Types of Pool

9 Most Types of Pool Constructions To Look Forward To

If you are thinking of building a swimming pool, there are several different building methods and types of pools to consider.

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Above Ground

This is the cheapest option. Above ground units come in kits that are relatively easy to assemble. The ground must be leveled off before assembly. This type of pool is less durable (more prone to damage, especially during adverse weather) but can be taken down at any time if you decide you don’t want it anymore.

Vinyl Lined In-Ground

This is the cheapest option. Above ground units come in kits that are relatively easy to assemble. The ground must be leveled off before assembly. This type of pool is less durable (more prone to damage, especially during adverse weather) but can be taken down at any time if you decide you don’t want it anymore.

Vinyl Lined In-Ground

Fiberglass

As the name indicates, fiberglass units are made from fiberglass reinforced plastic. It comes in a preformed structure, like a fiberglass shell, and is installed with a crane. These pools are completed faster than the concrete or vinyl lined types.

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Poured-Concrete

These are considered more complicated to build than gunite pools. Concrete is poured into its wooden framework. This method has grown less popular with the rise of gunite pools.

Gunite

This is the most popular type of pool built. The framework of this type of pool is made with steel rods and gunite, a micture of sand and cement, is sprayed over the rods. After it sits and hardens, a smooth finish is applied. One reason these pools are so popular is their durability.

The pools typically owned by individual citizens are known as private pools, but there are other names for certain shapes or functions of pools.

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This type of pool is also known as vanishing or negative edge pools. They are usually built on an elevated landscape with a nice view. It creates an effect that the water is spilling over into the sky.

Exercise

Exercise pools are a system for resistance swimming. They are small pools with a current for the swimmer to swim against. They may also be known as swimming machines or systems.

Ocean

Ocean pools are built next to oceans where the tide brings in ocean water into the enclosed space. They give a safer alternative to swimming in the ocean and protect from sharks.

natural pool

Natural Swimming

The balance of natural swimming pools is attained by biological filters and plants. These pools are built to replicate a natural environment such as a pond. They are considered healthier to swim in.

No matter what type of pool you decide on, it is important to have all the necessary supplies for your pool and spa coming to properly maintain your pool.  

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