In ground pool kits for homeowners often choose an in-ground pool to improve their home and provide pleasure and relaxation. Many pools are available as a kit, so homeowners to install the pool themselves or hire a contractor. Common ground pool packages are available in three basic designs, all with different construction and installation techniques.
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This type of pool package consists of individual panels that are located on the sides of the excavation to form walls. A vinyl liner is then attached to the top of the panels and pulled down the bottom to create the pool floor. Vinyl along the bottom of the pool is often laid over a concrete or polymer type floor. In some cases, however, the floor may consist of sand on top of a layer of foam. One must be careful not to puncture vinyl liner with these types of pool kit. Liners will eventually break down by getting crisp and cracking due to exposure to sunlight and pool chemicals. Vinyl liner packages are generally the cheapest of all in-ground designs, with the average liner lasting about six years if properly maintained.
Fiberglass pool package consists of a single shell made of fiberglass resin that is molded into a special shape on the manufacturer’s website and then delivered via truck to a homeowner’s farm. The glass fiber shell is then lifted into the excavation with a faucet. Generally, a concrete deck is built around the perimeter of the pool to protect the edges of glass fiber shells. This type of pool package is more expensive than a vinyl cladding system; However, more durable than vinyl fiberglass and will not need to be replaced so quickly. Fiberglass pools have a special coating that prevents water from entering and damaging the layers of fiber. This coating will eventually become discolored and begins to burst sunlight and pool chemical exposure, but glass fiber shells can be repaid for continued use of the pool.
A concrete pool package is built with a cementations substance called unite. The walls of the pool are made with a frame of reinforced steel rods, which are then covered with unite to form the sides and the floor. The inner surface of the concrete is then covered with a patch-type substance or a special color to make the surface smooth. These types of pools are the most durable of any design and can last up to 18 years or more, but the plaster substance will begin to dissolve after a number of years, which requires a new coat. Concrete pools can be built into some form and are often used for special constructions, such as those similar to a beach or mountain lake. The disappearing edge (“infinity”) pools are also constructed of concrete.