Above Ground Pool Design Landscaping
With weather in New Jersey—and frankly, the entire country—getting hotter each summer, more people are looking to add pools to their yards for a cool escape from the humidity.
While above-ground pools are usually less expensive and easier to install, they don’t offer as many advantages as inground pools. So, if you’re trying to decide between these two types of pools, here are some compelling reasons to opt for the inground pool.
Inground pools are aesthetically appealing
The first—and to some the most important—advantage of an inground pool is its ability to properly accentuate a yard. Since it is ground level, it’s able to blend more seamlessly with the background but stand out when shimmering in the sunlight.
On the other hand, above-ground pools tend to be bulky and awkward. Having the large, oddly shaped above-ground pool is simply an eyesore. Not only does it usually ruin a portion of your yard, but it also disturbs the general landscape and feel of the yard. It is clear that inground pools are much more visually appealing.
Adds value to your home
Even though they tend to cost more, an inground pool yields a high return on investment because of the value it adds to your home. In certain areas, having a pool at your house can add twice as much as the pool’s cost to the overall value of your home.
Along the same lines as the previous section, inground pools add value because they look much nicer.
Offers more style and variety
Unlike the limiting aspects of above-ground pools, inground pools come in a variety of styles, shapes and designs. Landscape companies will work with you to determine the designs you prefer and will show you the various features. Inground pool features, such as black bottoms, waterfalls and infinity edges, add an element of beauty to the pool that above-ground pools can’t. Also, inground pools can have diving boards and slides attached.
If you’re looking for something that’s long-lasting and reliable, an inground pool should be the clear choice. After a few years of use, above-ground pools require thorough upkeep and pricey parts replacement.