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Should I Get an Above-Ground or In-Ground Spa?

More and more people are looking to install a spa for their home. After all, a spa is perfect for unwinding after a long day. But for many people, the reasons to choose an above-ground or in-ground spa are not clear right away. While price plays a big part, there are other factors. And we're here to help with some handy above-ground or in-ground spa pros and cons.

Should You Get an Aboveground or Inground Spa?

In-ground Spas

In-ground spas come with many of the same pros and cons as in-ground pools. Let's look at them.


  • Looks great and adds value to your backyard
  • Complements an in-ground pool nicely
  • Easier access with steps down from ground level
  • Made from a wide variety of materials
  • Can add water features, such as a fountain


  • Very expensive to build, maintain, and repair
  • Less comfortable to sit in
  • Only 15 water jets max
  • Need to be pre-heated
  • No easy lift-cover option

Above-ground Spas

When you install a spa, you're looking forward to a vacation in your back yard. And we know that people will have their own opinions of what that looks like. But we think that an above-ground spa is the best option. Here’s why.


  • Comfortable seating for all kinds of people
  • Convenient – even on your back deck
  • Up to 70 water jets
  • Affordable on just about any budget
  • Easy-to-use cover lifter
  • Don’t need to be pre-heated – just jump in and relax


  • Can be awkward to climb in – but you can easily install stairs
  • Doesn't have a rich look – but keeps a sleek profile

Here at The Great Backyard, we want you to get what you want. And we’re happy to help. You're welcome to browse our great above-ground spas. Your backyard should be a place to relax and enjoy yourself. So don’t hesitate to call us today!

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