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Inground Pools Vs Above Ground Pools

Updated on May 7, 2015

Swimming Pools


Above ground pool offers several nice advantages, starting with cost. Generally, it cost ten times less than an in-ground pool. Also, installing one is not likely to raise your property taxes. In most cities, an above-ground pool is not considered a permanent structure. It’s also easier to clean and maintain because it tends to be smaller and sits higher than an in-ground pool.and that is a good advantage since you gonna spend a lot of time cleaning.believe me. Finally, it is safer. To prevent access, all you have to do is remove the pool ladder.

Swimming pool designs

lots of options available now a days. In the past, above-ground pools were characterized by a metallic look, but current models can be customized to suit your can choose from several colors and liner patterns. You will be able to choose the type of material you’d like to have on the outside of your pool, too. Adding a wooden or aluminum deck is another way you can customize your pool and give it the look you want.

Above-ground pools are popular, but they're not for everyone. You might want an in-ground pool if you’re a serious swimmer or have a large backyard and don’t want the size restrictions of an above-ground pool.

In ground pool

An in-ground pool can have a deep end of six seven or even eight feet, while an above-ground pool usually has a deep end of no more than four feet. if you go deeper than six feet you can have a diving board, a slide, fancy lights, and waterfalls. You can swim laps more easily. In-ground pools come in a greater variety of attractive shapes than above-ground pools. You can even have one designed to your needs so it can go with the space of your yard and goes with the style of your house. you don't have as many options in above-ground pools.

As attractive as an in-ground pool can be, and as nice as it can be to take some laps after a hard day's work, it has some disadvantages. First, it is more expensive than an above-ground pool. First, a trench must be dug and then a solid liner has to be installed. Maintenance is more expensive and more time consuming. In-ground pools are often larger than above-ground pools, and cleaning equipment and chemical testing kits are proportionately more expensive. It is more difficult to keep an in-ground pool free of debris. If you don't have the time to do it yourself, you may have the additional expense of hiring someone else to do it for you.

An in-ground pool may also negatively impact the resale value of your home. Many buyers are concerned with safety, especially if they have small children, and they won’t even look at a home with an in-ground pool.(me on the other hand love in-ground pool). Putting a fence around the pool may be an option, but this may not satisfy a potential buyer. While an above-ground pool can be dismantled and hauled away, an in-ground pool has to be filled in, which is a much more difficult and expensive task. which is better for you?
Weigh the pros and cons of each type of pool and consider the benefits that you and your family are looking for. Then, take a careful look at your backyard and you should know the answer.And make sure it fits your budget.


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    • zemel profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from boston


    • swimfan profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Inground pools are better in my opinion, but above ground pools are a lot cheaper and require less commitment. It all depends on what you're looking for, I guess.

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      Amy Appleton 

      8 years ago

      I prefer in ground pools, but I do like above ground spas.

    • zemel profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from boston

      ME!!! I like inground pools.


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