Are you building a new home, or planning on incorporating a pool into your old home? If you are, then you’re probably wondering about the best materials and the most cost-effective installation.
So, you’re likely considering three things – concrete, fiberglass or vinyl. They’re all good options, but there are advantages and downsides to each.
If you’re looking for durability, then you may want to go with concrete. It will last 50 years or more. In fact, there’s a good chance that your pool will outlive you.
Fiberglass is even more durable, but there’s a caveat – you won’t have anywhere near the flexibility when it comes to size and shape and customization that you will with concrete.
Vinyl isn’t to be discounted – with vinyl, you have a great deal more flexibility than you will with fiberglass when it comes to size and shape, and if you think that you won’t have much choice when it comes to patterns, think again. Over the past few years, the choices in vinyl have become virtually limitless. You still won’t have the flexibility in terms of shape that you would with concrete, but you’ll still be able to create a very attractive pool.
Of course, you’re also going to want to think about durability. Who’s going to be using your pool? If you’re planning on having very active teens, or possibly even pets, in your pool, then vinyl might not be the best choice. Vinyl will be vulnerable to damage, so if you have an energetic 200-pound English Mastiff who thinks that the highlight of his day is chasing Frisbees in the family pool, you’d be better off going with concrete.
You should also consider resale value of your home. It’s fine if you’re planning on building your home to live in forever – then you can pretty much please yourself. But if you’re looking toward selling your home at some point, then you want to make sure that your pool is an asset, and not a liability. Accordingly, go for the most attractive pool you can afford. Whether it’s vinyl, fiberglass, or concrete, make sure that you haven’t gone with a “for now” solution. You want to ensure that your home is desirable to potential buyers, so make sure that your design and layout is appealing.
At Premier Pools, we can help you develop a pool design that will serve you well while you occupy your home, and also enhance its resale value. We’re here to serve you in Overland Park, Kansas, so give us a call to discuss your requirements.