Choosing the right swimming pool

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Tips On Choosing The Right Swimming Pool For Your Home

If you’re thinking about getting a pool, you should carefully weigh all the options that are open to you, as it will eventually become a very important element of your residential home. You must choose the right model of pool based on your budget, personal taste, available space etc.

Some Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Swimming Pool Type

First, your choice of swimming pool type will be dependent on some factors, some of which include;

  • the size of the area you want to install the pool. If you are considering an in-ground pool, it is recommended that you at the very least, have a space of about 8 x 3 meters
  • the swimming area and adjoining areas around the proposed pool’s location should have enough room for the installation equipment to maneuver
  • your budget for the pool project. Some pool types are more expensive than others
  • durability of the pool. Consider if you want a pool that will last you for life or a temporarily one because you may move sooner than later, in which case, it would be advisable to install a surface pool

Whatever kind you settle for, be aware of the fact that the look of your home and garden landscape will, most likely, change.

In light of the foregoing, there are several reasons why should consider building an in-ground swimming pool.

The walls and floor of your in-ground swimming pool can be made of either concrete, fiberglass or vinyl, each of which have their pros and cons.

The vinyl lining of an in-ground pool is customizable as it can be purchased in a variety of designs. These pools are relatively quick and easy to install compared with the cement type pools. Also, with a skilled professional, the pool installation process usually takes less than a month.

The coating is a flexible vinyl material and is rarely damaged by extreme temperatures. To protect a pool of this type during winter requires only a drain and cover. Hence, they are low maintenance and there is little risk of frost damage. They are less expensive than fiberglass or cement, so it is a good choice for people working with a tight budget.

The surface of the fiberglass-lined pool is smooth which prevents algae from building up on its surface and in the pool.

It also supports a lot of pressure without the risk of cracking. In case you suffer any damage, they can be repaired with the same material very easily. They are also the easiest to maintain and clean.

The cement in-ground pools add more of a permanent value to a property. Unlike other types of pools, this pool will often last for generations, without the need for replacement if it is properly managed.

These also have a major effect on the perceived value of your home. The design of this type of pool is limited only by the capabilities of the installation crew. You can make these pools in just about ANY size or shape you want. Furthermore, it is less likely to be damaged because when properly installed, it will not leak, and they hardly ever begin to leak as a result of normal use.

Generally speaking, in-ground swimming pools have a major effect on the perceived value of your home. An in-ground pool can increase the value of your property and is aesthetically more pleasing than when the pool is installed on the surface.


Today, many people across America have installed custom pools in their backyards. A custom pool is not designed as any other ordinary pool. It is designed and built according to the customer’s specifications.  These custom pools are specially designed and built by professional pool builders.

A great deal of planning and work goes into creating a pool custom design that is unique and fitting for your backyard. Many custom pools are decorated with waterfalls, walkways, arches, patios, and the works.

The builder will put into consideration every angle of the swimming area and will ensure that every onlooker has a beautiful view no matter which angle or vantage point they are seeing. Ensure that you select a professional and reputable pool builder with the knowledge and skills to build your custom pool.

However, if you’re trying to keep costs down, then select an installation package of a standard size in-ground swimming pool instead of one with a custom pool design. It is always advisable to keep in mind the long-term maintenance and service costs that come with installing an in-ground swimming pool before actually buying one.

In conclusion, the in-ground pools would be a much better option than the surface pools for the reasons outlined above.

7 Responses

  1. Ivy Baker

    I liked that you pointed out that with an in ground pool you will need about 8 x 3 meters. It does seem like a good thing to know if you are planning on building a pool. I would want to hire a professional who has a lot of experience installing a pool.

  2. Zachary Tomlinson

    I’ve always dreamt of a swimming pool and, hopefully, this summer I’ll fulfil my dream. However, I didn’t know that I should pay attention to such factors choosing a swimming pool as the size of the area, the swimming area and adjoining areas, the durability of the pool. I’ll definitely consider these recommendations with the swimming pool contractor.

  3. Theodore Winston

    I’ve been considering a few pool designs for the planned upgrade I have decided with my wife. Is a heated pool a good idea? We live in Ohio and could get plenty cold. But I would like to take an occasional dip in the pool on a cold day. I understand that this increases maintenance costs, but I’m also concerned for its durability and longevity. Thanks!

  4. Marcus Coons

    Thank you for mentioning how you should take the time to look for a swimming pool that can last a lifetime. It is important to remember that doing some research and reading online reviews can help you find the best pool and contractor for your needs. We are planning on getting a swimming pool and want to make sure we get the best one, so I’m glad I found your post.

  5. Earnest Watkins

    I really liked how you pointed out the need to consider long-term maintenance costs before deciding whether or not you can afford a swimming pool. My wife and I are looking at having a swimming pool installed for our home, but maintenance isn’t something we’ve previously considered. I’ll definitely do some research on how much it costs to keep a pool running smoothly so I can accurately decide if it will be something we can afford.

  6. Guillermo Martinez

    We didn’t know in-ground pools increased the value of your home more than on surface pools. I liked how you focused on the long term costs too and not just the immediate costs of a pool. Really makes you think what you can realistically get.

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