Inground pools are the most attractive, integrated, and permanent type of pool that you can choose for you backyard or property. They are available in multiple styles, shapes, and sizes, and can be designed to specifically suit your aesthetic requirements and to fit your allotted space. They can include expensive accessories like diving boards and swimming pool slides. Inground swimming pools are also the most costly and involved type of pool that you can choose to install. They require careful planning for their design, installation, and maintenance, resulting in a considerable investment on the part of the potential pool owner.
Inground swimming pool prices vary considerably, depending on their size, shape, depth, material, and additional components. Initial inground pool prices generally range from between $6,000.00 and $15,000.00 USD, but can go above or below these price points, depending on the above factors, as well as the manufacturers and suppliers special offers and incentives. If you purchase one of the many advertised inground swimming pool kits, you are likely to obtain a slightly lower price, because all of the pool components, including inground swimming pool liners and other details like steps or ladders will be included and consequently will not need to be purchased and delivered separately. Swimming pool steps and liners are generally priced between $1,000.00 and $3,000.00 USD when purchased as items separate from the actual pool. Bear in mind that the cost of inground pool kits most often does not include the costs involved with installation and maintenance. It also does not generally include the usual swimming pool accessories.
Whether you are interested in semi inground swimming pools or pools that are entirely buried, you need to be looking at different types of construction and materials than those used in the construction of the above ground swimming pool. Above ground, pools can be made of flexible rolled sheet walls, which are easy to install and put together. A pool that is in the ground needs to have a very rigid wall structure that will be strong enough to support the pressure of the water inside the pool, as well as the surrounding dugout area. Popular materials for the construction of inground swimming pools are concrete, aluminum, fiberglass, and steel. Each of these pool types have advantages and disadvantages, but it is generally agreed that fiberglass inground swimming pools have a longer life span, and require less maintenance that the other listed types, making them the most cost-effective and least time-consuming option.
An inground fiberglass swimming pool is relatively easy to install, and takes considerably less time than constructing concrete moulds. They are also flexible but tough at the same time, so that if there are subtle shifts in the earth that surrounds your pool, a fiberglass mould is likely to flex with the shift, instead of producing cracks that are inconvenient and expensive to repair. Fiberglass pools also do not require the above-mentioned vinyl liners, because they are generally constructed with a clear gel finish that is built in, making the surfaces smooth and scratch free, with no cracks or sharp edges on which to damage skin or bathing suit material. The only disadvantage of fiberglass pools is that they are generally sold in pre-constructed forms, so that a custom-designed form would cost considerably more to produce. Several generic inground swimming pool designs are generally available at companies that specialize in making custom pools for people.
Are you unsure of what type of pool form or design to select? Inground swimming pools have multiple uses in different settings. Determining what the primary function of your future pool is to be will help in determining what style of pool to purchase and install. If you are primarily interested in a pool for the purpose of exercise, then a rectangular lap pool is probably your best option. If you have a family with smaller children, choose a smaller form that is not as deep. If the pool is primarily ornamental or for an occasional dip while sunbathing, then look for a design that complements the shape and size of the surrounding property, and is aesthetically pleasing.
When considering inground swimming pools prices, also consider the additional costs that come with owning a pool. Basic additional pool accessories that are necessary for all pool owners include pool filters that need to be cleaned and changed regularly, the necessary chemicals, an automatic pool cleaner, and additives that need to be used in the pool water to keep it clean and germ free, and some form of pool cover to keep it free of debris when not in use. Don't forget about pool fencing, as many states require that you have one. You may opt to pay for a professional pool service to maintain your pool. Also, don't forget pool floats and pool toys to help make the pool a more fun place to be!
You may also wish to make additional landscaping changes to account for the new pool. Installing some form of pool fence is a way of keeping inquisitive eyes out of your private space, and acts as an additional safety feature, discouraging animals and children from getting too near the pool environment, and preventing pool-related accidents. Lockable swimming pool covers are even better for this purpose though.
Although there is a lot of planning involved with the installation of inground swimming pools, their result is sure to compensate for all of the preliminary work. Enjoy your customized finished product, knowing that you have chosen the pool that best fits your needs and price range, and take time to reward yourself with a refreshing dip.