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Pools are great to have during the hot summer months and for entertaining friends and family. If you have children, they’ll want to spend hours in the pool all summer long. If you’ve made the decision to invest in a pool for your yard, then that’s the first step. The next step is deciding what type of pool to install. Most people opt for an inground pool, as they are more aesthetically pleasing, increase the value of your home and last longer. There are a couple different types that you can choose from and we’re going to talk about plaster pools and vinyl liners. You’ll want to do an appropriate amount of research before making the final decision regarding what liner you want for your pool.

Plaster Pool

A plaster pool is a concrete pool. If you’re mostly concerned with not only the aesthetics of your pool but the durability and longevity, then you want to consider using plaster. Plaster provides the most design options. If you’re looking to add a waterfall, rock walls, grottos, or tile designs, plaster will help you complete your look. The majority of our customers choose aggregate which is a concrete base mixed with pebbles, stones, glass or ceramic crystals for a strong, durable and beautiful finish. Plaster might need to be resurfaced once every 15-20 years depending on how you care for the pool during each on and off season.

Vinyl Pool Liners

Vinyl isn’t a new material, but it’s a more affordable way to line a pool. The most common problem people face with vinyl liners is tears which can cause major leaking under and around the pool. Some tears can be patched, but a big enough tear could be cause for an entirely new liner. You could be faced with a price tag of about $11,000 to $25,000 for a pool with a vinyl liner. If you upgrade to plaster, the price would go up to anywhere between $35,000 and $150,000.

The type of pool that you choose may come down to the cost of installation, durability of the liner, maintenance required and the look. What works for one person may not work for another. Be sure to receive an estimate for the work you want done and even ask for personal experiences of friends, neighbors or family members on what it’s like having and maintaining the two different style pools. Either way, having a pool right in your backyard is one of the best luxuries during the hottest time of year no matter what you choose!

For all of your pool service in Collegeville, PA, contact Mt. Lake Pool and Patio today!