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What are the pros and cons of an inground pool compared to an above ground pool?

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2005-08-08 17:29:55
2005-08-08 17:29:55

An above-ground pool is easier to maintain, mostly because of their size. They can also be moved from their original location and relocated someplace else, if at sometime you decided you didn't want it anymore. In-ground pools, in most cases, increase the value of your home, as well as created buyer appeal, if you decided to sell. In-grounds are considerable more expensive, but once you got it...you got it. Same is true for most above grounds. They are very well made these days as opposed to twenty years ago, when an above ground pool may last a year or twenty years, according to what type you bought.

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