Building a new swimming pool can be an exciting undertaking! Be sure that you get in touch with the right swimming pool contractor or swimming pool builder to be sure that your new pool gives you and your family years of enjoyment.
Choosing A Pool – Pros and Cons of Various Types Of Swimming Pools
There is a swimming pool available for just about every budget, and you can probably fit a swimming pool in your yard or even install one inside your home as long as you have the room. There are many factors to consider when choosing a swimming pool so be sure to talk to your swimming pool contractor as you go through the decision making process.
Above Ground Pools
Although above ground pools are quickly installed and are the least expensive to install, they do not last as long as in-ground pools, and are often not nearly as attractive. You can build a structured deck around your above ground pool to make it better looking.
Above ground pools do require some construction since the land the pool will be placed on needs to be leveled and sand needs to be installed to hold the plumbing. Some brave homeowners try the do-it-yourself route with above ground pool installation, but it is best left to a professional who has the right tools and know how to do the job right the first time.
In-Ground Swimming Pools
There are many types of in-ground swimming pools. Each has something different to offer.
- Vinyl–Lined Pool – A vinyl-lined pool is relatively inexpensive to build and is similar in construction to an above ground pool. The biggest drawback is that every ten years or so, the vinyl will need to be replaced which means that the whole structure has to be re-vamped. Vinyl lined pools can also be more difficult to clean.
- Poured Concrete and Gunite Pools – Both poured concrete and gunite pools are solid, reliable structures. Gunite is more popular and there are more design options since the rebar framework that supports the gunite mixture can be made in various shapes more simply than the wood framework that is required for poured concrete. Both types of pools can be personalized and decorated, and they both last for years.
- Fiberglass Pools – Fiberglass pools come in all shapes and sizes, and in different colors, too. They are easily set right into a hole in the ground, on top of a sand base that supports the plumbing required. They are attractive and durable.