What is an inground pool?

There are other types of inground pools, but today we’re going to be talking primarily about gunite pools. A gunite inground pool is made up of a concrete mixture and a top coat of plaster. After the hole is dug, builders reinforce the ground with re-bar and then apply the concrete mixture on top of it. Once the mixture is set, they proceed with a plaster top coat that cures underwater for a few days. So let’s talk about the different kinds of designs of gunite inground pools.

what is an inground pool

Infinity pools 

Infinity pools, or vanishing edge pools as they are sometimes called, has become very popular in the last few years. If you have a gorgeous view in your backyard the infinity edge pool could be perfect for you. The effect is achieved by water flowing over the back wall of the pool and dropping into a hidden catch that recycles it back into the swimming pool. We believe these pools are best for homeowners who already have amazing views in their backyard.


inground poolsPerimeter-overflow pools

This is another optical illusion design. Take the infinity pool design from above and multiple it by four. This clever design makes the swimming pool appear to be flat and almost separate from the deck surrounding it. Premier Pools & Spas  builders can achieve this effect with any type of swimming pool.



inground poolsClassic geometric pools

Geometric pools are similar to the design of lap pools. They are known for there precise geometric shape. These elegant swimming pools can be equipped with special features like sheer waterfalls, fountain bubblers, and vanishing edges. You can really get any type of classic geometric shape you desire.



inground poolFreeform pools

The name says it all; freeform. This style of inground pool brings out the fun and creative design in a person. Do you want your backyard to look like a resort? how tall or wide can you make it? How many water features can be added to the exterior. This type of pool is commonly known as a family pool. There are so many chances to have fun if this pool is built into a backyard. There is opportunities for slides and caves, the kids will never get tired of a swimming pool like this. The most unique thing about this pool is that there are no boundaries. The pool can look however you want it to. It doesn’t follow in the steps of a classic geometric swimming pool.


inground poolLap pools

Lap pools are perfect for the homeowner that loves to exercise and stay fit. This is what the lap pool is designed for. Continuous laps back and forth help you achieve a quality water-resistant workout. This swimming pool shape has never gone out of style. It isn’t necessarily great for kids so keep that in mind. Lap pools are known for precise lines and geometric shapes. Simple, yet elegant.

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