When it comes to choosing a pool, the debate is always about above-ground or in-ground pools. Both serve a purpose, but only one will increase the value of your property. Only one comes with many different features that you can customize. Designing a pool is an investment into your future, and will give you, your family, and your guests a great place to enjoy the nice weather and fresh outdoor air. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons.
Your average in-ground pool is designed to last 20 years or more. Depending on the materials used, there may be maintenance that needs to be performed more often, but the pool structure is designed to last a very long time. The cost of an in-ground pool will reflect this longevity, but it will save you time and money in the long run. Above-ground pools have liners that can puncture and tear as the ground shifts and the weather changes. The walls of the above ground pool can also collapse, causing damage that can’t be fixed. The average lifespan of an above-ground pool is only seven to fifteen years.
An above-ground pool basically adds no value to your home or property. It is considered a temporary structure, and therefore does not really factor into the value of your home. An in-ground pool, on the other hand, is a permanent structure. Home buyers often look for a pool when considering a property to purchase, which makes your home more desirable. Plus your guests will be wowed by the look of your in-ground pool more than just the function of an above-ground pool.
Above-ground pools are mostly always round. There are a few different sizes and designs, but not as many as you can have when you are designing your in-ground pool. Seating can be incorporated right into the design with benches and jets installed. The liner can be a traditional vinyl liner, or you can create custom tile work for a one of a kind masterpiece. You can add lighting, an attached hot tub or spa, and even a waterfall to get your dream come true. Think how much fun you can have when you add a bar and an outdoor kitchen right next to your pool. You’ll never want to leave your backyard!
In-ground pools have an unlimited number of possibilities when creating your design. You can change colors, shapes, add-on features and more. With an above-ground pool, it is more of package deal with less features to design. Both pools will get you wet and cooled off, but in the end, the investment in an in-ground pool will bring your family and guests many years of fun and relaxation right in your own home. Call us today so we can help you get started!