Choosing the Best Type of Inground Pool in NJ – Facts You Need to Know

May 27th, 2014 | By: Mitchell Knapp | Pool Design Blog

Truth be told, inground NJ pools come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so you still have to choose which type of pool you want and need from a long roster of designs. It can be tough especially for beginners, but if you take into account the following information during your selection process, making a final decision may not be too hard.

Pool & Spa Outdoor writer Alan E. Sanderfoot relays one vital tip in this excerpt from his article:

“To focus your decision, consider how you intend to use your pool. An older couple who plans to use their pool just for exercise might be completely satisfied with a simple lap pool, for example. A big family that likes to entertain might consider a large pool with a variety of depths and an expansive deck.”

As reiterated in the excerpt, choosing the right inground pool in NJ relies heavily on preferences and how the pool will be used in the first place. Here is a rundown of the different types for your reference.

Concrete pools. Also called gunite or shotcrete pools, these are considered the most popular of all inground pool types. These pools are built by pumping concrete through a hose, then shooting the concrete onto steel-reinforced walls. Once cured, the concrete is plastered, troweled, smoothened, and painted on. Concrete pools are advantageous mainly because of their durability, as they can withstand most regional climactic conditions. Concrete pools are also highly customizable.

Fiberglass pools. Unlike their concrete counterparts, fiberglass pools aren’t built on-site; they’re often made in factories using giant shell-shaped molds. They’re simply set into a pre-excavated hole, and this simple installation method allows the pool to be fully usable within weeks or even days – depending on the construction conditions. Compared to a concrete pool, a fiberglass pool is easier to maintain. If you don’t like waiting for weeks or months before you can enjoy a brand new pool, then this one is for you.

Vinyl pools. Vinyl-lined pools practically combine the construction methods of both concrete and fiberglass – the lining is pre-fabricated, then put into an excavated hole lined with steel-reinforced concrete walls. Like fiberglass pools, vinyl-lined pools are also easily maintained and quickly installed; you could swim in it within weeks.

Consider every pool type’s pros and cons and line them up with your needs and preferences. You’ll likely find one perfect for you as long as you do it right. On another note, if you’re still confused, then let reputable pool contractors like Tranquility Pools, Inc. ease your concerns. Give them a call and get to know your options today.

(Source: Pool School: Choosing the Right Inground Pool for Your Family, Pool & Spa Outdoor)

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