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Above Ground vs. Inground Pool in NJ: Factors that You Should Consider

September 23rd, 2014 | By: Mitchell Knapp | Pool Design Blog

Installing a swimming pool can certainly add value to a home, not only by potentially improving its resale price, but also by enhancing residents’ entertainment, health, and well-being. Before homeowners in the Garden State start calling their contractors and dig ditches in their backyards, however, they should determine what kind of pool they want to have.

They can choose from two pool types: inground and above ground. Inground pools are, as the name suggests, built in the ground. They are the more popular NJ pools, and often come with a nice deck or patio.

Above-ground pools, on the other hand, do not require as much landscaping and are usually more economical. According to an article in Pool Pricer, most above-ground pools are more affordable than inground pools, but in terms of property appraisals, an inground pool adds more value. In fact, as the article states, an above ground pool can actually reduce the value of a property, as there are many who find it an eyesore.

Homeowners in New Jersey who want to spruce up their homes with an inground pool can call on reliable contractors which specialize in NJ inground pool construction. These pool experts can not only provide excellent planning and workmanship, but also pool design services. These are very important for homeowners who want to get the most out of their pools.

Above ground pools may provide the same utility that inground pools do, but the aesthetics of the latter give them the definite edge. Inground pools look more natural, and when complemented with a well thought out landscaping, can turn any home into one that’s extraordinary.

In addition to this, inground pools are also more durable, and can resist strong storms better than above ground ones. Both require basically the same upkeep, but above ground pools are more prone to damages because of their construction. Inground pools may also need occasional fixes, but a good maintenance routine can prevent the need for major repairs.

Inground pools are permanent fixtures. Unlike their aboveground counterparts, they cannot simply be dismantled when the owners have outgrown the need for them. However, a beautifully designed and constructed inground pool that’s well maintained can bring satisfaction for many years. Its value goes beyond the practical purpose of a pool, and spreads into promoting a better lifestyle and improved well-being.


(Source: Above Ground vs Inground: It’s Not Just About Cost, Pool Pricer, August 23, 2014)

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