From the simple family swimming pool to the pool at the Bellagio, if you can dream it, it can be built with concrete. They can be built virtually anywhere with proper engineering.Unlike the other pools, concrete pools can, if desired, be remodeled to take on a whole new look.An in-ground pool must be excavated, and types of soil, the water table, and property access can impact construction costs.There are also permitting elements that will come into play.So the sales claim that it “never needs to be refinished”, doesn’t hold water. Should a fiberglass pool need to be drained, special attention and care must be taken to avoid damage. , often referred to as “Gunite” or “Shotcrete” are a pool owners most customizable option.Imagination, builder knowledge and budget are the only limitations when designing a concrete pool. Concrete pools can become structural retainer walls unlike the other two types.
It has been my personal experience that these seals/gaskets do go bad and will need attention years down the road.
The price point for these types of pools, within our market here in North Carolina, starts at ,000 and is as unlimited as your dreams.
From small to large the design options are endless.
A local, swimming pool professional is equipped with the experience and the expertise to help you navigate this process successfully ensuring that you reach that backyard paradise with both your dreams and your budget intact.
This article contributed by Keith Lombardo, President, Lombardo Swimming Pools, headquartered in the Charlotte, NC area.