How to choose a pool

How to choose a pool

 

You can choose from many types of pools, depending on your budget and where you want to install the pool. Here are the most common options, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

above ground pools

This type of pool is the easiest to install. You can choose from several sizes and styles. Because the pool is above ground, you do not have to dig the ground, which makes installation much easier and cheaper.

If you have a small space or a small budget, an above ground pool is a great option.

fiberglass pools

A fiberglass pool is prefabricated and simply lowered into a hole in the ground. If you decide to buy a fiberglass pool, a construction team will dig a hole the size of the pool and then lower the pool into the hole.

buried pools lined with vinyl

This type of pool is installed in the ground, but very inexpensively. A hole is dug, then a pool structure is erected inside the hole. A sheet of vinyl is then stretched on the structure, creating the pool.

It's a lot cheaper than any other method of building an in-ground pool. The tradeoff is that the vinyl needs to be replaced about every 10 years or the pool could start to leak.

custom built pools

Finally, you can customize the construction of your pools. These pools are either gunite or concrete.

As you might expect, buying a custom pool is much more expensive than buying one of the above pool types. The advantage is of course that you can design the pool as you wish.

When you buy a gunite or concrete pool, the team starts digging the hole and then installs the pumping and drainage systems. Then, the crew will create the frame of the pool in rebar and wire.

Once the frame is complete, gunite will be sprayed onto the frame of the rebar. It works a lot like cement. Once it has dried, the team will apply plaster or paint to the pool.

Which pool should you choose?

Start by determining the area in which you want to install the pool. What is the size of the area? Is it inside or outside?

Then get quotes for the different types of pools you could install. Look at photos and visit different pools to get an idea of ​​the different types of pools to choose from.

Once you know the different types of pools your area qualifies for and their respective prices, you'll be able to make an informed decision.

 

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