But we’re not going to lie. It’s like the Wild West out there trying to find a backyard pool for your family this summer. We’re all in this together. Read on!
Look. At no point did we ever think we’d be covering the availability of above-the-ground pools. Sure we tackled the super fun and super cute inflatable pools for the kiddos, but something that you actually have to install yourself? We’re stunned. Alas, thanks (yet again) to the Coronavirus and all terrible things of the year 2021, people have been stuck at home and, well, now it’s summer and they want to at least swim in the safety of their own yard since, you know, so many things still aren’t open and we trust no one.
The problem is, similar to the toilet paper scandal, meat scandal, exercise scandal and, of course, the Lysol scandal…there really isn’t a cheap pool to be found anywhere. Home Depot lists about 25 different Intex pools and none are in stock or even available for shipping. Score!
So here’s the thing. We’re going to let you know (at the time we wrote this splendid article) any (somewhat affordable) above the ground pools (similar to an Intex) that just may be available to buy online. In fact, if we do find an Intex (because we know that’s what you’re really looking for) we’ll list that out too. Now don’t yell at us if you click through and notice that the pool you want it now out of stock. We’re trying our best, damn it!
We wish you lots of luck on finding the perfect pool (and hopefully on sale and in stock) for you and your family this summer. Some of these may be janky, but desperate times my friends….desperate times! Shop our picks for some of the best pools (sort of?) for February 2021!
Amazon’s Top Picks
Again, here’s what we were able to find at the time and, yes, some are actually on sale. Go figure!