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Beyond the Back Door Episode 2

Cortney Farmer

Cortney grew up on beautiful Lake Cumberland in Monticello, KY...

Cortney grew up on beautiful Lake Cumberland in Monticello, KY...

Oct 8 3 minutes read




Hi everyone! I am back this week to explain the different types of pools we have available in our market. There are three types of pools with the most common being above ground or in ground. 

Above ground pools are great fast, economical options for a lot of people. There is a huge range in cost depending  on what type of above ground pool you purchase. There are economical options available at big box stores for a few hundred dollars or resin and aluminum options from pool specialty stores that can cost a few thousand dollars. Depending on your needs or wants, both can be great options. Your traditional above ground pool can be installed in one day with minimal damage to your yard. They are also not considered a permanent structure so you can take it down when you no longer use it or when you move to a new home. 

Inground pools can be any number of shapes and sizes and can come in a variety of materials. Most in our area are going to be made with a steel wall and vinyl liner. What this means is there will be a concrete like bottom with steel panels making up the sides of the pool. Then a custom made liner will be put over top. Your budget and imagination are the only thing holding you back when it comes to shape and size. Another type gaining in popularity are fiberglass pools. These pools will have a little bit lower maintenance because there isn’t liner but you are limited in size because of highway restrictions as each pool is delivered in one piece to your home. A fiberglass pool will also be a faster building process than a vinyl liner pool but will also come with a higher price tag. The third type of pool you may see is a gunite. These pools are created by using a rebar framework that is sprayed over with a concrete and sand mixture. These aren’t as popular in our area because we have a thaw and freeze every winter so they have to be built thicker and are more costly, but are still a great option. 

The third type of pool that we see a lot of are on ground pools. These pools are great for our area because we don’t always have flat backyards and these are a great solution to that. An on ground pool will have an insulated thick, finished wall that can be buried but can also be out of the ground and look finished. This way you don’t have to build retaining walls and do a lot of excavation so it makes it a more economical way to get a pool flush with the ground. Cost wise, these are going to be more expensive than an above ground pool but should not be as costly as an inground pool.

When choosing a pool, there are a ton of great options, you just have to choose the one that fits your family and lifestyle!


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