The Benefits of Above Ground Pools

Spring is just around the corner, and now is the time to start thinking about that swimming pool you’ve always wanted to install in your Arkansas yard. There’s a lot of things to consider when you enter the process, and perhaps the biggest decision is whether to put in an in-ground or above ground pool? Above ground pools carry many advantages and shouldn’t be discounted. Learn about the benefits of above ground pools and why you can get a lot of enjoyment from this cost-effective recreation.

Cost Benefits of Above Ground Pools

Cost is probably the biggest of the benefits of above ground pools. It can save you thousands of dollars over the excavation and process of building one in the ground.


Easy Install

Going hand-in-hand with cost, above ground pools are a lot easier and faster to install. They don’t involve major excavation, digging or underground plumbing. They go up around a frame after the ground undergoes basic leveling, grading and settling.


Easy to Place

When you go with an in-ground pool, you’ll need to find the right location. You have to worry about hitting underground gas or water lines, and place it just right. There are far more potential locations for above ground pools which also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.


Take It with You

That’s right—above ground pools are portable! If you move to a new home, you can break down your pool and take it with you to your new space, where it can be erected again.



Since above ground pools rise up off the ground, they can be easier to secure against accidents. It’s very easy for a child to fall into an in-ground pool, but they have to climb up on the deck to get into an above ground one, which is tough if you disconnect the ladder or fold up and lock the steps. It’s an extra level of security.


Cheaper to Maintain

Above ground pools are a lot easier to maintain than in-ground ones. They require the same chemicals and filter, but since they tend to be smaller, you’ll use less chemicals, a smaller filter and less water.


Less Space

Again, since above ground pools tend to be smaller than in-ground ones, they take up less space in the yard, leaving you with more usable space for that outdoor kitchen-patio, playing catch, gardening or engaging in other recreational activities.   


Tax Breaks

An above ground pool isn’t considered a permanent addition to your home. What this means is that while it will increase the market value of the home (especially if you intend to leave it when you move), it may not affect your assessed value. You won’t have to pay higher taxes!

If you’re ready to explore a great new above ground pool, we’re ready to install one for you! Read a bit more about our swimming pool installation services, and give us a call to prepare yours today!


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