What is the Best Type of Pool?

Which is Best: Fiberglass, Vinyl, or Gunite?

A swimming pool is just a swimming pool, right? It might be to a homeowner, but to a professional pool building company there are three different types of swimming pools. Each type of swimming pool has different advantages and disadvantages.   The reason for there being different types of swimming pools is based on how they are built. Each type of pool has different materials it takes to build. The pressing question is what is the best type of pool?

As you know, there are three different types of swimming pools, and each of them serve a different purpose. If you are considering installing a swimming pool, keep in mind while you are reading this article, what is the best option for you and your family. Swimming pools come in various different shapes, sizes, and even designs. The best type of pool is going to be the one that serves the purpose that you want it to.

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Swimming Pool Advantages

The best type of pool for you will stand out when you read about it. It'll either have little to maintenance required, or it'll be about the price of the swimming pool. Maybe it'll even be about the backyard paradise that you're trying to create for you and your family.

Fiberglass: Typically fiberglass swimming pools are easy to maintain because of the material they are made up of. Fiberglass liners are non-porous which makes the shell almost algae free. There aren't any hidden areas for the algae bacteria to hide. This reduces your time needing to clean a fiberglass swimming pool and it also means that you'll save money because you won't have to buy tons of chemicals to keep algae under control. Your swimming pool will be clean and you'll spend more time swimming in it.

The installation process of fiberglass pools is much quicker compared to concrete pools. The fiberglass shell is manufactured offsite therefore the pool builders you choose to install the pool shouldn't spend a lengthy time on this particular process. A fiberglass shell is also very durable and doesn't tend to crack or erode easily. They're made to be incredibly strong; therefore there isn't a need for replacement until 20 years or more after construction.

Lastly, fiberglass pools are compatible with salt water systems. Having a salt water pool is easier to maintain on top of having an almost algae free swimming pool. The salt water system is designed for a more eco-friendly type of pool and saves you money in the long run.

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Vinyl: Vinyl pools are the cheapest pools to install. The vinyl liners are way more affordable than gunite or fiberglass pools. Families that are in hurry to build a swimming pool should definitely go with a vinyl swimming pool. They're cheaper than the rest of the swimming pool options and even though it is a liner, the shape of the pool itself is customizable.

Gunite: While gunite pools are more expensive, they pay for themselves. As far as long-term swimming pools go gunite pools are the most reliable. They can be made into any shape and design that you want, as well as any feature you want to the swimming pool. They are great family style pools and can be a lot fun during the summer season.

Gunite pools are durable too. They're built out of gunite which is a concrete mixture and then on top of that there is a plaster coating that seals everything into place. These types of swimming pools are everyone pool owners first choice. There is no damage that you have to worry about with the concrete lining of a gunite swimming pool.

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Swimming Pool Disadvantages

Fiberglass: Every pool has its faults, but some need more tender, love and care than others. Fiberglass pools are more expensive in the installation aspect of everything. Even though their shell is durable, it can be costly. Another con with Fiberglass swimming pools is that the shell is not customizable. You will be limited to the size and shape that you can install if you build a fiberglass swimming pool.

Vinyl:  While vinyl liners are the cheapest to build out of the three different types of swimming pools, they're the least durable. If your vinyl liner needs to be replaced it is going to be costly. They typically only last 6-10 years and aren't pet friendly. They also need heavy maintenance care. The vinyl pool liner can grow algae quite frequently, which needs to be taken care of as soon as you notice your swimming pool turning a different cloudy color.

Gunite:  The main thing that is faulty with gunite pools is the maintenance that they require. They're more susceptible to bacteria in the swimming pool, which means more time has to be on maintenance. More maintenance means more chemicals have to be used, but this is something that can easily be handled by Premier Pool Service.

Installation takes the longest with gunite out of all the types of swimming pools, but a high quality pool takes time. In the end it'll be worth the wait to have a swimming pool of your dreams. While gunite swimming pools are not compatible with salt generators, they are compatible with eco-friendly and energy efficient pool pumps.

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