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Deciding to add an above ground pool and deck did not happen instantly for us. A few years ago we put an addition on the back of our house. The addition was a family room with doors facing the backyard. We were not sure what we wanted to do with our yard, so we decided to leave it for a year or two until we had a better idea.

above ground pool and deck

Last summer we noticed that our girls were starting to outgrow the play structure, so we thought it may be time to add a deck off the family room so we could enjoy lots of summer barbecues. We kept dreaming and thinking about how we would love to have a pool as well. I honestly thought it would be completely out of our price range.

We had friends and family that had above ground swimming pools so we started to talk with them. After going to many stores and browsing many sites online, we found It helped that we had heard good reviews from my aunt and uncle as well as online.

We called Pool Supplies Canada and spoke to their sales team who were very informative and incredibly helpful.  They helped us create the package that best suited our needs. We decided on the Creation (similar to the Galaxy) 18 foot 54 inch above ground pool. I was incredibly pleased with the price of the pool. Even with adding on some extras, the price was way less than what I had expected.

A week after we placed the order, the packaged arrived and the prep work began. I have to say I was relieved. I was a little bit nervous about purchasing an above ground pool online, but the process of ordering online went very well. We leveled the ground and had some friends come help set up the pool. After the pool was in place we constructed a deck to surround the pool.

installing pool liner

People ask us how difficult it was to order the pool and get it set up and I have to say, leveling the ground was the hardest part of the whole project. Putting the liner in the pool took some time, but it was not difficult.

above ground pool set up

Since it was late in the season, the girls only got to jump in a few times before the weather was too cold.

above ground swimming pool

Now that Spring is here, the countdown is on till swimming can begin. I plan to paint the railings on the deck and even add a small gazebo with a canopy yet too. When I look out and see what we have created in our backyard I see the investment we have made for our family.

family memories

I can see countless summers playing with our girls in the pool and making memories with them and their friends. Having our children around and as they grow older is something that we are excited about. It will be so much fun to connect with the kids’ friends and enjoy many summer days here.

We have been very happy with the quality of the pool and the service we received.

We purchased the pool and the deluxe equipment package from Pool Supplies Canada and we did receive a small discount off the total purchase price. There was no compensation received. 



Saturday 9th of December 2017

Cool pool! it's always nice to have one, not nice to maintain but yes there are solutions.


Saturday 22nd of April 2017

Hi there, Love reading about your experience. We too had ordered a pool from Pool Supplies about two years ago and couldn't be happier with the final outcome. I have a question about the first photo that you have looks like a device in the middle of the pool that takes care of your cover? I am curious..

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Monday 24th of April 2017


Yes, I purchased that from Pool Supplies Canada as well. It rolls up the cover and then you remove it when it is time to swim. It is very handy!


Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Relaxing by the pool in the summer is fabulous. I can't wait to see how it looks when you do everything to the deck that you want to do.

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

I am dreaming of all the possibilities and getting excited myself!


Wednesday 19th of April 2017

My girls would love the addition of a pool. I'll have to look into this for the summer.

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

We got ours so late in the season last year that the girls didn't get to enjoy it much. They are counting down till when they can swim this summer! If you have any questions about ours, just let me know!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

This is SO cool!! I love the idea of building a deck around it!! So fun!

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Thanks, Toni! We expect to have a lot fun here this summer!