Three Considerations for Building an In-ground Pool

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Hi, my name is Molly, and a few years ago, we built a pool so that our autistic son could receive hydrotherapy at our home. However, as drowning is a common cause of death and injury among kids with autism, it petrified me to build a pool. However, we worked closely with a pool contractor to make sure that it was as safe as possible. I love the result, and although I am always careful and cautious, I am no longer afraid of having a pool. If you want tips and ideas on designing your pool (even if you are afraid of pools or water), you have come to the right place. I hope that this blog helps you.


Three Considerations for Building an In-ground Pool

4 January 2016
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A swimming pool is an ideal feature for enhancing your residential property. The structure will provide a perfect spot for exercise and entertainment. In addition, the pool will increase the value of your property in case you decide to resell it. There are different swimming pools in the modern setup to consider incorporating into your home. One of the ideal designs is the in-ground pool. This type of pool is built into the ground, so it is unobtrusive and enhances the natural appearance of the residential landscape. If you choose this pool layout, consider these three aspects before beginning your construction project.

Fabrication Material

There are three main materials utilised in the construction of in-ground swimming pools: concrete, vinyl and fibreglass. Concrete pools are popular because the material is easy to customise with regard to size and shape. Moreover, the concrete surfaces can be refinished, updated and enlarged easily after the initial fabrication. On the other hand, this material is expensive compared to alternatives because steel-reinforced walls must be installed for support.

Vinyl in-ground swimming pools are also relatively common in the residential environment. Generally, they are built by excavating the swimming pool hole, installing a steel or aluminium wall and adding a resilient flexible vinyl liner. The liner is a one-piece product, so vinyl pools are limited with regard to size and shape. Fibreglass pools are moulded in the factory and inserted into the ground using cranes. They are perfect if you want the project completed within a short period.

Saltwater or Chlorine

You can choose to use saltwater or chlorinated water in your new swimming pool. Chlorine pools are more well known, and the initial cost of setup is considerably low. Generally, you will not require any special equipment because you will maintain pH and control microorganisms by adding chlorine manually into the water. Unfortunately, this means that the maintenance demands for chlorine pools are high since you will need to test and regulate the chemicals in the water. Saltwater pools are initially expensive because you will need to invest in a saltwater generator. However, this water will be milder on the skin and the maintenance demands are low since this design is automated.

Pool Safety Fences

You should account for the cost of a safety barrier because it is mandatory. This will protect children and pets from the dangerous waters, particularly when there is no supervision. You can choose different materials for the barrier depending on your budget, including safety glass, aluminium and steel.