If you’re a homeowner currently thinking about buying a swimming pool for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Alan Jackson Pools is a company with over 35 years of experience in creating satisfied customers, so we know what works best. This guide will show you which swimming pool types are best for you based on your budget, family size, property space, and much more.
How much does an in ground swimming pool cost?
The two most important things you should consider before having a pool installed are your budget and home space. Generally, depending on size and construction style, in ground swimming pool costs will usually range from $20,000-30,000 (without additional amenities such as covers, pool heaters, and pool fountains). The minimum requirement for an in ground swimming pool is 600 to 900 square ft. of property space.
Which types of in ground swimming pools are available?
There are three common types of in ground swimming pools.
1. Fiberglass pools
Fiberglass pools have smooth, nonporous surfaces and are very strong and durable. Unlike other pool types, fiberglass pools come with a non-abrasive gelcoat finish that will not create sharp edges or surfaces that can harm your skin, making them safe for large families with small children. Fiberglass pools are ready-made and can be installed in as little as a week. Another great advantage of fiberglass pools is that they come in a wide variety of designs and can be mixed with other beautiful finishes such as ceramic tiles, pool lights, and pool side walls.
2. Concrete pools
Concrete is the most common material used for in ground swimming pools. Like fiberglass pools, they are very durable and feature a plaster-coated shell designed to hold water and provide stability. Concrete pools are great for homeowners looking for large or deep pools because of their low cost and economical benefits.
3. Vinyl pools
Vinyl is best for homeowners looking for a great pool with a low budget. They are made with metal or plastic frames built into an excavated hole and then lined with vinyl to create the pool shell. Vinyl pools are very customizable and offer the widest range of sizes and shapes.
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