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Old 06-24-2022, 07:00 PM   #1
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Probably will have an in ground pool by next summer but was looking for info on the different kinds. What’s the positives and negatives with cement, fiberglass and vinyl pools?
Build will Be on a budget, nothing fancy no waterfalls, rock walls or hot tub just a plain Jane pool.
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:07 PM   #2
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Plaster pool will last longest and will have most resale appeal if you ever decide to move.

However I think a pretty unique, somewhat affordable and pretty cool idea is Ecopool.
They are manufacturing these pools in Roundrock or Georgetown
They’re pools made from connex boxes

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Old 06-24-2022, 07:52 PM   #3
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I just did a quick view of that eco pool online interesting.
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:56 PM   #4
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Don't go the liner route. My I laws went that route and they had to have it replaced every 5-6 yrs or sooner being in SE Texas with hurricane season.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:30 PM   #5
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The title for this thread isn’t supposed to be “winning” should be “swimming” but I think y’all got the point lol.
Don’t know how to edit the title...
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:43 PM   #6
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Just checked out eco pools…I guess eco doesn’t stand for economic
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:46 PM   #7
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Not really a pool person, didn't grow up owning one amd don't want one. But if my wife made me, I would fight like hell for a natural pond pool.

It seems expensive, but the YouTube video I saw was pretty sweet. If I remember correctly, the filtration is down naturally. You could even have fish in there if you wanted. I will try to find the video I saw.

Found it... a man can dream!
https://youtu.be/B0yYs77VGHo
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:52 PM   #8
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I apologize. I'm no help on this. The best pool is the one my neighbors have.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:56 PM   #9
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We have been looking into Pila pools for a while, cool concept but not much cheaper than traditional.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:56 PM   #10
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Just checked out eco pools…I guess eco doesn’t stand for economic

Compared to a pool build they do, at least in this area


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Old 06-24-2022, 08:57 PM   #11
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Get a chiller installed! You will thank me later.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:12 PM   #12
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Plaster pool will last longest and will have most resale appeal if you ever decide to move.

However I think a pretty unique, somewhat affordable and pretty cool idea is Ecopool.
They are manufacturing these pools in Roundrock or Georgetown
They’re pools made from connex boxes

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I agree. Those pools have a very cool concept. Who would of ever thought conex boxes would be a pool.


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Old 06-24-2022, 09:23 PM   #13
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Eco pools looked expensive 6-12k to install 20-65k for the container, shipping, then you have to concrete around it or put flagstone. You’re at almost 90k for the 16x40 and it’s 4 feet deep and rectangular.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:30 PM   #14
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I wanted a pool bad but due to some underground gas lines I couldn’t do an in ground. I bought a nice above ground and built a nice deck around half of it for $8500 total including all equipment. I have had it for 5 years and besides the salt chlorinater thingy it has been pretty low maintenance…it gets hotter than an in ground but I have a fountain I run at night and my pool is only a few degrees warmer than my neighbors in ground. If you are trying for budget friendly I would seriously consider above ground.


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Old 06-24-2022, 09:44 PM   #15
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Don't build a square pool.
Don't have a shallow 4-6 inch depth for sunbathing
Polaris cleaner won't clean the corners or the sunbathing deck.
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