If you’re on a budget, but you’re still considering swimming pools as an addition to your back yard, there may be an easier and cheaper way around the age old issue of having to pay too much for the installation of a new pool.
Instead of getting a new in-ground design, you can consider installing an above-ground swimming pool that was previously used, but shows fewer signs of wear and tear.
Lower Costs to Consider
The most obvious advantage to used swimming pools (did you know the term in Norwegian is svømmebasseng) is their price. Not only do you get the cost reduction that normally comes with buying and installing an above-ground pool, but the fact that it was used in the past further ensures that you won’t have to sink your hands too deep into your pocket.
How much of a cheaper price are we really looking at? Well, in most cases, depending on the size and targeted use of your pool, a larger outdoor unit, a spa hot tub or a full swimming full set can be found at prices ranging between $50-100 – in the case of smaller pools for children – and more than $5,000 for the more expensive ones with advanced features such as a heater.
When you compare these prices to what you’d normally pay on new in-ground swimming pools that usually require an investment of about $50 per square foot, you’re looking at a much better offer even compared to some of the smaller and cheaper in-ground installations you may be able to find.
Analyzing the Benefits and Drawbacks
An above-ground swimming pool has many advantages you don’t really get from an in-ground pool, regardless of whether we’re talking about a new or used item.
Not only are they inexpensive, but they are also easier to move, install or replace. If you’re not happy with what your yard looks like, you can simply move your swimming pool to another location, and you’re all set. Also, you don’t have to call a professional service to dig a hole and install your pool, and you don’t have to start digging it up yourself if you can’t afford a contractor.
Additionally, the warmer air itself will allow above-ground swimming pools to keep water temperatures warmer in most cases. This means you likely won’t have to buy a water heater – an expense that normally comes with most in-ground pools.
On the other hand, above-ground pools do have a few disadvantages, being less durable, especially if they were previously used for a long time. Talking to an expert from a private pool installation company, however, can help you get up to speed with all you need to know about keeping these types of pools in good working order and applying the best maintenance techniques to ensure they live a longer life.
In a nutshell, don’t think that there are no solutions available just because you don’t have enough money for the luxury pool you may want. Affordable, used swimming pools are always available to provide you with all the comfort, joy and relaxation you and your family may need on those hot summer days when all you want to do is unwind at home.