There are many benefits when choosing to install an inground pool vs. an above ground pool. Many homeowners who wish to add a swimming pool to their property have a budget in mind and look first at the costs involved for both options. While the cost difference to install an inground pool vs an above ground pool is substantial, you get what you pay for when it comes to swimming pools. There are many factors to consider when determining which pool is best for your home that should be weighed against the costs involved.
First and foremost, the ability and leeway to completely customize your swimming pool is only possible with an inground pool design. Choosing to install an inground pool vs an above ground pool gives homeowners the luxury of choosing tile colors, plaster colors, coping material, and freedom to choose any shape or size. With above ground pools, the options are limited as the structure is already completed built. For most homeowners, the option of constructing an inground pool provides them with the ability to achieve the appearance they want for their backyard. This allows for more control over the views out the back windows, the option to add additional pool features, and the limitless customizing options.
Another important variable to consider is longevity. With inground pools, whenever you are building a swimming pool out of concrete and into the ground, the longevity of the structure is greater. Above ground swimming pools are more vulnerable to accidents and collapsing, breaking and leaking. Constructing a swimming pool out of concrete provides the safety to withstand mother nature and wear and tear of the seasons year after year.
While many homeowners will see an above ground pool as a simpler option, there is still plenty of upkeep involved. Most times, an additional customized deck is needed to be constructed to seamlessly blend the pool to the home. This adds additional costs and proper maintenance needed.
Overall, an inground pool vs. an above ground pool adds value to home. While the costs are greater at first, it is an investment. Inground swimming pools are a popular checklist item for many potential home buyers, where an above ground pool is often an eye sore and a deterrent. Homeowners want to know that their swimming pool is safe for friends, children and family and they want to know that the money they are spending will stand the test of time.
If you are interested in the addition of an inground pool to your home, or have some questions and would like to schedule a meeting or consultation, we are here to help assist in this process and look forward to hearing from you.