Homeowners considering undergoing swimming pool construction on their property have a variety of options to choose from. No matter what your budget is, you are likely to find a pool that will fit your needs.
Types of Pools
Although each type of pool is unique, they all require basic plumbing and filtration systems to function. Here is a list of common pool types:
- Above-ground: This is the cheapest pool option. Most are easily installed by anyone and made from prefabricated kits. The pitfalls are that these pools are less attractive and durable than alternatives.
- Fiberglass: Made from fiberglass-reinforced plastic molded into a basin, these are installed by swimming pool construction crews. A hole is dug by the professionals according to the homeowner’s desired shape and size.
- Vinyl-lined in-ground: These pools have the traditional look of an in-ground pool and are the cheapest, but least durable in-ground option. Normally, the liners must be replaced every ten years.
- Gunite: These pools typically have tile, exposed aggregate or fiberglass finishes. Since they are long-lasting and versatile in size and shape, they are extremely popular.
- Poured-concrete: Comparable to gunite but more difficult to build, these pools are normally poured into wooden forms. Easier to build gunite pools are now becoming more popular than the poured-concrete option.
Pool Water Maintenance
Even though chlorine fights the germs entering a pool on the bodies of the people swimming in it, the chemical cannot combat each and every speck of dirt or grime that it comes into contact with. For this reason, it is essential to maintain the proper chlorine level in your pool. There are companies that will care for your pool and ensure that it is safe for you and your guests to enjoy.
Investing in swimming pool construction is no small task. Consider the information above as you embark upon your pool installation journey.