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Why Choose An Above Ground Pool?

Updated: Dec 22, 2022

Many people dismiss the idea of an above ground pool when considering what style of pool would work best for their backyard. Before making a decision that has huge financial implications, any potential consumer should be aware of the facts and realities surrounding the true costs of pools.

Inground pools can be constructed of concrete, gunite, fiberglass, or vinyl. Gunite and fiberglass pools can range from $65,000-120,000, concrete from $80,000-200,000, and vinyl from $55,000-$90,000. This represents an extremely large investment required, with continued high maintenance costs in money and time. The installation process for any given inground pool can range from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on the type of pool, access, landscaping, and clean up. When the inground pool comes to the end of its life or the owners no longer wish to take care of the pool, the pool will be filled in. This process is expensive and invasive. Many long-time pool owners fill in their pools when they are attempting to sell their property, as an inground pool can deter potential home buyers away. The same is often true when the kids grow up and leave the nest, as the family pool can often become neglected.

Modern above ground pools have been designed to withstand the rigors of what your family can throw at them and look good while doing so. Ranging from $6000-16,000, above ground pools represent a fraction of the cost of an inground pool. When your family outgrows your pool or it is time to sell, your above ground pool can be dismantled easily and inexpensively, and the space can be reintegrated into your yard. Just because you’ve chosen to go with an above ground pool does not mean you cannot get the features available to inground pools, however. They can possess salt water systems, utilize ozonators or ionizers. They can have sand, cartridge, or D.E. filters. Natural gas, propane, and solar heaters are extremely common as well. Liner patterns are like that of inground vinyl pools in that they have a range of patterns and gauges. Lights can be installed externally and internally on most modern models for all the hot summers nights your family will be enjoying your pool. New resin pool designs replace metal components with high strength plastics, eliminating the possibility of rusting over the years. Manufacturers such as Trévi Pools have redesigned the modern above ground pool and revolutionized the industry, with such luxurious models as the Stellar, pictured below.

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Modern above ground pools are versatile, affordable, and aesthetic.

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