Semi Inground Pools

Semi Inground Pools

4 Semi Inground Pool Ideas

From Pool Pricer

Usually when one is thinking about purchasing a swimming pool, there are two general options that are frequently presented:  Inground and Above Ground.  This post from Pool Pricer presents a little-known but no less optimal option, the semi-inground pool.  There are different ways to design and install this type of pool, including the type of swimming pool shell itself.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

1. Wrap a Deck Around It

Lounge chair sitting on a wooden pool deck connected to a semi inground swimming pool
An attached deck is a must-have for any semi inground swimming pool.
Some people refer to semi inground pools as deck pools because they’re so often installed with an attached or wraparound deck. This design hides the protruding sides of the pool and makes it easier to get in and out – giving it many of the benefits of an inground pool. But a deck also offers an attractive place to lounge around the pool.

If you enjoy spending time on your home’s existing deck, imagine barbecuing or having a drink next to a sparkling swimming pool. Of course, you can also opt for a deck with an above ground pool. However, semi inground pools offer a lower profile and thus more options to work with.

2. Incorporate it into Your Yard’s Terrain

Semi inground pools are a flexible style of pool because they can adapt to uneven ground and even steep hills. Unlike inground and above ground pools, they don’t need a large flat surface. You can simply build them into a slope as much as you need to in order to keep the water level (though, it should be said, lots of excavation could cancel out some of the cost savings of these pools).

Not only is this convenient, but it can produce a striking result – a pool that’s neither hidden nor obstructive, but a natural-looking part of the environment.

3. Use Creative Landscaping to Dress it Up

Because of their low profile, semi inground pools lend themselves nicely to a lot of different landscaping options. You can complement the short pool walls with plants, flowers, or a paved walkway. Or, if you’re not keen on the look of the walls, you can often hide them behind shrubbery. You can surround the pool with a rock garden, add a patio, or incorporate it into just about any other landscaping technique.

4. Make the Most of the Scenery

Finally, with a semi inground design, you have exceptional control over what people see while inside the pool. That’s because you can choose how high above ground the pool walls extend. If you have a sloped yard with a great view, you can even mimic an infinity edge – or for that matter, build an actual infinity pool. Bottom line, consider the view when deciding on semi inground pool design and placement.

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