During the summer months the temperature heats up and we naturally want to cool down. This is where having a swimming pool can make a world of difference. A swimming pool can help you to stay cooler and help you to relax after a long, hard day. However, it’s not always clear as to what type of swimming pool you should opt for. Should you opt for an in ground or an above ground pool and what is the difference in price?  

The good news is this article will help you to understand the price difference as it looks at the in ground vs above ground pool cost. This will help you to choose the pool that’s right for you while ensuring you stay well within your budget. 

In ground Swimming Pools

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In ground swimming pools tend to cost more than above ground pools. This is because there is a lot more work that goes into building the pool. In addition to this, in ground pools can also come with decking and landscaping too. Many people also opt to have a diving board added or a basketball net and they can add to the expense. 

You will also need to consider the cost of the electrics and the chemicals and other accessories you’ll need to purchase. Don’t forget, you’ll also need to take the size of the pool into consideration. An in ground swimming pool can potentially add a lot of value to your home. This added value could potentially be more than the amount that you paid for your pool. 

The price range of an in ground swimming pool: $30,000 to $200,000.

The price range depends on how large the pool is and how much work needs to be completed.

Above Ground Swimming Pools

Above ground swimming pools tend to be a lot cheaper than their in ground counterparts. This is because there is less work involved. Sitting on top of the ground, these types of pools might mean the landscape of your yard changes a little but it won’t be too dramatic. Please note, an above ground swimming pool is not likely to add any value to your home. 

If you want to add value you should consider opting for an in ground pool. Finally, above ground pools aren’t as deep as some other pools. This is because they can only be a specific height or shape. Above ground pools should not have a diving board or a slide added as they are less likely to be safe. 

The price range of an above ground swimming pool: $5,000 to $12,000

The price range depends on how large the pool is and how much work needs to be completed. 

If you have any queries about our swimming pools or you’d like us to provide you with an estimate please contact us today. We are the #1 rated pool builders in Austin, Texas, and we’ve been constructing pools for more than 37 years.

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