Above ground pools may not come to your mind when you are considering getting a new pool installed. However, they can work well on sloped properties that have many different heights on them.

One difference that you have from an inground pool is that you will have to decide how you want the exposed edges to look. You could choose to add tiles or cladding for a stylish finish.

The Solution for Sloped Properties

Do you have a sloped property? It can be tough to picture how you could engineer a pool that would fit in with this, as you can’t have a sloped pool.

Above ground pools are the perfect solution. They are also referred to as an out of ground pool because above ground suggests that they lie above your property line on all sides. We prefer to match up the pool height to your deck or backyard, and the other edges may be above ground because of the slope on your property.

An above ground pool can be installed in any size you like. This could range from a courtyard pool through to a lap pool.


If you’re planning on getting a concrete above ground pool, these need a lot of support. It must be supported by at least 300-500mm of natural solid ground to be installed safely. The engineer’s design and soil report will ensure this so that you know your pool is built on safe ground.

Depending on how high your pool will rise above the ground, there may also be a need for extra foundational support. We can advise you on these requirements once we have inspected the area you would like the pool to be built on. Generally, if any side is more than 1.5 metres above the ground, the pool might need more support.


Due to the extra engineering requirements, above ground pools are more costly than traditional styles. They require a lot of extra work to ensure that they are structurally sound. However, if you have a sloped section then you won’t have many other pool options available to you.

It’s not worth compromising on structural integrity to save money. Let us design your above ground pool to the highest technical requirements. This way you can be certain that you have a durable and structurally sound pool that will last for many years.

Contact The Pool Co. today to discuss how we can integrate an above ground pool into your landscape design.