In deciding whether above ground pools or in ground pools are the pools that suit the home, budget and surroundings are the basic considerations. In regions of the country where it is warm most of the year, in ground pools installed in the backyard are almost expected. In cooler areas as well as tighter budgets, above ground pools may fill the bill.
Permanently installed in ground pools add value to a home and enhance the landscape by providing a water feature that creates a pleasant view from inside the house or from a patio or deck. They also provide a place for entertaining, exercising and lounging.
The initial expense, as a pool is considered a major investment, is the major drawback to installing in ground pools. Their yearly maintenance is another. The boost to the electric bill, a hike in the water bill, the chemicals, cleaning, opening and closing for the seasons are the maintenance required for in ground pools.
Above ground pools are choices for homeowners who want a pool in a hurry or are on a tight budget. One advantage to above ground pools is their installation in just a matter of days. They arrive in kit form and are erected by a team of installers.
Many higher ended above ground pools come with decking and railing options that may be included in the price or can be added on at purchase. Kids love above ground pools because they can heated to extend swimming time. As long as an adult monitors the kids, they are safe with the built-in fencing and locking gate options of above ground pools.
Above ground pools do not add value to a home and that is their major drawback. Also, they are neither safe nor suitable for diving, being only 48 to 52 inches deep, typically. There are some problems that come with both in ground pools and above ground pools and these include water evaporation and maintenance issues.
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