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    new guy from Indiana

    With the summers here in Indy, it's about time to look into a pool of some sort to cool off in the summer. Just looking at what options I can do. While an in ground pool would be amazing, the funds might lean towards an above ground one for now. I'm interested to see what the biggest differences are between the two.

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    South Central NJ

    Re: new guy from Indiana


    Here, in no particular order are some answers:

    Above ground, also called On-Ground is not, in many towns, considered a permanent structure and while they may require a permit, may not be taxed.

    Wet is wet when you get in a pool, regardless.

    No diving with an on ground pool. Some may be dished out for some extra depth.

    In grounds may have a diving area.

    On grounds are round, oval, or in some cases rectangles.

    In grounds can be any shape and have lots of features not available to the on ground market

    On grounds are generally lower cost to buy and feed. This is due to the lack of excavation (some have dug them in though when they rust through or are emptied, may have issue from exterior pressures.

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    Mar 2011
    Muncie, IN

    Re: new guy from Indiana

    I am a pool owner in Indiana. We put in an in-ground about 5 years ago.
    We have had a allot of enjoyment with it. We installed a boiler to extend the season.
    Ours is only 5 ft deep at the center and then tapers up to 4 ft on each end.
    Great for volleyball. I think you could do the same with an above ground and decide if its something you want to go to the expense of an in ground. Good Luck!
    Like another poster said, "wet is wet".
    16' x 32' in-ground "Sport Type" vinyl liner pool holds about 17,500 gallon.
    I have a Hayward 1 H.P. Super Pump and Hayward S220 Sand Filter and CL 200 Chlorinator.
    I heat with a 150K BTU Lochinvar Boiler

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