But a lot more expensive. And harder to install. And remove. I’ve never had one of these pools but I see lots that have been abandoned. They seem like a good idea, for that first summer. But it soon becomes obvious that you can’t really swim in one of these things so you just stand around in chest-deep water, scooping out dead bugs and leaves.
So here’s my idea for a business (that someone has already thought of): a temporary above-ground pool. Bring it in on a flatbed trailer; fill her up; install the support gear and BOOM, you got a pool. In September you call the truck back, drain the pool and take it away. You have your yard back. (“Hey, mom! Can we put the trampoline back up?”)