Should I get an Inground or Above Ground Pool?

Should I get an Inground or Above Ground Pool?

Should I get an in-ground or above ground pool?

From Fox News

When deciding on what type of swimming pool is right for one’s family, there are many factors to consider.  Cost is obviously a major deciding factor, and will generally drive the decision between an inground pool and an above ground pool.  As this post from Fox News points out, however, cost is not the sole deciding factor.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

 Don’t dive right in to buying a swimming pool! You have to decide whether you want to purchase an in-ground or above ground pool before you start inflating those inner tubes. Here are some factors that will influence your decision:

The first step is to identify why you want a pool. What function will it serve, and who will be using it? In-ground pools can be more dangerous, especially if you have pets or small children. However, do not purchase an above ground pool if you want to practice diving. Above ground pools are too shallow for diving and any kind of head-first jumping can lead to catastrophic consequences.

The size and shape of some backyards make installing an in-ground pool impossible. Above ground pools are designed in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you should be able to find one that matches your dimensional needs. Above ground pools do not have the same level of commitment as in-ground pools. If you want, you can break down an above ground pool and take it with you when you move. The new residents of your home can get rid of an above ground pool easily, while it would take more effort to fill in an in-ground pool.

Climate can also influence you decision. The Better Business Bureau suggests building your in-ground pool at the end of the summer, meaning you will be able to use it in the spring. If you live someplace where it is warm all year, you can choose to install your pool whenever you want. Above ground pools, on the other hand, only take a few days to set up, so you can take advantage of them right away rather than having to wait. Temperature regulation is also harder for above-ground pools.


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