So you’ve decided to add a pool to your property, but you can’t choose between inground or above ground? You may not realize it, but there’s actually a third option available to you that can provide many of the benefits offered by both inground and above-ground pools.

Semi-inground pools are a fantastic option for someone looking for both the attractive appearance and versatility of an inground pool and the affordability of an above-ground one. If that sounds like something that appeals to you, then take a look at this guide for all you need to know about this unique style of swimming pool.

What Is a Semi-Inground Pool?

Semi-inground pools are a style of pool that is installed up to three-quarters of the way into the ground. This style of pool allows for easy installation and a wide range of styles, as well as a unique look that can elevate the appearance of your entire property.

The Advantages of Semi-Inground Pools

What makes the semi-inground pool such an excellent choice for potential pool owners who can’t choose between inground and above-ground pools? There are a ton of great reasons, including the following:


The above-ground pool is a more cost-effective option than the inground pool thanks to easier installation and lower altogether base prices for the pool itself.

However, the sleek and natural appearance of an inground pool can make shelling out the extra money a pretty enticing prospect. But with semi-inground pools, you can get the best of both worlds.

semi in-ground pool in a backyard surrounded by greenary

A semi-inground does not have as complex and lengthy of an installation process as an inground pool, which means you’ll be paying for less labor in terms of both time spent and effort exerted on the job.

Easy Installation Process

Money is a big factor in any pool’s installation process, but there’s more to consider. There’s a lot of planning, preparation, and time that needs to be allocated to installing your pool, not to mention a variety of laws and regulations you need to adhere to.

Semi-inground pools have a simpler and faster installation process than inground pools, and they don’t have as many potential roadblocks that may hinder or completely prohibit that process.

For instance, you may not be able to dig deep enough into your property for an inground pool installation due to underground cables or piping. Semi-inground pools may help you avoid these issues.

Easy Maintenance

Keeping your pool sparkling clean and ready for swimming requires some regular maintenance no matter which style you choose, but a semi-inground pool can help to reduce that upkeep and give you more time to enjoy your investment.

Not only is there less surface area to maintain with semi-inground pools, but they also won’t need as many chemicals as an inground pool requires.


The last thing you want is for your pool to sustain some sort of damage that needs to be addressed (and paid for) before you and your family can enjoy it. It may not be possible to avoid these issues altogether no matter what type of pool you choose, but going with the incredibly durable construction of a Radiant semi-inground pool can go a long way toward making that possible.


Pools are primarily there for their fantastic functional purposes, but they also have an aesthetic quality that shouldn’t be undervalued. Semi-inground pools offer versatility in terms of the shapes and sizes you can choose from, and they also open the door for creative designs with which to surround your pool.

Semi-inground pools can be installed in a wide variety of places, which can be beneficial if you’re limited in space on your property that’s capable of housing a swimming pool.

Attractive Appearance

Semi-inground pools offer a unique look that differentiates them from most other pools you’re likely to see in the neighborhood. They can become part of a deck, they can be surrounded by beautiful masonry or stonework, or they can become a hybrid of the two. It’s all up to you.

semi In-Ground Swimming Pool with Stone Patio and Lush Green Landscaping

Semi-Inground Pools From Royal Pools & Spas

Are you interested in learning more about semi-inground pools? Contact Royal Pools & Spas today, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.

We’re thrilled to extend an invitation to our Royal Pools and Spas EXPO! Join us on Friday, April 5th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 6th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for an exciting event filled with refreshments, vendors, and giveaways. This customer-focused gathering will take place at all three of our stores. Be sure not to miss out on our exclusive specials on lights, heaters, and more for semi-inground pools!