An above-ground pool is a great choice for any home that’s looking to add a pool without the drawbacks that come with an in-ground pool. Above-ground pools offer many advantages that some homeowners might overlook. Read on to learn all the reasons you should consider adding an above-ground pool to your home.
1. The Affordable Option
The biggest benefit of above-ground pools is that they are much more affordable as compared to in-ground. One reason for this is that there is much less prep-work involved in installing an above-ground pool. You do not need to hire a landscaper to design the space around it, and you also don’t have to wait and pay for a large hole to be dug into the ground. Above-ground pools also come in a wide variety of styles and shapes, meaning you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. Above-ground pools can cost as little as $1000 and go up from there.
2. A Model for Every Home
In addition to the cost savings a wide variety of styles brings, it also gives options to fit any space. If you have an oddly shaped backyard or only a little bit of space to work with, it’s very likely you will find an above-ground pool to fit your backyard. This is because they do not require being dug out as much as in-ground pools, so you don’t need to worry about what’s beneath the ground.
3. Quick and Easy Installation
When we say quick, we mean it. Some above-ground pools can be installed in one day! This means that if you want a pool sooner rather than later, above-ground is your best option. In-ground pools take much longer to install because the ground needs to be dug out and your pool needs to be built while this is happening. Once the hole is dug, the pool needs to be installed which can take a long time, especially if there are any weather setbacks. With an above-ground pool, all you need to do is pick a spot in your backyard, prepare the ground and have a pro install your new pool.
One benefit you may not have considered is the fact that you can take your above-ground pool with you if you move. If you have an in-ground pool installed, that pool is there to stay. It will then be up to the new owners of your home to decide if they want to keep the pool or have it filled in. With an above-ground pool, you never have to say good-bye to your investment. You can also easily have your pool installed at your new place as well, making an above-ground pool a pool for life.
5. Easy Maintenance
A lot of maintenance goes into owning a pool. With an above-ground pool, that maintenance is next to effortless. This is because it’s a lot easier to see what’s inside your pool, nothing is hidden and everything is easily accessible. Above-ground pools usually require fewer chemicals and as a result, cost less to upkeep. As an added bonus, if you ever do need to fix a problem, it will be much easier for your pool pro to locate and correct.
Bonus: Somewhat Safer
While all pools can be a safety concern, above-ground pools are somewhat safer as they are harder to enter. In-ground pools are open pits of water that anyone can accidentally slip and fall into. With an above-ground pool, you have to actively climb the ladder to get in. This makes them a better option for families with small children who will be running around the backyard. With any pool, safety features such as fencing should always be added to reduce the risk of accidents.
If these benefits have won you over, there’s no use in waiting to get your above-ground pool installed. While this is a relatively quick project, it’s still always best to enlist the help of the professionals to install your pool. Whether you’re ready to dive in today or still have some questions, you can connect with pool companies on HomeStars. Simply click on the banner below and enter your project details. We’ll send your project out to verified pros in your area and they’ll get back to you with quotes — it’s as easy as that.