Inground or Above Ground: Which is For You?

Inground or Above Ground: Which is For You?

Swimming and lounging in the refreshing waters of a swimming pool is the best way to cool off on a hot day in Union City. But before you take the plunge and invest in a swimming pool, you need to explore your options with the most important consideration being whether you choose an above ground or inground pool. Aloha Pools & Spas, your professional pool builders serving Union City, Jonesboro and the surrounding areas, wants you to make the most of summer with a new pool.

Cost is an important factor when deciding between an inground and above ground pool, but there are many other factors that could influence your decision. To make the research process a bit easier, we’ve outlined the pros and cons of owning each type of pool below.

1. The Budget

One area where above ground pools excel is in the price. The average inground pool will cost at least $20,000 for a smaller, more basic style with more extensive pools being easily over $50,000. An above ground pool, however, may cost anywhere from $100 to $10,000 for a more elaborate and large-sized model.

2. The Set-Up

Above ground pools can be put together by a homeowner, although there are pool companies who will come to your home and do it for you.

Inground pools are designed and built by the pool builder. From start to finish, you will not have to do anything apart from approve of the design and features you want to include with your pool.

3. The Longevity

Keep the old adage “you get what you pay for” in mind when investing in a pool, especially when it comes to above ground models. Cheaper above ground models have components which may not last until next summer, while better made above ground pools may last 10 years or more.

Well-built and well maintained inground pools have a significantly longer life. Most pools will easily last 25 years or more, though vinyl-liner inground swimming pools will need the liner to be replaced every 10 years or so.

4. The Maintenance

Above ground pools require a lot less maintenance. There are no drains and pipes underground to be concerned about, and they are easier to winterize.

Inground pools do require more maintenance and care, though keep in mind that the type of pool and the cleaning system you choose will have a significant impact on how often and how long you spend cleaning it. An inground cleaning system or having a fiberglass pool, for example, will make the maintenance process easier.

5. The Appearance

Nothing compares to a well-sculpted professional designed and built inground poolscape. This is why an inground pool can increase the value of your property, unlike an above ground pool which can be a problem if you are trying to sell your home (although the pool can easily be removed from the property with the help of a few friends).

But that does not mean that an above ground pool is an undesirable feature. In fact there are several things you can do to enhance its appearance and have it blend into your backyard through landscaping and decking.

There are a lot of things to be considered when building a swimming pool. Whether you decide on an inground or above ground swimming pool, you can get a great deal right now during our “Make a Splash” event. Visit Aloha Pools & Spas and take advantage of up to $5,000 dollars in savings today!



Aloha Pools in Union City is part of a family of companies that started in 1969. The Aloha Pools company has built thousands of pools for customers across seven states. They are dedicated to superior quality, professional service, and giving each and every customer an unsurpassed level of satisfaction.

For over 40 years, families have trusted Aloha Pools to provide the highest quality at affordable prices and with the most up-to-date knowledge and technology. They have an expert staff of friendly pool professionals and pool service technicians that make pool ownership a breeze. If you’ve been thinking about an inground pool or an above ground pool, hot tub, spa, sauna, tanning or outdoor living related, Aloha Pools in Union City is where you’ll find the best deals, service, and quality.

If you live in Union City, Poplar Bluff, Clarksville, Marion, IL or anywhere in Northwest Tennessee, Southern Illinois or Southwest Kentucky, give Aloha a call at 731-885-2020, stop by the store at 1400 W. Reelfoot Ave, or find them on Facebook to get more information.

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