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Whether you’re a first time pool buyer or an experienced previous owner, if you’re thinking of investing in a swimming pool there is an important decision to be made: do you look at inground or above ground pools?

Well, there are benefits to both:

Advantages of Inground Swimming Pools

Long Lasting – Inground swimming pools are extremely durable and will last up to 20 years before needing renovation. This is considerably longer than above ground pools which require their liner replaced every 5 to 10 years.

Flexible Design – Inground swimming pools can be made in pretty much any shape or design. One of the world’s most unusual pools is shaped like a Les Paul guitar! Okay, you may not want something quite as wacky, but it’s good to know you’re not restricted to a boring circle.

Size Variations – Not only can these pools come in various shapes and designs, they can also come in a selection of sizes.

Read more: Meet the World’s Biggest Swimming Pool

Professional Installation – All inground pools are fitted by experienced professionals as they require the removal of vast amounts of soil and sturdy foundations built. This means, you don’t have to get your hands dirty; just sit back, relax and watch the creation of your brand new pool.

Advantages of Above Ground Swimming Pools

Cost Effective – As no ground work is needed, above ground swimming pools tend to be much more affordable than their inground alternatives.

Portable – If one day you want to take down your pool for good or perhaps move it to a new property, you can! In most cases, above ground pools are only temporary structures and therefore, can be moved in a day!

Low Maintenance – Above ground pools tend to be smaller than inground pools and as they have no underground pipes or drainage filters, they are quite low maintenance to keep clean.

They’re DIY – Easy to construct, you and a helping hand can build your above ground pool in a few hours.

Safe and Lower Risk – As these pools are above ground and have high sides, it is very unlikely that anyone can trip and fall into the water and hurt themselves. Drowning is always a risk with any swimming pool, of course; however, this danger is lowered with an above ground option.

Whether you opt for an inground or above ground pool one thing is certain, you’ll require quality pool chemicals to keep your water clean and safe to swim in.

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