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In-ground pools typically come in three varieties:
concrete (with various finishes); vinyl-lined; and fiberglass.


photo of inground poolInground 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 if it comes time to sell your house, an in-ground pool is generally more appealing to potential buyers. Ingrounds range from play pools with depths of 3-to-5 feet to diving pools with deeper depths appropriate for the divers in your family. 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 play pool with sport 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? 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.

Okay, let's assume you've decided how your family will use the pool and what your approximate budget is. Now, let's talk about your primary options in an inground pool.

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