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4 Things You Need To Know About Different Kinds Of Pools

Irene Montgomery

If you are considering installing a swimming pool on your property, you are probably wondering what the best option is for you. There are so many different types of pools out there that it can be confusing to know what type is the best for you. It all boils down to what the most important features of the pool are. Here are some things to consider when choosing the right pool for you.

1. Cost

If cost is one of the most important features to you, you might consider doing a vinyl pool. As a general rule, vinyl pools are the cheapest to install. Essentially, you dig a hole and then cover that hole with a vinyl sheet. This is why it is the most affordable. The vinyl may not be as durable or easy to maintain as other pools, but it is definitely the most affordable pool at the beginning.

2. Durability

If durability is your main concern, you probably want to consider fiberglass or concrete. Vinyl pools have a tendency to rip after extended use, so there is a good chance you are going to have to replace it at some point. Fiberglass is like a giant bathtub and the porcelain is very easy to care for. The pool itself will require very little repairs over the years.

Concrete is another great option. With concrete, you don't have to worry about cracking or the pool shrinking in anyway. Once it has been installed, you can be sure that it will withstand the elements and extended use.

3. Maintenance

Maintenance may be a big concern for many people. If you don't have a lot of time to spend on caring for the pool, you probably want to get a fiberglass pool. Because of the nature of the porcelain pool, it can withstand the chemicals, it isn't susceptible to algae, and cleaning and caring for it is very simple.

4. Custom Made

Lastly, if you are concerned about making the pool custom, you want to do a concrete pool. Concrete pools can be made into any shape, size or look that you want. Concrete pools tend to be very beautiful and a great accent to any yard.

Fiberglass pools are the least custom. You can only choose from sizes and shapes that the factory has premade.

This list should help you choose what kind of pool is right for you and your individual needs. For more tips about what might work best in your specific neighborhood, contact a local swimming pool service.


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Adding Value to My Home

My husband and I are considering selling our small brick home in the near future. While we’ve completed some work on this house recently, we know we will need to do a few more things before we put it on the market. For instance, we need to replace some of the flooring, paint some of the walls, and replace some of the siding on the front porch. In addition, we may want to add a pool to the backyard. Because we live in the hot southern United States, many of our neighbors have pools. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of pools to install in a home you may sell in the near future. Enjoy!