At this point in the year, it seems everyone is wishing they had a pool. With the weather warming up and public swimming pools and water parks closed, people are looking for a nice, cool escape from home. Many people have turned to the quick solution of purchasing an above ground pool from the nearest big box store, but is that the right call? Would saving your money for a new in-ground pool construction be a better investment? Let’s look at the pros and cons.
Above Ground Pools: The Good and the Bad
Of course, the biggest reason for the increase in above ground pool sales is that they are easily accessible and can be put up relatively quickly. When you’re desperate to get out of the house as fast as possible, it makes sense. And obviously, an above ground pool costs less than an in-ground pool, but that’s merely comparing price, not value.
This leads to one of the major cons of purchasing an above ground pool: it’s a consumable. The life of an above ground pool is significantly shorter than an in-ground one, and once it’s over, it goes into the garbage. Not to mention, your purchasing options on size, shape, and depth are limited. And limits are really the name of the game with above ground pools. Ultimately, they serve a limited function. If you fall within the small category they aim to serve, it might be the right decision for you. But, if you don’t have to have it now, maybe your money is better spent elsewhere.
Investing in an In-Ground Pool
If you can bear to wait for a little longer, there are some major upsides to investing your money into an in-ground pool build instead. First of all, you will have much more control over the design of your pool—if you can dream it, it’s likely possible. And whatever you do decide on will last much longer than any above-ground option. Instead of eventually ending up in the trash, an in-ground pool build will usually last as long as you live in your current house, and you’ll see a return on your investment when you sell.
While constructing a new pool takes longer than setting up an above-ground one, we think you’ll find it’s very much worth the wait. It’s an infinitely more enjoyable experience too. If you or someone you know is in the market for a new in-ground pool, let us know. We’d love to get the process started right away and have your family enjoying the water as soon as possible. Contact us today!