The Advantages and Disadvantages of Inground Concrete Pool

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Inground Concrete Pool

As with anything and everything, there are benefits and pitfalls to owning items, and an inground concrete pool comes with pros and cons.
When it comes down to it, every style of swimming pool has its own unique issues and problems, pools lined with vinyl are temporary and fibreglass pools can have restrictions in size and depth. Concrete pools are built to last and can last 20 – 30 years, long after another pool has *given up the ghost*. Helping your pool last longer depends on you treating it correctly and doing all the required maintenance.

Concrete pools are beautiful, and surface roughness can be avoided if you buy your pool from a reputable pool supplier, who takes care and pride in their work. Ensure your pool surface is finished properly and you avoid some of the issues including roughness, properly finished pools are not susceptible to bacteria growth and they don’t succumb to damage from salt water. Pools that are not sealed or finished correctly are problems just waiting to happen. With proper care, your pool will last you a lifetime, choose your pool supplier carefully and you and your family will enjoy years of happy pool ownership.

Pros and Cons of Inground Concrete Pool

Advantages of Inground Concrete Pool

  • The design is and can be flexible, you can have a pool built to match any shape or design you want. Pools are generally *made on site* which means you can adjust your design to suit your site.
  • New concrete pools look great! There is also a range of surfaces you can have when choosing an inground concrete pool, including pebbles or tiles, it all depends on your budget and needs.
  • Concrete pools are strong, after all, they have been around for a long time and from a structural standpoint, they are both strong and reliable.

Disadvantages of Inground Concrete Pool

  • They can take a longer time to be built, depending on the size of your project it can take a few months of on-site work to complete the construction of a concrete pool, other pool options can be finished in a few weeks or even less.
  • Concrete pools are often more expensive to build, if they start becoming complex in their design the costs will grow.
  • Concrete pools can be rough on bare feet and can cause grazes for kids who like a bit of rough and tumble in the pool. The older your pool gets, the rougher this surface is going to become, it, is for this reason, advisable to have your pool lined with tiles or pebbles to avoid roughness on hands and feet.
  • They can be expensive to keep, concrete pools need a lot of ongoing maintenance and care, in some cases, they will need to be reconditioned every 15 years or so – depending on the type of surface finish used.
  • On a day by day basis they can cost more to run. Concrete pool surfaces are usually porous which allows them to absorb water which can then become an ideal breeding ground for algae and bacteria to grow. Owners of concrete pools often spend a lot of time keeping their pool healthy to swim in.
  • Saltwater pools are extremely popular but concrete surfaces are susceptible to wear and tear when they are exposed to salt. If you do decide to go *saltwater* and you do use a salt chlorine generator in your concrete pool, you will have to resurface the pool sooner than anticipated.
  • Other maintenance issues – concrete pools require the most maintenance, for example with vinyl and fibreglass pools you don’t have to worry *too much* about calcium levels in the water, with concrete pools this is a must as the water will leach calcium from the surface of the pool, if there isn’t enough in the water – this leads to pitting and roughness. Concrete pools also need to be brushed more often
Would you like to have an inground swimming pool inside of your home? Contact any swimming pool builder like Blue Have Pools to get them built an inground pool.

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