With summer right around the corner, now is the time of year to begin thinking about having an in-ground pool installed at your home. There are three main types of in-ground pools, each with their own set of pros and cons. We’ll go over them here in order to help you make a decision.
Fiberglass pools are those made completely of the material. The bottom and sides consist of a smooth type of fiberglass that holds water well. These pools come in an array of shapes and sizes, although they can’t be customized. Instead, you have to choose the model that you want. A fiberglass pool is extremely easy to care for and will cost you less over time than any of the other models. They are also durable and easy to install. Your main costs will be the pool itself, labor and installation costs, and then yearly care and maintenance.
- Low maintenance.
- Easy to install.
- Very durable.
- Not very customizable.
Vinyl Liner Pools
A vinyl liner pool is one of the least expensive options. This type consists of a vinyl liner (hence its name) that sits inside of the pool’s space. These liners are made to fit and can be customized to your ideal size and depth. However, they won’t last as long as fiberglass or concrete pools and have been known to harbor algae that grow on the walls.
- The least expensive of the three
- Easy to install
- Potential algae growth on the liner itself
- Will need to be replaced regularly
- Easily damaged by sharp objects
Concrete pools are made of poured, molded concrete. They are custom-made for your yard and can be designed to fit your desired depth and size. Since the concrete is molded, patterns can be pressed into the surface, making your pool look very nice. However, concrete pools require quite a bit of maintenance to keep algae at bay. They make up for this with their overall durability.
- Will last for many years if properly maintained
- Very customizable, almost limitless options
- Can take a long time to install
- The most expensive type of pool
Now that you know about main types of these inground pools, each with their own set of pros and cons, are you ready to have one built in your yard? If so, call us today!