The heat of summer may have pushed out to a serious consideration of installing a pool when the public pools just don't cut it or you are not very satisfied with the safety standards that they offer. Even if the result from drowning is not fatal, victims have been known to have injuries that result in brain damage and a permanent vegetative state as reported by the CDC. This might push you to want to install your own pool and ensure your family is a lot safer from the dangers of drowning. What type of pool to install is the question now? There are a variety of factors to look at when deciding whether to go with an in-ground or above ground pool chief among them being cost and pool safety South Los Angeles County, California.
Cost of installation
This is one of the main factors people look at. The cost will depend on the type of material used to make the pool, the size, the durability of the pool, whether it will be a do-it-yourself installation process among other factors. The additional functions and components that you may want installed will also factor into the cost. In-ground pools are generally more expensive than the above ground ones because of their durability aspect. The materials used to make in-ground pools are typically vinyl, concrete or fiberglass. Above ground pools on the other hand are quite a bargain compared to in-ground ones.
Based on the materials the pool is made from, either vinyl, concrete fiber glass, an in-ground pool longevity is past 20 years while above ground pools can last up to 15 years but will need replacement of the linings after 5 years. So, in the long run in-ground pools are more durable compared to above ground ones.
Above-ground pools take a shorter time to install and with less effort than in-ground ones. They make take three days to a week if you're working with super-efficient contractors while in-ground pools take close to 6-8 weeks to be fully functioning. This is because of the nature of products used and all the steps involved in it.
The area available
This will determine the size and shape of your pool. It is important to note that with an above ground pool you will have the same depth of water throughout the whole pool. To be in line with the safety regulations there is an area around the pool that should be left out and not used in construction and this should be factored in your construction. Does your home also have enough space for construction trucks and equipment to gain access into the pool construction site?
Whatever your reasons are for choosing an in-ground or above ground pool, make sure that you stick to the safety regulations available in your county and choose options that make more sense for you and your family and will ensure that pool safety South Los Angeles County, California is maintained and the drowning risks are minimized.