You have been working hard all your life, and the day has finally come when you can afford an in-ground pool in your back yard. The kids have been begging for one and you know it can be good exercise for the youngsters as well as the oldsters! Now is the time to look online or in the yellow pages for Winston Salem pool contractors. A professional pool contractor will carefully explain the process from the ground breaking to the pool party you are sure to have. Don’t wait another day to call a good contractor such as Guilford Pools that has been serving the Triad area of North Carolina since 1966 with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau!

Most people like to have a hand in designing their pool. The first thing to do is to pick a shape. If you think that a plain rectangular is too boring, you may like an L-shaped pool. This would be like having two rectangular pools angled at 90 degrees to each other. This is perfect for those times when you have shallow area games and activities with small kids while the big kids are free to do cannonballs and other deep water activities. There are also many asymmetrical pool shapes, but the most popular is the kidney shaped pool. It does not have straight lines and sharp corners which makes it more pleasing to look at. It is also a great choice with naturalized landscaping.

Pools may be installed with vinyl liners, fiberglass, or with gunite concrete as the pool basin. A vinyl liner pool is preferred by the vast majority of homeowners. Vinyl pools have the lowest price to install which makes them popular. These pools are also non-abrasive which cuts down on the number of injuries that may occur with other materials. It is not rough on the feet like concrete would be. Vinyl does not harbor the growth of algae which keeps the chemicals and the cleaning at a minimum. That saves time and money. Finally the installation times for vinyl pools are shorter than for concrete pools. This means you will be relaxing by the pool sooner!

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