WHICH DO WE BUY IN GROUND OR ABOVE GROUND?
You live in the midwest then you know how quickly the weather goes from cool 70s to horrible. Nothing reduces the 100+ degree summers with a quick dip in your own pool. So run to the nearest dealer and buy a pool! Not exactly. When deciding what kind of pool to purchase, there are choices to be made. Do you buy an inground pool or an above ground pool. We’ve outlined Pros & Cons Of An Above-Ground Pool and included some in ground comparisons.
Well made. Made from sturdy, lasting materials. Typically installed by professionals and more times then not the installer is proficient enough to do a good install. However, it’s best to do your research into whoever is installing your pool, to make sure that they are credible and knowledgeable. If they have complaints levied against them, or if some licenses are expired, you should definitely shop around elsewhere. In ground pools have no size limitations unlike above ground pools.
Money! Above ground pools are only a portion of the cost of an in ground and require way less land manipulation. Above ground pools are much less complex and modern materials have made their way into above ground pools allowing for many pools to have 20-30 year warranties. If you don’t need someone the size of a lake, then you can really get what you want in an above ground pool.
Comparatively they are much less maintenance, as there are no underground pipes and drains to worry about. In addition, above-ground pools are far easier to winterize, as it is mainly a matter of shocking the pool with the proper chemicals, draining enough water to allow room for the giant pillow that keeps the cover afloat, and then covering the pool!
Finally, what if you wish to get rid of your pool one day? If you wish to do so, there are no costs involved, and no professionals to hire. In most cases, all you need is a few friends to help out, while you drain the pool, take it apart, and dispose of the pieces.
Lots of cash. When I say lots, I mean the cost of a 4 year degree at a decently priced college. For an average-sized pool, expect to pay anywhere from $20000-$35000. If you want one of those gigantic pools like you see in the movies, be prepared to part with over $50,000. An inground increases the value of a home, so it’s not all con. But it is permanent, there is no going back with an in ground pool.
In-ground pool are harder to winterize, harder to clean, and requires lots more pipes, parts, and maintenance.From an underground pipe systems for drainage to electricity requirements. In Ground pools are a work hard play hard relationship.
Want to remove an inground pool? Sure it can be done to the tune of $3,000 to $25,000.
Some manufacturers produce garbage. You pay for what you get. Some above ground pool vendors carry inexpensive models that have easily breakable parts, loose ladders, and filters that rust easily. While the idea of spending $80 on a pool sounds great at first, understand that it will likely result in you spending far more later on, in addition.
There are limitations with how many people an above ground pool can host. Where some in ground pools have no limitations, above ground pools do have limitations with dimensions and with that limitations on occupancy. Call to hear more about Pros & Cons Of An Above-Ground Pool.