The hot and humid weather in Denton, Texas can be the driving force for you and your family to decide to finally have a swimming pool installed. This could be also be the best time especially if you have the space and your backyard is long overdue for an upgrade anyway. The next question you might be thinking of is which type of pool you should get.

“Which is better? In-Ground Pool or Above-Ground Swimming Pool?” We at Denton Pools often get this question, and our answer will always depend on our customers’ needs, preference, available space, and budget. Here is a quick read to help you out.


There is no doubt about it: Above-ground pools are generally easier, and faster to install. It will only take a couple of days to clear the space for the pool, add the necessary systems or equipment, and install the actual pool. On a lot of cases, above-ground pools can even be a DIY project.

In-ground pools, on the other hand, require professionals. Installation would require approximately six to eight weeks. Your builders will also need to consider local permits, the weather, and availability of items.

Space & Design

Above-ground pools are recommended for homes located in difficult terrains. Contrary to popular belief, space is not really a determining factor in selecting a type of pool. In-ground pools are so flexible that you can have it designed according to your available space. It can be as smalls as a narrow strip or a cocktail pool or as huge as you can imagine. Whereas in above-ground, you will have to adjust with what is available in your area.

This goes the same with design, most of the time you will be constrained with the selection of above-ground pools, whereas you can go crazy with the colors, shape, and size of your dream in-ground pool.


The risk of a slip and fall accident is definitely lower for above-ground pools because of the lack of a pool deck. The problem is it is not as customizable as in-ground pools in terms of depth and safety bars. Homeowners will also need to be very cautious in selecting the right kind of material, and if the pool has a proper gate or fence.

Value for Money

There is no questioning that the installation of in-ground pools will cost you more. However, if you are after value for money, that’s a different story. Above-ground pools can last up to 10 years, while the latter can go past 25 years with proper care and maintenance. In a lot of cases, when certain parts of above-ground pools get seriously broken the whole needs to be replaced. In-ground pools can still be salvaged regardless of damage.

One of the best ways to really maximize the value of your swimming pool is hiring a trusted builder. Denton Pools is an authority in Swimming Pool Installation, Remodeling, and Repair in Denton, Texas. Our team would be more than happy to get started in building your own dream pool, regardless of the size, shape, and design.

If you are still at a crossroads on which type of swimming pool to get, feel free to call us today at (940) 382-3334 for a free professional consultation.