House Tour: Basement PoolsAbove ground

A concrete basement floor makes this pool location as affordable as it is surprising. Transform your under-utilized space into an aquatic oasis. Imagine taking a few steps downstairs for your daily swim.

If the ceiling permits, an aboveground installation is among the easiest on an existing basement's concrete floor.


  • An inexpensive installation option.
  • Year-round access in any weather.
  • Easiest for DIY installation.
  • No excavation means a faster, more affordable installation.
  • Lower heating costs than for outdoor pools.
  • Safer for children and pets.
  • Low-chlorine water purification so your rooms will smell fresh.
  • Secure cover options make controlling humidity a breeze.


  • May require a concrete pad.
  • May require exterior steps to enter.
  • Ceiling height may limit which model you can choose.
  • In-ground pools can be more attractive and accessible.