What are the 3 types of pools?

By now, you probably know that there are three types of inground pools: fiberglass, vinyl liner, and concrete (also called gunite). Below is a detailed comparison of these three pool types, including the pros and cons of each. You can check out our guide to general pricing for the three pool types.

What are different types of swimming pool?

  • Above-Ground Pools. Generally the most economical option, above-ground pools sit on the surface of your yard, sometimes with a deck or patio surrounding them. …
  • In-Ground Pools. In-ground pools are permanent structures built directly into the landscape. …
  • Infinity Pools. …
  • Lap Pools. …
  • Swim Spas. …
  • Hot Tubs and Spas.

What is the most popular type of pool?

Concrete pools
Concrete pools are the most popular—and most expensive—type of pool. They’re often called Gunite or Shotcrete pools; that’s because builders pump wet concrete through a hose and shoot it from a gun onto steel-reinforced walls.

What style of pool is cheapest?

vinyl liner pools
Generally, vinyl liner pools have the lowest initial costs. Thus, you will spend the least amount of money purchasing a vinyl liner pool. On average, vinyl liner pools cost $35,000 to $65,000 to install. Homeowners can customize this pool into various shapes and designs.

What is the best pool to swim in?

Here are our picks for the best swimming pools:
  • Best overall: Intex 16′ x 48″ Round Ultra Frame Pool.
  • Best kiddie pool: Intex Jungle Play Center.
  • Best on a budget: 12′ x 30″ Intex Metal Frame Pool.
  • Best frameless pool: Intex Easy Set Pool.
  • Best all-metal pool: Heritage Georgian Above-Ground Pool Set.

How long does a fiberglass pool last?

25-30 years
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How much does it cost to get a pool installed?

The cost to install an inground pool is $35,000 on average and can range from $28,000 to $55,000 and sometimes upwards of $65,000 for special customizations and extra features. An added hot tub, for example, will cost $6,000 to $15,000 and pool lighting will be another $700 to $1,800.

How long do vinyl liner pools last?

Typically, some last from 5 to 10 years and others that are in ideal settings and properly taken care of may just very well last over 15 years. Since you’ve made the investment, ensuring that you make the best of your investment will include properly caring for that vinyl liner.

What is a small swimming pool called?

Small pools go by different names: spools, plunge pools, cocktail pools, and wading pools.

What are the different types of above ground pools?

Types of Above Ground Pools
  • Steel frames. Steel frames are made with different metals such as aluminum, zinc, and galvanized steel. …
  • Resin frames. Resin is a type of hard plastic that is used for everything from airplane parts to furniture. …
  • Hybrid pools. Hybrid pools combine resin and steel. …
  • Radiant pools.

What are the different sizes of swimming pools?

Given these factors, the average swimming pool sizes fall to about three main measurements: 16 feet by 32 feet. 15 feet by 36 feet. 20 feet by 40 feet.

What size pool is best?

These are the standard sizes based on the number of guests:
  • Six to eight people will comfortably share an 18-foot by 36-foot pool. …
  • Five or fewer people would fit a 16-foot by 32-foot pool. …
  • Three or fewer people can enjoy a smaller, 14-foot by 25-foot pool.

What’s a hybrid pool?

A hybrid pool utilizes both vinyl liner elements and gunite elements for a truly spectacular pool experience. Customers get to enjoy the benefits of vinyl without the limitations, and the benefits of gunite without the drawbacks.

How many years do above ground pools last?

Average Life Expectancies

The market average life of an above ground pool may be shorter than you think at about 7-15 years. However, when you buy from a quality brand and maintain your pool properly it will last many years longer than that.