Top 10 Benefits of an Above Ground Pool


  1. Cost. When compared to an in-ground pool, it’s possible to save thousands and thousands of dollars on an above ground pool.
  2. Ease of installation. Again, compared to in-ground swimming pools, the installation of an above ground pool is a breeze. It even is a do-it-yourself type of project that isn’t all that complicated. Instead of tearing up your yard for days or even months, an above ground pool usually can be installed in a day.
  3. More location choices. An above ground pool comes in a variety of sizes and often can be located in different spots in your backyard. That’s a lot more flexibility than an in-ground pool.
  4. Portability. If you decide a location for an above ground pool should be closer or further away from the house, the pool can be moved. And when it comes time to move to a new home, the above ground pool can come with you.
  5. No sacrifice in features. Portable pools are available with steps, diving boards and maybe of the same features of in-ground swimming pools. Above ground pools come in sizes large enough to accommodate an entire Little League baseball team or small enough for a few people at a time, depending on your needs.
  6. Often safer. Although this will depend on the setup of your pool, it is obviously more difficult for family pets or small children to wander into above ground pools. The ladder can be disconnected when the pool is not in use.
  7. Easier maintenance. You will still need the same chemicals and, depending on the pool size, the same filter to keep the water clean and usable. But because few above ground are as large as in-ground pools, you will spend lesson chemicals, water usage will be lower and the cost to heat the pool – if that is an option you have chosen – won’t be as great.
  8. Takes up less space. If your backyard isn’t large enough to accommodate an in-ground pool, you certainly can find an above ground pool that will fit. Above ground pools come in a variety of sizes – some handling 30 people or more with water 5 feet deep – or smaller models made for a small family.
  9. Reuse your yard. An above ground pool offers the flexibility to be disassembled at the end of the summer so that the yard can be used for other purposes when it’s not swimming season. If you choose to keep the pool in place, above ground pool covers will keep the water clean and safe.
  10. Keep your taxes where they are. An in-ground pool adds to the value of your home, which means your property will likely be assessed at a higher rate. That will lead to additional property taxes. That’s not an issue with an above ground pool, which isn’t a permanent addition to a home.

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