The above-ground pools are a great option for people who live in houses with a medium sized yard. They are delicious to cool off in the summer or on sunny weekends, with a very small investment compared to the investment to make a real pool.
There are different brands and different diameters and depths. One can choose between the ones with an inflatable upper edge and the ones with an outer structure of PVC poles. They have a filter and all kinds of accessories to keep them clean: vacuum cleaners, nets, robots and chlorine floats.
If you are high enough you will need a ladder, which are also available. It is convenient to buy a cover to protect them from leaves, bird droppings and other waste.
They require minimal maintenance, you can do it yourself if you have the time and the energy, or you can pay someone to give it a good cleaning every month. Normally, pool companies do not provide this service, because they are more automated, and the cleanup of these pools is done by hand. You’ll have more luck with a handyman.