Inground or Aboveground: Which Pool is Right for Your Family?

Kids Playing In PoolPublished: May 2nd, 2019

If you’re thinking about getting a pool, one of the first things you have to decide is whether you want an inground pool or an aboveground pool. While you can’t go wrong with either option, one might be better for your family than the other. Check out some of the key differences below or reach out to Cannon Pools and Spas for a more in-depth look at aboveground versus inground pools.
 

Inground Pools

If you’re looking to make an investment that your family can enjoy for generations, then go with an inground pool. Inground pools are more expensive because they’re a construction project, but they often increase the resale value of your home and help you save in the long run.

Quick facts:

  • A permanent fixture for your yard
  • Takes several weeks or months to install
  • Fences and alarms increase safety
  • Shallow and deep areas
  • 12 base shapes, but if you can draw it, Cannon Pools and Spas can build it

 You can also customize the depth and accessories you want. For example, if your family has a very active lifestyle, you can add waterslides and diving boards. Ready to throw pool parties? Choose LED lights and a swim-up bar. For those who love to lounge, built-in benches and sundecks are a must.

Aboveground Pools

If you’re looking for a fast and affordable swimming pool, we recommend an aboveground pool. They’re the perfect quick fix for a summer heat wave and they can last season after season with the right maintenance. At Cannon Pools and Spas, we have aboveground options in a range of sizes to accommodate families large and small.

Quick facts:

  • Lasts about 15 years and can be taken down anytime
  • Assembly takes as little as one day
  • Tall height and top rails mLasts ake them safe for young kids
  • Single depth
  • Two main shapes: round or oval

While aboveground pools aren’t as customizable as inground pools, they still have plenty of great features to choose from. Stylish designs, colors and decks can help enhance the look. And if you want to add ladders, lights and pool games, you can easily do so. Some homeowners even choose to build a deck around their aboveground pool for a built-in look.

Which Will You Choose?

There's no single right answer when it comes to aboveground versus inground pools. It's all about what works best for your family. Need more help deciding? Contact Cannon Pools and Spas. We can go over the options with you and start planning the backyard of your dreams.

 

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