Above Ground Or in Ground Swimming Pool?

by Pool Builders on 04-16-2009 in Articles

If you're considering getting a swimming pool for your property, there are a lot of important decisions to make.  Probably the biggest decision is whether you want a swimming pool that is above ground for an in ground model.

Obviously there are major differences in style when you are considering choosing between these two types of pools.  Many homeowners however, are not looking at style during this part of the decision making process.  They are considering the major difference in the overall cost.

Installing an in ground swimming pool carries the cost of a major home renovation.  Installing one of these can run into the tens of thousands of dollars.  Many people to choose to go with this option because they see it as a home improvement and believe they will get their value back if they choose to sell their property.  This may be true but most people in today's economy are looking for ways to save money.

The more economical choice when choosing a swimming pool for your property is an above ground swimming pool.  Depending on the size and style you want to purchase, you can still spend several thousands of dollars, but it is rare for the cost of an above ground model to approach what in ground models cost.  Above ground pools can actually be found at extremely low prices occasionally by searching through local classified advertisements.  In fact, it is not unheard of to find people actually giving swimming pools away when they no longer have a use for them.  This sometimes happens when children or grandchildren grow up and move away from home.

Another advantage of the above ground swimming pools, is that they can move with you if you do decide to relocate.  Taking down and moving one of these is not something that anyone would choose to do for fun, but it can be done.  In ground pools do not offer this flexibility.

The choice is yours.  For some people, money is no object.  For most people however, the financial aspect of getting a pool can be a deciding factor.  If total cost is a consideration for you, an above ground swimming pool might be the right choice for you.

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