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What are the pros and cons of an above ground pool?

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Asked by: Tammy Neuweg

Pros of Above-Ground Pools

  • Easy to Install and Remove. Installing an in-ground pool is a professionals’ job, requiring digging, leveling, and insulating. …
  • Affordability. …
  • Low Maintenance. …
  • They’re Safer. …
  • They Can Be Damaged More Easily. …
  • They Don’t Increase Home Value. …
  • Limited Versatility. …
  • They Can Look Cheap.

Is it worth having an above ground pool?

An above-ground pool is, by far, the least expensive option for a pool. Kids love them, and built-in fencing and locking gate options make them safe. The main disadvantage of an above-ground pool is that it generally adds no value to your home.

What are the disadvantages of an above ground pool?

Above ground swimming pools also come with a few disadvantages, some of which you probably suspected:

  • Above ground pools generally don’t look as nice as inground pools. …
  • They don’t add value to your property. …
  • The options and features are limited. …
  • They don’t last forever.

How long do above-ground pools last?

2018. A high-quality above ground pool from Valley Pool & Spa should last between 10 and 20 years depending on how well you care for it. However, your pool liner will not last as long as your pool. Contact a pool expert at our store to see if you need a new liner before you decide to replace your entire pool.

Why an above ground pool is better?

Above-ground pools might be safer

Regarding the types of pools themselves, an above-ground pool is generally the safer of the two. Because the above-ground pool has walls and the ladder can be removed when not in use, this makes accidental drownings less likely.

What should I know before buying an above-ground pool?

What to Know Before Buying an Above Ground Pool

  • Planning & Location.
  • Size, Shape, Above Ground or Semi-Inground.
  • Pool Material.
  • Installation.
  • Equipment.
  • Accessories.
  • Price Point.

Can I put above-ground pool on grass?

While you could place your pool directly on top of your grass, that isn’t the best idea. The grass isn’t a firm base since it is alive and growing. Your pool can shift over time and settle into an unfavorable and potentially dangerous position.

How do you make an above-ground pool nice?

How to Make an Above Ground Pool Look Nice

  1. Surround it with a deck. …
  2. Take things to the next level(s). …
  3. Add a retaining wall. …
  4. Throw shade. …
  5. Design a lounge space. …
  6. Liven things up with landscaping. …
  7. Set the mood with lighting. …
  8. Make your pool the star attraction.

Are above ground pools hard to maintain?

Above ground pools are less expensive, easier-to-install alternatives to in-ground pools. And if that weren’t enough, they’re also usually easier to maintain. There are a few things you’ll want to do to keep your above ground pool in good working condition.

Are above ground pools safer than inground pools?

Aboveground pools are generally considered safer than inground pools because without a surrounding pool deck, falling into the pool is less of a possibility.

How often should you change above-ground pool water?

Generally, pool water needs to be replaced once every five to seven years. This should be done during mild weather so that your pool surface is not at risk from strong sunlight and heat. Your pool maintenance company can recommend when it is time to drain your pool.

Is owning a pool worth it?

Resale Value

A pool can increase not only your social worth but also the value of your home. However, the increase is probably not as much as you think. According to HouseLogic, there’s no real guarantee that you’ll make your money back. In fact, adding a swimming pool may only increase your home’s value by 7%.

Do you need a fence around an above-ground pool?

The CPSC recommends surrounding all pool areas with childproof fencing and gates, and that goes for above-ground pools, too. Above-ground pools have elevated edges that toddlers can’t reach, but stairs and ramps that provide access to the pool’s surface should be secured with gates and childproof locks.

What is needed for an above ground pool?

Above ground pools are generally quoted as a ‘kit’ price. Most kits will include the actual pool (wall, bottom track, top ledge & posts), the liner, pump & filter, and a ladder. Some retailers will include general maintenance equipment and a starter kit of chemicals.

Do you legally have to have a fence around your pool?

Swimming pools that are in ground, completely or partially, must be enclosed by a fence. Above ground pool installations may need fencing, depending on water depth. (Check exact depth per your local code. It’s usually a minimum of 18-24 inches.)

Do you need a gate around your pool?

Pool fence regulations – the basics

A fence that is over 60 inches and surrounds the pool or spa and isolates it from the house. It must be fitted with a gate that opens out, away from the pool with a latch fitted 60 inches off the ground.

How high does a fence need to be around a pool?

Installed pool fences should be at least 48-inches high from finished ground level, as measured along the outside of the fence and should have no more than a two-inch gap from the bottom of the fence to the ground.

How close to a fence Can a pool be?

Swimming pools generally need to be at least 1000mm from the boundary. The boundary can be your backyard fence or a barrier that is suitable to be classified as a boundary fence.