Which Type of Pool Fits Your Style?


Here at New Florida Pools Inc., we want everyone to be able to enjoy the benefits of pool ownership. Pools are a great way to add value to a home and provide people with a quick way to relax right in their backyard. Once you have decided to build a pool at your home, it is important to decide what type of pool you want to have installed. In today’s post, we are going to go over the three main types of pools you can choose from and what benefits each type of pool offers.


Vinyl Lined Pools. Yes or No?


While most common in the northeast United States, vinyl lined pools are worthy of a mention. Vinyl lined pools themselves come in three different varieties: steel wall vinyl liner, polymer/composite vinyl liner, and cement wall vinyl liner. Out of these three subtypes, the most popular are the steel wall and cement wall varietals. The biggest advantage associated with vinyl lined pools is that they can literally be made into any shape that the homeowner desires. Because the actual structure of these pools is made with steel, concrete, or a combination of the two, the vinyl liner can be cut to fit any shape or size that is required. However, it should be noted that these types of pools are not great in areas where the water table is high or that the soil is particularly soft.


Fiberglass Pools Offer Simple Installation


Fiberglass pools are an interesting option when it comes to pool installation. Because fiberglass pools are pre-molded, they do not offer the customization of other pool types; however, they are dead simple to install. Simply dig an appropriate sized hole, drop the fiberglass frame in, hook it up to the filtration system, and viola, you have a pool. This quick installation process is the biggest benefit to a fiberglass pool and they also have traditionally low maintenance costs. Unfortunately, as we mentioned earlier, fiberglass pools don’t allow for much customization. Fiberglass pools tend to come in only a few shapes and are generally not offered in shapes that are not circular or oval in nature.


Concrete Pools Offer the Most in Terms of Customization


The last type of pool, and our personal favorite, are concrete pools. When installing a concrete pool, a hole is constructed that includes all necessary plumbing and rebar enforcements. Once the base components are laid, concrete is applied, set, and left in place to dry. The minimum drying period for a concrete pool is around thirty days, meaning that if you are looking for a quick installation, this option is not for you. However, if you are looking for the most customizable pool option available, concrete pools are your best option. Because each concrete pool must be installed by hand, the individuals installing the pool can pour it into any shape that the customer wants. Additionally, concrete pools only get stronger as time goes on, ensuring that the pool will not become damaged over time.


If you are ready to install a pool in your yard, please contact us today at New Florida Pools Inc. We are experts at custom pool installation and we are confident that we can make your dreams a reality. Contact us today and let us help you with all of your pool installation needs.