Above-Ground V.S. In-Ground

Above-Ground V.S. In-GroundIf you are looking to install a pool in your backyard this season, you’ve probably thought a lot about an in-ground pool versus an above-ground pool. There are pros and cons to each style and it mostly depends on what you are looking for. Let’s take a look at some of the reason that each style might fit what you are looking for in a new pool.

Home Value

If you are looking to add value to your home, then an in-ground pool is the way to go. An above-ground pool is considered a temporary structure, and is therefore not factored into the value of your home. An in-ground pool is a permanent construction and is sometimes high up on a buyer’s must-have list. If you are thinking about selling your home in the future, an in-ground pool can really add value to your listing.

Price

In-ground pools definitely come with a price tag. There are costs to clearing and leveling a spot to put the pool, digging the area and installing the pool structure. An above-ground pool is significantly less expensive, but also comes with less features. A simple pool can be just right for backyard family gatherings.

Space Considerations

An above-ground pool may be a better option if you don’t have a large area that is ready for a pool. It will take less work to level an area for a round above-ground pool. If you have a lot of trees around the edge of your property, it can get expensive to have them removed in preparation for your new pool. In-ground pools take up a lot more space. By the time you dig the space in the ground, and then add decking around the edges, the square footage is significantly larger.

Features

In-ground pools have a lot more features to offer. You can add on a spa or a sun shelf, a fire feature or a water feature. Lighting options can be added, or a basketball hoop or a slide. You can even custom design the shape of your inground pool. Above-ground pools are a far more simple construction, with less features offered.

Safety

If you have small kids, an above ground pool may offer a safer way to have a pool in your backyard. Because the pool is up higher, kids can’t just wander right into the pool. A good gate will keep them off the deck and away from potential drowning. An inground pool requires heavy fencing around the entire perimeter of the pool in order to keep the same safety precautions. A family with small children might not want to maintain a huge fence, choosing an above-ground option instead.

Choose the options that is right for your family, your space, and your budget. We’d be happy to work with you on your project and give you a free quote to get you started. Make the most of this summer with a brand new pool for your whole family to enjoy.

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