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Before you begin your next backyard project, consider these differences between inground and on ground pools.

A Look at the Key Differences and Benefits of In Ground and On Ground Pools

Although winter is upon us, it’s never too early to start planning for your new pool installation. This extra time will allow you to decide which type of pool you want for your backyard. Out of all the pool types, in-ground pools have a reputation for being the most luxurious. However, there is another pool option that can be just as nice as in-ground pools. On ground pools can have the appearance of an in-ground pool when installed with the right deck.

So if you’re looking to install a new pool in your backyard, but you’re not sure what you want, consider these differences between in-ground and on ground pools and contact the pool experts to help you decide which is best for you and your backyard.

In Ground Pools

In-ground pools are the most luxurious type of backyard pool. These pools come in various sizes and materials, making them more affordable, durable, and customizable than they were in the past. However, the time, planning, and installation that goes into in-ground pools makes them more expensive than on ground pools. Since deep excavation is involved—usually to about eight feet in the ground—the land, soil, and slope of your backyard will influence the installation plans.

But you may be able to recover the costs if the pool installation boosts your property value. Since in-ground pools are luxurious structures installed in backyards, they are a bonus selling point for some homes.

On Ground Pools

Since pool experts install on ground pools only partially in the ground, they do not require as much planning, time, work, or excavation than their in-ground pools counterpart. They are more versatile for backyards, making them a better option for some landscape types.

Although on ground pools have the same durable materials as in-ground pools, they cost about half the price, even when installed with a wood deck. Depending on the pool design, you can make your on ground pool look just as nice and easy to access as an in-ground pool. Wooden decks that surround and are level with the pool give the appearance and access of an in-ground pool.

In the end, your budget, schedule, and backyard landscaping will determine which pool is best for you. If you’re willing to spend the extra money and wait a while for your pool installation, then in-ground pools are the way to go for the ultimate luxury. But for half the cost and time, on ground pools are a great alternative. Contact your local pool experts for help deciding which type of pool is best for you and your backyard.