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In-Ground vs. Above Ground Pools – Which Should You Choose For Your Backyard?

Summer is just around the corner in Louisiana, and what better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing dip in your very own pool? If you’re considering investing in a pool for your home, you may be wondering whether an in-ground or above ground pool is the right choice for you. Both types of pools have their pros and cons, so it’s important to weigh them carefully before making a decision. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between in-ground and above ground pools to help you decide which one is best suited for your needs.

Initial Cost

One of the most significant differences between in-ground and above ground pools is cost. In general, above ground pools are much less expensive than in-ground ones. This is because they require less labor and materials to install. However, it’s worth noting that while an above ground pool may be cheaper upfront, it may not last as long as an in-ground pool. Properly constructed in-ground pools’ lifespan outshines any above-ground pool.


If aesthetics are important to you, then an in-ground pool may be the way to go. These pools can be customized with all sorts of features like waterfalls, rock formations, fountains, and lighting systems to create a stunning backyard oasis. Above ground pools, on the other hand, tend to look more utilitarian and lack some of the design options available with in-ground models. Not to mention the level of luxury that a well-designed in-ground pool offers is second to none when it comes to outdoor living spaces.


Installing an in-ground pool is a major home construction project that involves digging a large hole in your backyard and installing the pool structure which is most commonly built from concrete. This process can take multiple weeks to complete, and it may disrupt your yard and landscaping. Above ground pools, on the other hand, can be set up in just a few days with minimal disruption.

Resale Value

If you’re thinking about selling your home in the future, a well-designed and properly built in-ground pool almost always add monetary value to your home. In some cases, as much as 100% or more of the pool’s purchase is recouped when the house is sold. In-ground pools are seen as a desirable feature by future buyers, whereas above ground pools may be viewed as temporary structures that will need to be removed at some point.

Transform Your Backyard into a Custom Oasis

Whether you’re in the process of designing your dream home, or wish to elevate the backyard of your existing one, contact the team at Bella-Aqua Pools & Spas today to schedule a consultation for your next pool build.

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