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In Ground Pool Installations

In-ground pools we specialize in: Clearwater Pool and Spa

What we at Clearwater Pool and Spa believe that sets us apart from the competition:

In-ground pools are more expensive than above-ground, but they are also a permanent home improvement. They add aesthetic, as well as intrinsic, value to your home. And when it comes time to sell your house, an inground pool is generally more appealing to potential buyers than an above ground pool.

These pools can range from small rectangle desings with depths of 3-to-5 feet to diving pools and lap pools. Before you purchase an inground pool, you need to think about how your family will use it. Do they like to play a lot of water sports? Then maybe a small pool with sports set-ups is the answer. Do they like to swim laps? Perhaps a rectangular design is best for you. Or do you have a combination of swimmers and splashers? How about an L-shaped pool so everyone is happy? Or do you want to be different from the Jones’ across the street? Then maybe a custom free form pool is right for you. Design your own grand backyard dream here with Clearwater Pool and Spa.

Thinking about usage and then designing with those needs in mind is the key to building a pool that your entire family will be happy with for years to come.

 

Vinyl Liner Inground Pools
Financing AvailableIn the Maryland area specifically Baltimore, Cecil, and Harford Counties, a vinyl liner inground pool is the most common and popular form of pool. For the simple reason of price, and that our climate allows for it. A vinyl-liner pool comes to us in the form of kit. After excavation, the steel panel walls are bolted or fastened together and supported at the bottom by a concrete footing. The vinyl liner is spread over the interior of the pool and covers the excavated floor and paneled walls. It is connected to the top of the panel walls by a vinyl rib at the outside edge of the liner. Construction time for vinyl-liner pools is typically 2 to 4 weeks.

Points to Consider

  • Price - The initial installation of a vinyl pool is generally 25% less than a concrete inground pool. So, if you want an in-ground, but the total up-front outlay is of concern to you, a vinyl pool might best fit your needs.
  • Variety of Shapes and Designs - A variety of shapes and designs are available. Many people believe for a custom shaped free form pool you need to go with a concrete surface. Basically if you can draw it up we can construct it in a vinyl lined pool. There are some obsticals that can’t be overcome, but in general there is usually a solution.
  • Heaters - Pool heaters come in many shapes and sizes. In milder climes, you can enjoy year-round swimming by adding a heater to your pool set-up.
  • Filters - There also are many types of pool filters designed to meet the particular needs of your pool. Your dealer or builder can help you choose the one right for you.
  • Cleaners and Water Levelers - From automatic inground cleaning systems that you just "set and forget" to jazzy, high-tech pool vacs that literally climb your pool walls, there are a variety of systems available to help you keep your pool sparkling clean. If you're the type who likes to splash and dash, you'll certainly be interested in learning more about automatic water levelers that keep the water level in your pool at just the right setting.
  • Covers - A pool cover can be a wonderful addition to your pool and/or spa area, and one of their main benefits can be increased safety. Covers come in many varieties and can extend the swimming season of your pool by several weeks by retaining the solar heat that is generated each day. Also, if you live in a highly wooded area, they can be used to keep leaves and other debris out of your pool. Many covers come in automatic or manual versions.

Myths Regarding Vinyl Liners

  • The liner only lasts so long and then needs replace - Yes while this is true, a typical vinyl liner will need to be replaced in a period of 8 to 15 years, a concrete surface will need to be refinished within this same time frame. Not only have you spent more on the upfront cost of a concrete surface, but the cost of resurfacing a concrete pool is again greater than the cost of replacing a liner.
  • My Dog or Kids will rip the liner - It is very difficult to rip or tear a liner. While a liner will puncture or tear, it is not as simple as a dogs, or kids toenail putting a hole in the liner. A sharp metal object or jagged stone or piece of ice will tear a liner, but they are much more durable than many people believe, made of 20, 27, or 28 mil vinyl which contains ultraviolet-light inhibitors and a bacteriostat that cuts mildew problems and reduces algae growth--and lets you use less chlorine.
  • I can’t design my own shape - There are thousands of shapes of vinyl pools. Yes there are your “standard” designs but a custom free form pool can be designed for you as well.
  • They don’t look as good as a concrete pool - They have the same general appearance as more costly plastered pools. Surrounded by decks or terraces made of concrete, brick, or wood, they settle seamlessly into gardens and give little hint of their make-up. In addition with the hundreds of liner patterns available you can give your pool water your very own unique look.

 

Concrete Inground Pools
A concrete pool is custom-built to your specifications. It is the most common type of in-ground pool, and the initial installation cost is the most expensive. Concrete pools are constructed in stages, including pool layout and excavation, steel installation, plumbing installation, equipment set, gunnite or shotcrete application, tile and coping installation, and interior finish installation. Although they take longer than Vinyl pools to construct, they have the advantage of virtually unlimited shapes, sizes and designs. The construction time on a concrete pool is generally 4 to 12 weeks.

Points to Consider

  • Price - The initial installation of a concrete pool is generally less than a fiberglass inground pool. So, if you want an in-ground, but the total up-front outlay is of concern to you, a concrete pool might best fit your needs.
  • Variety of Finishes - A variety of interior finishes is available, including plaster, paint or pebbles. These provide you with several options to best suit your budget and desired design.
  • Covers - A pool cover can be a wonderful addition to your pool and/or spa area, and one of their main benefits can be increased safety. Covers come in many varieties and can extend the swimming season of your pool by several weeks by retaining the solar heat that is generated each day. Also, if you live in a highly wooded area, they can be used to keep leaves and other debris out of your pool. Many covers come in automatic or manual versions.
  • Heaters - Pool heaters come in many shapes and sizes. In milder climes, you can enjoy year-round swimming by adding a heater to your pool set-up.
  • Filters - There also are many types of pool filters designed to meet the particular needs of your pool. Your dealer or builder can help you choose the one right for you.
  • Cleaners and Water Levelers - From automatic inground cleaning systems that you just "set and forget" to jazzy, high-tech pool vacs that literally climb your pool walls, there are a variety of systems available to help you keep your pool sparkling clean. If you're the type who likes to splash and dash, you'll certainly be interested in learning more about automatic water levelers that keep the water level in your pool at just the right setting.

 

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