As you bask in the rays of the spring sun, you can’t wait to spend more time outside this summer. It’s official: You look around your yard and think how wonderful it would be to have a beautiful aquatic space to enjoy. Now you just need to decide between an above-ground vs. inground swimming pool. What’s best for your family? Either choice would be a great addition to your home. Come along as we help you discover the right pool choice for your family.
How Will You Use Your Swimming Pool
The type of swimming pool that you should get depends on how you will use it, as well as why you are wanting to get one. Each one offers different benefits, but one might not meet your needs as well as the other would.
Consider these questions when making your decision:
- Do I have a lot of available space?
- What do I want to do in my swimming pool?
- How many people will be using the pool?
- What is my budget?
- How many years will the pool be used?
- Is the swimming pool shape important?
Above-Ground Swimming Pool
If you are thinking about adding a pool to your backyard, an above-ground pool is a great option. For example, above-ground pools are less expensive to own and maintain. They require the same care as inground pools, but buying, building and cleaning an above-ground pool is less expensive. On top of that, above-ground pools tend to take up less room than inground pools. However, they are also less customizable.
Is moving in your future? Above-ground pools are also portable! Just drain and dry your pool, pack your equipment, and install it at your new home.
Whether staying or moving, you may be surprised to find that above-ground pools have come a long way in the past few decades. With aesthetically-pleasing options, different shapes and sizes, and different materials used for construction, you are sure the find an above-ground pool that meets your needs. And with increased longevity, your pool can last 15-25 years with proper care and maintenance.
Inground Swimming Pool
Inground pools are also a top choice for homeowners when it comes to having a pool installed. They add an elegant feel and look to the yard. And since they are inground, these pools have an increased lifespan — lasting you many decades with proper care. You also have your choice of materials such as concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl construction to help meet your personal preference and budget. And with completely customizable shape and size options, inground pools can be an incredible choice. Do you want a lap pool the length of your yard? It’s possible! How about a pool that fits all of your family and friends? The sky’s the limit.
Another thing about inground swimming pools is that they can increase both the property value and desirability of your home if you ever decide to sell. All in all, you can’t go wrong with the right pool choice.
Get Started With Your Pool
So which will it be — an above-ground vs. inground swimming pool? Whichever choice you make, we are sure that you will be happy. To make getting your pool easier, HFS Financial can connect you with the swimming pool loan options to meet your needs. Fill out our 60-second online application today to get started on your beautiful backyard space. With HFS Financial, “You Dream It, We Finance It.”