What You Need To Know About Different Swimming Pools

Posted on: 9 June 2015

Installing a swimming pool in your yard can be very exciting. Many people choose to put a pool on their property because it can entertain children, keep you fit, and improve the resale value of your home. However, if you are in thinking about a swimming pool, you might be wondering what the right type is for you. Here are a couple things you need to know about the different types of swimming pools.

Vinyl Pools

Vinyl pools are great because they are some of the most affordable. If money is a concern for you then you might need to put in a vinyl pool. For these types of pools you will dig a hole that is any size or shape, and then you can cover it will vinyl. The vinyl is very strong, and should last you for years. This doesn't mean that it is indestructible. If you are not careful, you can rip the vinyl, which can be pretty expensive to fix, but generally if you are careful with the pool you should be fine.

It should be mentioned that vinyl is more sensitive to the pool chemicals so you will have to be careful about the chemicals that you use.

Fiberglass Pools

Fiberglass pools are just like a giant bathtub. If you choose a fiberglass pool you will choose a premade shape and size, and it will be delivered to your house. This means that you can't get a custom pool, but for some this doesn't matter.

A fiberglass pool is easy to maintain and incredibly durable. This means that you can use practically any type of chemical in the pool, liquid chlorine or salt, and the pool should be fine. Fiberglass pools are somewhere in the middle of price. It simply depends on what type of model you choose.

Concrete Pool

A concrete pool is one of the most durable and easiest to maintain, but it is also the most expensive. Many people like concrete pools because they can choose any shape and size. Much like the vinyl you can dig the hole to be any shape and size and then fill it with concrete.

Once the concrete has been poured you shouldn't have to do any repairs for years. This is unless you have a major natural disaster like an earthquake or shifting. Otherwise, you can expect the pool to last for years without any problems.

These are just some of the things you should know about the different material options for pools. For more information, contact a local pool contractor (such as Aquatic Builders).