3 Types Of Inground Pools

Any home needs a place to cool down from the scorching heat. One way to get a break from any busy workday is to dip yourself in cool waters. But this remedy from the heat can be expensive. But thanks to the latest technologies, swimming pool prices are getting more and more affordable. We now have efficient technologies to build pools easier and cheaper.

There are three types of modern pools: concrete, vinyl and fibreglass. Each of them has its pros and cons. Discussed below are few of them:

Concrete

Pros
Can be designed any way you want – You can design it in any shape, size or depth.

Flexibility in design – Whatever your imagination wishes, you can design it. Whether it is vanishing edges, tanning ledges, beach entries you can make them a reality with this type. You can also cover it in any colour and material, making it very versatile.

Can perfectly blend in the landscape – Concrete is the closest to nature as possible in any pool.

Cons
Costly in the long-run – Whilst it can be built cheaply, its renovation costs can make it pricey. Its surface needs to be renovated, which can involve resurfacing or re-tiling the pool.

Need to use more chemicals – Concrete is porous, which can be a favourite dwelling place of algae. You need to treat the water with more chemicals and filtration system to prevent the growth of these microbes.

More maintenance – This type needs more brooming and sweeping with a pool brush to remove dirt and algae from the plaster or other surfaces of the pool.

Longer installation period – On average, you need 2-4 months to install a concrete pool.

Vinyl

Pros
Low installation cost – It has the reputation of being the lowest initial cost in any pool type. Swimming pool prices of this type are the lowest.

Shape and size can be customised – Just set the dimensions and any producer can customise the pool’s width, length and depth.

Does not scratch – Unlike concrete, the vinyl liner material is not porous, making it smooth to touch.

Doesn’t promote algae growth – It is made of non-porous that prevents algae growth.

Quick installation – It can be put up easily in both above and inground.

Cons
Higher cost over time – Just like the surface of concrete pools, the vinyl liner must be replaced after some time.

Need to use the pool with care – Things thrown in the pool can cause some problems with the vinyl liners.

Fibreglass

Pros
Low maintenance – The surface of this type is non-porous that prevents algae growth and minimises the required chemicals for its maintenance.

No cost over time – Fibreglass is sturdy that there is nothing to replace or resurface.

Non-abrasive: The surface of this type is smooth.

Has built-in seats and steps: Most designs have these features incorporated into the pool.

Can be installed easily – You can have it installed in 1-2 weeks on average.

Cons
Limited designs – This type is made from a mould, which limits its design.

Has more restrictions during installation – Many models cannot be put up above ground.

Limited in width – This pool is transported by road, making in restricted only to a width of 4.88 metres.