Above-Ground vs. In-Ground Pools: Which is Best?
If you’re thinking about having a pool installed in your garden in Reading, you might be wondering which is best, an in-ground or above-ground construction. Both have pros and cons so it’s important to consider both when making the decision. In this post, our pool construction experts will compare the two to help you make the best decision.
Above ground is more affordable
Cost is the main factor when it comes to getting a new swimming pool installed. But it’s not just the cost of the pool you need to consider. You’ll also need to budget for decking/paving, plumbing, accessories, and landscaping.
An in-ground pool is the more expensive option since it requires groundwork and more finishing touches. If you want to add slides, rockery, or other amenities this is also going to bump up the cost.
An above-ground pool is a more affordable option since it’s much easier to install and takes much less time to erect.
If you’re looking for an affordable pool for the summer, above-ground is a good option. If you’re looking to make an investment that will add value to your property, in-ground is best.
In-ground pools look fantastic
There is no denying that an in-ground pool can look incredibly and drastically improve the aesthetics of your back garden. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles and can become a real feature piece.
Above-ground pools can be a bit more of an obstruction. Since they sit above ground they can block the view to the rest of your garden and look like a bit of an eye-soar, even though they bring hours of family fun.
In-ground pools last longer
When you spend thousands of pounds on a pool, you want it to last. Both in-ground and above-ground pools require similar levels of maintenance, but in-ground pools will still last much longer.
Since above-ground pools are more exposed to the elements, they wear quicker and can often need more repairs.
Above-ground pools can be safer
In-ground pools can come with additional risks, especially to little ones and pets. Since they are at walking level, there’s a higher chance someone could fall in. Although there is still a risk with an above-ground pool, it is more difficult to accidentally stumble in.
A way around this is with a fence or hardcover, but with any type of water feature, there will always be some level of safety concern.
In-ground pools are a stand-out feature and are sure to make you the envy of your neighbours. Whereas above-ground pools are a more affordable option if you’re not too concerned about appearances.
The final decision comes down to your preferences and budget. But if you’d like to talk to our team about your pool construction options in Reading, call us today: 0118 940 4221