Change Your Lifestyle With an in Ground Swimming Pool

by Pool Builders on 10-10-2006 in Articles

Even though above ground swimming pools are cheaper to get, easier to install, and cheaper to maintain, numerous people choose to own in ground pools. With these pools you have a lot more space to swim.

In ground swimming pools are designed for many years, because they are made of cement on the sides and along the bottom. They are more expensive than above ground swimming pools, although they are worth the money you pay out. Depending on your desires, you can have your in ground pool built so it has a shallow end for children and a deep end for diving.

While installing an above ground pool takes only a few hours, you will need a bit more time to install an in ground swimming pool. The contractor must dig a hole in the ground, and then set up the framework outside of the hole. Once this is done, he will pour a quantity of sand in the bottom of the hole, and then set the liner up.

Next, you should choose between different types of material that you will use for the liner. The most common and ideal is vinyl, which is also the most attractive. These liners are also better for winter months. So, choose a vinyl liner for your swimming pool if you live in a region that is well known for winter.

Two more great liners are fiberglass and concrete. Fiberglass liners are made in a factory from fiberglass reinforced plastic then worked with until it looks like a large bathtub. Unlike vinyl liners, you do not need to replace fiberglass. Eventually, you can save lots of money and time by using a fiberglass liner.

Concrete liners are excellent as well. If you plan to use concrete, you can also have your pool custom poured, giving you the design you desire. Like fiberglass liners, concrete lasts for many years and it does not need to be replaced.

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