Difference Between Vinyl, Fibreglass, and Concrete Swimming Pools

If you are planning to have your private swimming pool at home, getting familiar with the types of swimming pool constructions should be prioritized. Spending money on the right swimming pool construction that meets your needs and preferences can help you get the most out of your investment.

In this blog, we will discuss the three types of swimming pool constructions, their costs, pros and cons, and design options. This will help you make the best decision when it comes to the construction of your swimming pool at home.

Vinyl Liner Swimming Pool

The vinyl liner pool is the quickest and cheapest option for private pools, especially in residential properties. With an initial cost of £20,00 for a small pool of this kind, this one is a good option if you are looking for a permanent and high-quality swimming pool without the huge budget requirement.

Installation: To construct a vinyl liner pool, contractors will have to excavate the land according to the required shape and depth. The next step is to install panels for the walls, and mould the liner inside to create a watertight container. After sucking out the air and smoothing the liner, contractors will then proceed to install slabs or decks into the pool and fill it with water.

Pros: Besides being a cheaper option, vinyl liner pools are easier to clean and maintain. All it needs is regular vacuuming, brushing, and cleaning especially since vinyl liners tend to develop water stains over time.

Cons: One of the main disadvantages of a vinyl liner pool is its susceptibility to damage. It can be easily punctured so leaks are quite a common occurrence. If these leaks become too large, you will need to have the entire liner replaced. Regular exposure to sunlight and cleaning chemicals can also cause this type of pool to fade over time. On average, vinyl liners can last for just about 5-7 years.

Fibreglass Swimming Pool

Fibreglass pools are a lightweight pool type that is made of woven fibreglass and coated with resin. These types of swimming pools are known for their smooth surfaces and attractive aesthetics. To install this fixed ready-made pool, installers have to dig a hole and place it inside. It usually takes weeks for the pool to settle down in the ground and become ready for use.

Pros: The most appealing reason to have a fibreglass swimming pool is that it is so easy to maintain. With its smooth surface due to the resin’s coating, the pool is more resistant to algae and can be easily cleaned. Even if you use a large dose of cleaning chemicals, a fibreglass pool will not make waterline marks. This type of pool is also gentle. Its smooth walls and edges will not scratch or harm if you happen to brush on them.

Another advantage of the fibreglass swimming pool is the easy installation process. Installation takes as easy as one week. This could make a great choice if you are in a hurry to get a private pool at home.

Cons: On the negative side, fibreglass pools are weaker than concrete and can be damaged easily. Even a soil movement around the pool might cause the pool to crack.

Concrete Swimming Pool

The most expensive yet most durable option for swimming pool construction is concrete. Concrete pools can last and maintain their aesthetics for a very long time.

Pros: Concrete pools are available in almost all types of shapes and can be constructed specifically to meet client requirements and preferences. This type of pool can also be built with customized designs, colours, and features. You can have it built with customized steps, tanning ledge, water features, and more. If installed and maintained properly, concrete swimming pools can last for up to 70 years which is a great value to your investment.

Cons: Above all other swimming pool options, concrete is the most expensive and requires a huge amount of time to complete. Pool builders will start with the project from scratch and require specialist tools and equipment. This means a bigger group of workers with different skills is necessary to get a concrete swimming pool constructed

EJ Payne Hot Tubs Staffordshire

At EJ Payne Hot Tubs Staffordshire, we can help you install or build the swimming pool of your dreams. Our experts construct different types and sizes of swimming pools for homeowners, commercial properties, and leisure establishments. We can help you build a swimming pool that matches your needs and preferences.

Contact us for enquiries.

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