customer is responsible for shipping costs and restocking fees. A return must be made within 10 days of receipt.
What are your payment and financing options?
Discount Pools Direct accepts all major credit cards including Mastercard, VISA, DISCOVER, and American Express credit cards. We also offer financing through two different finance companies. Down payment, if it is required, and monthly payment and terms depend on credit.
How do I apply for financing?

From our website, choose the pool model, shape, and size you’re looking for. Next, select any accessories. Then, you’ll want to click on the Finance button and fill out the application and submit. You will be notified within 1 to 2 business days of your approval. You can contact us if you have any questions.

When will my order ship?
Your order will leave the Discount Pools Direct warehouse within 3 to 5 business days.
Which pools can be used with a saltwater system?
Our above ground pool options that are compatible with a saltwater system include Diamond Star, Paradise, Cabo, Ocean Sea, and Tropical Spring models.
Do you make appointments for home visits and evaluations?
No, we do not offer home visits or site evaluations.
After signing a contract, how long can I expect shipping and delivery of an order to take?
Shipping and delivery of your above ground pool order typically takes 10-14 business days.
What is a semi-inground pool?
Some of our pool models can be buried up to 2 feet in the ground without voiding the warranty.
What are your oval pool options?
Our oval above ground pool options include: 12×24, 15×26, 15×30, 18×33, and 21×43.
What are the largest pools you offer?
The largest pool available with Discount Pools Direct measures 33 ft Round and 21×43 ft Oval with a 54″ wall.

Have a question we haven’t answered here? Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details around financing options and other details specific to your purchasing journey. We are committed to supply our customers with the above-ground pool that is right for your personal requirements anywhere in the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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