Looking for options for pools with deep end greater than 6 feet Above Ground?


New member
Jun 25, 2020
Hi everyone, my daughter is a competitive synchronized swimmer and we are looking into getting an above ground pool that can ideally be at least 5.5 feet deep at a minimum. My budget is around 40K max which I think rules out most in ground pools. Ideally would like to spend less but based on my quotes below, I don't think I can get a pool for cheaper.

I did some research and so far can only find the rectangular pool companies that would fit the bill. I have received quotes from Kayak and Gibraltar (Wilkes) for the 16x32 foot pool that range in the 32-35K range for pool only. Heater (which is likely needed), electrical, cover, cost of water truck all extra. I am in Massachusetts and was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for an above ground pool with a deep end at least 5.5" feet before making our final decision. Any assistance on price or other models would be greatly appreciated.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2012
Tallahassee, FL
Did you price out a inground vinyl pool?

I know some people have made their above ground pool a bit deeper but not that much deeper. It will be interesting to see what you find out.


Well-known member
May 26, 2020
I have only seen them go to 54 inches. Have you tried talking to your local pool store and see if a custom liner can be made?


Well-known member
May 6, 2018
From what I've seen Doughboy sells several that can be dug down to 7' deep.
This is including oval models, which surprised me.

However that's only the center area, I'm not sure if that helps you.


Bronze Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2012
Southeast Michigan
We have a Doughboy, dug down to 7' in the deep end. It's not a big deep area because it slopes down. There are very specific instructions for digging. We DIYed it. Ours is a 48" wall not 52 and it still works.

You will have to get an expandable Doughboy liner. They require the liner to be "stretched" in place.
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35K sounds very high to me.