Dreaming Of Pools: Tips For Selecting The Perfect Pool

On a hot summer day, there’s arguably nothing better than a cold drink, some natural vitamin D, and a pool to relax in.

When it comes to choosing a pool for your property, there’s a lot of things to consider: Do you have a porch? Are you particular to above or in-ground? What does your budget look like?

Depending on your landscape specifications, one may be better than the other.

Here are a few things to keep in mind!

Above Ground:

If there’s one fact about above-ground pools, it’s noting that they aren’t designed to last as long as an in-ground. Figure in the possibility of having to change the liner every 5-7 years on a pool with an average lifespan of about 15 years. This can become costly, especially if you’re adamant about your pool looking new and well taken care of. However, in certain areas where the climate can get extremely cold during the months of non-use, above ground pools have a bit of an edge. This is partially due to surrounding land that can freeze and potentially damage the finish and shape.


There’s no doubt an in-ground pool will last longer than an above ground pool. Aesthetically, they’re much more appealing, especially because they can be covered. In terms of longevity,  a fiberglass pool lasts well over 20 years, as will vinyl. Be careful with vinyl though, as the liners are due to be replaced every 6-10 years as well. A concrete pool is a classic option but comes with the reality of resurfacing every 10 years or so, which can be an expensive bill.

Deciding on a pool can be tough. If you’re ready to talk custom pool options, Ambrosio Landscape Solutions is here to make your dreams become a reality. Give us a call at 203-762-5167 for more information on how to request a free quote! For more tips and tricks, make sure to Like us on Facebook!

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