5 GREAT ADVANTAGES OF IN-GROUND POOLS OVER ABOVE-GROUND POOLSThinking about getting a pool for your home? Here are some compelling reasons to look at in-ground pools for your next home addition.Keyword(s): in-ground pools

If you are considering getting a pool for your home, it is important to know which type of pool to settle for. While above-ground pools may be cheaper to install compared to in-ground pools, the latter is the more economical option over the long term.

That said, there are many different things to consider before installing an in-ground pool. Keep in mind that a pool isn’t an investment – it’s a lifestyle!

The following are five reasons why in-ground pools are better than above-ground pools.

1. Longevity

In-ground pools are considered a permanent addition to your property. Depending on the material used to line your pool, an in-ground pool can last more than 20 years before a replacement for the lining is done.

On the other hand, above-ground pools are temporary that means you can have yours removed when you no longer need it. An above-ground pool can last for up to 15 years.

2. Pool Maintenance

Most above-ground pools don’t come with decks. This is because installing a deck may cost almost as much if not more than the pool itself. This makes it really difficult to move about.

Since in-ground pools come with decks, it is easy to move around when you want to inspect the pool.

When it comes to cleaning, it will largely depend on the size of the pool. The cost of running the filter, balancing the chemistry of your pool water, and refilling due to water evaporation is the same for both types of pools.

3. Features

Above-ground pools are limited to the round and oval shapes and one color for your pool. You can also get salt chlorine system, heaters, automatic cleaners, and in-pool lighting but that is about it.

In-ground pools offer more features, such as different shapes and colors and you can have one with a pool cover.

You can have water features like an artificial waterfall installed to blend with the landscape around your backyard. When it comes to in-ground pool features, your imagination and budget are your only limits.

4. Costs

When it comes to an in-ground pool cost, the installation price is higher when you compare it to the above-ground pool.

However, as mentioned earlier, in-ground pools last longer and offer more options in terms of what you will want with your pool.

You also add the value of your home with an in-ground pool and the investment may be worthwhile in the end.

5. Size

There’s not much difference when it comes to size as above-ground pools also come in bigger options.

However, with an above-ground pool, the depth is leveled throughout the pool. In-ground pools tend to slant offering various levels of depth depending on the swimmer’s skills.

In addition to this, in-ground pools are best suited for divers due to the level of depth they come in with the added advantage of a strong structure.

In-Ground Pools Installation

The bare minimum cost for a pool is $50,000 but the cost tends to escalate depending on the material, size, and features for your pool.

If you live in areas that are mostly warm throughout the year and are not limited by your budget, in-ground pools are an excellent option.

It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to have the pool installed as compared to the 4 to 8 days required for an above-ground pool.

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