With summer right around the corner, you may be thinking about how nice it would be to have a pool in your own backyard. However, when contemplating whether or not to have a pool installed on your property, you will have several big decisions to make. One of the first things that you will have to decide is whether you want an above-ground or in-ground pool in your backyard. While above-ground pools are a popular option due to the fact that they are usually more affordable, if you have room in your budget to build an in-ground pool there are many benefits that they can provide. If you are considering adding a pool to your backyard, here are just a few of the reasons you should choose an in-ground pool.
In-ground Pools Last Longer
While an in-ground pool may represent a larger investment upfront, they provide a greater value for the money as they last much longer. With the right maintenance, an in-ground pool can last for generations; however, you will likely need to have it resurfaced at some point. Alternatively, most above-ground pools are meant to be temporary and are not very durable. At best, you may get ten years out of an above-ground pool before it will need to be replaced. If you are looking to make a permanent investment in your home, an in-ground pool is the better option.
They Are More Accessible
The fact is that above-ground pools can be a hassle to get in and out of. Even if you have a deck built around the pool, people will still have to climb up onto the deck, and then climb down into the pool. With an in-ground pool, however, it will be much easier for people to use and enjoy your pool, as the entrance is at ground level.
You Can Easily Keep an Eye on Your Kids
Keeping an eye on your kids is critical if they want to go in the pool without you. However, an above ground pool makes it difficult to see what is going on as the pool may be above your eye level. With an in-ground pool, you can easily look over from a deck chair, or through the kitchen window, allowing you to know what is happening at all times. While young kids should never go in the pool alone, this can give you peace-of-mind when your teenage kids are using the pool.
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