Above ground pools have quite the history, dating back to at least the 1920’s. In the early half of last century, most consumers considered the dream of owning a backyard pool just that – a dream. Pools were for movie stars and millionaires, not the hard-working family next door. The above ground pool made it more financially possible for families to cool off during the hot summer months, and by the 90’s this type of swimming pool regularly provided consumers with an affordable range of options. Today, above ground swimming pools remain popular because they’re still budget friendly and easily transform backyard spaces.
When getting quotes for in-ground and above ground pools, you may be surprised by the astronomical cost difference. Homeowners who opt for an in-ground pool may spend anywhere from $28,000 to $55,000 dollars. Factoring in maintenance, raised utilities and repairs can add another $5,000 to the annual expense. Above ground pools are more affordable. For the pool, a contractor to complete the add-ons of your dreams, and a surface cleaning device to make pool cleaning easy, you may spend between $4,500 and $8,500. If you build it yourself the savings grow.