Types of Swimming Pools

Types of Swimming Pools

In-Ground vs. Above-Ground Pools

From HGTV

Consider your budget and surroundings when deciding what type of pool suits you.

Budget is usually the largest factor that comes into play when deciding what type of pool is most suitable for a given project.  Budget is not the only consideration, however, even for those fortunate enough to have the means to afford any type of pool.  What makes one type of swimming pool better than the next?  The answers are within this post from HGTV which explores the differences between the main types of inground and above ground swimming pools.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

 

Deciding on an in-ground pool versus an above ground pool depends on your budget and where you live. In regions of the country where it’s warm most of the year, an in-ground pool installed in the backyard is almost expected. In cooler areas or for tight budgets, an above-ground pool may fit the bill.
 
In-Ground Pools
 
A permanently installed in-ground pool can add value to your home, particularly if you live in a climate that is predominately warm most of the year. It can also enhance your landscape by providing a water feature that creates a pleasing view from inside the house or from a patio or deck.
 
But while providing a place for entertaining, exercise or lounging, there are drawbacks to installing an in-ground pool. Most obvious is the initial expense as a pool is a major investment. Follow that with the yearly maintenance including a boost to your electric bill for running the filter and/or heater; a hike in your water bill for constant refilling as water evaporates; and the chemicals, cleaning, and opening and closing for the seasons if you live in an area where cold winters prevent year-round use.
 
If you have your heart set on an in-ground pool, you’ll be dazzled by all the options available as you shop.
 
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