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Tips to Help You Choose the Type of Inground Pool to Install for Your Home

by Harvie Simms

Pools can be a great addition to your home, but they are also costly. An above-ground pool is the most affordable option, but it will have many disadvantages over an inground pool. If you want a finished and attractive pool area for your home, your best bet is to have one of the many different types of inground pools installed. Take a look at some of your choices and the different features that affect how much they cost so you'll be ready to have an inground pool installed for your home.

1. Fiberglass Forms for an Affordable Inground Pool

Fiberglass forms are premanufactured pools that are installed in an area that has been excavated. These are an affordable option to create custom shapes and features for an inground pool. Fiberglass pools will cost less than many of the other options, and simple models will be the most affordable option to use for your inground pool. Another benefit of fiberglass pools is they are quickly installed after the excavations have been done, which will reduce the time and cost of having a new pool installed for your home.

2. Tile and Concrete for an Attractive, Custom Finish 

If cost is not a problem for you, and you want custom features like waterfalls, seating, and unique pool shapes, using concrete and tile is the best option. Concrete can be formed to do any custom designs that you have dreamed of for your pool. You can also have the tile done in a way that has custom features, such as mosaics. The downside to this type of pool is that it will take a lot longer to have installed because there is a lot more labor and materials that need to be installed before your pool is completed.

3. Blocks and Concrete with a Vinyl Liner for a Simple and Affordable Inground Pool

Another option is to have concrete and blocks to form the basic shape of your pool, and then a custom vinyl liner will be installed to complete the pool. This is the best option if you have a small budget for the installation of your inground pool. It is important to remember that cement blocks will not support the weight of walls, so they should only be used in the upper portions of the pool form to cut costs. Talk with the pool installation service about the costs of concrete and blocks. If concrete does not make that much of a difference in price, do not use cement blocks at all.

These are some of the different options for inground pool installations to help you decide on the type of pool that is right for your budget. If you need to know more about pool installation costs, contact a pool installation service and talk with them about the type of pool that is the right price for your home.