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Pros & Cons of an Inground Pool

By Emily H Fackrell

In-ground swimming pools are more durable, more beautiful and add more long-term value to property than above-ground pools. However, they also come with a higher price tag, and they can't go with you during a move.


In-ground swimming pools are much more durable than above-ground pools. Most will last for a lifetime with regular maintenance.


Adding an in-ground pool to your property can greatly increase its resale value. In-ground swimming pools are attractive to potential home buyers and can help your home sell quickly.


In-ground pools have intrinsic beauty. When compared to above-ground pools, they are much easier to incorporate into a landscape, because no excess decking is required. Also, some in-ground pools can be custom designed to suit your property.

Price and Installation

A disadvantage of in-ground pools is their cost. They are much more expensive than above-ground swimming pools. The installation process also can be costly, and it can take up to 12 weeks with a professional team. An above-ground pool can be set up by an amateur in a few days.


In-ground swimming pools are permanent structures. Unlike above-ground swimming pools, you can't take them with you when you move.


About the Author


Emily Fackrell is a freelance writer based out of Virginia. She has a Master's degree in English from Tulane University. Emily has experience with Web content, newspapers, and books. Emily writes about all kinds of things, but her biggest interests are in food, travel, anthropology and books.