Doughboy pools

Before making your pool purchase, please take an opportunity to learn more about the distinct difference owning a Doughboy pool can make. After weighing your options we are confident that you’ll agree…It’s Gotta Be A Doughboy!


Doughboy have been the industry leaders in the above ground pool market for over 60 years, since then they have earned a worldwide reputation for creating and maintaining the highest standards of design, engineering and service.

There is simply no better value pool available in the industry. Doughboy pools are only getting better! All of our Doughboy Pools are made in the Doughboy 660,000 sq-ft manufacturing facilities in Arkansas USA, where all of the time Doughboy are exploring new design concepts and product advances.

Raise Your Expectations

Doughboy pools are the singe most adaptable pools on the market today. Whether you are looking for an above ground swimming pool small enough to fit in to the tightest of spaces or a large swimming pool to put in the ground we have the solution. Doughboy pools unparalleled strength and quality have been legendary all over the world since Doughboy invented there first pool over 60 years ago. At Doughboy UK we distribute the highest quality above ground pools carefully selected to suit the market, but as we know solid construction is not the only thing that our customers demand, our style and sizes are unmatched in the industry as-well
You can choose a Doughboy pool from our 12ft rounds right up to our massive 41ftx21ft from 4ft deep up to seven foot we can help you find the right pool for you. Any garden! Any size! Doughboy have the perfect swimming pool for you and your family.

The worlds most versatile swimming pools

Only Doughboy can offer you the ability to put your pool in to the ground leaving as little pool wall visible as you wish creating the true in-ground pool look for less. Full instructions on this can be viewed on our site. As we are so confident with the quality of our pools this process affects no warranties if full instructions are followed and the correct methods of installation followed.

_MG_9553History of Doughboy Recreational

During World War II Domain Industries, through its packaging machinery operation, perfected rubber sealing and won the Army contract to seal K-rations. K-rations were a “meal in a can” carried by United States soldiers during battle. During World War II, the United States soldiers were known as Doughboys.
In 1947, Domain Industries formally named their packaging machinery operation the Doughboy Plastics Division. Doughboy Plastics Division was created specifically to enter the outdoor family entertainment market by manufacturing inflatable splasher pools, toys, and beach balls. Years later, they changed the name to Doughboy Recreational. Hoffinger Industries purchased Doughboy Recreational from Domain Industries in 1974. Hoffinger Industries was founded and owned by Marty Hoffinger, who in 1945 invented one of the first above ground pool filters.
Doughboy Recreational, a division of Hoffinger Industries, is still in the rubber sealing business. Our Therma-Seal technology results in a liner seam that is actually stronger than the liner material itself – enabling us to provide a 100% lifetime warranty against seam failures. We are also the only pool manufacturer in the world that actually makes everything it sells from raw materials.
Our production takes place in our 660,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Arkansas. Here we continually explore new design concepts and product advances. We start with the basics – the raw materials. Starting with raw materials allows us to monitor all phases of the production process, assuring everything meets our stringent standards of quality. We produce the finest above-ground pools, filtration systems, skimmers, and related accessories for your investment dollars. Doughboy recreational is and has always been proud to be made in America!

A Pool Buyer’s Guide

Doughboy understands that there are many choices to consider in today’s above-ground pool market. That’s why we want to help you become a more informed buyer.
Doughboy pools are the single most adaptable pools on the market today. Whether you want an above-ground pool or an in-ground look, Doughboy has the answer! Our pool’s unparalleled strength and quality are unmatched in the industry.
Doughboy invented the first portable pool over 60 years ago. Since then it has been our goal to give our consumers peace of mind about the longevity, maintenance, and safety of a Doughboy pool.

Steel or Resin?

With Doughboy, your choice between the two are equal. Doughboy pool frames are designed to last, whether they are made from steel or resin.The only choice you will need to make is deciding which of our beautifully designed pools you want in your backyard.Safely

Designed for Peace of Mind

No one takes the issue of pool safety more seriously than we do: Our ground-breaking work with the US Consumer Products Safety Commission, whose motto is “Saving Lives and Keeping Families Safe”, has resulted in an industry-leading safety program that is a part of every Doughboy pool.

Memories for a Lifetime!

At Doughboy, we know the number one reason people buy a pool is to make memories – so we build our pools to last for a “Lifetime of Memories”. Our top-of-the-line pools are under warranty for the entire time you own them!
Doughboy offers an excellent assortment of pool sizes in both round and oval configurations to perfectly compliment your backyard.
Be assured that when we give you a pool dimension it is a “true” size based on the inside pool wall. Our pools also have a “true” vertical and top rail measurement. These dimensions are measured by a straight vertical dimension – not a wrap-around measurement of the rail.


