Choosing Between An Above Ground or In-Ground Swimming Pool  

by Pool Builders on 10-08-2009 in Articles

Are you torn from choosing between an above ground and an in-ground pool to have built? Both types of swimming pools have their respective pros and cons, but how much it will benefit you depends on you and your family's needs. Of course, your budget also plays a big role in making your decision.


If you have a big family of pool enthusiasts and you like to conduct parties and gatherings, an in-ground pool may be the best choice for you. Of course, some of the prerequisites that you should have are adequate space and the budget to have it done. Also, if you're going to stay at your current house permanently, then you can choose to have an in-ground pool. It's a great investment and it adds value to your whole property. In the future, if you decide to sell your property, it's going to cost a lot more because of your pool.


However, if you don't have that much space in your backyard, and the overall environment isn't fit to have an in-ground pool, you can settle for an above ground pool and this too can have nice benefits. For one thing, it's easier to maintain because it's smaller. For another thing, it doesn't cost as much as having an in-ground pool built because you don't have to have your background dug deep into the ground. Above ground pools can also vary in sizes, depending on how much space you have, so even if you want to accommodate many people, it's possible.


Probably the biggest drawback of an in-ground pool is the cost on construction and maintenance. But as mentioned before, it's also a very good investment so if you have the money to have it done, it's a great idea. On the other hand, above ground pools can also increase a property's value, though not as much as an in-ground pool. But you can do so much with an above ground pool, like landscape your backyard and add other stuff to make it more appealing.


Whichever type of pool you choose is entirely up to your taste and of course whether you have the budget. The important thing to remember is that while it's fun having pool at home, it's also a big responsibility so be sure you're ready for that too.

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