Above Ground Swimming Pools Versus in Ground

by Pool Builders on 09-01-2009 in Articles

A swimming pool at home is popular these days. Not only does it allow you and your family to enjoy swimming, but it also adds grace and charm to your home. While planning for a swimming pool you should first decide whether you want an in ground or above ground swimming pool. To help you in deciding the same we have given here the pros and cons of both.

Cost
Above ground pools are cheaper compared to in ground ones. The average price of an above ground pool is $5000 whereas a traditional pool costs around $25000.


 
Space
If you have limited space then it is best to install an above ground pool. They do not require a lot of space. So you can enjoy a great swim even on a small terrace.
 
Choice
Unlike traditional pools, above ground pools are available in different shapes, sizes and materials. You can use accessories like walls and liners to customize your pool and give a personal touch to it. Above ground pools are also especially geared towards kids.
 
Installation
Above ground swimming pools can be assembled and installed very easily. You can either do it yourself, or enlist the help of a professional. In comparison, building a traditional pool requires much more effort and time. 
 
Portability
Above ground swimming pools are portable. If you are renovating your house then you can easily move them to some other location. Also if you are moving to a new house, you can take the pool along with you.

 
Durability
Above ground pools are not as durable as traditional in ground options. They are more susceptible to extreme weather conditions and chemical effects. Their average life span is around five years.
 
In short you can choose between an in ground and above ground pool depending on your choice, budget and available space. 

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