To install any pool, a pool contractor will have to dig several feet deep and install the underlying plumbing, including the pipes that pump water in, as well the components for a complete drainage system. Depending on the material for your pool, there will be different ways to install the next layer, each material with its own advantages.
The most popular material in use for pools right now is concrete or gunite. Pools made with this material are highly customizable. They can be more durable than other types. However, they take longer to build; expect a wait of several months before you can dive in.
For those looking for a more affordable option than concrete, vinyl is a reasonable choice. A vinyl liner is secured to a metal, plastic, or wooden frame. Pools made of vinyl are flexible and can be moulded into different shapes. Construction time is faster than concrete, and can be set up within a month or so. However, vinyl lining is quite fragile and may have to be replaced every ten years.
Fiberglass pools have a higher price tag than the other two options. However, their features are well-worth the price. They are pre-fabricated, which means all you have to do is to sink the pre-molded pool into the ground, reducing installation time to one to three weeks. Their smooth surface also makes cleaning easier and maintenance costs much less; fiberglass material is quite flexible and tough at the same time.