Swimming Pool Information
Above Ground Pools: Benefits
Above ground swimming pools are changing from the less desirable alternative to
in-ground swimming pools to something that makes a lot of sense. More people are turning to
them for many reasons. "Malibu Pool Man" (and author of The
Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools), Terry Tamminen, says even the
Hollywood stars are choosing aboveground pools these days. He has a number of reasons for recommending them to even his wealthy clients, who could certainly afford in-ground pools if they wished. Here are some of the benefits of above-ground pools Tamminen gives:
Above ground swimming pools, once lacking in originality and features, can now offer just about everything their in-ground siblings can. Lap pools, spas, big recreational pools, just about everything is doable, and it's much cheaper than the same size pool in an inground variety.
Above ground pools can go with you when you move.
If you decide you need a bigger or perhaps a smaller pool later on (maybe after the kids move out), it's not a big deal to sell your above ground pool and buy a newer model. With in-ground pools, you're pretty much stuck with that hole in the ground short of some major (read: expensive) renovations.
All in all, aboveground pools are easier and cheaper to maintain than their in-ground counterparts. This is especially true when searching for and repairing leaks.
If you're thinking of buying a pool soon, you can often find discounts
from online dealers (not to mention more variety to choose from than the
local store that's limited to showroom stock). Here are a few places that
sell above ground pools online:
For more information, you can try Tamminen's book:
Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools.