Why Cheaper Isn’t Better When Buying a Swimming Pool

When you’re thinking about investing in a swimming pool as both a great site for family recreation and an addition to your home’s overall value and appeal, choosing the right one is crucial. A pool that’s damaged or maintained poorly won’t be used and will become an eyesore in the long run. We have seen people invest in quality pools and never regret the decision to spend extra to make sure the pool meets their needs. Here are some reasons why cheap pools can end up being burdens eventually.

Perils of Bad Pool Lining

Most pools are placed in a hole dug in the backyard of people’s property. The hole is lined with steel supports and concrete is poured over these. Vinyl-lined pools are more numerous than other types of pools, especially in Europe where they are the most common type. If you get a cheaper vinyl-lined swimming pool in Canton, you run the risk of getting tears and holes soon after purchasing. Any water toys run the risk of perforating the pool’s lining and leaving you with a pool that can’t hold water properly and leaches moisture into your surrounding yard.

Getting the Right Pool for Your Specific Yard

Custom pools can be more expensive than preformed fiberglass ones. Fiberglass pools are created from molds and are finished in warehouses. They are then transported to the pool retailer where they can be purchased and brought home. These pools have standard shapes and dimensions. For some yards, these pools can work. However, for yards with unique shapes, they may clash or leave little sitting area. You may also have a specific vision of what you want your pool to be. It’s difficult to incorporate custom elements like waterfalls or any additional steps or railings when you buy a mass-produced pool. In this case, we recommend designing the pool blueprints yourself. This will help you invest your money in something you really love and can use for years to come.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”