Above Ground Pools: Top 10 Benefits
Cost. This is the main reason so many people choose above ground vs. inground pools. The average above ground swimming pool totals $6,000 while the average inground pool totals at least $21,000, plus landscaping, decking and fencing.
More versatility in location. Available in a variety of sizes and styles, you can place your above ground pool in many different spots in your backyard despite the presence of ledge because no excavation needs to be done.
Easy to maintain. You still need to clean your above ground pool and add chemicals, but because they are much smaller than in-ground pools, you don’t need as many chemicals. Plus, your water usage isn’t as much and your energy bills to run or heat the pool will be lower.
Easy to install. Any DIY’er can put up an above ground pool with the help of a couple of buddies. No need to put up with contractors tearing up your yard for weeks or months. You can get your above ground pool up in a day.
Portable. You can always move your above ground pool later to a more desirable location, plus above ground pools can move with you from house to house.
Lots of features. Above ground pools come with many of the features of an inground pool, minus the diving board of course. They also come in many different sizes to accommodate your lifestyle needs, whether you want to entertain your small family or the whole neighborhood.
Disassembly is easy. You can take down many above ground pools at the end of the summer so your yard can be utilized for other purposes in the off season. If you decide to keep the pool where it is, above ground pool covers keep the water clean and safe.
Safety. It’s not as easy for kids and pets to wander unattended into an above ground pool. Plus, you can take off the ladder when the pool is not in use.
Less space. Don’t have enough space in your yard for a large in-ground pool? Above ground models come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs.
No extra taxes. When you install an in-ground pool, it becomes a part of the property that can be assessed at a higher rate for your taxes. As a result, your property taxes will go up. Because an above ground pool isn’t a permanent addition to a home, there are no additional taxes.