A swimming pool is the icing on the cake when it comes to an aesthetic backyard. Not only that, but it is the classic hub for get-togethers where family and friends can enjoy music and fun. When thinking about the impact a pool has on your family’s home and social life, Only the best materials and types can go in to truly represent what makes your house a home. Look at this list, and find us on artesianpools.com to learn more about our types of in-ground pools.
The three main Types of in ground pools are vinyl, fiberglass and concrete. The main differences in these materials are based on long-term maintenance, initial cost, aesthetic, and build time and strategy. These are also the main points we will be looking at in this guide.
Types of In-Ground Pools
Vinyl pools are defined by the vinyl sheet that finishes the pool’s build. This makes its build time around one to two weeks. Pool builders will dig the hole of the pool, adding the pool walls as well. When that is finished, the base of the pool is coated in a thin layer of concrete to ensure a smooth pool floor. A vinyl sheet is then placed over the pool walls and the pool base.
The initial costs of Vinyl pools average around $30k- $40k. If properly maintained, the vinyl cover will not need to be replaced too often. Vinyl replacements usually cost around $5000, but also catching and treating tears can cost much less if done in a timely manner.
Maintaining these pools is not to hard because they do not stain like concrete. However, a little more care must be taken into monitoring chemicals in the pool. Too high chemical concentration can thin the sheet, causing tears and holes to form.
These pools are generally the middle-tier in expense and do not require professional experience to maintain properly.
Fiberglass pools are a type of in-ground pool which utilizes an already made pool frame that is inserted into a hole in the ground. This makes the price vary, usually from $5000 – $40k depending on the size and shape of the pool.
Maintenance on Fiberglass pools are the easiest among the three types of inground pools. Just check the pool chemistry and clean it regularly. They are the least customizable and therefore not the first choice, but the least expensive.
Fiberglass pool installation can take as little as one week to complete. They are quick to build and cheap, but do not offer a great amount of customization or quality.
Concrete pools offer the most customization and creativity, but at more cost. Designs can really express the owner’s creativity and reflect the style of the house. These start from a design which is then dug into the ground. The base is covered in gunite or concrete and then smoothed out.
Though concrete pools do take much longer to install, they last long as well and do not need to be replaced as often as either fiberglass and vinyl pools.
These types of inground pools can be pricey, ranging from $30k – $70k. The maintenance on these pools are very minimal however. If the pool suffers damage, it may need to be replaced, but it is highly unlikely.
These are the best pools for a growing family because of the low risk and low maintenance. Visit Artesian Pools where our dedication to the cornerstone of family fun and love still holds strong after over 40 years.