Find the perfect pool to suit your needs Saint John NB
Find the perfect pool to suit your needs
(NC)-A swimming pool is the perfect way to entertain the kids and spend quality time with your family or just to relax and enjoy the outdoors. But before you head out the door to your local pool store, take the time to learn about the different types of pools available. Here is an overview of what you can choose for your backyard.
Vinyl-lined pools are the most popular type of pool in Canada. Constructed of steel walled panels supported by steel braces, this type of pool features a vinyl liner placed over the steel panels and the pool floor and is held in place by coping around the pool perimeter.
Poured-in-place concrete pools use concrete that is poured over a rebar grid (steel rods for reinforcement) between prepared forms, while wet mix shotcrete uses pre-mixed concrete that is sprayed onto a steel reinforced grid through a hose nozzle. The walls of the pool are then finished in plaster or other coating products and then painted and decorated with tile or stone accents. Concrete pools are more labour-intensive than vinyl-lined pools and can take several weeks to build - but they do offer unlimited design potential.
Another option is a fiberglass pool. This type of pool is prefabricated and is shipped to the site on a trailer and lowered into the ground by a crane. The fiberglass shell is then plumbed and backfilled, with installation taking about one week.
The most affordable of all pool types is the above-ground pool, which consists of a vinyl liner attached to an above-ground metal or resin frame in a round or oval shape. Above-ground pools average 1.2m - 1.3m (4 - 4.5 ft.) in height and offer contemporary colours and accents on the outside walls and uprights that allow them to complement any home or landscaping design.
Onground pools - also called semi-inground pools - are made of rigid steel or aluminum walls that are partially lowered into the ground. Ideal for backyards with uneven terrain, onground pools are also perfect for yards with limited space and come in round and oval shapes.
More information on this topic is available online at www.poolcouncil.ca or toll-free at 1-800-879-7066.