Interested in purchasing a pool for your home, but don’t know where to begin? With so many different types, styles and choices on the market today, it can be difficult to narrow down your decision and install the swimming pool of your dreams. Here at Emerald Leisure Source, we want to help you make an informed decision about the pros and cons of each kind of pool, so that you can enjoy your yard to the fullest.
Pros And Cons Of Above-Ground Pools
At some point in your life, you’ve probably owned an above-ground pool, whether it was a plastic kiddie pool or a blow-up one. As such, you might be familiar with the basics, but when it comes to installing a large, above-ground pool, the process is a bit more involved.
Compared to in-ground pools, above-ground selections tend to be much cheaper, require minimal maintenance, are simple to winterize and can be taken down easily should you choose to do so later on. They’re a great option for families and small get-togethers, but because the size and shape of above-ground pools are often limited, they might not be the best choice for people who like to host parties and large crowds.
Above-ground swimming pools are usually easier to install than below-ground alternatives, allowing you to undertake the installation and setup process on your own – which can be cost-effective but also time-consuming. And despite the fact that their upfront cost is thousands of dollars cheaper than the standard below-ground pool, this does come at a price. Because the materials used to make these pools are less expensive, they’re also less durable, which may lead to replacing rusty, breakable parts later on down the line.
Pros And Cons Of Below-Ground Pools
As mentioned, in-ground pools are undeniably the most expensive option. This is primarily due to hiring professionals, excavating the land and the high-quality, yet pricey, materials used to construct each pool. As a result, below-ground swimming pools are built to last a lifetime, so you can cool off and relax for years to come.
Some other disadvantages to consider are local zoning regulations, insurance premiums and your property resale value, as having a below-ground pool can sometimes negatively affect all three. In addition, maintaining an in-ground pool, from their pipes to their filtration systems, can be a constant and difficult job.
But when it comes to purchasing a below-ground pool, the good often outweighs the bad. While building your pool, you can usually customize the size, shape and depth to your liking, plus add on a hot tub or even a waterfall for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Let Emerald Leisure Source Help You Find The Right Pool
No matter what type of pool is best suited for your family, many fun summer adventures, low-impact exercises and happy memories are just waiting to be had. For questions about our inventory, contact us today, call (616) 974-0300 or stop by our Grand Rapids, Michigan store, located at 2914 Broadmoor Avenue S.E., to speak with one of our trained employees about purchasing a pool for your home. While there, be sure to browse our Trevi and Hoffinger pools as well as our assortment of pool accessories and patio furniture to go with your brand-new swimming pool.