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.

Solar Breeze Bots loves the appeal of an above ground pool with a multi-level deck that’s customized to complement a homeowners backyard vibe. It’s an eye-catching conversation starter for backyard barbecues and summer get-togethers. Potted plants, pool chairs and outdoor heating lamps are just a few things that can adorn a sweet deck! You might even turn some of the deck space that is flesh with the pool into a bar for refreshments and snacks. 

If the deck is forgone, another idea to make the pool space pretty is with a lush garden planted at the base of the above ground pool. Not only does it make your yard look full and beautiful, but it’s a simple element that will never go out of style. Plus, fallen foliage won’t turn into pesky debris without a seriously strong gust of wind.

What’s your take on in-ground pools vs. above ground pools? Do you have other ways you’d dress yours up? Let us know in the comments!