One of the most common questions we are asked is what is the ideal type of pool for Indiana? There are three types of pools that make up the majority of pools installed in Indiana – Steel Wall Vinyl Liner, Gunite, and Fiberglass.
Steel wall with vinyl liner pools are the most commonly installed pools in Indiana as they are an ideal product for Indiana ground conditions and are more affordable than gunite (concrete) or fiberglass pools. With the increase in salt water pools and enhanced equipment from Hayward, a vinyl liner pool is virtually maintenance free.
Gunite pools are great for Indiana ground conditions and are 100% customizable, so you can literally build the pool of your dreams. The investment is going to be more than that of a vinyl liner pool, but if you plan to be in your home for many years and desire a completely flexible design they are well worth it. Gunite pools are beautiful and are relatively low maintenance with the right equipment.
We are working with Leisure Pools®, who provide the most advanced fiberglass pool products in the world with the use of their trademarked Composite Armour™ composition. We are so confident that Leisure Pools® Composite Armour™ swimming pool is the world’s best swimming pool that the company offers a Lifetime Structural Warranty and Lifetime Structural Osmosis Warranty on every pool they produce. Learn more about fiberglass pools.
Salt water and chlorine pools are both chlorine pools; the difference lies in the process of how you get the chlorine. With a salt water pool, you essentially make your own chlorine by breaking down the salt in the water. You also benefit from saving money by not having to buy tablets and shock, getting the good feel and smell of lower chlorine amounts (1/10th the amount of salt in the ocean!). You cannot taste or smell it, and it’s like having a water softener in your house!
View our Gunite/Concrete, Vinyl liner and Fiberglass Comparison Sheet!