Options For Building A Pool In Your Home 


Pool construction can be overwhelming at times, especially for those who  have no prior experience in this field. If you have decided that you wish to  construct a pool for your backyard, it’s important that you take the proper  

steps to get started. The first thing you should decide is which type of pool  you want to build. There are three main varieties: fiberglass, concrete, and  vinyl. Each style is slightly different and the method of construction is  outlined below. All pool builders will offer a free estimate, but it is suggested  that you visit several pool builders prior to making your final decision. 

Fiberglass pools are the least expensive pool construction option but  require the most skill to install. These pools are made out of reinforced  fiberglass material that is then painted to cover the seams. Unlike concrete  or vinyl pools, fiberglass pools cannot be supported by rebar. The reason  for the higher price is due to the skill required in fiberglass pool  construction. 

Concrete pool construction is much easier and less costly than fiberglass.  The process involves placing the concrete base of the pool in a large, well  drained hole. Afterward, a thick layer of top plywood is placed over the  base to keep it in place. A pump system is used to induce the water into the  proper area of the pool. Unlike fiberglass, concrete requires very little  plumbing work. 

Vinyl – A vinyl pool is an inexpensive alternative to fiberglass. The  construction process consists of removing the old pool and installing a new  one. The new pool is then installed with the help of a strong ladder. Unlike  with fiberglass, a safety fence is not required for vinyl pools because they  are not supported by rebar. However, it is recommended that you install a  new pool fence even if you do not have to enclose the pool.

Tile – The main advantage of using tile is the longevity. Tiles can last up to  30 years if they are properly maintained. Plus, they require very little  plumbing work and do not need any additional support. However, their  longevity results in a high price. Tile lasts for about five years, but after this  period, they may crack. The cracks may spread and cause further pool  damage. 

If you choose a material other than concrete or vinyl, remember to  thoroughly test them for size and shape compatibility before installation. It’s  always a good idea to confirm that there will be no leaks at the bottom of  the pool while it is in use. Make sure that you get the best quality vinyl or  tile you can afford, because quality matters. Finally, keep the weather out of  your pool – cover it when not in use!

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