Before you build your dream home or have plans for remodeling, adding an inground pool is perhaps included in the bucket list, but you have no idea where to start. Owning a swimming pool and have it customized according to what you have in mind would mean hard work. When everything else on your end is laid out but the information given to you are overwhelming, the dream may turn into a tremendous failure. Why? Because building a pool requires a considerable sum of money and investment with wise decision-making. If the outcome is not what you expect, the process is hardly irreversible, and a lot of money will be put into waste. Being informed about inground pools is one way of affecting your decisions, and hiring skilled pool builders is another.
The best pool builders in your area can no doubt give you information on inground pools. They can guide you through which pool is best suited for your home.
Types of inground pools
- Concrete inground pool. Concrete pools are also called shotcrete or gunite. Gunite is a combination of cement, sand, and water, and these are sprayed on concrete that serve as the lining. A concrete inground pool type is the most common type of pools because it is the least expensive compared to vinyl and fiberglass. But be ready for maintenance expense and wear and tear of materials.
- Vinyl inground pool. Has an interior surface and waterproofing layer that is made of a vinyl layer. Can have concrete floor or sand floor, the walls can be made from galvanized steel. If the interior surface is a vinyl, then you have a vinyl liner swimming pool. A liner can be cut to fit any shape of pool. The downside of vinyl layer pool is for the layer to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, depending on the thickness of the vinyl type.
- Fiberglass inground pool. Imagine a huge basin being placed over a big hole. This is the idea of a fiberglass inground pool installation. There should be a pre-excavated hole in the spot where the fiberglass huge basin is to be installed. The pool mold is done off-site, so any customization should have been provided before the pool is to be shipped in your area. Piping and filling of crushed gravel are done onsite to retrofit the pool to the hole. A fiberglass inground pool, from the material itself, is a sturdy type of pool and is quicker to install. Fiberglass pools cannot have fancy shapes, such as “Ls” or “Ts,” due to transport issues. Remember, too, that your home and yard is space-ready to initiate the installation.
These three types of inground pools have their own pros and cons. They are classified according to the type of material and extra fittings and fixtures that come along with the package. Let a pool builder assess your choices and then agree on the type that suits your taste and budget.
At TLC Outdoor Living, we help you decide what is best for you. Just feel free to ask from any our staff of expert pool builders and discover the joy of having an inground pool in your home. Take a dip on the waters and enjoy the summer days in your place. Contact us today!