Kazdin, president of Kazdin Pools Inc., Southampton,
N.Y., renovated this 70,000 gallon pool in upstate N.Y.
A concrete pool is custom-built to your specifications
by the pool-builder you choose. It is the most common
type of in-ground pool, and the initial installation
generally costs less than a fiberglass pool.
Concrete pools are constructed in stages, including
pool layout and excavation; steel installation; plumbing
installation; equipment set; gunite or shotcrete application;
tile and coping installation; and interior finish installation.
Although they take longer than fiberglass pools to construct,
they have the advantage of virtually unlimited shapes,
sizes and designs. The construction time on a concrete
pool is generally three to 12 weeks.
Points to Ponder:
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.
Some industry specialists believe that concrete pools are
well-suited to parts of the country that have extremely high
summer-time temperatures. Concrete also is perceived by some
to function better in areas where the soil is very expansive.
Both fiberglass and concrete are materials of great strength.
Talk to your dealer or builder about the implications of your
soil type and weather on both types of materials.