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Find a Cheap Swimming Pool for the Kids This Summer

Jul 30, 2008
Everyone loves a swimming pool. It's one of the best and most relaxing ways to spend a hot summers day. And kids love swimming. Problem is, having your own swimming pool isn't cheap. However there are ways for your average family to own a swimming pool that won't break the bank.

And which overcome some of the other problems associated with swimming pools.

Everyone knows that there are a number of different types of swimming pool. The in ground swimming is the most well known, but unfortunately it has some problems associated with it. Firstly an in ground swimming pool is quite an expense. They certainly aren't cheap, especially when you buy a large one, but even a small in ground swimming pool is pretty costly.

And it isn't easy installing an in ground pool either.

Firstly of course you need the space. An in ground swimming pool requires quite a bit of space. Usually they have an apron around the pool with an area for deck chairs and pool furniture, and this is all fine if you have the space available, however even a small in ground pool needs quite an area to house it.

And installation is a problem too. Every in ground pool needs a hole for it to go in. This necessitates bringing excavation equipment around the back of the house, which is itself often quite a feat. The equipment usually creates quite a bit of damage, and can make a fine mess of your lawn.

Then of course you need to get the pool into the hole, if it's a pre made swimming pool as is so often the case now. This can also have it's own issues, often a crane being required to deliver it to where it needs to go.

And then of course there's the upkeep, and the fact that your swimming pool is permanent. Once it's there it's there, and you've got to keep it clean for as long as you're in the house.

Not a problem you say? Think again. Many families find that once the kids leave home the swimming pool really isn't used that much any more, and you're stuck with it. You either need to keep it clean or end up with a green, smelly and dirty pool that's embarrassing when friends come around. I know, a member of my own family had exactly that experience.

And don't believe the swimming pool salesman when he tells you that a pool will add heaps of value to your home, often it adds no value, or even reduces the value.

The answer? Buy an above ground swimming pool. An above ground swimming pool is a fine compromise when it comes to having a swimming pool and avoiding these problems. An above ground is a cheap swimming pool compared with an in ground swimming pool. It still provides all the family fun, but when the kids have left home and you've grown tired of the pool it can be taken away with ease and sold. You have your back yard again, and no need to keep cleaning it.

An above ground pool is easy to install, simple and easy to use and you can even bury an above ground pool if you want to avoid having to climb a ladder to get in, and it's way cheaper than buying an in ground.

And you can pick up an above ground pool that will keep the kids (and you) happy for hours for just a couple of thousand dollars. Price an in ground pool and see the difference. And remember, the cost of buying an in ground pool is only the start.

Of course an above ground pool has it's limitations. You aren't going to end up with a pool with a diving board, an above ground isn't usually that deep, but it's way deep enough for the whole family to enjoy. And it doesn't look quite as smart as a good in ground, however in the view of the author the advantages of an above ground swimming pool outweigh the disadvantages by a wide margin. And that's not even considering the cost.

So if you'd love to get the kids swimming this summer but you're a little horrified at the cost of getting an in ground swimming pool consider an above ground, there's a lot of good reasons to do so, and it's a great way to get a cheap swimming pool for the family that won't break the bank and will get the kids in the water fast.
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