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4 Most Common Pool Designs for Any Budget and Purpose

Budget, the size of the property that will occupy the structure, and whether the pool will be an integral part of the property or moved at a later date, are all factors considered in the selection of the best swimming pool design. Here are the four most common swimming pool design for various purpose available so far.

Above Ground Pools

These are inexpensive and available in kits compared to other types, making installation easy. The best configuration for a simple setup is a soft-sided design. This type of pool is made of sturdy, puncture-resistant material that can be assembled in a few hours. A soft-sided pool can be placed on most surfaces including grass, sand, gravel, dirt, and concrete. Besides, pools with soft sides are easy to move without damaging the liner and other parts.

Hard-sided aboveground pools are made of aluminum, steel or resin. This pool type requires more installation equipment than a soft-side nature and requires careful preparation of the floor on which it rests. Pools on the hard side are usually shaped in a circular, oval or rectangular shape and can be moved, though pulling apart is more difficult.

Inground Pools

Inground pool designs require to build the swimming area in a hole dug into the earth. This method involves labor and additional supplies that make in-ground pools more expensive than above-ground species.

Inground pools are available in three different types; Concrete, fiberglass and vinyl liners. Concrete constructions include either pouring cement into molds to build the pool walls or covering a frame of steel reinforcing bars with a specific type substance called gunite to form the sides.

Concrete floor pools are the toughest. Fiberglass pools consist of a previously made resin shell, which is delivered and placed in an excavation. Fiberglass designs are initially about as expensive as concrete styles; These pools require fewer chemicals to handle the water and have no liners that can be damaged. The cheapest pool-building method is the vinyl liner type. This construction requires the installation of the liner via frame support that forms the walls and floor. Vinyl liner designs need special care to avoid piercing or tearing the liner.

Above Ground Pools With a Deck

This design provides a better option for swimmers to enter and exit the pool than with a ladder. Decks also provide space for sun and patio furniture and are available in kits for easy installation.

Wooden decks must withstand the adverse weather conditions and produce specially treated natural cedar and redwood materials. Another material that is used is a plastic composite that often looks like wood. Aluminum is also a common cover material, with specific above-ground pool kits that provide an aluminum deck as part of the design.

Inground Pool With a Deck

This design offers a range of patio alternatives in addition to wood and wood composite styles with above-ground pools usual. Cast concrete is often finished in a variety of colors and is made to look like stones, tiles or bricks. Genuine stone is used to give a pool design a natural look.

Other options include tiles and paving stones that are available in numerous shapes, sizes, and colors, often arranged in different patterns to accentuate a top surface.