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Should I Build a Concrete, Vinyl, or Fiberglass Pool?


re you considering investing in a new pool? Call to set up an appointment today to get the information you need to make the right choice for YOU!

A pool can be a great investment, adding value to your home and providing hours of fun and relaxation for your family. If you are unsure of the type of pool that is right for YOU, here is a brief explanation of each type of pool construction and the pros and cons associated with each.

Gunite (Concrete)

Although, concrete pools are the most expensive pool solution they offer the most aesthetic options and last the longest.

Pros: Concrete pools can incorporate all sorts of natural elements from tile to stone to boulders. Sizes are not limited

Concrete pools can last over 30 years. When installed correctly, they will only need minor re-facing even after that period of time.

Cons: The most expensive option, concrete pools can cost up to twice the amount of a similarly sized vinyl pool.


Vinyl pools have steel panels and polymer or plastic lined walls. While vinyl does not degrade, the steel panels can rust and corrode, making the pool structurally unstable.

Pros: Vinyl pools are half the price of a concrete pool of similar size. Vinyl pools can take any shape, allowing for flexible design.

Cons: Steel panels can corrode. You are not able to incorporate any natural elements into the interior of the pool. For

example, you cannot have natural stone bands or boulders in the pool.


Fiberglass pools are the way to go if you need your pool built QUICKLY! Because the entire pool will be delivered, intact, via truck, the maximum overall size will be 16′ X 40′. If you have a small yard and/or a small budget, this can be a great solution!

Pros: Fiberglass pools can be installed quickly.

Cons: Fiberglass pool sizes are limited, as are the shape options. Cannot be customized.


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