Take your time and learn about helpful tips and information to make the best pool selections for your family. From Vinyl liner to fiberglass and Gunite, we'll provide you with the information needed to make the best decision. Keep in mind there is no wrong choice in choosing your pool material but there is the best choice for your unique application.
Enter in to the world of Gunite or shotcrete and let your imagination run wild!
Fiberglass pools come in several colors, shapes and sizes.
Overall a win! Expect to spend more money up front for a fiberglass pool than a vinyl liner.
Vinyl liner pools are great options when considering these two scenarios.
The downside is your upkeep. Plan to replace your liner at least once during your pools life and more often if you accidentally damage or puncture the liner.
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A gas heater is your best option for fast heating throughout the season. Natural gas is generally less expensive when compared to propane but most heaters come in either option. A 400k btu (British Thermal Units) heater can heat the average pool in roughly 10hrs with out wind considerations. It's best to cover your pool when using a heater to retain as much heat as possible.
Heat pumps work like an air conditioner but in reverse. Can be less to operate on a monthly basis using electricity and take advantage of solar electricity if you home has this option. If you choose to use a heat pump you will need to allow more time to heat your pool (more than a day compared to gas heaters). We recommend the use of an automatic or solar cover to keep the heat in the pool.
Hybrid heaters are available for those looking for both gas and electric heaters. Though larger than standard heaters these units are great for smaller spaces. Hybrid heaters provide fast early/late season heating with the option to efficiently heat during the day when temps are warm in the summer helping to reduce your overall cost.
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Let's consider all factors are equal and we want to raise our pool temp by 10 degrees, how long will it take and how much will it cost?
Gas heaters and heat pumps are roughly similar in price when you consider the extra charge for a gas fitter and electrician on a job to job basis. Consult with our pool professionals to discuss which option is best for your specific application.
Your options are endless with a Mountainscapes pool. Choose from Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass or Gunite swimming pools. Options in every size 100% customizable for you and your family.