Choosing the right type of pool

Choosing the Right Type of Pool

Choosing the right type of pool

Are you ready to start thinking about a swimming pool for your home? You may ask yourself, Do I have the right yard for a pool? Swimming pools provide so many wonderful benefits. But sometimes the pool buying process can seem overwhelming at first because there are many choices. It’s helpful to take it one step at a time. The first step when buying a pool is choosing the type of pool. There are three main types of pools:

  • Fiberglass
  • Concrete (or gunite)
  • Vinyl liner pools.

These three types of pools aren’t created equal though and have their pros and cons.


A composite fiberglass swimming pool, like we produce at Leisure Pools, can be installed faster to install than a concrete/gunite pool because the shell of the pool is already made and delivered to your home for installation. The installation of a fiberglass pool can be done in a matter of days whereas a concrete pool can take months. Keep in mind that while a swimming pool is being installed, your backyard will be in disorder and not very attractive, so a shorter installation period is ideal.


The least durable pool is a vinyl liner pool since the liner can be punctured and can require replacement. Replacing a vinyl liner can be costly. At Leisure Pools, we stand behind our durability and believe pools should last a lifetime. That’s why with our composite fibreglass pools we provide a lifetime structural warranty and our Composite Armour construction allows to offer a lifetime structural osmosis warranty. Also, Leisure Pools are made with high-performance vinyl ester resin as opposed to polyester resin, making our pools stronger. We believe pool owners should have the peace of mind that their pool will remain strong and durable.


A vinyl liner pool is going to be the least expensive. However, keep in mind up-keep and durability. While a vinyl liner pool is least expensive, you may have to replace the liner multiple times and algae can be more likely to occur. A Leisure Pools swimming pool may cost more, but it will provide years of worry-free ownership.


Fiberglass is the easiest type of pool to maintain. The reason is that a vinyl liner pool and concrete is porous, creating more algae to clean and require more chemicals. Also, it’s more difficult to maintain pH levels in a concrete pool because concrete increases the pH of the water. Leisure Pools Gel coat not only provides a beautiful range of color options but is also non-porous and doesn’t leach anything into the pool water, making it an easier swimming pool to maintain. It is also UV, blister, and chemical resistant.


Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, so there is no definitive answer to what type of pool is most aesthetically pleasing. However, at Leisure Pools we seek to design pools that are stunningly beautiful and will transform a homeowner’s backyard into a serene and gorgeous setting. We have pool design options to fit any aesthetic, from sleek and modern to soft, flowing curves–and our pools are packed with features. Our gel coat colors allow homeowners to choose a color that best fits the look and feel of their home and outdoor space. Click here to view all the beautiful design options.

Are you ready to make a splash into pool ownership or find out more? Contact Leisure Pools today ( and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.

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