Types of Swimming Pool Construction

Types of Swimming Pool Construction

What Are the Different Types Of Inground Swimming Pool Construction?

Swimming pools, and more specifically, the different types of swimming pool construction can be a bewildering subject for the typical homeowner.  Everyone seems to have an opinion about which type of swimming pool is best and for which reason, but is there a definitive answer?  The best way to decide which type of construction is suitable for one’s family is to understand the differences, which is what this post from Seasonal World aims to clarify.  Seasonal World, a swimming pool builder in New Jersey, crafted this wonderful article explaining the differences in the disparate types of swimming pool construction to help guide the potential swimming pool owner to the correct decision for their own family.

From Seasonal World

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 You have been thinking about installing an inground pool, but you just found out that there are different types of pools. So what are the types and which one would be best for you? Well the answer really depends on what you want in a pool and what is most important to you.

SO WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF POOLS I CAN BUILD?
There are three different categories of inground swimming pools. They are vinyl liner inground pools, fiberglass inground pools, and concrete inground pools. Each inground swimming pool is classified by the material that they are constructed out of, each of which have various pros and cons. Depending on what you want and what your budget is, will ultimately dictate what type of pool to get.

LET’S TALK ABOUT VINYL LINER POOLS…
In the northeast, the vinyl liner inground pools is amongst the most popular. There are three different varieties of vinyl liner pools. One is the steel wall vinyl liner, which is most commonly made with galvanized or stainless steel panels. The next is the polymer/composite wall vinyl liner pool. The last type is the cement wall vinyl liner pool. Out of all the vinyl liner pools, the most popular are the steel wall and cement wall pools. The biggest advantage to these types of pools is that you can do just about any shape or style with these two materials. This is because steel is structurally sound and can be cut and molded into any size, shape, dimension, look, or feel. Just about anything a future pool owner is looking for can be created. The same can be said for the cement vinyl liner pools. After that, a liner can be cut to fit any shape or size pool. The biggest downfall of the steel wall vinyl liner walled pool is it can eventually corrode and oxidize. It is generally not the pool to get if you live in an area with a high water table or an area that is not for soil that holds water. The polymer/composite pool is more limited due to the pinning or locking system used to assemble the panels. This gives a bit more restriction in terms of how structurally sound they are although as a result of its material make up it has a long lifespan compared to a steel wall vinyl pool.

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