Picking Your Ideal Swimming Pool

Picking Your Ideal Swimming Pool

by Mark Zalewski

Determining which type of swimming pool is right for you depends on the location of where you want to install it and on your budget.

How to determine which pool is the right choice for you:

  • The first thing you need to figure out is where you want to install the pool.  Are you wanting it indoors or outdoors?
  • How big of an area is it?
  • Do some research on the varieties to get an understanding of your choices. (Look at pictures and visit pools)

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

In-Ground Vinyl-Lined Pools

If your focus is on your budget then you'll want to consider an in-ground vinyl-lined pool.  After a hole is excavated vinyl is then stretched over the structure creating the pool.  The down side is that the vinyl will need replaced every ten years to prevent leaking.

Fiberglass Pools

A fiberglass pool is a pre-constructed pool.  A construction crew will excavate a hole that the pool can be lowered down into.  Its a simple process.

Above Ground Pools 

If location along with your budget is a factor, then an above ground pool would be a good choice.  You don't have to excavate a hole in the ground which makes the installation easier and the cost cheaper.  They come in a large variety of shapes and sizes to choose from.

Custom Built Pools

Naturally, a custom-built pool will be the most expensive of your options.  They are made from concrete or gunite, and can be designed any way you choose.

The construction process is much more in-depth.  First the crew will excavate the hole and install water pumping and drainage systems.  Next the framework is created out of metal wire and re-bar.   After completing the framework, gunite is sprayed on the re-bar.  It's very similar to concrete.  The crew will cover it with paint or plaster after it dries.

Spend some time researching your options before selecting your ideal pool.  A well informed decision will ensure years of enjoyment.