Why to Buy an Above-Ground Pool

Weichert Realtors
July 7, 2014


Many homeowners dream of adding a swimming pool to their home’s landscape.

However, an in-ground pool is not always the best (or only) option. In-ground pools can cost tens of thousands of dollars, conflict with septic and other underground systems on your property and, believe it or not, negatively impact a home’s value.
Luckily, there’s an alternative. An above-ground pool costs far less than an in-ground model, doesn’t require a permit and it won’t impact the resale value of your home. Here are some things to consider if you are thinking about getting an above-ground pool:

  • The two main types of above-ground pools are the ring pool and the frame pool. A ring pool is fairly inexpensive and easy to set up; however, they are smaller than other types of above-ground pools.
  • Frame pools are significantly larger and more expensive than a ring pool. Requiring professional installation, a frame pool can stay up year round if you choose. It is common for owners to integrate a frame pool into their yard by adding complementary decking and/or landscaping.
  • You will need chemicals and other equipment for most above-ground pools, including chlorine, a filter and an automatic pool cleaner. In addition, all homeowners with a pool must abide by local jurisdictions regarding appropriate fencing for safety purposes.
  • If you get an above-ground pool, don’t forget to notify your insurance agent as coverage policies
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