Summer Waves Above Ground Pool Set, 12-ft x 33-in

Last updated date: December 16, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 94 expert reviews, the Summer Waves Summer Waves Above Ground Pool Set, 12-ft x 33-in placed 13th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.4
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
117 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The durable liner with triple layer material will withstand a variety of weather conditions regardless of what they are.
- Optima Institute
July 4, 2019 | Full review
This package includes an SFX6000 filter pump system which ensures your pool will be filled with clean water for the entire season, without the need to drain it to keep it clean.
- Globo Turf
October 7, 2019 | Full review
The design is in no doubt attractive and a quality filter pump that keeps the pool in great condition at all times.
- Tade Site
The assembling is pretty easy and takes 60 minutes. It comes along with a pump which can help you filter the water quite quickly.
- Globo Swim
September 16, 2019 | Full review
The Summer Waves above-ground pool is 12-feet in diameter and 33 inches in depth. As such, it is perfect for children looking for a safe, chest-deep swim. In terms of setup, the pool allows assembly in approximately 15 minutes.
- Top Ten Select
In terms of durability, the inside is made from triple layer polyester mesh and heavy gauge PVC material.
- Heavy
The pool is long-lasting and durable as it has a frame made out of galvanized steel. Not only is this frame anti-rust and resistant to corrosion, but it also helps add strength and firmness to the pool’s structure.
- Park Meridien
October 13, 2019 | Full review
The Summer Waves 12′ x 33″ Above Ground Pool features an attractive design, simple installation, and a quality filter pump that keeps the pool in pristine condition at all times.
- Pool Judge
October 4, 2019 | Full review
It can be set up easily even by kids and prepared for water in minutes, simply by blowing up best ring and filling it with water.
- iExpert Reviews
What experts didn't like
This pump doesn’t just clean the water. This pump acts as a skimmer and a filter pump.
- Optima Institute
July 4, 2019 | Full review
Not very durable. Some accessories not included.
- Tade Site
The filter can suffer occasional water leak
- Globo Swim
September 16, 2019 | Full review
not large enough for average-sized adults
- Top Ten Select
Not as durable as metal pools.
- Heavy
Does not come with a pool cover.
- Park Meridien
October 13, 2019 | Full review
It also does not come with a ladder, so you’ll need to spend more money than the sticker price implies.
- Pool Judge
October 4, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Summer Waves Above Ground Pools Stay cool this summer in the refreshing water of your Summer Waves Active Frame Pool. Both durable and easy to set up, this aboveground pool comes with a helpful filtration system and stylish exterior wicker print that blends seamlessly with your outdoor furniture and décor. Just fill with water, and enjoy hours of splashing fun in this pool of unbeatable value. Herringbone Size: 12’ x 33“ Capacity: 1,600 gallons High Strength Metal Frame SFX1000Pump Triple Layer EBC Built to Last Rust-resistant galvanized steel frame Stronger and sturdier oval frame tubes Snap-in design for quick & easy setup SFX6000 Filter Pump Combines the functions of a skimmer and filter pump in one unit and attaches to sidewalls of pool for easy maintenance and to prevent tripping. Withstand the Elements Strong, sturdy liner with triple layer material to withstand the summer weather and prevent puncturing. Herringbone Grey Dark Herringbone Wicker Pattern No more blue blob eye sore in the back of your yard. The dark grey herringbone wicker pattern of this pool adds some elegance to your summer fun. dark herringbone gray wicker backyard patio decor Dark Harringbone Harringbone Triple Weave Triple Weave 22 foot round backyard swimming pool Summer Waves 32’ x 16’ x 52” Summer Waves 24’ x 52" Summer Waves 32’ x 16’ x 52” Summer Waves 24’ x 52" Summer Waves 22’ x 52" Gallons 14,921 16,000 14,921 16,000 10,862 Pattern Grey Herringbone Grey Herringbone Brown Triple Basket Weave Brown Triple Basket Weave Brown Triple Basket Weave Filter Pump 12" Sand Filter Pump 12" Sand Filter Pump 12" Sand Filter Pump 12" Sand Filter Pump CP2000-C Filter Pump Ground cloth and Fitted Cover ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Maintenance Kit ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Ladder ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Shape Rectangular Round Rectangular Round Round

