All your dreams are about to come true with the purchase or your first swimming pool. Are you still undecided on an Above Ground Pool or an Inground Pool? Let’s discuss some features of each.
The Above Ground Pool is ideal to purchase if you have drain field or septic tank issues and are not able to do any inground excavation. If you have the type of job that requires you to relocate often, this is the type of pool you may want to consider. A lot of counties have a barrier requirement (fence) of at least 48” and some of these pools have 52” panels which would suffice for the barrier. If you do add a ladder, you would need to have a barrier around the ladder. This type of pool is less expensive vs. an inground pool.
The inground pool based on certain minimum sizes, can have an 8’ deep end for diving. If you are not looking for that 8’ deep end, then some of these pools will offer a 5’ or 6’ deep end. This type of pool can be designed in many sizes and shapes. Walk in steps to enter and exit the pool can be added. You need to have a good conversation with your family members and ask them, are they looking to spend more time in the pool diving or playing games?
Now pools are available that are a combination of both the Above Ground and the Inground Pool. These pools can be installed above ground, completely inground or part way inground. Some of these pools can also have a 5’ or 6’ deep end know as a hopper. Many pool options are available for you to choose from. You just need to decide if you are looking for a pool with a 8’ deep end for diving or would you rather have more play area in the pool without the deep end?