Swimming Pool Guide: What’s the Best Type for Your Home
Having a pool in your home greatly increases the value of your property. Having one installed, however, is not quite that easy. There are various factors you need to take into consideration. These factors include your budget, the people who are going to use it, landscape, space and design, says Brisbane Pools & Landscapes.
To give you an idea on what kind of pool you might like installed in your home, here are the three most popular types of in-ground pools:
Concrete, or most popularly known as Gunite or Shortcrete pools, are the best — and most expensive — when it comes to in-ground pools. However, it’s not costly for no reason at all. It is considered to be the most durable and strongest type of pool. It also offers total design flexibility, as it can be rebuilt, refinished, enlarged, updated and built into any shape for a truly custom pool. It may take longer to built this type of pool, between three and 12 weeks, but the outcome is truly rewarding.
Second to concrete in popularity is the vinyl-lined pools. Vinyl pools cost less than concrete, but they come in a limited number of sizes and shapes. Most vinyl pools come in rectangular shapes but there are also available L-shape and freeform liners. Installation is relatively quick in just one to three weeks. You typically need to replace the liner about every 10 years or so, but the biggest downside to this is if it gets punctured by a sharp object, you will need a professional to fix it.
Fibreglass pools are moulded in factories which are then transported and installed into the excavated hole by a crane. Although fibreglass pools have limited sizes and shapes, they are the most affordable type of pool and offers the quickest installation. They also have a more finished look than vinyl pools as they have a super-smooth gel-coat finish. They are also nonporous and durable like concrete but with fewer chemicals. Although this seems like a good choice, you need to have extra space in your backyard and it has to be free of any overhead cables or power lines for the crane to enter and manoeuvre.
Before making up your mind on a certain type of pool, it’s best to consult with a pool contractor in your area to find out what your choices are, as some types of a swimming pool may not be available in your location. Most importantly, for incredible pool designs and landscaping in Brisbane, you need to hire pool builders with a good track record.