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31 Mar 2022 -

What are the different types of swimming pools?

Let’s face it, we could all do with a bit of cheering up after the last couple of years! And with summer fast approaching, now’s the perfect time to install a swimming pool and indulge yourself, your family, and friends in the ultimate treat. But once you’ve made the decision to take the plunge (pun intended), you might feel overwhelmed by the options. What type of swimming pool is best? And which would suit your lifestyle? Relax and read on – this is your handy guide to the main types of swimming pools available.

Inground pool
Inground swimming pools are permanent structures built directly into the landscape and are an enduringly popular choice. Inground pools can be customised to match a range of lifestyles, from lap pools for aquafitness, to recreational family pools. There’s more than one way to construct inground pools, with concrete, fiberglass, and vinyl liner pools being the most common options.

Above ground pool
Above-ground pools sit on a hard surface and are also a common choice for recreational swimming. This type of pool doesn’t require a large space or elaborate landscaping before installation, meaning they are generally more affordable. Usually surrounded by a deck or patio, the above-ground pool is available in an exciting array of shapes and sizes. Unlike the permanent inground pool, above ground pools are actually portable, meaning they can move house with you!

Natural pool
Not to be confused with a wildlife pond, a natural pool is designed for swimming and is a greener alternative to a typical chlorinated swimming pool. You may be wondering how the pool stays clean without chlorine. A natural pool features two separate zones; the swimming zone and the regeneration zone. Acting as an organic cleaning system, the regeneration zone is equipped with aquatic landscaping, filtration rocks, and gravel. The water is nothing like murky pond water, it is cleaned naturally and is so clear you can see the bottom of the pool.

A spool is a combination of a ‘spa’ and ‘pool’ (see what they did there?) and is rapidly gaining popularity. A custom-built spool is ideal for those with a smaller space, as it is a relatively small pool designed for lounging rather than swimming. It is perfect for entertaining or taking a dip on a hot day.

Hopefully, this will have given you some insight into the types of swimming pools available and sown the seeds of inspiration.

Based in the Midlands, SA Pool Systems are experts in all aspects of commercial and domestic swimming pool installation and maintenance. We favour epoxy aqua lining solutions for the construction of our pools. This involves the installation of a concrete shell, to which steel reinforcement is added. It is then coated in a specialist epoxy resin material that guarantees a longer life span with reduced maintenance. This high-quality approach process can be used with a variety of swimming pool types.

If you want to learn more, get in touch with us today and take the first steps towards making your dream swimming pool a reality.