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What to Think About Before Diving into the World of NJ Swimming Pools

July 31st, 2014 | By: Mitchell Knapp | Industry News

Cozy NJ swimming pools are no easy pickings. People looking to have one installed in their backyard must have vigilance in deciding on things that concern events before, during, and after the project has been completed. Writing for Fox News Real Estate, Bob Vila of notes:

“An in-ground pool is the ultimate in backyard upgrades. If you’ve always wanted one, now may be the time. Prices have fallen during the recession by up to 30 percent. Nevertheless, it remains a big investment, so it’s important to make smart choices with regard to size, shape, site selection, and type.”

Here are several things a prospective pool owner should think about if he/she is strongly considering having a swimming pool:

Method of construction – Contrary to what some people may believe, swimming pools aren’t the same all throughout. They are classified according to their methods of construction. There are three main types of swimming pools, namely the concrete pools, fiberglass pools, and vinyl pools.

Also called Gunite pools, concrete pools are constructed using a rebar framework, which is sprayed over by a mixture of sand and concrete. Fiberglass pools, on the other hand, come in pre-formed shapes and sizes and is installed in one piece. Lastly, vinyl pools are much like fiberglass pools – only differing in the special vinyl sheet that lines the pool surface. They install like fiberglass pools, too.

Decking materials – There are numerous types of decking involved in custom NJ swimming pool design, and each material has its own perks. For instance, traditional poured concrete is often the cheapest and offers numerous design configurations like tinted, stamped, or exposed aggregate. Stone offers a wide range of options (including those that absorb excessive heat), while decks are often much more used than the swimming pool itself, so choosing the right decking material is crucial. Making such choices is much easier when working with professional contractors like Tranquility Pools.

Maintenance – All pools are different, so they have their own specific maintenance needs. The proper upkeep heavily relies on the specific type of the pool itself. For instance, using harsh cleansers won’t work on a fiberglass pool as the surface may get damaged. This can be avoided by using specially formulated cleaning solutions and softer-bristled brushes. On the other hand, swimming pools all share a common trait – they require care all year round, even during off-seasons.

(Source: Swimming Pools 101: What to think about if you’re considering a Pool, Fox News Real Estate, June 30, 2012)

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