Types of Swimming Pools You Can Buy

What Type of Pools Can You Buy?

There are different inground swimming pools that you can set up in your backyard with convenience. Here are guidelines about selecting your favourite swimming pool:

Fiberglass Pools

This high-quality swimming is a one-piece accessory that can be set up in your home in a very short duration. It takes a maximum of 5 days to install it completely and perfectly. Ideal for areas that experience harsh winter season as the fiberglass material prevents any instances of cracking due to the dropping of temperatures.

Fiberglass pools come in different shapes and colours to ensure you get the best landscape design. They come with a diverse ally of options to suit you perfectly no matter the pool landscaping design. Some available options are tile mosaics, perimeter tiles, built-in water streams etc. With LED lighting, fiber optic and cascade feature these pools are second to none. They also offer a floor cleaning system for convenient user experience.

These versatile swimming pools act as natural insulators. They require less power to heat the pool all year long. They are less prone to algae infestation on the surface, requiring less chemical usage and maintenance. The estimated maintenance cost of fiberglass is a quarter that of a gunite made pool over a period of 10 years.

Advantages of Fiberglass pools

  • Fast and easy installation process.
  • Much stronger compared to concrete swimming pools.
  • Algae resistant
  • Require less power in terms of electricity and gas.
  • Requires less use of chemicals for maintenance.

Disadvantages of Fiberglass Swimming Pools

  • Costly compared to vinyl liner inground pools.



Vinyl Liner Inground Pools

These are commonly referred to as packaged swimming pools. They comprise of different components that include braces, vinyl liner, steps feature and wall panels. All these are installed to make a good performing vinyl liner swimming pool. They are designed with the latest technology that conforms to the set standards of swimming pools. All these components are installed together to make a highly versatile swimming pool.

Materials Used

Steel and polymer are the most paramount material for making wall panels, steps and braces. Swimming pools made of steel are in-expensive compared to the polymer ones. Additional factors like decking and extra accessories can hike the price overall.

Liner Features

To get the best out of this requires a customized sheet of vinyl which should be set up over the steel wall, polymer or steps. These are the benefits of vinyl liners:


  • Diverse designer patterns.
  • Crack proof and you need not repair them again.
  • A smoother surface pool to the touch.

Advantages of vinyl liner pools

  • Easy to maintain with less expense.
  • Different shapes and designs.
  • Engineered to meet the recommended standard.


  • The liner material needs to be replaced by overtime.

Gunite Inground Pools

The gunite swimming is ideally perfect for a resort type swimming experience. This type of swimming pool is not recommended for places that experience extremely cold weather. The cycle of freezing and thawing will cause cracks that will require acid washing and then re-plastering. The installation of a gunite swimming pool can take several months and it’s the most expensive pool to set up.

But after set-up comes the maintenance.

This pool will require monthly pool service and considering these pools high electricity and chemical use, this pool can have an estimated maintenance cost that can exceed $16,000 (over a period of 10 years)

Advantages of Gunite Inground Pools

  • The designs are second to none

Disadvantages of Gunite Inground Pools

  • An expensive pool to repair
  • Time taking in terms of constructing the swimming pool
  • Algae prone