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Whether you are planning to build an indoor or outdoor pool, the big question is, will you go for an inground or an above-ground pool? Both options have advantages and disadvantages, as explained in this article.

Inground Pools

As the name suggests, inground pools are constructed in the ground. There are three types of inground pools classified depending on the material used. The list includes vinyl liner, fibreglass, and concrete (gunite) pools.

Inground pools are more durable and are designed to withstand extreme weather. They come in different shapes and styles, for example; Roman, oval, round, kidney, coral reef and so on. These pools also increase the value of your property.

On the downside, inground pools are costly to install and also, the maintenance costs are higher.

Above-Ground Pools

Above-ground pools, on the other hand, are erected above the ground. There are four types of above ground pools; steel frame pools, resin frame pools, hybrid pools, and radiant pools.

The advantage of above-ground pools is that they are cheaper and faster to install. Interestingly, there are DIY above-ground pools, for example, the inflatables. Another advantage is that above-ground pools are easier to maintain and come in different styles and shapes. Lastly, above-ground pools are highly portable, so if you want something that you can set on your backyard, and still tag along with it to your campsite, this is the real deal.

Unfortunately, above-ground pools are not as long-lasting as inground pools. They won’t withstand the harsh weather. Also, they don’t add value to your property.

Wrapping Up

There you have it folks, a round-up of the pros and cons of above-ground vs inground pools. As you have seen, both options have advantages and disadvantages.

If you want the ultimate swimming pool that will increase the value of your property, go for inground pools. But if you are looking for a cheap swimming pool that is portable, get an above-ground pool.