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What Are You Diving Into?
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Are you drowning in uncertainty over what type of pool to purchase?
Finding the pool to best suit your needs can be quite the task. It
really boils down to a few important issues. It is good to start out
by asking yourself what the main purpose of your new pool will be.
Will you be using it for entertainment or are you an avid swimming
looking to install a lap pool? Are you interested in an indoor pool
or an outdoor pool? What ever the purpose may be, the pool you
purchase will depend upon it. Certainly, there are other factors
involved with your new pool, which include the amount of space
available, the amount of money you are willing to spend, and the
overall appearance you desire.
Generally, swimming pools come in two different categories, inground
and aboveground. Inground pools are typically more expensive.
However, they serve as a permanent enhancement to your home, which
will increase the resale value. You will need a swimming pool
contractor to install a built in pool. If you are thinking about
installing one, make sure to look into any laws that may restrict
you from performing such an act. In addition, you will need to
consider the geographical factors.
Inground pools usually come in three different materials,
fiberglass, concrete, and vinyl lining. Fiberglass is the most
expensive because it requires the least amount of maintenance and
offers great benefits such as shock absorbency. If you live in a
location, where earthquakes are common, then shock absorbency will
protect your pool from major damages. Fiberglass also works well in
nearly all space limitations and landscape characteristics.
Fiberglass is a strong and flexible composite of materials that will
last you a lifetime.
Concrete pools are typically more common because they work better
with your budget and come in several different interior finishes.
This allows you to pick a design that compliments your personal
style. Unlike the shell fiberglass requires, concrete forms into its
Vinyl lining pools are the least expensive. Designed for both
inground and aboveground, vinyl pools are the most popular way to
enhance your yard. Structural designs are limited, but the actual
liners come in several amazing designs and patterns. Low maintenance
is an additional benefit to vinyl pools.
Some homes are limited in space and property laws often make having
an inground pool impossible. Keep in mind that aboveground pools can
be just as pleasant as inground ones. They are less expensive and
require less installation time. Many people enjoy the fact that
aboveground pools are transferable, which allows you to pack up and
take your pool with you if you plan to move. In addition, if space
is limited, you can free your back yard up by removing your pool in
Keep in mind that planning for a new pool can be a serious
improvement to your home. Swimming pools are often one of the main
focal points to your home. Installing the pool may only take a few
weeks, but the creativity that you can put into it afterwards can
last a few years. For example, purchasing a pool offers unique
design benefits such as installing a deck or even a spa. These are
great ways to integrate your own personal touch. Go ahead! Dive in.