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Above-Ground or In-Ground Pool? 4 Questions to Help You Decide August 2, 2018

Fishkill, Dutchess
Above-Ground or In-Ground Pool? 4 Questions to Help You Decide, Fishkill, New York

Due to the soaring outdoor temperatures, many families contemplate pool installation this time of year. Several factors will determine whether an above or in-ground pool is right for you, such as cost, the topography of your yard, and your family‚Äôs lifestyle. The questions below are among those contractors receive most often as customers assess the options.

FAQ About Above-Ground & In-Ground Pools

How Long Does Installation Take?

On average, installing an above-ground pool will take two days to a week. However, if the ground is already level and cleared, the work could be done in one day. An in-ground pool installation takes six to eight weeks.

How Much Space Do They Require?

Both types of swimming pools range in size to accommodate virtually every yard. Depending on municipal ordinances, the pool must be between 5 and 50 feet away from the property line. You must also have enough space to accommodate heavy equipment for clearing and leveling the ground, or digging in the case of an in-ground pool.

What if I have a Sloped Yard?

inground pool glenham nyIn either case, a retaining walls can cut into the slope or build out from it to create a level area for the pool. The biggest concern is maneuvering equipment into the space to perform this work. Also, if the slope is significant, the extra earthwork for an in-ground pool installation could be cost-prohibitive .

Which Type of Pool Is Easier to Maintain?

Some believe above-ground pools require less maintenance, but it depends on your equipment and the level of care you provide throughout the season. Opening an in-ground pool requires a lot of initial work, but the pump and filter keep it clean with little maintenance, whereas an above-ground pool will require more frequent cleaning.


If you are trying to beat the summer heat with a swimming pool installation, contact the professionals at Aqua King Pools in Glenham, NY. For 35 years, they have been designing and installing above- and in-ground pools for homeowners in Dutchess and Orange Counties. Call them today at (845) 831-2024 to schedule a free estimate and visit their website to learn more about their services.