Choosing an above-ground or semi-inground pool is no easy decision – these days there’s a swimming pool that’s right for virtually every individual or family looking to add the distinct lifestyle advantage of a backyard vacation to their home or property. Pool City offers options for everyone, including aboveground, semi-in-ground, and in-ground styles. So how do you decide which style works best for you?

What to consider?

The answer isn’t easy, because there are considerations that make each pool an attractive option. Generally, the aboveground versus in-ground decision relies on four basic factors:


While either type of pool can add both aesthetic and intrinsic value to your home, there is a significant price difference between most aboveground and in-ground options. Above-ground pools generally cost much less than traditional concrete, fiberglass, or vinyl liner in-ground pools.

Installation and style

What kind of landscape do you have? Is your yard on a slope? Is the terrain rocky? Do you have deed or neighborhood restrictions? It’s very important to consider all your limitations as well as the possibilities when planning your backyard pool. Radiant Pools offers installation options and alternatives to address whatever challenges arise when choosing the right pool for your property. It’s always best to know what you can and can’t do before you make your investment.

Size and shape

When adding a swimming pool, you must consider two areas: The available lot space on your property for the addition of a pool, and the area of the pool itself in relation to that space. Are there any local zoning limitations to consider? How will the pool look once installed? Will the pool be a pleasing addition to your existing lot, or will it completely dominate your available space?

Talk to the pool experts at Pool City, and we’ll help you choose the perfect pool for you and your family. Locations in West Mifflin, Monroeville, Robinson, North Hills, Greensburg, Washington, and Cranberry Mall.