4 Reasons Inflatable Pools are a Great Investment

If you have young kids or just want a small pool, then you have two options: an inflatable pool or an aboveground one. Both are great, but did you know that an inflatable pool might be better? While it may not add the same amount of value as an aboveground pool, its mobility can be an asset both monetarily, and for enjoying your yard throughout the year.


One of the best things about an inflatable pool from BackyardOcean is that it’s mobile. While an aboveground pool is mobile when compared to an in-ground one because you can rip up the lining and place it somewhere else, it’s nothing compared to an inflatable pool.

If you don’t like where the inflatable pool is, then you can simply move it. Even the biggest inflatable pools are easy to move. Just deflate the pool, move it and blow it back up. This ensures that you can find the right position without feeling that you made a mistake.

Not only that, but it allows you to make the most of your yard. Pools are only good in the late spring and summer. They are useless in the fall and winter. Not only that, but you often have to winterize them. That isn’t the case with an inflatable pool. You just have to deflate it and store the lining until next year.

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Property Value

One reason why people are hesitant to buy an inflatable pool is that it won’t add much value to your home. This is true, but sometimes that’s an asset. First of all, homes with higher property values often have higher taxes. Another downside to adding an aboveground or in-ground pool to your home is that it can decrease the value.

Some prospective buyers may not like the pool, the deteriorated condition of the lining might actually hurt your property value and pools really don’t add that much value unless you are in a neighborhood with a lot of pools.

Since inflatable pools are mobile, you can easily take it out of the yard if it will hurt your property value.


You can call an inflatable pool a good starter investment because it requires close to no maintenance. If you have an aboveground or in-ground pool, then you need to buy a pump, balance the pH, use chemicals, winterize and cover the pool and do a lot of other things just to keep it in working order. You also need to get a permit to build the pool in the first place.

While you might have to use some chemicals and check the pH, you won’t have to do all of the other intensive tasks. Since no building is occurring, you don’t even need a permit. Getting an inexpensive inflatable pool will let you gauge if you are ready for the responsibility of a permanent pool.


If cost is a concern but you still want a pool, then inflatable is the best way to go. There are a number of large inflatable pools that can fit several adults and kids. Some of them are even the size of a small above ground pool. The big difference here is cost. Even the smallest above ground pool is going to cost several thousand dollars, and that doesn’t include the building and maintenance costs.

While some inflatable pools might be $1,000 if you get a very large and durable one, the vast majority of them are several hundred dollars or less. You’ll be able to enjoy the water during the hotter part of the year without spending a huge amount of money.

There are also ongoing costs to worry about. Installation costs for above ground and in-ground pools can be several thousand dollars, and you need to use a good filter and a lot of chemicals. You should be able to maintain an inflatable pool for $50 at most every year.


While they aren’t as large or durable as other pools, an inflatable pool can still be a great investment. Not only are they inexpensive and easy to move, but they require very little work, absolutely no installation hassle and are great for small kids or a few adults.

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