Overall Product Rankings

1. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, 18ft x 48in
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
2. Bestway Power Steel Swimming Pool, 18-ft x 4-ft
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Summer Waves Quick Set Ring Swimming Pool, 12ft x 3ft
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
4. Intex Prism Frame Pool Set, 12-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Bestway Steel Pro Swimming Pool, 157x83x32-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
6. Intex Rectangular Pool Set, 24-ft x 12-ft x 52-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Intex Metal Frame Swimming Pool Set, 15-ft x 48-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Intex Rectangular Pool Set, 32-ft x 16-ft x 52-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, 10-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Intex Above Ground Swimming Pool, 12-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
11. Intex Swimming Pool, 8.5-ft x 5.3-ft x 2.13-ft
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
12. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, 15ft x 4ft
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 18
13. Summer Waves Above Ground Pool Set, 12-ft x 33-in
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
14. Intex Pool Set, 8-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 16

An Overview On Swimming Pools

Whether you have six months of hot weather or six weeks, a swimming pool is worth the investment. Although a pool may seem like a headache and never-ending maintenance, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many different types of pools available right now, you can get as fancy or as simple as you like. For the most affordable and convenient swimming pool, you’ll want to choose an above-ground pool. These pools offer a variety of setup options, sizes and shapes. Find your perfect fit with help from this guide.

There are a few questions to ask before diving into the pool buying process. First of all, you’ll want to research maintenance requirements. Some pools require more upkeep than others. Most above-ground pools utilize an electric pump that circulates the water and keeps the water relatively clean. Some of the pools come with a pump and others you need to buy the pump separately. The big things that can’t circulate through the filter, you can easily clean with a mesh net. These are usually mounted on a long rod so you can reach across wide pools. In addition to the daily maintenance, at the beginning of each season, pools will require a shocking agent to get rid of all the algae that grows during the offseason. This can often take a few days to rectify but is part of the normal maintenance regimen for all pools.

Another good thing to think about is the installation process and expense. Above-ground pools have come a far way from the professional setup of the old days. You can get pools like the Summer Waves Quick Set Pool that requires very little installation. According to home improvement expert Vicki Liston, “If you are looking for ‘quick and easy,’ your best bet is either an inflatable or an ‘easy set’ pool. These are ready to be filled with water in mere minutes or up to an hour.”

In contrast, you can get a pool that is a little bit more complicated but still straight-forward such as a framed pool like the Bestway Power Steel Pool or the Bestway Steel Pro Pool.

“Conversely, an all-steel pool is the more expensive and strongest on the market, but it has its drawbacks,” says Liston. “Steel can rust and corrode so if you go this route, get one with a galvanized coating to protect it from the elements.”

A great option for this type is the Intex Metal Frame Pool Set.

Although it may seem intimidating, if you think about what kind of time you have to dedicate to a pool and buy accordingly, you will find the best pool for you.

DWYM Fun Fact

Swimming pools date back to 2600 BC to the Great Baths of Mohenjodaro in Pakistan. This pool was thought to be used for religious purposes, not necessarily leisure swimming or cooling off.

Greece and Rome embraced swimming as a valuable skill for boys to have. The Romans built their swimming pools separately from the baths and trained boys to swim. Gaius Maecenas of Rome is thought to have built the original heated pool sometime in the 100s BC.

Many centuries later, swimming pools became popular. By the mid-1800s, London was home to six indoor pools and after the Olympic Games in 1896, they became even more popular. By the 1900s, chlorination and filtration systems were invented to help with the purification of the water so water could be simply cleaned instead of dumped out and wasted.

The Swimming Pool Buying Guide

  • Be sure to get your ground set up with packed dirt that is completely level before setting up your pool.
  • If you plan on moving, choose a pool that is easily broken down and transported to another location.
  • Find the shape that complements your yard. From oval to round to rectangular, there are many options to choose from.
  • Don’t forget to calculate the cost of the water before you purchase a pool.
  • Try to find a pool set that comes with all the necessary accessories so you don’t accrue extra expenses in addition to the pool.