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What are the Best and Worst Types of Swimming Pools and Why?

  
  
  

describe the imageWell, you’re in the market for a swimming pool…Congratulations! Yes, I know, you may be thinking a pool is going to be a lot of work. But these days, it clearly doesn’t have to be, especially if you choose a few options that will make pool ownership much, much easier. In order to help you find the type of pool that will best suite your needs, here are some helpful tips:

Best Swimming Pool for Shape Customization:

This would go to vinyl liner or concrete inground pools. With the ability to get any shape or size you want, the possibilities are pretty endless if you have a flare for the dramatic. Although fiberglass pools come in many shapes, complete customization is not possible.

Best Swimming Pool for Low Maintenance and Longevity:

Fiberglass Pools take the cake on this one. Over the past 10 years, these pools have exploded around the country for good reason—they are extremely easy to take care of because of their surface and rarely require major work later in life (unlike concrete and vinyl liner).

Best Swimming Pool for Play:

Generally speaking, any pool that is in the 3’-5’ depth range is ideal for play. For example, most above ground pools are a uniform depth of 4’. Because some above grounds come in round shapes that are 18’, 21’, 24’, 27’, and 30’ in diameter—a massive play area can be achieved.

Worst Swimming Pool

If you’ve had your eyes open over the last 5 or so years there about a 100% chance you’ve seen these massive blue blobs in yards all over America. Heck, you may have even owned one yourself.

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Sadly, these set and fill pools not only are an eyesore, but their filter systems are extremely under powered, and thus cannot deal with the bather load that comes with so much water. This is why many people that buy this type of pool get so frustrated—they’re almost impossible to keep clean, vacuum, and prevent algae. Furthermore, they generally only last one season before having to be replaced.

Questions about any of the above mentioned pools? Don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts below!

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Comments

Oh, we had one of those blue blobs! Oh no!  
 
I will concede it was a pain in the rump, and the filter system is less than impressive. The perk was that we could take it down at the end of the season and I could have my driveway back (because you can't put a swimming pool in on a septic drain-field).
Posted @ Friday, September 14, 2012 9:18 AM by Addie
Enjoy your articles and all your great insights. Thanks to your information on pools, we sought out a local Trilogy dealer in Kentucky, and had a great experience having our pool installed. This being our 4th in ground pool we have had built, (others were vinyl liner) this has been the finest pool with amazing minimal maintenance. I'm still amazed that there is almost no maintenance/chemicals needed with a fiberglass/salt water pool.  
This pool is a real joy!
Posted @ Friday, September 14, 2012 9:37 AM by Dennis Stephens
That's great to hear Dennis!
Posted @ Monday, September 17, 2012 12:52 PM by Marcus Sheridan
Thanks Dennis you guys made it fun and a joy to install your pool. Enjoy and have fun with it. Chuck at backyard fun pools.
Posted @ Monday, November 19, 2012 7:10 PM by Charles Mattingly
Nice article. Oneo of the best ways to enjoy a swimming pool for years to come is installing a retractable pool enclosure. This way you can swim year round. Covers in Play
Posted @ Sunday, March 10, 2013 7:45 PM by Richard
i agree with u.this is relly help full for me.Pool Filters is the leading and largest manufacturer of various high quality pool filter cartridges, replacement filter cartridges, spa filter cartridges, antimicrobial filters.
Posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:11 AM by pool filter cartridge california
Homeowners today are turning to fiberglass pools for many reasons. The main reason being less maintenance. Fiberglass pools are much more durable than concrete and vinyl pools. Therefore repair costs are kept at a minimum.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:23 AM by Orlando Pools
Biggest problem with blue blob is they are totally dangerous. No fencing required and any toddler wandering around is a potential drowning victim. We have one but i insist the kids MUST put our round trampoline over it upside down to "cap" it when they are not using it and overnight every night!
Posted @ Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:50 PM by AG
Nice blog. It's timely, because I just gave up on our pool and emptied the water. It needs complete remodeling.
Posted @ Friday, July 19, 2013 1:26 PM by James Redfield
I'd like to convert my vinyl liner pool to gunite, what do I have to do and how much work is it?
Posted @ Monday, May 26, 2014 3:53 PM by A soto
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