You have three choices when it comes to picking out what type of inground pool you should get: Gunite, Fiberglass, or Vinyl Liner. While a Vinyl Liner pool is the most popular, each has it's own benefits.
- Gunite/Concrete Pool: The most expensive of the three, a gunite pool will require you to hire a professional pool installer but the end result is a pool that will last a very long time. The surface of this pool will need to be re-plastered or painted every 10-15 years.
- Fiberglass Pool: This pool also requires you to hire a professional pool installer and you are limited in choosing the size or shape of it. The main advantage of a fiberglass pool is the ability to install it quickly. These pools are also prone to staining and cracking, and can never be drained without having the proper equipment.
- Vinyl Liner Pool: If price is a determining factor on your choice of pool, then a vinyl liner swimming pool is your best bet! You can build a vinyl liner pool to any size or shape and add additional features like a diving board, lights, and a spillover spa for a fraction of the cost of a gunite pool. Typically people change their vinyl liners every 7-12 years due to fading, but we have had customers who've had liners last up to 18 years without needing to be replaced thanks to proper chemical use.