Types of Underground Pools

The most popular types of pools that are installed in homes is underground pool and above ground pool landscaping. Underground pools, also known as inground pools, are those that are installed in the ground as opposed to oval above ground pools. They are made of various materials depending on what you would like and prefer and this is what would be discussed in this article for your advantage.

Gunite Underground Pools
There are gunite pools that are very flexible as you can build them in any design. The advantage of this is that you can build your pool in any space and any design so you can utilize any space that you have in your yard. The pool is reinforced using concrete and plaster that makes them durable and aesthetic. You may also opt to use pebbles as opposed to plaster for aesthetics depending on your preference.

underground pools

underground pools

Advantage: Gunite pools are permanent and very durable.

Fiberglass Pools
Fiberglass underground pools are pre-made so that they are easy to install as you just dig up the ground where the pool will be located then install it. Fiberglass pools are preferable as they are easier to clean and maintain because of their smooth surface. This is because algae do not cling to it. This means that you spend less time and money as you do not have to buy and use many chemicals to treat the water.

oval above ground pools

oval above ground pools

Advantage: Fiberglass pools are easier to maintain.

Vinyl Pools

Another type of underground pools is vinyl pools and, as the name implies, are made of vinyl tiles, which are easier to install as compared to gunite pools. Vinyl tiles come in a variety of colors and designs so that you can have a pool that matches the surrounding areas or in any color and design that you would like.

swimming pool liner

swimming pool liner

Advantage: Vinyl Pools is preferred for its flexibility in aesthetics so that if you are more interested in the way your pool matches the surrounding areas or your house, then this may be the preferable option.

Underground pools are more expensive than above the ground pools because you have to install the pool, aside from the many other things you will need to buy and consider. This may include salt chlorine generators, pool covers, swimming pool liner heaters, electrical wiring needs, the patio around the pool, landscaping around the pool and other necessities that you may have to include.

Advantages of Underground Pools

The advantages of these pools are numerous, which includes the following:

above ground pool landscaping

above ground pool landscaping

  • It lasts much longer than oval above ground pools especially if you keep them well maintained.
  • It offers variable depth. You may choose to have a shallow end and deep end that is harder to achieve with aboveground pools that often have only one uniform depth.
  • Vinyl and gunite pools have to be re-surfaced every ten years or so which even though can be costly, it will keep the pool in good condition. This is much better than an above ground pool, which must be replaced once it is worn out. Thus, a fiberglass pool can last well over twenty years without much maintenance and it does not need resurfacing.

A good pool can greatly increase the value of your home especially if you live in a warm climate area. Therefore, having underground pool in your house is really a great add-on.