If you think all pools are made of the same material, you’re wrong. Before you decide to build a pool, you need to consult a team of professionals to give you advice on planning and execution. There are so many factors you have to consider before building a pool. 

Having a pool in your home is cool. Literally and figuratively. It makes your home look chic and also helps you cool off on a hot summer day. Contrary to popular belief, not all pools are the same and are made from different kinds of materials. There are also different factors you must consider before building a pool. Want to find out more about this? Read to the end. 

Factors to consider

  • Before you take any action, it is important to consult a team of professionals to give you some advice on planning and execution. Some of the factors you need to consider include:
  • Installation cost
  • Maintenance costs
  • Size of the pool
  • Building materials.

All these factors depend on your estimated budget.

Types of inground pools

There are different kinds of inground swimming pools and they differ in costs, construction style, quality, and material. These include.

  1. Fiberglass pools

Fiberglass pools are premade pools made of a material known as gelcoat. Gelcoat prevents the growth of microorganisms like algae and is an ideal material for making pools. This feature makes it easier to maintain the pool and saves you some maintenance costs. Since it’s pre-made, a hole has to be fug on the ground in your home. A crane then carries the whole pool and puts it in the dug hole. It takes approximately two days to complete the installation.


  • It’s simple to use and maintain
  • It’s not expensive
  • Little to no chemicals are required


  • It’s usually smaller than the rest
  • It’s premade.
  1. Vinyl pools

Vinyl is manufactured from materials that have never been used before. This material is then treated with chemicals to stop the growth of microorganisms like bacteria. It comes in different sizes and shapes, colors, and designs and has varying levels of thickness. The lining of this pool has a smooth surface and is waterproof. If you get tired of the pool’s look, a makeover can be done.


  • Vinyl is malleable
  • You can build a big pool
  • Variety of colors, shapes, and design
  • It’s waterproof
  • Low installation costs


  • High maintenance costs
  1. Concrete pools

These pools are built in your home rather than pre-made. To carry out installation, a steel structure has to be made, followed by the plumbing pipes. An expert pool builder sprays with a nozzle a material known as Gunite. You shouldn’t do this on your own if you’re not experienced enough. 

How thick the sprayed gunite is depends on the kind of pool you want and also on your pool budget. The gunite is then allowed to dry and plastered. The plastering process gives the pool its colors and design. 


  • Porous material
  • High stability
  • Durable
  • Different sizes and design
  • Low maintenance costs


  • High installation cost


Building a pool takes adequate planning and budgeting. Depending on the kind of pool you want, you should consider the total costs and the advantages of each construction material. Generally, it’s preferable to build a pool with a lower cost of maintenance if you won’t have a lot of time to take care of it.