If you’re thinking about getting a pool this summer, there are a lot of factors to consider. The biggest factors to consider when deciding between an above ground pool or an in-ground pool are budget, installing it and space.
There’s a big difference in the price of an in-ground pool and an above-ground pool. An in-ground pool tends to be an investment anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000 for an average-sized pool while an above-ground pool can be under $100.
For their price, in-ground pools are built to last. They can be molded to fit any design you want and they’re made out of three extremely durable materials; concrete, vinyl or fiberglass. Above-ground pools on the other hand are not made to last forever. If properly maintained, the right pool can last you for a long time, but as you get less and less expensive, the more the cliché: ‘you get what you pay for’ tends to work.
Installing the Pool
When buying a pool, you should consider the time and effort it will take to get it ready to use. Professionals usually install in-ground pools while most above-ground pools can easily be assembled and disassembled on your own. If you know how to use the tools, above ground pools are pretty easy to get together. We also carry Easy Set above-ground pools that don’t require any tools and are ready for water in about 10 minutes. Above-ground pools are also a lot easier to get rid of if you ever decide you don’t want a pool anymore; you’re pretty much stuck with an in-ground pool if that’s the route you choose.
Another thing to consider when deciding between an above-ground and an in-ground pool is the amount of space you have and how big you want your pool to be. That may depend on what you want to use the pool for. If you have a lot if pool parties or rely on swimming for regular exercise an in-ground pool might be worth the extra money. If you just want a cool place to relax during the hot summer months, an above-ground pool could be the perfect option for you and your family.