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The 4 Different Types of Inground Pools Available on the Market Today

Who wouldn’t like to have an inground pool at their house? There are more than 10 million US homes that have a pool right now. With numbers like that, it might seem strange to think that there are only four different types of pools available.

That surely makes the decision on which type of pool to buy that much simpler, right?

In case it doesn’t, we’ve got the answer for you. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of inground pools, so that you can make the best decision for your needs.

1. Vinyl

Vinyl is one of the best inground pool types and a great choice for any home. The vinyl lining is laid into an excavated hole. A metal frame is fitted with panels and then the vinyl coating is placed on top of this.

The neat finish around the edge of the pool also acts as the mechanism to keep everything in place.
A great choice for residential pools, vinyl has a lifespan of up to 18 years making it a sensible choice.

2. Concrete

Considered by many to be the higher-quality of all the pool types, concrete was a very popular choice when residential pools were seeing their first boom.

Due to its very nature, concrete can be used to create pools in essentially any shape or size, meaning there are a lot of options for you to choose from, and given the techniques involved the costs of different shapes do not vary that greatly compared to those of a more traditionally shaped pool.

3. Fiberglass

Unlike the others, a fiberglass pool type is a ready-made design that comes in a single unit. It is delivered and placed into the ground as part of a single process.

If you are looking for a no-fuss pool installation then fiberglass is a great option for you. However, the cost associated with a fiberglass pool is higher than the other options, under most circumstances
With a lifespan of around 10 years, they still provide a good term for enjoyment but are also difficult to resurface or repair. Often, a replacement is preferred.

4. Alternative Finishes

Alternative finishes are surfaces such as tiles or glass or pebble effect walling. These are applied to a concrete or plaster. For those looking for a truly unique effect on their pool, an alternative finish is a great option.

A pool with this sort of finish will last between 8-12 years.

As with all pools, exposure to the elements and well-balanced content is the key to maximizing the life expectancy of the pool. Read more here for a detailed explanation of how to balance your pool water.

There are Many Ways to Customize the Basic Types of Inground Pools

While there may only be four core types of inground pools, there is no end to the way you can customize the finish to create something that is unique to your personality, or a perfect fit for your situation and home.

Whatever choice you make, having a pool in your home is going to be a great investment not only for you but for the value of your property too.

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