Above ground pools are ideal choice if you do not want to undergo the stresses and expenses of renovation just to get a pool installed in your backyard. They are fun, convenient and certainly as enjoyable as inground pools, perhaps even more. But there are some downsides to their use that prospective buyers should be aware about. And while they may be a great choice for a few people, it is important that the following points are put into consideration before a final decision is made regarding the purchase of above ground pools.
If you are looking to just dip your body into something refreshing or planning to just give the family a fun way to spend the summer together, then an above ground pool would suffice. But if you want something to exercise on, do a little lap around and practice your dive in, an inground pool would be a much better choice. The deepest you’ll ever get with an above ground model is 4 feet. And anything taller will just look awkward in your backyard. This presents a huge limitation when it comes to use. But if you can compromise, at the very least, you can still utilize a 4 feet pool for a good workout.
And then there is also the downside of not being able to acquire as cohesive a backyard layout as you would like to have. Above ground pools tend to stand out, without even trying, and they are quite challenging to blend in with the environment. Additionally, you will always have the structure itself as a design problem since you can’t obscure from view the aluminium, steel or resin frames that support it. Yes, the lining comes in a variety of colors and patterns and pool itself can be bought in a number of shapes. But what they offer aesthetically rarely matches that which an inground version can provide.
On top of that, above ground pools contributes less property value to the home if ever it is sold. The reason for that is not necessarily because it’s more attractive but because a significant amount of work has been done on the area to get it to look the way it is now. With an above ground pool, there is barely any stress when it comes to installation. All a homeowner has to do is choose the area, clear it out, level it and place sand or stone to absorb spills.
The fourth disadvantage of above ground swimming pools is susceptibility to wear and tear. Since it is above ground, its bodywork is prone to oxidation. Aside from that, pets and kids can easily get to them and cause significant damage. Inground pools don’t present that problem. But they also make it more challenging for owners to repair any problems like leakages, since they are underground.
And finally, you also have to worry about accessibility because above ground swimming pools can be quite difficult to mount, especially for children and older folks. You will have to provide a lot of above ground pool steps inside and outside to keep traffic flowing.