Backyard Pool on a Budget: Pool Types to Consider

There are those who simply assume that you can’t obtain a swimming pool in your backyard without a huge cost that takes up a big chunk of your available funds, but this just isn’t the case in today’s day and age. There are numerous ways to get a fantastic swimming pool that meets your every need and desire, all for affordable costs that don’t break the bank. 

At Packman’s Pools, we’re here to help. Our swimming pool planning and design services cover every possible area you might need to consider during your process, including budget and how to stay within yours while still helping you build the pool of your dreams. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over a number of basic themes to know here; part one today will look at the different types of backyard pool that are available to you and how they differ in terms of costs, while part two will look at additional elements to keep in mind while looking for backyard pool ideas on a budget.

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Inground Pools

Some of the most familiar pools are inground pools, which are so named because they’re “built into” the ground. This is a great option for homeowners who want to maximize their space and either build up or around the pool, as the decking can be built on top of the surrounding area rather than encroaching upon it. Inground pools also look more aesthetically pleasing; they have a very finished, texturized look to them.

While inground pools are among the more expensive options due to the labor and materials needed to construct them, they are also among the most durable types of pools you can own.

Above-Ground Pools

On the other hand, above-ground pools don’t require any excavation or in-ground construction—making them a much more affordable option. Most of their components such as the walls, pump, skimmer, filter, and ladder can be purchased in kits that make it easy to install. Above-ground pools are typically installed within a few days, making them the perfect option for those short on time or who just want to get their pool set up quickly.

One downside of above-ground pools is that they aren’t as aesthetically pleasing as inground pools, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress them up with decorative features or landscaping.

Swim Spas or Plunge Pools

For those who are looking to save even more money, swim spas and plunge pools are a great alternative. These smaller bodies of water don’t require as much material or labor to set up and they can come with just the right amount of features to fit your lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a place to soak in hot tub-like waters or use a current to swim against, these smaller options can provide the perfect solution.

No matter what type of pool you’re looking for, Packman’s Pools is here to help make your dream a reality. Contact us today to get started on your backyard swimming pool!