Types of pools
Building a pool at home requires taking into account a number of important factors, such as the material it will be made of, its size or shape, for example.
There are many types of swimming pools and sometimes it can be a challenge to find the one that best suits your needs and preferences. This is why we want to help you choose the most appropriate type of pool according to your needs.
There are two main types of concrete pools: those that are gunitted concrete and those of concrete formwork. The difference between the two lies basically in the process of creating cement as well as in the application of this.
The main advantage of building our own pool with concrete is its durability, as well as the possibility to play with its shape and size and customize it to the maximum, adding all the accessories we need (stairs, filters for cleaning, etc.).
However, there are a number of disadvantages that you should consider if you want to install a concrete pool in your home:
In the first place, its construction period is much longer than that of other swimming pools and that this can last for months, especially if complications of some kind arise when removing the land.
Also, the guarantee of a concrete pool is usually about 10 years, less than in other pools, such as steel. In addition, its price is usually a bit more expensive.
However, one of the characteristics of concrete pools is, precisely, their ability to remain in time without spoiling and the ease of maintenance.
Polyester and fiber pools
The prefabricated swimming pools have obtained a considerable increase in their sales during the last years due to the advantages and guarantees that they offer, such as their high resistance and the ease and speed in their installation.
Prefabricated pools are usually built in one piece, with a mixture of high strength fiberglass and polyester resin. Depending on the type of manufacturer the thickness of the pool is usually greater or less. Thus, the thicker, the less likely it is that the pool will crack.
One of the biggest advantages of this type of swimming pool is its adaptability to any condition and weather. This makes them the most installed pools in Northern Europe.
In addition, they are very easy to clean and maintain, much less expensive and easier.
In the case of this type of pool, there are a variety of ways that will also allow you to play with these: Rectangular, oval, with stairs and / or integrated jacuzzi, etc.
Also, its installation does not usually last more than 5 days, always depending on the type of installation to be done, as well as the add-ons we want to add.
However, there are some disadvantages in this type of swimming pool, for example, which can become discolored over time. In addition, depending on the brand chosen, it is possible that osmosis appears, a reaction that produces polyester and that causes the appearance of blisters on the surface of the pool’s hull.
Another option, in this case of surface, are the removable pools with wooden exterior. These have a series of advantages with respect to concrete and fiber that make them, in many cases, an option to consider when choosing a pool for our home.
Wooden pools, increasingly, offer a more resistant and durable exterior cladding over time. Many of the wood used to manufacture this type of swimming pool (oak and pine) usually provide a durability of more than ten years, guaranteeing a reliable, resistant and durable swimming pool structure.
Also, the removable wooden pools are usually very versatile, providing the possibility of playing with the shapes. Thus, there are round, rectangular and square designs. Its exterior design, thanks to wood, can also be very customizable, providing the possibility of adding elegant, rustic and / or modern finishes.
Wooden pools can add a decorative plus to your garden and, in addition, it is not necessary to assemble and disassemble them all the time, but you can leave them installed throughout the year.
Finally, this type of swimming pool admits any type of complement and / or accessory, such as stairs or lights and its care is practically the same as that of a construction pool.
Right now we finish the bathing season and it is the good time to start thinking about the possibility of making an investment for our garden or patio.