Tips For Deciding Between Two Types Of Inground Swimming Pools

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Are you looking to install a pool at your home? If so, you'll need to pick from one of the materials available to you. Vinyl liner and fiberglass style pools all have their own unique advantages, and it will help to know the differences when making an informed decision on what you get.


What makes a vinyl liner pool so great is that it will be the most affordable type of pool to build. When compared to fiberglass and concrete, you'll find that it will cost you a fraction of the price in the end. A vinyl liner pool can also be made in a variety of different shapes and sizes. If you have a very specific size pool you want to put in your yard, it can be done using vinyl.

However, vinyl pools are going to be much weaker overall, with them being more prone to problems with tears in the vinyl material that need to be fixed. The vinyl material is also going to lead to a lot more heat loss, so your pool will feel cooler overall compared to the other options. Many people also do not like how vinyl floors are slippery as well.


Fiberglass pools come in very specific shapes. However, they have changed a lot over the years. While you used to only have a few options in the past when it came to a fiberglass pool, there are now dozens of different options from each manufacturer. This allows you to pick a style of fiberglass pool that will work great for your backyard.

Fiberglass material is also going to hold its heat quite well, making the pool water more comfortable during the days where the temperature is mild and you do not want to freeze in the pool. The fiberglass is also incredibly durable. Since it comes from the manufacturer in one solid piece, there are not going to be seams that can become damaged over time and cause a leak. 

When it comes to the installation of a fiberglass pool, you'll find that the installation time will be much faster than other materials like concrete. While concrete can take several months to install in your backyard, a fiberglass pool will take about one month to install. 

Not sure which pool you should get? Meet with a swimming pool contractor for more information about the different types of construction materials.