Are you looking at a pool? Don’t go over your head

Before installing a swimming poolYou may want to first consider how and when you will use the pool and whether it will add to the resale value of your home when you move.

“The most important thing to consider before installing a pool is how long you will be staying in this home and what your end goal is with this new body of water in your yard,” he said Genco Polish pool engineer Pieter Vorster. “Would you like to swim laps, have a fantastic volleyball play area, or both? The possibilities are as endless as the imagination. “

Based on the budget allocated for the pool and what the pool will be used for, you should research the different varieties between above-ground and underground styles. Aboveground pools come in steel frames, resin frames or hybrid models with a mix of steel and resin in design. Before you venture fully into the in-ground pool arena, you can install a radiation pool that’s half-in-ground, half-off-ground, Vorster said.

In-ground pools can be prefabricated from fiberglass or made on-site from vinyl and stainless steel reinforced with concrete walls or customizable concrete gunite.

One advantage of Gunite pools is the versatility in design. First of all, the size of the pool can be individually adapted to your garden and contain selected functions or add-ons Steve Smith from Atlantis Luxury Pools.

“It’s like building a house,” said Smith. “Some of the functions we performed are hot tubs with pools, sun bars, swim-up bars, underwater seating, cave, grotto, beach entrance, in-water tables, waterfalls, and walls with water features. For cleaning, you have the robot cleaners that go around cleaning the pools. Many of our pools have floor cleaning systems with nozzles in the floor that pop up and sweep the debris to a large drain in the pool. “

In addition to the outdoor living features around the pool and other interior improvements, there are certain elements that can only be incorporated into a Gunite pool design Zach Sikkelee, Vice President of Signature Pools.

“Infinite rim and perimeter overflow, where water spills over one or more sides of the pool into a lower sump, are popular and more technical features that can only be considered when building Gunite pools,” Sikkelee said. “Compared to other types of pools, these projects also allow more versatile use of tile, stone and other surface materials to aesthetically integrate the pool into the home and improve the overall look.”

As designs and pool models have evolved over the years, the depth of a pool has also evolved.

“[As] Scuba diving has become a less common desire among homeowners. We’re seeing much shallower deep ends around 5 to 6 feet deep for better pool usability without the specifications required for diving, ”Sikkelee said. “The standard in the past was usually 3 1/2 feet on the shallow end and 8 feet on the lower end, but nowadays people are more concerned with maximizing the space for entertainment and water features.”

Now that you know what types of pools are available, you may want to sit down and find out your budget, space in your yard, and how long you plan to stay in your home before you make up your mind.

Types of pools:

  • Steel frame above ground
  • Resin frame above ground
  • Hybrid above ground
  • Radiant pool
  • Fiberglass in the bottom
  • Vinyl in the floor
  • Gunite in the ground

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