Above Ground vs. Inground Pools

by Kevin Smith Author

When deciding to buy a swimming pool, the first question many homeowners ask themselves is: above ground or inground? Before calling up a pool contractor, you will need to make this choice. To ease your decision-making process, consider these factors.

Price of Installation

A few different aspects influence the installation costs of both inground and above ground pools. Depending on the size and the materials used, prices can range even within the pool categories. When comparing an inground pool to a comparable above ground one, however, the inground pool will always be more expensive. This is mainly because of the extra work it takes to install. So, if you are on a budget, you are probably better off purchasing an above ground swimming pool.


When it comes to customization, inground pools leave more options open. Though you can purchase above ground pools in a number of shapes and styles, there are fewer options available than with inground pools. These pools can be built in any shape you choose. Plus, there are more accessories that you can add-on with inground swimming pools in Atlanta like water features or diving boards.

Safety Features

Another area where above ground pools are superior is safety. These pools have walls that extend above the ground, which seriously decreased the risk of drowning. In fact, more than half of all fatal drownings occurred in inground pools. There are, however, steps you can take to make an inground pool safer. For example, you can surround the pool with a fence to reduce your risk. You can also supervise your children when they are playing by your pool.

Home Value

No matter what type of pool you choose to purchase, don’t expect to see a big return on your investment. If your goal is to increase your home’s value, there are better renovations and additions that will help you do so. That said, inground pools usually add more value to your home than an above ground pool. Still, it is unlikely that you will get back as much as you put in. Above ground pools can actually lower your property value, though it depends on the quality and other features of the pool like an attached deck.

Deciding between inground and above ground swimming pools in Atlanta is a big decision. When choosing which type to purchase and install, you should consider the factors above. When you do, you can be sure that you are making the right choice.

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