In-Ground Swimming Pools Vs Above-Ground Swimming Pools

Apr 01, 2020

Many people who are considering getting a pool for the first time have a lot of questions – one common question that pops up is whether they should opt for an inground or above-ground pool.  Each has their own unique traits, and whichever you decide to go for will also depend a lot on the type of property you have, your budget and your vision.

Here we’ll talk about each and explore their different qualities.

In-ground pools

In general, inground pools are fast becoming the most popular pool option for families around the world, as they look sleek and modern, and often come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are several types of inground pools including plunge pools, lap pools, freeform and traditional-shape pools (with shallow and deep ends). They are often made of three materials: concrete, vinyl, and fiberglass.

As in-ground pools can come in virtually any shape or size, you can create a space that looks as if it was purpose-built for your property. With the work involved in installing an inground pool, they tend to be more expensive than above-ground pools, so this is something to keep in mind.

Still, there’s no parallel when it comes to contemporary versatility – with all the ways you can cater your inground pool to suit your vision, an inground pool can make a fantastic addition to your backyard.

Above-ground Pools

Above-ground pools are often constructed with vinyl liners, and these pools have considerably shorter life spans (anywhere from five to nine years for a typical pool liner) when compared with inground pools. That might not be an issue if you aren’t ready to commit to a lifetime of pool maintenance or if you’re seeking to have the pool more for the kids than yourself.

Due to the shorter lifespan of above-ground pools, they do come at a lower price tag. They also tend to offer fewer features, don’t really allow for changes in depth, and can be damaged more easily due to the components being exposed.

A positive with above-ground pools is the maintenance. As all pipes and drains are positioned above-ground as well, it can be easier to deal with any issues that may arise. Winterizing is also simple with them, which is a big bonus for Americans, as the seasons dictate when pools are opened and closed.

Building an In-ground Pool with Narellan Pools

At Narellan Pools, we are experts at building long-lasting and beautiful inground fiberglass swimming pools. We have spent many years researching and developing a range of exceptional fiberglass pool shells. Our range offers something for everyone, from freeform designs to more contemporary designs.

We love being able to show our clients how a well-constructed inground fiberglass pool can not only update their backyard, but change their life.

Our proprietary gelcoat and laminate construction means our fiberglass pool shells are designed to withstand all climate conditions and types of soil around the world. Stringent quality checks and processes in place at our manufacturing facilities also mean that we build only the most durable pools, ensuring your investment provides your family joy for many years to come.

If you’re still considering your options and think it’s time to talk to a professional, we’re here to help! Contact us today for a free quote. We’re here to make your backyard your own personal oasis.

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