best above ground pools are large enough to comfortably hold 7-8 people, or more, depending on occupant size and capacity.
With that in mind, here’s my short-list of favorites:
With a height of either 12 feet or 18 feet, this inflatable is a cinch to set up, inclusive of an instructional DVD and paper directions. Equipped with a filter pump, the pool can remain set-up and filled through the entire summer season, as long as adults take the precautions to cover the top with tarp when not in use. Affordable and perfect for a medium-size backyard, this pool is ideal for a family of 5-6, with swimmers being 7 years and older (under supervision).
This pool is surprisingly spacious! Holding a whopping 1718 gallons of water, it can also accommodate large families of 9 or more. You’ll know if it gets too crowded! 30 feet high and 12 feet in diameter, the metal frame is equipped with a step-out ladder for easy access. It would do great on the ground or settled on a large outdoor deck.
This pool is an 18 feet by 10-foot oval, with a depth of 42 inches, allowing family members to actually swim, instead of only wading. Ideal for smaller children, who are just learning how to glide through water, the frame is sturdy enough for kickoffs and resting.