Swim 3 Ways: Above Ground, In Ground, In-Place

A swimming pool is one of the most desirable things for most homeowners. There is nothing nicer than to walk out of your house on a hot day and jump into the water and go for a swim. It's not only a relaxing thing to do, but it is also a great workout. And for many people who do not want to deal with high impact forms of exercise, there is really no better option than to get a pool for their property. 

The big decision comes when you have to figure out which sort of pool you are going to get. There are a few different types of pools that are available to you. Some of them are best suited for very large properties, while others are better for smaller areas. The following list is going to cover the main types of swimming designs you can get and which would be the best for you.

1. In-Ground Pool

If you have lots of property and a big budget, and you really want a beautiful looking swimming pool, then the main thing you should look into is an in-ground pool. These can really create a wonderful focal point in your backyard, not to mention you can get them built really large so you can swim long laps. The ability to swim long laps is something that you don't have with an above ground pool. You can have them built to fit any design: kidney-shaped, rectangle, or lap-style. The major benefit is that they are customized so that you can have it designed to fit your very specific landscape. 

2. Above Ground Pool

If you do not have lots of landscape, or if you don't have a particularity large budget, then you can opt for an above ground pool. These pools are much less expensive because they do not require any sort of "ground breaking". You never have to have large machines come in and dig up and do the excavation. There is no pouring of concrete. In some cases, you can have the pool delivered and construct it yourself and then fill it up with a simple garden hose. The main advantage to these pools is that they are inexpensive compared to inground pools. The disadvantage to them is that you won't get as large as a swimming pool or the beautiful look of an inground pool. 

3. Swim Spa Model

If you have limited space, but still want to be able to swim for exercise, then consider a swim spa model hot tub. These are a fantastic cross between a swimming pool and a spa. The pool component is something that will allow you to swim laps using a resistance device. You get to swim against the current and get the ideal workout that you've been looking for without the high impact that comes with jogging or some other form of exercise. And as an added benefit, you get the therapeutic, not to mention super relaxing, benefit of a hot tub. It's ideal for people who don't have the space for a full-fledged pool.

For more information, contact a company like Marquis Spas.