Residential Pool Construction

What Is the Average Size of In-Ground Swimming Pools?

From eHow

The question of the size of a swimming pool is usually broached early on in the swimming pool design process.  The size, shape, and depth of a pool will be dictated by many factors that all need to be considered when designing the perfect swimming pool and outdoor living space.  This post from eHow discusses the reasons behind pool sizes and shapes, and discusses how to assess which design will be right for each individual family.

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From River Pools

When it comes to sizing a swimming pool, is bigger always better?  Should I stick to a standard proportional rectangle or should I have a freeform shape?  These are incredibly important and common questions when designing a custom inground swimming pool, but often mishandled to the consumer's detriment.  Knowing the right questions to ask and getting the right answers pertaining to pool size, shape and depth is the cornerstone to having a functional, useable, and carefree pool.  This post from River Pools addresses this subject in this post with a systematic and intelligent approach.

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Inground Pool Sizes: Three Questions to Ask Yourself

From Pool Pricer

Once one has decided to purchase an inground swimming pool, the next question is "How big of a pool should we get?".  This is a more complicated question than it seems initially, which is why this post from Pool Pricer is so helpful.  The post helps guide the consumer through the process by asking three key questions to help ascertain the proper pool size for one's family.

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Pros And Cons Of Having A Swimming Pool In Your Yard

From Impressive Interior Design

Any homeowner who is fortunate enough to have an inground swimming pool will tell you that it is a wonderful, memory-building experience for their family.  What most new swimming pool owners don't realize, however, is the great responsibility that comes with ownership of such a rare and unique amenity.  This post from Impressive Interior Design presents both the pros and cons of swimming pool ownership.

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Your Guide to 10 Popular Landscape Paving Materials

From Aqua

Paving is an often-overlooked aspect of landscape design and construction from the consumer's perspective.  Typically a consumer thinks that their choices boil down to concrete, or whatever the local box store retailer has on display.  The skilled landscape designer has myriad material choices at her fingertips, and the associated knowlege of proper installation techniques to ensure longevity.  This post from Aqua presents a list of the 10 most popular paving applications, pros and cons of the different materials, and best practices to follow.

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Swimming Pool Buyers Guide

From Rising Sun Pools

Once one decides that you want to have the experience of an inground swimming pool in your yard, one is faced with a seemingly monumental task.  The planning, budgeting, engineering and everything else associated with construction project can be daunting for even the most seasoned professional.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a step by step guide to help you through the process?  Rising Sun Pools presents this post that does that very thing!

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The Ins and Outs of In-Ground Pools

From DIY Network

Learn about the pros and cons of the different types of in-ground pools in regards to maintenance, life expectancy and cost.

Just installing a pool in one's backyard is both an exhilirating and expensive venture.  What most new pool owners don't consider are the hidden costs associated with swimming pools.  These costs can be driven by utility costs, maintenance costs, chemical costs, and functional obsolence in equipment and materials.  This post from the DIY network discusses these costs in this informative post, which will help any prospective pool owner enter into the transaction with eyes wide open.

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In-Ground vs. Above-Ground Pools


Consider your budget and surroundings when deciding what type of pool suits you.

Budget is usually the largest factor that comes into play when deciding what type of pool is most suitable for a given project.  Budget is not the only consideration, however, even for those fortunate enough to have the means to afford any type of pool.  What makes one type of swimming pool better than the next?  The answers are within this post from HGTV which explores the differences between the main types of inground and above ground swimming pools.

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Inground Pool Types

From Swimming

Inground swimming pools run the gamut in price and features.  From the entry-level fiberglass shell, to the semi-customizable vinyl-liner pool all the way to completely custom gunite home waterparks, the inground swimming pool can take a homeowner from the simple to the sublime.  The price tag will vary considerably based on the type of pool chosen, as well as the features and amenities available.  This post from covers these different types of inground pools, and sets reasonable expectations in terms of all of these factors for the various types.

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