For many, the American dream is a simple one: A comfortable home, a white picket fence and a backyard oasis with an in-ground swimming pool. Today, it’s easier than ever to add an in-ground swimming pool to your home, and more Americans are taking the plunge. For those seeking to join them, here’s everything you need to know about owning an in-ground pool.
Gunite In-ground Pools
One of the other most common in-ground pool construction materials used today is known as gunite. For gunite, All Seasons uses a premium concrete mixture to achieve a durable pool foundation. The mixture is mixed by concrete professionals, transported to the site then sprayed onto a rebar framework to create the walls and floor of an in-ground pool. While it’s a more expensive option than a vinyl-lined in-ground pool, the resulting structure is a long-lasting and beautiful addition to any backyard.
If you opt for a gunite in-ground pool, you will be able to choose from a variety of finishes during the installation process to create exactly the look you desire for your new backyard paradise. The plaster finish of a gunite pool will typically include tiny, colored quartz pebbles that will provide a shimmery, elegant look through the water of your new pool. In addition, the steel-reinforced construction of a gunite in-ground pool guarantees that it will last (with proper maintenance) just as long as your home does.
Vinyl-Lined In-ground Pools
When most people think of an in-ground swimming pool, they picture an all-concrete structure that’s complex to build, finish and maintain. Today, however, it’s possible to build an in-ground swimming pool using a vinyl liner, which offers a durable and low-cost way to add an in-ground swimming pool to your backyard.
There are several advantages to a vinyl-lined in-ground swimming pool. First and foremost, vinyl-lined pools remain flexible after installation, so they won’t crack or deteriorate due to ground movement. They’re also easy to maintain, as they will never need repainting and can be replaced to accommodate newer designs and liner patterns. Unlike past vinyl pool liners, today’s liners are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, patterns and colors – so you won’t be limited in your design choices.
An In-ground Pool is an Investment
Although it is great to imagine all of the hours of family fun and friendly entertainment your new in-ground pool will enable, it’s also important to realize that purchasing an in-ground pool is an investment. That means that you’ll need to consider the upkeep required to maintain your new in-ground pool. Items such as the pool’s pump and filtration system will require periodic care and cleaning to keep them running efficiently, and you will have to invest in items such as:
- Water Care and Conditioning Supplies
- Water Heating Equipment
- Automatic Vacuum Equipment
- Leaf Skimmers
- Pool Covers
While the ongoing maintenance of your in-ground pool isn’t difficult, knowing what you’ll need to do is an important factor to consider when deciding upon your purchase.
Endless Summer Fun
No matter what type of in-ground pool you choose to install, the one thing they all have in common is that they’ll provide plenty of aesthetic value and enjoyment right in your own backyard for years to come. If you’re considering adding an in-ground pool to your home, contact us today and let one of All Seasons’ knowledgeable representatives help you choose and design the pool of your dreams. We’ll be happy to help you add a part of the American dream to your home right away!