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IN GROUND POOLS hold several advantages over the above ground type, and have been the standard for constructing pools since pools were basically conceived. While an above ground pool might be easier to construct, there are several reasons why you should consider an in ground design.

To know why an in ground pool is quite simply a better idea, you need to first look at how an above ground pool is built. In this design, a level site is chosen, and then a galvanized steel framework is erected, along with walls, made of wood or fiberglass. A liner is then hung from this framework and a deck is placed on top – voila – there’s your pool. It doesn’t take a mathematician to realize that the pool will stick up out of the ground however deep the design is, and thus present an incredibly large surface area in your back yard occupied by a monstrosity that is an above ground pool.

Depending on your yard and your view, an above ground pool can be a serious visual impediment. Prior to selecting this design, do a test by staking the area where the pool would go, and then running string at the height the pool will be after it’s constructed. Anything within those boundaries will be blocked out, so plan accordingly.

In ground pools also suffer from the same sorts of issues that plague liner pools, namely that fact that a liner has a limited durability and can be punctured, and depending on the quality, can be quite susceptible to chemicals over time. Liner pools are also the cheapest way to build pools, whether above ground or below, and they are really not intended for decades of use although in some situations, they have actually lasted that long.

Above ground pools can also be poor choices in seismic areas as the galvanized framework is really only intended to hold the pool in place when the pool itself is stationary. Several thousand gallons of water in motion can be dangerous in the event of an earthquake, and these designs are typically not recommended for super active seismic areas.

In contrast to all of the above, in ground pools are structurally stable and more permanent than their above ground cousins. Additionally, in ground designs are limited only by your imagination in that a myriad of designs are available in varying depths, shapes, and sizes. Above ground pools are usually of a fixed depth and come in kit form limited to what the manufacturer produces.

Longevity is another factor that in ground pools have going for them – there are examples in some places of pools that are over a century old, which is quite obvious when you consider that the pool itself is a hole in the ground lined with concrete. In ground pools are also visually appealing and preserve the view you already possess.

If you’re looking for a durable, long lasting, and attractive pool, look no further than an in ground pool. You’ll experience decades of trouble free service, beautiful and unique designs, and the safety of having the water at ground level. Ultimately, and in ground pool will cost much more than the above ground type, but you get what you pay for and there are good reasons – like property value to begin with – that you want to stick to an in ground design. In ground pools have outnumbered above ground designs by many, many thousands – you owe it to yourself to check them out.

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