Made from heavier copper bearing steel than industry standards for a stronger pool wall. Ours are 30-60 lbs. heavier than other brands. Ask your dealer to show you our wall weight.
A Doughboy Exclusive! – Our Zinc Clad Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel Wall receives numerous protective coatings, along with a special Epoxy coating on the inside of the pool wall providing the best defense against corrosion and condensation.
Deep, balanced corrugation offers wall flexibility and vertical strength. Doughboy pool walls have more corrugation per inch than any other brand.

Exclusive! Slide-Bar wall connector continuously joins the pool walls together for complete structural integrity and ease of assembly. This creates a seamless and smooth swimming environment.
Unlike our competitors, we do not use unattractive nuts and bolts that weaken the wall structure.
Vertical End Caps – “the Anchor” of any Pool

Doughboy vertical end caps are made from 18 gauge galvanized steel – 50% heavier than most brands. This provides added stability at the base and the top of the pool.
Exact, pre-punched holes assure structural integrity and allow for a more precise installation. Other brands use slotted holes which cost less to produce but weaken the stability of their pools. Test and compare us to other brands by vigorously shaking the top rail. You can feel the stability!Steel Verticals
Made from better-than-industry-standard gauge steel which increases stability. (Approximately 50% heavier than other brands)
Doughboy steel verticals are made with 3-piece construction for extra strength and rigidity.
All steel verticals and top rails are coated with a 7-step coating process on both sides to insure maximum corrosion resistance and superior durability.

Top Rails (Top Seats)

Steel top rails made from 20 gauge steel are sturdier than our competitors’ rails. That’s because we understand the top rails get more use than any other part of the pool.
Count the number of verticals and top rails and compare – we provide more than any other brand – increasing the strength and lifetime performance!

All Doughboy Pools Have…

Com-Pac II™ Oval Support System with steel construction that offers a stylish, one-part tapered design that only exposes 9 inches of the support for a more attractive appearance. This helps accommodate larger pool models in smaller backyards.
Interlocking frame structure adds strength and stability to our pools. Plus it’s easier to install!

Bottom Rails

Premium-gauge steel used for the bottom rails is made with a 7-step process to insure a long, trouble free life. They are backed with a 100% lifetime warranty!

Doughboy Skimmers

Have more skimming surface area that removes surface debris much faster!
Allow for more pool water height fluctuation – reducing the need to frequently add water!
Hold twice the water volume than the competition’s so called “wide-mouth skimmers”! Theirs just funnels water into a smaller opening, restricting the amount of water flowing through the skimmer outlet!
Have a basket that is twice the size of the competition – for fewer trips to clean it! The magnum weir in our skimmer prevents trapped debris from re-entering the pool when the pump is switched off.
Have an exclusive vacuum port built into their faceplate enabling direct hookup of vacuums! Other skimmers connect over the top rail or through a separate plate that is near the water’s surface. Their design can draw in air that can cause the pump to fail!
Have warranties four times longer than the competition’s 90-day warranties!


100% Virgin-Vinyl Formula. No Reprocessed Material is Used. Manufactured by Doughboy to our rigid specifications to provide a soft, flexible, top-quality liner.
Manufactured with a specialized formulation proven over the years for superior quality. Materials used in formulation have low-temperature plastizers and stabilizers to assure low-temperature flexibility and durability. Our liners are the highest quality liners on the market today.
Extruded in our own manufacturing facility and assembled using the latest technological processes. Our ExclusiveTherma-Seal™ Technology, a proprietary fusion method, provides superior sealing for maximum durability and quality. We are so confident in the seam that we back all of our liner seams with a 100% lifetime warranty.
Exclusive! 20 and 25 Mil “True” Expandable Liners are designed to expand smoothly into an Optional Special-Purpose Deep Swimming Area for Underwater Swimming Only. No Jumping. No Diving.
All Doughboy liners exceed industry standards for weight and thickness assuring our liners will out perform our competition. Our liners are a “True Mil” measure. Don’t be confused by the “gauge” game our competitors play. Some will call their liner 20 gauge or 20 weight when they really measure only 15 Mil (.015”) in thickness or less. Ask your dealer to weigh a Doughboy liner.

Stainless steel panels – fact or fiction?

Some above-ground pools today have stainless steel panels at the skimmer opening to prevent rusting of the pool wall. This solution will cause a problem called “Dissimilar Metal Corrosion” (when two different types of metals – ie. galvanized steel and stainless – are bolted together). Over time this will cause the wall at the two connection points to rust away and lead to pool failure. In the past, this type of pool panel was nicknamed a “Blow-out Panel” as a result of the corrosion. This practice also takes away from the beauty of your pool.
Doughboy’s procedures include a flattened area in the corrugation around our skimmer/return openings. A special U-gasket is used to protect the raw edge of the steel to assure a no-leak skimmer installation.
Our walls also have the most advanced coatings, further protecting them from the elements. This eliminates the need for a stainless steel panel, and maintains the structural integrity and beauty of your Doughboy pool!