A Guide to the Different Types of Inground Swimming Pools

In the past, many affordable home swimming pools were eyesores in the backyard. Not anymore! Today, there is a beautiful swimming pool to fit every budget.

Whether you prefer a simple design or a luxury art piece, Mr Pools will help you bring your vision to life. Our consultants and contractors understand the importance of installing a pool that matches your home’s overall design and feel.

The first step to bringing your perfect pool to life is choosing the right material for your desired aesthetic. Here, we describe the different types of pools available and the best uses for each.

Four Inground Pool Types

There are four common types of inground swimming pools. They are listed here from most affordable to most expensive. Keep in mind there is more to the cost of a pool than the installation. Different pool types require different levels of routine maintenance and upkeep.

Vinyl Pools

Vinyl pools come in pieces from the manufacturer. Once we dig a hole in your yard, we assemble the frame, hang the liner, then set you free to enjoy the pool.

Even though there are no custom shapes, there remain a large variety of shape and size options. These affordable pools do require more upkeep than other options and don’t have the same lifespan. However, they’re excellent choices for families on a budget.

Fibreglass Pools

Like vinyl pools, fibreglass pools come in predetermined shapes and sizes from the manufacturer. With the seemingly endless possibilities, you’re sure to find one that works in your yard.

These pools are the easiest to maintain. The gel seal on the walls and floors prevent the growth of harmful algae and bacteria. Plus, the material flexes to accommodate weather change and movement. These pools can withstand almost anything and last for many years.

Concrete Pools

Concrete pools are the most durable option available. You can design your concrete pool to fit any shape that you imagine. This custom fabrication allows you to be creative and install a pool that accentuates your yard.

Concrete pools do require more cleaning than vinyl or fibreglass pools. The walls and floor can quickly grow mould or algae without regular attention. However, their durable surface lasts forever with routine maintenance.

Alternative Finished Pools

For a truly unique, custom pool, you can add materials to the concrete surface. Tiles, stones, pebbles, or coloured glass are common choices.

These additional finishes don’t last quite as long as plain cement, but their beauty makes them a worthy investment. The luxury appearance is sure to add value and curb appeal to your home.

Call Mr Pools to Design Your Perfect Inground Swimming Pool

Our team of experts will talk you through the different types of pools to determine the best fit for your home. Whether you need a practical option to keep the kids happy this summer or hope to improve the value of your home with a customised option, we’re here for you.

Call us today at 02 9746 3033 for your free swimming pool consultation.

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