How to choose a pool that is right for you
(NC)—Building a backyard swimming pool is an investment for the future. It raises
property value, turns your backyard into a vacation destination and gives
family members a place to exercise, relax and entertain together. Residential
inground pools can be divided into three different construction categories:
vinyl, concrete, and fibreglass. But how do you choose which type is best for
Specialists tell us that any pool is a good pool if it is installed by an experienced and well-trained professional. But no matter what type of pool you choose, regular cleaning, maintenance and care are necessary to ensure long and trouble-free
Vinyl-lined pools are the most popular type of inground swimming pool in
Canada. They are fully customizable in pool shape and size to suit any backyard.
The liners are available in dozens of colours and pattern combinations and are
well known for an easy-to-maintain and long-lasting surface.
Creativity is the hallmark of the concrete pool as each one is a custom-built
structure that will last a lifetime. Builders can fulfill the homeowner's most
challenging dreams when creating designs and can accent them with glass or
ceramic tile, plaster or paint.
One-piece pools are made of fibreglass resins and finished with a nonporous
surface similar to that used on boats. Popular for their simplicity of
construction, these pools are fabricated in a factory and shipped ready for
installation. Although limited to available sizes and shapes, these pools can
also be customized with a variety of colours, finishes and other options and
work well in all soil conditions.
More information on pool types, buying tips and locating a reputable dealer in
your area is available at www.poolcouncil.ca.
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