Small Inground Swimming Pools Are Now Affordable and Easy to Install

by Pool Builders on 10-18-2010 in Articles

If you have long been wanting to add a small inground pool for your backyard, now is an excellent time to do so. Inground pools can now be had with the advent of affordable pool kits and competitive prices from pool installers.

To add an inground swimming pool, you have two basic choices. Swimming pool kits, usually made from fiberglass, can be bought as whole pools which are transported and literally "dropped in" an excavation in your backyard. Pools can also be made the traditional way-with cement and tiles. Either way, both methods offer small but distinct advantages over the other, but the more important things to consider are how much lighter your wallet will be after, and how long your house will stay in "under construction" mode.

Fiberglass pools are now commonly used in all kinds of setups due to advancements in manufacturing and materials used. They are used even in large swimming pool setups, so installing one for your background is fairly easy. As previously mentioned, the pool is lowered in the ground and the sides and edges are sealed and decorated. This setup will definitely take less time to complete and also carries the advantages fiberglass pools offer like being less prone to cracking (the pool shifts with the earth) and having a smoother surface. There are also a number of fiberglass pool kits available suited to any budget and style, and you can even start canvassing online.

Going the traditional route also poses its advantages, particularly with costing. To install a pool in this way, you simply dig a hole in the ground, cement and form its shape and add tiles on the surface. It sounds easy because relatively, it is. Plus, cement and tiles do not really cost as much and you also get to choose those that are more budget friendly. Having this kind of setup also has its advantages because it is easier to maintain and fix, plus it can be modified without having to destroy the whole pool. However, if fiberglass is a little more expensive to accomplish, this setup will take a little more time to install.

Some advantages that can help you decide on whether to push through with your project have been mentioned above. It is necessary to weigh these advantages and see what really suits your preference. Before you know it, summer is just around the corner and by then you should already be preparing to enjoy a day of relaxing in your inground pool.

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