With the summer upon approaching rapidly, many folks out there are debating whether or not they should go with an underground pool (aka “in-ground”) or one that sits on top the ground.
So for the sake of all you out there that are having this debate, here are some points to consider:
Underground Pools vs. Above-ground Pools
Underground (in-ground) pools cost $30k–$70k, including a patio, and can last for decades. Above-ground pools cost $4k–$12k, not including a deck, and last 7–15 years. Both types can offer the same swim area, but above-ground pools usually have a uniform depth. Without a deck it's hard to clean an above-ground pool.
In-ground vs. Aboveground Pool Cost
In most cases, in-ground pools—be it vinyl, concrete, or fiberglass—are going to cost, on average, between $30k–70k.
Although this is a very big range, it’s an honest and realistic one.
You may have seen an underground pool advertised for “$14,999!” in your local paper. I can assure you that anyone doing this is being very, very dishonest in giving you a true picture as to what to expect.
In other words, although the pool body itself may just cost $14,999 to be installed, I can assure you the following is not included: