Which Type of Pool Costs Less to Maintain?

For some people, low maintenance is key for any feature they buy. Clothes are wash and wear, dishes are dishwasher safe and their oven is self-cleaning. The same can hold true with their swimming pool. They want the pool that will require the least amount of money and time to maintain. When it comes to low-maintenance pools, fiberglass has concrete and vinyl liners beat.

Pool Maintenance Rundown

Three main types of pools are concrete, vinyl linings and fiberglass. Each have their pros and cons when it comes to price, longevity, design, versatility and maintenance. However, when it comes to maintenance, fiberglass is the winner. A rundown of these three when it comes to maintenance:

  • Concrete. When it comes to maintenance, concrete requires much more, both routinely throughout the year and over the lifetime of the pool. They are prone to algae, need more filtering, acid washing and resurfacing – maintenance costs can range around $25,000-$30,000 over 10 years.
  • Vinyl liners. Vinyl is easier to maintain than concrete, with less worry about filtering, algae or scrubbing. However, liners can leak and need replacement. The 10-year maintenance cost is around $10,000-$14,000.
  • Fiberglass. Maintenance drops significantly for fiberglass pools. Algae problems are rare, and cleaning is easier. Filtering is minimal, and it is less likely there will be leaks or needed repairs. Maintenance costs are a fraction of concrete and about a third of vinyl liners, ranging from $3,700 to $5,000 for 10 years of use.

If low maintenance for your new pool is a priority, consider a fiberglass pool. However, this is only one factor to determine which type is best for your needs. Talk to your local pool construction company to discuss all the factors when it comes to deciding the best pool for your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Premier Pool Enterprises
3502 Sixes Road, #108
Canton, GA 30114
(494) 496-5579

The Best Pool for a Small Yard

If you are considering adding a pool to your home, but you have limited yard space, you may be limited on your options. Most fiberglass pools come in standard sizes, making it difficult to fit in a small yard or deliver to homes with limited space to access the back yard. When space is limited, one of the best options is an in ground concrete pool. Here are some of the advantages to building a concrete pool when you have a small yard and limited space.

  • Versatility. One of the biggest advantages to building a concrete pool is the versatile options in size and shape. In a small yard, you want to make the most of every square foot. Concrete pools can be built to make the most of your space, in different shapes or sizes, plus depth is customizable.
  • Design. Since concrete pools are built to your specification, you can get the design you prefer. Whether you want a modern look or a lagoon-style pool, it can be designed to fit your style and preference.
  • Value. Concrete pools are a permanent structure that can add value to your home. When built by a quality pool designer, your concrete pool can outlast many other options for dependability and longevity.

Concrete pools are a great option for any home, especially those looking to build a pool with certain specifications. Whether you want a pool in a certain shape or depth, or need to build in a small space, your options are limitless with a custom concrete pool. Talk to your local concrete pool designer to learn more about your design options.

Posted on behalf of Somar Pool Service & Repairs
4581 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 840-8544