A Quick Basic Pool Type Comparison

November 9, 2023

A pool is a long term investment that could increase the value of your property over time. Apart from the basic reasons of aesthetics and swimming, a swimming pool serves greater purposes. To reap all the benefits a good backyard pool can provide to you, it’s imperative to pick one that suits you best.

Here’s a quick comparison on the most basic types of pool options, above ground and inground.

Easy on the eyes

Inground pools are beautiful, natural looking and provide a sense of connection to the nature which frankly above ground pools never can. Though above ground pools, with some creativity and expense can look nice as well, nothing can match the sheer perfection of an inground pool.

With a beautiful exterior and some work on making your landscaping look nice, your inground pool will look heavenly.


When it comes to durability, inground pools especially fibreglass pools are the one taking the lead. They’re the easiest to clean and maintain as well. But this also goes without saying that when you do need to make the essential repairs in 15-20 years, it will not be an easy or cheap task.

Home improvement

In comparison to above ground pools, inground pools are a worthy home improvement project. They add value to your house and if you find the right buyers, you get your money’s worth and more. Even though, inground pool is the kind of investment one should only make if they’re actually very much into swimming and other water activities. They’re affordable but not that cheap. If you’re not into swimming but want a pool in your backyard for time to time leisure activities, you may better off going for an above ground pool, then again, you may want to ask yourself does aesthetic appeal come into your decision.