If you love the idea of going for a swim anytime you want, then you’re probably ready for a pool of your own. Now the question is: what kind of pool? Do you want an above-ground pool or an inground pool?
Certainly, inground pools come with higher price tags, but they also come with arguably more perks. Let’s take a look at some of the major reasons people prefer inground pools to above-ground pools.
Granted, an above-ground pool isn’t likely to blow away Wizard-of-Oz-style unless there’s a tornado, but it goes without saying that pools sitting on the ground are not quite as secure pools built in the ground. If you live in an area that’s prone to extreme temperatures and weather patterns, an inground pool is a much wiser investment than a pool that’s above ground.
And if you live in a milder climate with summers that last longer than 90 days (like the Carolinas), that’s another good reason to have an in-ground pool. Why? Because you’re going to use it more. One of the perks of above-ground pools is that they’re easy to set up and close down. Inground pools require a little more work to open in the spring and close in the fall, but it’s worth it if your summers start earlier and end later.
With inground pools, you have more room for creativity and customization. Choose a size and shape that perfectly fits your backyard, and then add all of the water features and accessories you want to make it your own. From diving boards and water slides to fountains and waterfalls, you can make your pool unique in a variety of ways.
Your pool choice impacts more than design; it also determines function. If you want to swim laps or practice your dive, an inground pool is the way to go. There’s no way either of those activities is happening in a circular pool with a 15-foot diameter and water just above your waist.
Also, consider your patio options. Do you want your pool desk to simply serve as a place to drop your towel before you climb in the water? Or, do you want a place to host parties, grill out, and relax in lounge chairs?
If you have an inground vinyl pool, the vinyl will need to be replaced about every 10 years. Gunite pools last about twice as long. However, above ground pools can last anywhere from 7 to 15 years. Yes, it does last longer than the vinyl on an inground pool, but remember, that’s just the vinyl. You don’t need to replace the entire inground pool, and a vinyl replacement is much more affordable than a completely new above-ground pool.
In addition, because above-ground pools are not considered to be a permanent addition to your home, they do not improve your home’s value. In fact, an above-ground pool could devalue it, depending on your neighborhood.
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