Types of Backyard Pools

In Ground Pools
In Ground Pools

Aint no cure for the summertime blues? Wrong! Backyard swimming pools are fast becoming summer’s best medicine for every type of stress and strife that life can throw your way. There are so many different types of pool designs, shapes, and sizes on the market these days that there’s sure to be a kind of pool that is perfectly suitable to your backyard. In-ground or above-ground, big or small, elaborate or affordable, backyard pools come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and materials that are inexpensive for most homeowners. And you can have a pool installed for so many different reasons, including health, entertainment, relaxation, and even for backyard beautification.

Above-ground pools

Above-ground pools are among the most popular types of pool designs because pool construction companies can install them efficiently with minimal backyard alteration. These feature a base typically just below the ground with a rise of several feet of walls on all sides that hold up the pool’s structure. Above-ground pools are lined with synthetic pool liners that effectively hold thousands of gallons of water. These are often constructed with surrounding decks that allow easy access with stairs or grades. They contain a filter and pump for easy cleaning and filtration. Above-ground pools come in several different heights, styles, and shapes, including rectangular, round, and oval.

In-ground pools

In-ground pools are constructed below ground level. Pool construction companies in Stamford dig a hole large enough to contain the entire construction of the pool that will enable them to a pour concrete form that will hold thousands of gallons of water. In-ground pool pump and filter systems are located under the ground or at ground level, and either construction is designed for easy access for cleaning and maintenance. These pools often cost a good deal more than above-ground pools, but they are built to last much longer. In-ground pools can come in various shapes and sizes, from small to Olympic sized. They can also be built for diving, which means they must be constructed at least eight feet deep, with water depth gradually increasing from one end to the other.

Vanishing edge pools

Vanishing edge, or ‘infinity,’ pools are constructed with a design that gives the effect that the pool is actually extending out toward the backyard’s landscaping. This pool’s construction removes one side of the pool, with the water flowing back into a basin underneath the pool itself and being pumped back into it. The result is a kind of ‘negative edge’ that gives the illusion that the water is flowing toward the horizon or over the land.

Spa pools

Spa pools, also referred to as ‘endless’ pools, are constructed in such a way that they can be smaller, enabling them to be installed in small backyards or even indoors. They use resistance jets at one end with a system of propelling water out and pushing it toward the back of the pool. The water current is constantly flowing in one direction. This motion of the water allows for swimming, walking, jogging, or other water exercise in place.

Fiberglass pools

Fiberglass swimming pools are a type of in-ground pool, also requiring professional installation. After the hole is dug, a fiberglass shell is used as the contour of the pool. The body of the pool is constructed with a single piece of fiberglass that is then lowered into the hole that is dug in the land. Concrete decks are then built around the pool. This type of pool is considered low maintenance because it allows in less bacteria and algae. It, therefore, requires less chemicals for cleaning.

Cruel summer? Not anymore! With all the different types of backyard pool designs, there’s just no excuse for sweltering in the hot sun all season. For small yards or big yards, in-ground, above-ground, hot tubs, freeform, diving … the list of pool construction types never ends. Contact a pool design professional in your area to discuss installing a pool in your backyard this summer. Because the only kind of summertime blues worth having are the sapphire blue colors shimmering in your brand new pool!